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UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

Ralph Walter: Magic of ‘What if’ keeps SuperSonics in Seattle, gives Gonzaga a football team

“What if?” When it comes to sports, it’s hard to find two words as compelling. And it’s the inspiration behind an occasional new series that we’ll kick off this Sunday …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Gonzaga climbs preseason polls, listed among title contenders

The college basketball season is five months away, but Gonzaga isn’t standing still in the polls or the opinion of Las Vegas oddsmakers. Way-too-early polls and national championship odds have …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Guard Jesse Wade transferring from Gonzaga

Guard Jesse Wade is leaving Gonzaga’s basketball program, the school announced.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Mariners’ Gonzaga Night features plenty of Zags

The Seattle Mariners’ fourth annual Gonzaga Night will have a strong Zags presence. Former Zag Marco Gonzales is scheduled to start Saturday night’s game against Tampa Bay at Safeco Field. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Gonzaga will face Portland, Pepperdine once next season

Gonzaga will face seven West Coast Conference foes twice and play Portland and Pepperdine once next season under the conference’s new scheduling format.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Spokane, Cheney hoop fans receive high marks in WalletHub rankings

A round of applause for basketball fans in Spokane and perhaps a standing ovation for Cheney.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Towson transfer Zane Martin expected to visit Gonzaga in June

Zane Martin, a high-scoring guard who is transferring from Towson, is expected to visit Gonzaga next month.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

In two decades, five Division I players have been named first-team All-Americans for academics, athletics in the same year. Three were from Gonzaga.

During the last 20 years, only five Division I players were named first-team All-Americans on the court and in the classroom during the same academic year. Three are from Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Gonzaga has 9 teams earn perfect Academic Progress Rate with NCAA

Nine Gonzaga teams, including women’s basketball, earned a perfect Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Gonzaga agrees to two-game series with Texas A&M

The Zags will entertain the Aggies on Nov. 15 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The return game will come in the 2019-20 season at Reed Arena in College Station.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: Japanese media devour every scrap from Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura

On Tuesday, crews from Japan’s six national television channels – 20 people in all – descended on McCarthey Athletic Center to explore Ruiworld.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Visiting Japanese media have plenty of questions for Gonzaga coaches Mark Few, Tommy Lloyd

Rui Hachimura wasn’t the only one getting grilled by Japanese television crews Tuesday. Bulldogs head coach Mark Few and assistant Tommy Lloyd had to parry some questions about their star …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Matt Santangelo joins Press Box Podcast to talk about early years of Gonzaga’s rise to national prominence

Hoopfest Executive Director Matt Santangelo returned to The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast with Larry Weir on Monday to talk college basketball, specifically Gonzaga basketball.


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: Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Eleven Gonzaga sports teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA

Gonzaga made another final four, this one for its student-athletes’ academic prowess. Eleven of the Bulldogs’ 15 Academic Progress Rate-eligible athletic programs received NCAA Public Recognition Awards, placing Gonzaga third …


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: Wed., May 9, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Former Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk has changed his look in order to benefit Wigs for Kids

Kelly Olynyk, the former Gonzaga standout, has found a higher calling for the locks that have defined his NBA career.


Press Box Podcast: Dan Dickau discusses Gonzaga’s recruiting

On Tuesday, Dan Dickau was a guest on The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast, hosted by Larry Weir, and looked ahead to next season for the Zags.


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.


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: Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Few Good Men staying close to home in The Basketball Tournament’s Hoopfest pod

Few Good Men, comprised of former Zags and probably a few others who played at schools in the region, will be joined by Gael Force (featuring Saint Mary’s alums), Team …


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 …


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.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Former Gonzaga stars Kevin Pangos, Kyle Wiltjer clash in EuroLeague playoffs

Former Gonzaga point guard Kevin Pangos and his Zalgiris teammates are trying to add a few more chapters to their historic season.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 4:26 p.m.

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins expects to be ready for senior season after shoulder surgery

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins had surgery Friday to repair a recurring right shoulder injury.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

‘Voice of the Zags’ Tom Hudson has high hopes for next year’s Gonzaga basketball team

Tom Hudson can’t help but talk a big game: That’s what happens when you’re the voice of Gonzaga athletics. For the past 16 years, Hudson has been courtside for a …


Gonzaga among three finalists for point guard Brandon Williams

Gonzaga is one of three finalists for top 40 recruit Brandon Williams.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Basketball powers Gonzaga, North Carolina set date for game in Chapel Hill

It’s one of those basketball games fans circle on the calendar, and now there’s an actual date to circle.