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Zags on ESPN networks at least 13 times

Gonzaga will appear at least 13 times on ESPN’s family of networks during the 2014-15 college basketball season.

GU’s non-conference matchups against SMU, Arizona, Washington State, UCLA and Memphis are among a minimum of 44 ESPN telecasts involving WCC teams.

The Zags’ showdowns with BYU (Dec. 27 and Feb. 28) and Saint Mary’s (Jan. 22 and Feb. 21) are on ESPN’s schedule. The ESPN networks will have expanded coverage of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas, beginning with a pair of quarterfinal games Saturday, March. 7.

More here.

—Below, find ticket information for the GU-WSU game Dec. 10th at the Arena.


Gonzaga women rolling

Coming into the 1 p.m. Saturday showdown with No. 6 Stanford, the No. 23 Gonzaga women’s basketball team has all the marks of a good team that has yet to find it’s true identity.

Despite off nights Tuesday against Wisconsin for Haiden Palmer (6 points, 6 rebounds) and Lindsay Sherbert (9 points, 6 rebounds), the Zags got a huge lift from senior guard Jazmine Redmon. She scored 15 points on 5-of-8 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the 3-point line.

Graves sang her praises, noting that Redmon currently has 45 assists to only nine turnovers on the year.

“Both Taylor Karr and Courtney (Vandersloot) twice led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio. For Redmon to be 5-to-1 (in the same category) is incredible,” Graves said.


Late kickoff for WSU vs. Oregon


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State announced Sunday that its Sept. 29 game against Oregon at CenturyLink Field in Seattle will kick off at 7:30 p.m., and will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2.

It will be the Cougars' third game on ESPN this season. The first two — at BYU and at UNLV — were also night games.

WSU’s opener against BYU moved to Thursday


FROM PULLMAN — The Mike Leach era at Washington State will begin two days earlier than originally planned. Read on for more.

Rathdrum angler skunked on opening of Bassmaster Classic

TOURNAMENT FISHING — Brandon Palaniuk, 24, of Rathdrum, Idaho, had a horrible start among the 50 select anglers who roared off this morning to start the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River near Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

The weigh-in has just been completed, and Palaniuk is the only angler in the field who caught no fish.

He's in last place after Day 1. I don't have a report on what happened.

See more details on Rich Landers' Outdoors Blog.

WCC-ESPN agreement extended eight years

The WCC and ESPN on Wednesday announced an eight-team contract extension.

ESPN will televise at least 48 WCC men's basketball games annually on its family of networks. The WCC has averaged 38 games on ESPN the last three seasons.

More here.

Eags in ESPN’s BracketBusters mix

All nine Big Sky Conference men’s basketball teams are part of the 114-team pool from which ESPN will pick to decide which matchups will be televised as part of its annual BracketBusters weekend that will play out Feb. 18-20.

Eastern Washington will host Big Sky rival Montana that weekend, but ESPN will not announced with 11 games it will televise until Jan. 31.

You can read more here.



Zags part of ESPNU’s Midnight Madness

Gonzaga will join Duke, Kentucky, Memphis and Kansas State and the UConn women’s team as programs featured on ESPNU’s four-hour Midnight Madness special on Oct. 15. All five of the men’s teams are ranked in ESPN’s Top 25 with the Zags checking in at No. 9.

More below.

UPDATE: More on GU’s Kraziness in the Kennel here.

Five GU conference games on ESPN

Five of Gonzaga’s West Coast Conference games will be televised on ESPN’s family of stations. The five games are Jan. 20 at Santa Clara, Jan. 27 vs. Saint Mary’s, Feb 3 at Portland, Feb. 10 at Loyola Marymount and Feb. 24 at Saint Mary’s.The Santa Clara game will be on ESPNU and the other four on ESPN2.

GU will open WCC play with three straight home games and five of its first seven will take place at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Zags close the conference season at Saint Mary’s and San Diego.

More on GU’s WCC schedule and the entire conference slate here.

GU on ESPN’s hoops marathon

The Gonzaga-San Diego State game will be part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-off Marathon (24 straight hours of games) on Tuesday, Nov. 16. The GU-SDSU game will air at 8 p.m. from the McCarthey Athletic Center on ESPN2 and The game is part of the CBE Classic that will conclude in Kansas City.

Read on for the entire lineup.

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