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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Gonzaga’s John Stockton takes his place in College Basketball Hall of Fame

There were Final Four players and a Final Four coach but the two biggest stars inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday never played in the national …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Milwaukee company to release Gonzaga bobblehead commemorating Final Four trip

A Milwaukee company is releasing a new bobblehead to commemorate the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ inaugural trip to the Final Four last season.


Maegan O’Neill, Washington State women’s soccer motivated to beat Tennessee

For the Washington State women’s soccer team, motivation is a full suitcase and the promise of a week of warm weather.


Final Four adds to Gonzaga’s ring collection

Gonzaga has made 19 consecutive NCAA men’s basketball tournaments and each year the school has made rings recognizing the accomplishment.


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:09 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams testing NBA waters but won’t sign with agent

Gonzaga junior forward Johnathan Williams will test the NBA waters but doesn’t plan on hiring an agent, according to a school release.


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 6:59 p.m.

NCAA men’s tournament first- and second-round games will return to Spokane Arena in 2020

March Madness will return to the Spokane Arena in 2020.


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: For all the successes, Gonzaga remains grounded by its humble history

You want an idea how far Gonzaga basketball has come?


Letters to the editor: Gonzaga, Nigel Williams-Goss should hold heads high

Letters to the editor


Gonzaga boosts entire community with sustained excellence

Mention “Spokane” anywhere in the world, and the first topic of conversation is Gonzaga. The community and the university have become inseparable.


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

UConn’s 111-game winning streak ends at hands of Mississippi State women

UConn’s 111-game run came to a stunning end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women’s basketball history, winning 66-64 on Morgan William’s overtime jumper in the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Mayors of Spokane, Columbia make flag wager on Gonzaga’s Final Four matchup

The loser must fly the flag of the winning university above City Hall for a day. Both Mayor David Condon of Spokane and Stephen Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, released …


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Mathews brothers, Jordan and Jonah, keeping tabs on each other

When Gonzaga’s Jordan Mathews looked behind him last week, he saw one familiar face he doesn’t ever see in the stands – his younger brother, Jonah. It’s not often that …


South Carolina women join men in Final Four

Kaela Davis scored 23 points, A’ja Wilson added 16 and top-seeded South Carolina held off No. 3 seed Florida State 71-64 in a furious finish Monday night to win the …


UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Gonzaga missing Kennel crowd in NCAA Tournament

The Zags seem to be in agreement over one thing – March Madness is not nearly as great without the Kennel.


College basketball evolving into distinctively NBA game

Rick Pitino watched in amazement as the Michigan Wolverines made 11 second-half 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc.


VCU’s Wade heading to LSU after pair of tourney appearances

RICHMOND, Va. – Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach. Vice Chancellor and athletic …


Tourney roller coaster: Who’s up, down heading to Sweet 16?

Everything’s magnified in March.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:36 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams saves his noise for the court

Johnathan Williams is so soft-spoken even he acknowledges he’s “one of the most quiet guys around.”


NCAA capsules: UConn rolls; Quinnipiac crashes Sweet 16

Kia Nurse scored 29 points and tied an NCAA Tournament record with nine 3-pointers to lead UConn to a 94-64 win over visiting Syracuse in the Bridgeport Region on Monday …


Kelsey Plum scores 38 as Washington races past Oklahoma

SEATTLE – At this point, the records are just a blur for Kelsey Plum. They get crossed off so quickly there is no opportunity for appreciation.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:29 a.m.

Plenty of milestones for Gonzaga coach Mark Few on his way to 500 wins

Pick a number between 1 and 500.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:08 p.m.

More to Mountaineers than just pressure defense

Zag fans might want to start the meter on ‘Press Virginia’ references (that’s one) leading up to Thursday’s Gonzaga-West Virginia clash in the Sweet 16 in San Jose.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Gonzaga gets gamblers to bet big, and lose on NCAA Tournament action

Gonzaga beat Northwestern 79-73 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, but not everybody rooting for the Bulldogs came away winners.


Gonzaga’s Mark Few and crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed. Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched …


Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.


Hoop Streams: Millions of workers streaming NCAA day games

Tensions were high and hearts were heavy in a conference room on Thursday as attorney Rich Ruohonen sat by a family’s side during a mediation session in a multimillion-dollar wrongful …


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.


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.