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Pac-12 Conference: Elite players, teams lacking heading into season

Whenever Pac-12 football needs to feel good about itself, all it has to do is look across the hall at Pac-12 basketball.


Defending NWAC champion North Idaho men loaded with Division-I recruits, CCS looks to keep pressure on opponents

When the North Idaho College men’s basketball team dropped down from the scholarship-heavy NJCAA to the NWAC two years ago, many wondered if it could still bring in the Division …


New Whitworth women’s coach inherits plenty of veteran talent; North Idaho, CCS confident heading into NWAC campaign

Whitworth returns three starters and its entire bench from last year’s 10-15 squad, including sophomore guard Camy Aguinaldo, the NWC’s Freshman of the Year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga basketball opens with exhibition game against Central Washington

Gonzaga’s fan base gets its first look Thursday in an exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie undergoes ankle surgery, expected to miss eight weeks

Gonzaga will be without one of its key players for roughly the first two months of the season. Junior forward Killian Tillie, recently named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award preseason …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie misses Michigan State scrimmage with injury

Gonzaga wasn’t at full strength in Saturday’s closed scrimmage against Michigan State. Junior forward Killian Tillie sat out with an injury. The nature of Tillie’s injury wasn’t known. The Zags …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Gonzaga edges Michigan State in closed-door scrimmage

Gonzaga got the better of Michigan State in Saturday’s closed scrimmage in Minneapolis.


Justice Department’s college basketball probe: How we got here and what might be next

On Wednesday – nearly 13 months to the day after the Justice Department announced the arrests of 10 men, including four assistant coaches, as part of an ongoing investigation of …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

Gonzaga No. 4 in preseason USA Today rankings

Gonzaga will open the men’s basketball season with the program’s highest ranking in the preseason USA Today poll. The coaches put the Zags at No. 4, eclipsing the 2006 team’s …


Rick Pitino lawyer: Verdict shows client didn’t know of payments

The lawyer for former Louisville coach Rick Pitino says the convictions in a federal trial alleging corruption in college basketball supports his client’s assertion that he was unaware of a …


Guilty verdicts set precedent in fighting shady recruiting

Guilty verdicts on fraud charges against three men should have an impact on future college corruption trials, possibly NCAA enforcement. The federal trial set a precedent that paying recruits defrauds …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Three college basketball recruiting insiders convicted in NYC

Three insiders from the world of college basketball recruiting have been convicted in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the sport’s underbelly. A jury reached the verdict on Wednesday …


Three ACL tears won’t keep Creighton’s Martin Krampelj off court

Creighton basketball player Martin Krampelj is coming back this season from a third torn anterior cruciate ligament. He tore the ACL in his left knee for the second time when …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

Kansas to hold Silvio De Sousa out pending investigation

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name has surfaced as part of the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from games pending a review of his …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making preseason AP All-America team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura just misses making the preseason AP All-America team.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards headlines preseason AP All-America team

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and North Carolina’s Luke Maye top The Associated Press preseason All-America team. They are joined by Duke freshman R.J. Barrett, Kansas big man Dedric Lawson, Nevada’s Caleb …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Loaded Gonzaga nabs No. 3 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll

The games haven’t even started yet, but Gonzaga has gone where no Gonzaga team has gone before. The Zags checked in at No. 3 in the AP men’s basketball poll, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Lakers sign former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams to two-way contract

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is back with the Los Angeles Lakers organization. The Lakers announced Friday they’ve signed Williams to a two-way contract and waived forward Travis Wear …


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie named to Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is among 21 players on the watch list for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, presented annually to college basketball’s top center.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Gonzaga returns to favorite’s role; four Zags selected preseason All-WCC

Gonzaga’s rare, one-year absence as the WCC preseason favorite officially came to an end Thursday, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors to use common sense to conclude that college basketball coaches knew money was being paid to families to steer top players …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial

Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball have clashed over the question of whether major programs were harmed by secret cash payments to top recruits. A prosecutor …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions

There’s a lot to like about this year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team. The Zags are deep, experienced and savvy.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura among 20 candidates for Julius Erving Award

For the third day in a row, Gonzaga has a player on a watch list for a national award. Junior forward Rui Hachimura is the latest, joining 19 others on …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball

A New York City jury is done hearing testimony at a federal trial about secret payments in college basketball. Prosecutors have accused a former Adidas executive and two other defendants …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. one of 20 on Jerry West Award watch list

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Jerry West Award.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 5:48 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins named to Cousy Award watch list

Gonzaga senior Josh Perkins on Monday was named to the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, presented annually to the top point guard in college basketball. Perkins is one …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Geno Crandall completes school work, joins Gonzaga basketball team

Geno Crandall has completed his degree requirements as well as his first Gonzaga practice, according to school sources.


Lakers release former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams

Johnathan Williams made a spirited bid in the preseason to make the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster, but the former Gonzaga Bulldog was released Saturday.


Gonzaga redshirt sophomore Joel Ayayi tries to carve out role among deep roster

Joel Ayayi isn’t picky about the pronunciation of his name. Good thing, because nearly everybody messes up not only his surname but his first name.