Gonzaga’s men’s basketball team will be the showcase event of ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Jan. 19, when the Bulldogs play Butler in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs hosted “College GameDay” in 2005, against Stanford, and in 2009, against Memphis.
Gonzaga junior-to-be Kenny Smith earned the Horizon Air Summer Series Pitcher of the Year Award. Smith had a 6-1 record with a 1.29 ERA for the Humboldt Crabs of the Far West League.
Washington senior-to-be Chris Williams (Moscow High) regained his No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings after winning stroke play and match play at last week’s Western Amateur Championship. If Williams holds his No. 1 spot after next week’s U.S. Amateur Championship, he’ll receive exemptions to the 2013 U.S. and British opens.