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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: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

Gonzaga dedicates game-changing Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement

It was the first word out of Pat Volkar’s mouth, and probably the sentiment hundreds were feeling Thursday at the dedication of Gonzaga’s Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

WCC approves significant changes to scheduling, tournament format

The WCC has approved changes that will trim two games from the conference schedule and provide more protection for higher seeds at the WCC tournaments.


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Decision time approaching for Gonzaga regarding conference affiliation

The shot clock is running on Gonzaga to make a decision on its conference affiliation, but the Zags sound as if they’re following one of John Wooden’s tenets: “Be quick, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Gonzaga A.D. Mike Roth finds just the right vantage point

Gonzaga’s tense first two NCAA Tournament games have tested athletic director Mike Roth’s viewing protocol.


John Blanchette: Mountain’s ‘landscape’ offers Gonzaga potential dream of upward mobility

You know the best fit for Gonzaga University in the college athletic universe? Easy. It’s the Big East Mountain West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Gonzaga, Battle in Seattle on hold for at least a few more years

Gonzaga’s 2019 basketball schedule is taking shape, with a loaded Maui Invitational field and a road trip to face North Carolina. But for the third straight year, there won’t be …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Gonzaga strives to keep rivalry with BYU respectful

The Brigham Young Cougars came to Spokane last February and erased the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s shot at a perfect record as the Bulldogs eventually advanced, and fell, in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Gonzaga playing in the Big East: far-fetched or the future?

Perhaps it’s because Gonzaga just faced Villanova and Creighton in a five-day stretch, but chatter about the Zags and the Big East Conference resurfaced again this week.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga selects Paul Meehan as new men’s soccer head coach

Gonzaga University named Paul Meehan as its new men’s soccer head coach, the school announced Tuesday.


Picture-perfect additions made to the McCarthey Athletic Center for Gonzaga basketball

Several improvements have already debuted, including the new center-hung scoreboard and two new end-wall videoboards inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.


A.D. Mike Roth “very confident” Gonzaga following recruiting rules

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth didn’t break out in a cold sweat when details emerged from an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10, including four Division I …


Volkar Center stands out as game-changer for Gonzaga athletics

The hard-hat tour lasts 45 minutes, not because Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth is long-winded but because it takes time to describe what goes where inside the Volkar Center for …


Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth searches for right vantage point at Final Four

This is going to be a tricky one for Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth. Roth hasn’t sat down during a GU game he’s attended since the 2000 season. He tries …


John Blanchette: Five steps that ‘made’ Gonzaga a Final Four program

It only took 19 years – and that was just how long ago the nation first became aware Gonzaga had a basketball team – for the Bulldogs to become an …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days

It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.


Humble Mike Roth oversees remarkable Gonzaga story

The world is watching now. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time – and it really wasn’t all that long ago – when Gonzaga athletic director Mike …


SDSU fans give Gonzaga students a wake-up call

Campers at Tent City, an event in which GU students camp outside the Foley Center in order to earn a spot in the student section for select games, were awakened …


Zags face strong nonconference schedule but no Battle in Seattle in 2016

Gonzaga announced a 12-game non-conference schedule, including neutral-court clashes against Arizona and Tennessee, home dates with San Diego State and Washington and potential showdowns at an Orlando tournament.


WSU, arena host 9th NCAA games since 2001

When the Duke and Maryland women’s basketball teams tip off this afternoon at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, it will be the ninth time since 2001 that Washington State University has …


UPDATED: Mon., April 14, 2014, 9:16 p.m.

Lisa Mispley Fortier replaces Graves at Gonzaga

Gonzaga followed its history and turned to one if its own by hiring Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves as the women’s basketball coach.


Gonzaga taking time to find women’s basketball coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …


Gonzaga taking time to find coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page. …


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page.


Graves says many similarities between GU, JMU

Just moments after learning that the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would be playing James Madison in the first round of the NCAA tournament, coach Kelly Graves said he remembered watching …


GU worker faces child rape charges

A Spokane man has been charged with child rape and molestation in a case that has prompted Gonzaga University officials to review on-campus security measures. Timothy D. Woodard, 48, a …


Conference realignment talk includes Gonzaga

The wave of conference realignment has pulled Gonzaga’s name into the discussion. At a meeting in New York on Sunday, presidents and athletic directors of the Big East Conference’s seven …


BYU throws in with WCC

Here are some nuts and bolts of Brigham Young University’s withdrawal from the Mountain West Conference to accept an invitation to join the West Coast Conference: 1 BYU will begin …