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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr.’s career sidelined by another knee surgery

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr.’s professional basketball career appears to be over. Dower said in an Instagram post Sunday that it “may be time for the basketball chapter of …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball in wait-and-see mode with NCAA rules changes

Four Zags – Rui Hachimura, Killian Tillie, Zach Norvell Jr. and Brandon Clarke – have tested the NBA waters after the program’s second trip to the Final Four in three …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

Gonzaga adds to 2019 recruiting class with Martynas Arlauskas, a 6-foot-7 wing from Lithuania

Gonzaga’s latest international recruit, Martynas Arlauskas, adds to the program’s already impressive 2019 class. Arlauskas, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from Lithuania, is the Zags’ third 2019 commitment, joining Gonzaga …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …


Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 on Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.


Seattle U gives former Eastern Washington basketball coach Jim Hayford contract extension

Jim Hayford, who coached the Redhawks to a 20-14 record in his first season, received a contract extension through the 2022-23 season.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, former Zag Ira Brown spark Japan’s World Cup win

A couple of Gonzaga basketball players, current junior forward Rui Hachimura and former Zag wing Ira Brown, helped Japan cruise to victory Thursday in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Geno Crandall says on podcast he’ll enroll at Gonzaga in October

Geno Crandall said on a podcast that he expects to enroll at Gonzaga in October, presumably with the intention of being in a Zags uniform for the upcoming season.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 WCC games will be on ESPN networks

Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 WCC games, including both of its showdowns with Saint Mary’s and BYU, will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks, according to a conference release.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga returning to Bahamas for 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis

Gonzaga has essentially adhered to a tournament rotation schedule for more than a decade, often visiting the top holiday basketball events once every four years. That rotation will continue in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

North Dakota transfer Geno Crandall not enrolled at Gonzaga

School says he’s working on transfer requirements.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Gonzaga completes nonconference schedule with Central Washington, Texas Southern

Gonzaga filled out its men’s basketball schedule with an exhibition game against Central Washington and a home contest against Texas Southern.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 5 p.m.

Washington State basketball to play 11 games inside state lines during nonconference season

The Cougars will play eight true home games at Beasley Coliseum – including an exhibition –but 11 total in the state of Washington, with a road game against Seattle U …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

NCAA adjusts tournament selection process after input from Gonzaga’s Mark Few, other coaches

The NCAA has made another significant adjustment to the ranking system used for seeding and selecting NCAA Tournament teams. Once again, Gonzaga coach Mark Few was one of the leading …


Ex-Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards launches pro career in Spain

Former Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards is heading to Spain for his first season of professional basketball.


Former Gonzaga wing Jordan Mathews signs with pro team in Denmark

Jordan Mathews’ professional basketball career is taking him overseas.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Connor Griffin joining Pepperdine’s staff as graduate assistant

Former Gonzaga walk-on Connor Griffin, who went on to play football at Washington before finishing his collegiate career on Vanguard’s basketball team, is joining Pepperdine’s staff as a graduate assistant.


Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university was holding a …


Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski signs with Polish team

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.


ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla: Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks are nation’s best teams

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla called the Bulldogs and the Kansas Jayhawks the top teams in college basketball in a recent interview with FloHoops.


Washington State elevates Tim Marrion to assistant coach

Marrion had previously served as the program’s coordinator of basketball operations for the last two seasons.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Former Gonzaga walk-on Rem Bakamus back in game as Baylor graduate assistant

Rem Bakamus enjoyed his first job in the real world, but he liked his side job better.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Blue Ribbon’s All-America team

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has had a busy offseason and that figures to continue as publications and college basketball websites roll out their All-America teams for the upcoming season.


UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Don’t tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Calhoun says the program inherited by Dan Hurley is still the same one …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Gonzaga among final eight for 2019 guard Rejean “Boogie” Ellis

Gonzaga has made the final eight for standout guard Rejean “Boogie” Ellis. Ellis, ranked No. 94 in ESPN.com’s Top 100 in the 2019 recruiting class, tweeted Tuesday that he’s considering …


Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. resuming pro career in Poland

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Sam Dower Jr. is resuming his professional basketball career with his former team in Poland.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Visit from Stanford highlights nonconference schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.


Idaho athletics trying to balance revenue shortfall, leadership uncertainty with new arena project on the horizon

It has been quite a year at the University of Idaho – roiled by sudden leadership changes and a thorny transition in the football program.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Gonzaga men open West Coast Conference schedule at home, closes on road against Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga’s WCC schedule begins with two home games and closes with the last of three Bay Area trips and a regular-season finale against rival Saint Mary’s.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

NCAA adopts college basketball reforms for draft, recruiting

College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The …