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Proposal to slow graduate transfer market could affect Gonzaga basketball, Washington State football

A proposal that aims to slow the graduate transfer market could be a mixed bag for local college football and men’s basketball programs.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 9:09 a.m.

John Blanchette: There’s no debating Rui Hachimura’s legacy at Gonzaga

And now begins the debate over what Rui Hachimura might become.


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins will be one of 64 seniors attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award as college basketball’s top small forward

Rui Hachimura added another major honor to his awards collection. Gonzaga’s standout junior forward was named the Julius Erving Award winner as the top small forward in the nation Friday …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Gonzaga among seven programs on South Dakota State guard David Jenkins Jr.’s list

Gonzaga is one of seven programs listed as possible destinations for South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Polls, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances in way-too-early look at 2020 season

In nearly every scenario, Gonzaga is going to face one of its most demanding nonconference schedules, including the possibility of a ranked foe in the WCC.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Chandler Smith repeat selections on scholar-athlete team

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team for the second consecutive season.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

GU moments: A look back at the best performance by each Zag this season

It’s been six months almost to the day when Gonzaga fans first caught a glimpse of the 2018-19 men’s basketball team. Kraziness in the Kennel serves as the unofficial start …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: View of future appears cloudy through Gonzaga’s window

They’ll settle college basketball’s national championship on Monday night in Minneapolis, and it’s entirely possible the winner will score more than 60 points.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins selected Senior CLASS Award second-team All-American

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been named to the Senior CLASS Award All-American second team, presented annually to a Division I senior with notable achievements in the classroom, community, character and …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Idaho’s Taylor Pierce miss out on 3-point semifinals in Minneapolis

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and Idaho’s Taylor Pierce had short stays during Thursday’s State Farm 3-point Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at the Target Center.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

Perhaps you’re in the camp that believes Gonzaga junuor forwards Rui Machimura and Brandon Clarke are first-round NBA draft picks, and both are probably going to turn pro. You have …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke named to Wooden Award All-American team

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke were named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.


Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins selected for 3-point contest at Final Four

Gonzaga senior point guard Josh Perkins will compete Thursday in the State Farm 3-point Championship at the Final Four.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes AP All-America second team, Brandon Clarke on third team

There’s another Gonzaga streak that doesn’t receive as much attention as the program’s 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, 11 straight opening-round wins and five Sweet 16s in a row. Gonzaga’s …


Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura’s contributions help Japan earn spot in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is positioned to add another significant accomplishment to his basketball career.


Commentary: Defense wins championships, and Texas Tech went all in against Gonzaga

Gonzaga was college basketball’s No. 1 team in offensive efficiency according to the respected Kenpom metric. Texas Tech was No. 1 in defensive efficiency. Only one could go to the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 31, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Zags experience pain of season-ending loss, pride of 33-win season

They gathered one last time as a team in the locker room. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few knew there was nothing he could say that would mend his players’ broken …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

John Blanchette: Every Gonzaga season has ended in hurt, but none match the pain felt right now

For all the ways Gonzaga basketball has changed the very face of Spokane in these past two decades, every Bulldogs season has still ended in hurt.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti comes up clutch with pair late 3-pointers to sink Gonzaga

The sophomore guard from Italy wasn’t having a particularly strong game, but he came through late with a pair of 3-pointers that guided the Red Raiders past Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Analysis: Texas Tech hands Gonzaga bitter loss, ends Zags’ dreams of Final Four

Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Josh Perkins: ‘Hard not to think about’ technical foul that cost Gonzaga in closing seconds of Elite Eight loss

It may not offer any comfort or relief to Gonzaga fans now, but the Bulldogs would’ve had the ball back with a chance to tie the game had Josh Perkins …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Season-ending loss to Texas Tech doesn’t tarnish memories of season for group of Gonzaga seniors

It was 15 minutes after the final buzzer sounded and Josh Perkins climbed his way up to the podium for the postgame press conference. His eyes were red and puffy, …


Gonzaga-Texas Tech: 3 keys to the Red Raiders’ 75-69 Elite Eight victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Texas Tech’s 75-69 victory over Gonzaga in Anaheim, California.