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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Gonzaga puts Thanksgiving feast on back burner until Saturday

The Zags dined on customary pre-game fare on Thursday and adjusted their meal plan, pushing the team’s Thanksgiving feast back to Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Just for kicks: Gonzaga players treated to new LeBron James shoes before PK80 Invitational

The PK80, which honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday, hosted a tip-off reception Wednesday night at Nike headquarters in nearby Beaverton.


PK80 a holiday, homecoming treat for Gonzaga’s Silas Melson

Silas Melson is going home to Portland for the holiday and he apologizes up front about not returning the numerous texts, emails and voice mails.


Gonzaga faces stout competition at PK80 tournament in Portland

The focus of the college basketball world will be on Portland later this week as 16 teams compete in what some are calling the best holiday tournament ever put together.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Gonzaga donning special Nike uniforms at PK80

The PK80 tournament next week in Portland honors Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday and Gonzaga and the 15 other participating teams will be outfitted accordingly.


Candidates in Oregon’s top election race building war chests

An election to choose Oregon’s next governor is more than a year away and the primary is eight months down the road, but the main Democratic and Republican candidates’ fundraising …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:26 p.m.

Gonzaga-Ohio State will tip at 9 p.m. in PK80 nightcap

GU and Ohio State will meet at 9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on ESPN2 in the nightcap of four games in the Motion bracket.


Nike co-founder pledges $500 million to University of Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife have pledged $500 million to the University of Oregon toward a new scientific research facility.


Zags in 2017 holiday tournament honoring Phil Knight

Gonzaga is in a powerhouse field for the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team tournament in November, 2017, honoring the Nike co-founder and chairman’s 80 birthday.


Nike co-founder Phil Knight retires from board

PORTLAND – Nike said Thursday that its co-founder and chairman Phil Knight has retired from its board and CEO Mark Parker has been named the new chairman. The move completes …


Nike co-founder defends Paterno

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Nike co-founder Phil Knight has issued a statement blasting the Freeh report’s characterization of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the child sex abuse …