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Gonzaga’s upcoming schedule ranks among best, toughest in program’s 20-year NCAA Tournament run

In 2005, Gonzaga played three teams ranked in the top five at the time and Washington, which finished No. 8 in the AP final regular-season poll. That didn’t make our …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few to assist at U.S. national team’s minicamp

Gonzaga’s Mark Few is one of nine coaches chosen to assist Gregg Popovich at the U.S. national team’s minicamp in Las Vegas later this month.


USA Basketball picks 9 coaches to assist Gregg Popovich, including Gonzaga’s Mark Few

USA Basketball has picked its lineup of coaches to assist Gregg Popovich at the men’s national team minicamp in Las Vegas this month. Of the nine picks, seven are NBA …


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., 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.


Gonzaga tops NCAA’s annual ranking for academic success

To all those banners hanging in the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags can proudly add another – national academic champions for 2016-17.


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: 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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

John Blanchette: This season’s Gonzaga team deserves to take a bow, even if it fell short of Final Four encore

Having had so much success for so long, it gets increasingly difficult for each successive Gonzaga team to distinguish itself. Being part of a proud lineage is reward enough, certainly, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

ACC throws another roadblock in Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament path

The NCAA Tournament has been pretty special for Gonzaga, given that the Zags are the only program in the country to reach the last four Sweet 16s. The ACC hasn’t …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Killian Tillie injury forces Gonzaga coach Mark Few to shuffle lineup in Sweet 16 matchup

Just before tipoff between Gonzaga and Florida State on Thursday, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few made a quick change that caught all of Gonzaga’s fan base off guard.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Mark Few’s 2018 coaching ranks with best of his 19 seasons at Gonzaga

A few of Mark Few’s pet peeves: Inquiries about the starting lineup, sweeping generalizations, and awards, all-conference, coach of the year, etc. So his input will be absent from this …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:39 p.m.

Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State sent coach Mark Few heels over head

Even at 55 years old, Gonzaga coach Mark Few can still pull off a handstand.


Redshirting made Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell more hungry to help Bulldogs to another NCAA Tournament run

In Gonzaga’s inaugural run to the Final Four last season, Zach Norvell Jr. was forced to just watch.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann reaches out to Gonzaga’s Mark Few ahead of NCAA Tournament

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was brushing up on first-round opponent South Dakota State on Monday night when he decided to dial up GU coach Mark Few. The Zags beat …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Gonzaga provided comforts of home locker room in Boise

Leon Rice’s flight back from Seattle landed in Boise at 10:30 Thursday morning – about an hour before Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament first-round game tipped off at Taco Bell Arena.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Johnathan Williams can stretch for a rebound, but Gonzaga coach says forward ‘not the most flexible’ on yoga mats

Mark Few wouldn’t win many low-post duels with Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, but the Bulldogs coach likes his chances against the 6-foot-9 senior on a yoga mat.


Q&A with Dick Vitale: ‘I have them (Zags) as one of my Final Four teams’

Earlier this week, betweeen his pre-tournament ESPN spots and radio interviews, “Dickie V” took time to chat with The Spokesman-Review. He recalls his favorite moments from the last three WCC …


Know your pod: Test your knowledge of Gonzaga’s fellow teams in Boise

How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 15-question pod quiz to find out.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

John Blanchette: Battle-tested Bulldogs aiming for return to Final Four

For six months there was the happy hangover, the gratification of getting to where no Gonzaga team had been before. Then came the reset, the having to put it away …


It all started with a tip-in: An oral history of Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga’s residence in the NCAA Basketball Tournament extends to 20 consecutive years now with the Bulldogs’ placement in the 2018 bracket, meaning there’s actually a player on the Bulldogs roster …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Gonzaga awarded a No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament, headed to Boise to face UNC Greensboro

Most bracket gurus projected Gonzaga as a five seed. The Zags were awarded a four. The selection committee is sending Gonzaga to Boise, by far the closest site to Spokane …


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, Johnathan Williams pick up District IX honors

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Johnathan Williams earned United States Basketball Writers Association District IX honors.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named coach of year; six Zags receive All-WCC recognition

Gonzaga relied on balance during the regular season and that was evident when All-WCC honors were announced Tuesday. Mark Few was voted WCC coach of the year for the 12th …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Gonzaga picks up more points but slips to seventh in AP poll

One of Gonzaga’s better weeks of the regular season brought mixed results in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags won road games at San Diego and BYU to clinch …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga chases West Coast Conference championship on road against San Diego

Gonzaga’s trip to the Jenny Craig Pavilion last February resulted in a 96-38 thrashing that ranked among GU’s biggest blowouts and equaled the worst loss in San Diego’s history.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga notches 21st straight 20-win season with victory over San Diego

With a 69-59 win over San Diego on Thursday, Gonzaga checked off another item from the to-do list this year. The 20th win marked the Bulldogs’ 21st straight season with …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Gonzaga has plenty to work on after holding off Dons

Gonzaga coach Mark Few, much like his team against San Francisco on Saturday, went back and forth. He had plenty of praise for his players’ efforts in a hard-fought 82-73 …