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UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Gonzaga to face Tennessee in 2018 Jerry Colangelo Classic

The Zags will face Tennessee on Dec. 9 in the headliner of the Jerry Colangelo Classic doubleheader at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 6:36 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds high-scoring guard Mike Meadows

Eastern Washington has added a high-scoring guard from Southern California, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday.

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann qualifies for U.S. Open

Sophie Hausmann of the University of Idaho finished second on Monday in the U.S. Open sectional qualifier at Rainier Golf and Country Club in Seattle.

UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Sharpshooting JC point guard Ahmed Ali signs with Washington State basketball team

Ali’s penchant for scoring the basketball is well-known in his home country of Canada. He’s one of just two Canadian high schoolers to have scored 100 points in a single …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:46 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert joining Athletes in Action for foreign tour

Gonzaga rising sophomore forward Corey Kispert has been selected to play with an Athletes in Action team that will tour the Czech Republic and Spain.

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Eastern Washington basketball adds Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu

Eastern Washington has added some size in the frontcourt with the signing of Savannah State transfer Ralueke Orizu, coach Shantay Legans announced Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Albany transfer Joe Cremo picks Villanova from finalist group that included Gonzaga

Albany graduate transfer Joe Cremo, who listed Gonzaga among his five finalists, committed to defending national champion Villanova.

Former Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams attending Pro Basketball Combine

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams will participate in the Professional Basketball Combine (PBC) on May 22-23 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball – but wants the NCAA to do more. The …

UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Aztec pipeline: Ex-Washington State point guard Malachi Flynn becomes third Cougar in 8 years to leave for San Diego State

On Monday, Malachi Flynn, who just completed his sophomore season with the Cougars, announced he’d complete his career at Mountain West power San Diego State, which has only missed out …

UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Top recruit Brandon Williams picks Arizona over Gonzaga and Oregon

Gonzaga made a strong push in the past two months for point guard Brandon Williams, but it wasn’t enough to land one of the nation’s top recruits. Williams announced his …

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

Eastern Washington football ends spring camp with feeling of completeness

More than anything, the Eastern Washington players and coaches emerged from four weeks of spring football with a sense of completeness.

UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Gonzaga, Oregon and Arizona await top-recruit Brandon Williams’ decision Saturday

And now, three schools wait until Saturday. Brandon Williams concluded his weekend recruiting visit to Gonzaga by catching a flight home Monday morning to southern California. He tweeted Monday afternoon …

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Milan Acquaah announces transfer from Washington State, becomes fourth guard to leave program

Acquaah joins starting point guard Malachi Flynn and little-used reserve guard Jamar Ergas as the fourth member of Kent’s backcourt to leave the program this offseason. Walk-on guard TJ Mickelson …

Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans says mid-major upsets might become more rare with new college basketball reforms

Is March about to lose some of its Madness? Eastern Washington basketball coach Shantay Legans agrees with most of the recommendations made Wednesday by the Commission on College Basketball.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Washington State’s Ernie Kent, NABC panel recommended change to Condoleezza Rice’s NCAA task force in December

Not unlike many of his peers, Ernie Kent is eager to see college basketball change for the better. But the Washington State coach is also among a small percentile of …

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Idaho’s Don Verlin says Commission on College Basketball reforms align with most head coaches’ platforms

Idaho men’s basketball coach Don Verlin says the issues addressed by the Commission on College Basketball align with discussions college coaches had among themselves in their annual meetings at the …

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth favors several of commission’s proposals but implementing changes could be tough

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth found few surprises in the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations. Then again, he wasn’t expecting any.

Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

The commission said it wanted the issue of whether college athletes should be allowed to profit off their fame to be sorted out in the courts before the NCAA looked …

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

It’s time for independent investigations for complex cases involving potential NCAA rules violations. That’s according to the Commission on College Basketball.

Commission calls for more transparency from shoe companies

The Commission on College Basketball calls for shoe companies to have more financial transparency and accountability in “non-scholastic basketball” to help the NCAA fight corruption.

College commission’s plea to NBA: Bring back prep-to-pros

The commission calls on the league to lower the age requirement to 18 again and allow players to go directly from high school to the NBA.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

College basketball commission wants NCAA to regulate agents

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recommends that the NCAA develop standards to certify agents. That would create a regulated way for agents to interact with players as early as …

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 12:34 p.m.

Commission calls for more NCAA oversight of AAU events

The report proposes more financial transparency and an educational element. It also says the NCAA should ban its coaches from attending any unsanctioned events.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

NCAA begins work of implementing complex basketball reforms

The most difficult part of the NCAA’s attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Officials have started the process for turning ideas into reality for a sport weighed down …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

What comes after commission’s report on college basketball?

The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball has completed its work and is ready to issue a report on how to fix the sport. What happens next is the hard work …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:25 p.m.

Kansas made no written report of its athletics review

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod says the school didn’t produce any written reports after an independent examination of the athletics department amid a federal investigation of corruption in college …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

The commission examining ways to fix long-simmering problems in college basketball is set to present its findings. The Commission on College Basketball is led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza …

Draft deadline gone, now it’s time to wait on NBA decisions

Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo and Syracuse’s Tyus Battle are among the players seeking to test their NBA draft stock before deciding whether to stay in school. College players had until Sunday …

UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins makes impact as Trail Blazers rookie

Zach Collins’ rookie year with the Portland Trail Blazers was more like two seasons in one. The former Gonzaga Bulldog barely saw the floor in the first two months of …