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Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Sports letters: ESPN needs to say ‘goodbye’ to Bill Walton

Why does ESPN continue to assign Bill Walton to cover college basketball?

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Couch Slouch: More facts to ponder while watching sports on TV

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

ABC to join ESPN, NFL Network in broadcasting NFL draft

ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April.

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 a.m.

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in ESPN game

Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 7:33 a.m.

For this Washington State alum, it’s a long road to GameDay

It was almost midnight on Saturday in Virginia when the text message flashed across Travis Crawford’s screen. It was concise – just seven words – and an order from longtime …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

ESPN College GameDay making trip to Pullman for Washington State game against Oregon

ESPN College GameDay announced Saturday night on Twitter that the weekly college football program will make its first trip to the Palouse for the Oct. 20 game between the 17th-ranked …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

ESPN to air College GameDay feature on tragic bond between Ivan Maisel, family of ex-Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The emotionally charged segment will air during Saturday’s show, which runs from 6-9 a.m. PDT on ESPN’s primary network and can also be viewed on the web at

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.

Duke basketball to appear in all-access show this fall

Duke’s basketball team will be the subject of an all-access show this fall. The eight-episode series titled “Earn Everything” will document the Blue Devils as they prepare for the season …

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

AP source: Cowboys’ Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN

A person with knowledge of the decision said tight end Jason Witten informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday that he was retiring, choosing a role as lead analyst on …

ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ‘MNF’

ESPN is reporting that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join the network as the lead analyst for its Monday night football telecast. …

Zags ranked sixth in ESPN’s ‘Way Too Early’ men’s basketball poll

It seems logical that fans of every college team, with the exception of those who favor Villanova, are saying “wait ’til next year.” Well, why wait? Gonzaga fans can get …

ESPN’s Hill leaving her job at ‘Sportscenter’

ESPN says outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary.

ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely

An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications …

McNabb, Davis out at ESPN after sex misconduct investigation

Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network.

Couch Slouch: Longing for good old days before TV, talking heads

Couch Slouch: As we enter 2018, Couch Slouch wishes it were 1918. Not so we could be at war with the world again, not so Jim Crow laws could rule …

Stuart Evey, credited with helping to launch ESPN, dies at 84 in Spokane

The family obituary said, “after negotiating the sale of ESPN in 1984, Stu went on to lending his expertise and name to multiple startups, never quite able to retire.”

ESPN chief John Skipper resigns, cites substance abuse problem

John Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.

ESPN eliminating 150 production, tech jobs in latest cuts

ESPN is eliminating 150 production and technical employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill: ‘I deserved that suspension’

Jemele Hill will return from her ESPN suspension on Monday, a little more than two weeks after the network sanctioned her for suggesting that NFL fans could boycott advertisers and …

Jemele Hill suspended two weeks by ESPN after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

ESPN suspended “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for two weeks on Monday, the network announced, after Hill violated the company’s social media guidelines over the weekend.

ESPN’s annual tip-off marathon won’t happen this season

There will be no 24-hour basketball marathon on ESPN to mark the start of the college season this year.

ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 conference games to air on ESPN channels

Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 WCC men’s basketball games will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks. The Zags’ remaining eight conference matchups will be available on Root and either KHQ, …

Christine Flowers: Liberal views intercepting sports

The implication was unmistakable: Black athletes who don’t disrespect the flag or the national anthem are Uncle Toms, while people like Kaepernick are heroic. I don’t know about you, but …

Trump demands apology from ESPN for anchor’s tweets

President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”

Gonzaga to play 16 times on ESPN networks this season

The West Coast Conference announced that at least 36 men’s basketball games involving WCC schools will air nationally on ESPN Networks this season, including the 2018 WCC Championship in Las …

White House: ESPN could justify firing Hill for Trump tweets

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and …

Kathleen Parker: Lost cause doesn’t merit statue obsession

Why should public lands play host to marble, granite and bronze images of men who tried to destroy our relatively new nation?