Stories tagged: Gonzaga
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
John Blanchette: He who wore the purple just has to root for ’Cats
SALT LAKE CITY – He went to Gonzaga basketball camps as a kid. He sat in the stands at the old Kennel in the prehistoric days, admiring Jim McPhee’s jump …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 11:46 p.m.
Gonzaga alumni share in the revelry at Zags’ tourney site
Jen Hansel was on her way to Amsterdam from her home in Denver when she found herself stuck in the Salt Lake City airport for a seven-hour layover. So she …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There has always been a connection between St. Patrick’s Day and sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s St. Patrick’s Day. I have bad memories of St. Patrick’s Day. And it has nothing to do with green beer. At least not with …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Gonzaga’s slow start shows on the glass before cleaning up in second half
The Zags struggled on the glass against South Dakota State in their first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Variety of ways to watch, stream and listen to March Madness games
There’s no shortage of ways to watch the March Madness basketball tournament, even for those games taking place when you’re supposed to be working.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As the NCAA tournament begins, a reminder fame is fleeting everywhere but at Gonzaga these days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It is called March Madness, right? Well, the madness part of it started yesterday. Well, actually earlier this week. As we march to the NCAA …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Guardian reporter says Spokane city of desperation – except for Zags
Heads up Spokane: you are a town of gloom and doom.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
BBB warns of March Madness scams
Whether you’re looking for tickets to root on the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks or another favorite team, be on the defense for ticket scammers.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Watch party tips for Gonzaga game
It’s March Madness and the No. 1-seed Gonzaga Bulldogs tip off Thursday at … 11 a.m.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today is the day to get chores done, because the rest of the week is NCAA basketball
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Madness has begun, albeit only in fits and starts. The first two of the four NCAA tourney play-in games – call them what you …
Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Maybe we should just wait until Gonzaga’s NCAA run is over before worrying about the Mariners
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather around here has been downright spring-like the past couple days, so that got us thinking about baseball. And realizing we haven’t really checked …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As soon as you turned the TV on, you knew Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed – if you were observant
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you turn on CBS’ NCAA selection show yesterday afternoon with one main objective? You know, to find out if Gonzaga was a No. 1 …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
Salt Lake City wasn’t so friendly to Zags in 2013
Five years ago when the 2013 Zags strolled into what was previously known as Energy Solutions Arena, they found themselves in a building full of fans that were jumping on …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s the matchups, not the seeding, that really matters to Gonzaga
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day we finally find out the answer to all of the important questions in the universe. Well, at least one of them. Is …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Some days in Reno are like Friday, though probably only a few have been worse
A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was a bad day in the world’s biggest little city. At least for teams from around the Inland Northwest. The Big Sky Conference basketball …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
The LaRocks from Butte are rock-solid Gonzaga basketball fans
Larry and Alana LaRock are devoted to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The couple had not missed a home Gonzaga game at the McCarthey Athletic Center until this year – only because …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Idaho and Eastern hold Inland Northwest’s banner up today
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga’s regular season is finished. The NCAA tournament awaits. Washington State’s season is over. So is Whitworth’s and the area’s community colleges. Even high school …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Though WSU finished another basketball season under .500, Ernie Kent is locked in for a few more years
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another Washington State University basketball season is over. And like most before this one, it wasn’t all that successful. But whether or not that changes …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As Gonzaga wins again, Saint Mary’s seems to wilt under the pressure
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, looking back into the past to find some semblance of comparison to the present. It’s what we do, especially when …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Gonzaga runs past Saint Mary’s 86-75 in WCC championship
When in doubt, pass the ball to Jill Barta. That seemed to be the general consensus among the Zags on Tuesday when the Gonzaga took down Saint Mary’s 86-75 for …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Gonzaga women will play Saint Mary’s for WCC title
Gonzaga earned a spot in the West Coast Conference championship game at 1 p.m. on Tuesday after the top-seeded Zags topped No. 4 San Francisco on Monday 77-46. It’s the …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This year we tried to navigate the potholes of basketball awards season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we have said before, it’s awards season. Not to be confused with mud season and pothole season, which runs concurrently in this area. Though …
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Gonzaga women take on San Francisco in WCC tourney semifinals on Monday
Get through the quarterfinals. Check. Now Gonzaga has just one more game to cross off the list before getting to the West Coast Conference final.
Sun., March 5, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As high school basketball seasons end, Gonzaga, WSU, Eastern and Idaho ramp up the madness
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the high school basketball season ended yesterday, the college season really began to hit its stride. After all, it is March and all that …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Gonzaga to preps, there are enough basketball games on TV today to satisfy any fan
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the days grow longer, the college basketball season grows shorter. But all it means is there is more intensity packed into each day. Today …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Eastern’s win, high school hoops give us more than enough to digest Thursday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Even with Gonzaga and Washington State not playing on a Thursday night, yesterday was a busy one for basketball in the area. So instead of …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Motivated by memory
The Gonzaga women haven’t forgotten what happened the last time they visited the Orleans Arena. Last March, the Zags fell to Santa Clara in their first game of the West …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The new look doesn’t change what’s contained within
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know how the Oregon Ducks have a “new look” just about every football game? Or how, when NFL teams play on Thursday nights, they …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Grip on Sports: New state high school tournament format a compromise, and that’s not a bad thing
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Washington State high school basketball tournaments begin today at three sites. Why is that news? For the past few years they would not have …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
Grip on Sports: You can find great moments around here this college basketball season no matter who you root for
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday we asked for the snow to go away. And we got more. So today we are going to ask for certain results for the …