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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State provided plenty of highlights for Pac-12 Networks to replay in 59-24 win over Eastern Washington

There is an argument to be made instant replay is the most significant invention in the history of football. At least the broadcast part of it.


TV Take: Pac-12’s Cindy Brunson, Ryan Leaf make returns to Martin Stadium

When Andy Grammer’s song, “Back Home,” resonated through Martin Stadium Saturday night during the second quarter of Washington State’s easy win over San Jose State, it had special meaning for …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State fans greeted by familiar broadcast voice of Rich Waltz in victory at Wyoming

Rich Waltz began his career here, calling Indians and Chiefs games fresh out of college in the mid-1980s. That started him down a road that led to a variety of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:37 p.m.

TV Take: Killian Tillie’s injury prevalent throughout broadcast of Gonzaga’s Sweet 16 loss

Maybe it was appropriate America learned Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie wasn’t going to play Thursday night via a pregame tweet from TBS’ sideline reporter Dana Jacobson.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s opening, closing stretches looked even better from new camera viewpoint

The view of Gonzaga’s 90-84 NCAA second-round win over Ohio State was better for the television audience, though many things they saw might have been better avoided.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

TV Take: Odd angle, odd calls and Zach Norvell’s clutch 3 equal Gonzaga first-round win

It started with the odd camera angle from Boise’s Taco Bell Arena. It continued with some odd calls, or noncalls, during Gonzaga’s 68-64 NCAA first-round win over UNC Greensboro.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga overpowers BYU, thrills ESPN crew again

Simply put, that was impressive. Not just Gonzaga’s defense-powered 74-54 win over BYU to win the West Coast Conference Tournament – and the league’s NCAA automatic berth – for the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s rout of San Francisco takes backseat when Dick Vitale is on the call

If there is one word that could never be used to describe an ESPN college basketball broadcast, that word would have to be “understated.” Especially when Dick Vitale is involved.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 12:15 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN2 crew kept eyes glued on Gonzaga forward combo of Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams

Thanks to Killian Tillie and Johnathan Williams (a combined 17 of 23 from the field), the seventh-ranked Bulldogs eventually advanced to Monday night’s semifinal matchup with San Francisco, an overtime …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

TV Take: Clichés get a workout from broadcast crew in Gonzaga’s big win over BYU

Gonzaga has won the West Coast Conference regular season basketball title so often recently, it’s almost a cliché.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Rui Hachimura’s clutch performance catches attention of San Diego, ESPN crew

“I love Hachimura late in games,” ESPN’s P.J. Carlesimo said, mentioning not just his scoring ability around the hoop but his rebounding and his ability to hit free throws.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga outlasts opportunistic Pepperdine squad, avoids another Senior Night letdown

During halftime of Gonzaga’s 81-67 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night, Richard Fox used a word that seemed apropos when describing the way the Waves were playing. It was “opportunistic.”


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:26 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga made sure win against short-handed Loyola Marymount was secured early

It’s hard to say when Gonzaga’s 76-46 rout of visiting Loyola Marymount was actually over – as opposed to being finished – but it certainly was some time in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:38 p.m.

TV Take: ‘What, when and how’ all favor Zags in win over Gaels

As Gonzaga’s dominating 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s became more and more apparent Saturday night, ESPN’s Sean Farnham began repeating a phrase that became more and more like a …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: ESPN crew on top of its game as Zags take down BYU

There is probably no better way to watch a college basketball game than from inside a loud, raucous arena with about 6,000 of your best friends. But watching from home, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga wins bruising battle with one final push

If you stayed with the KHQ broadcast of Gonzaga’s 69-59 win over the University of San Diego until after it was over, you heard Richard Fox sum up the less …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast trio offers fans comfortable insight during uncomfortable Gonzaga victory over San Francisco

It was just the cozy Kennel confines that mattered for those of watching at home however. It also was the local announcing crew of Greg Heister, Dan Dickau and Richard …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

TV Take: Portland’s defense, ESPNU’s crew took turns losing track of Gonzaga

There are a lot of words one could use to describe Gonzaga’s 95-79 West Coast Conference win Thursday night at Portland, but mesmerizing may not be one of them.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

TV Take: Zags go to In-N-Out for victory

The Gonzaga Bulldogs, in general, needed a bounce-back game after their loss Thursday night to Saint Mary’s. And Josh Perkins, in particular, needed one personally after a 1-for-9 shooting performance …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

TV Take: Saint Mary’s lucky, Gonzaga not so much when it comes to the number 13

Gonzaga ascended to the No. 13 spot in the Associated Press basketball poll this week and that proved to be unlucky, as the Zags proceeded to lose their first West …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

TV Take: ESPNU fell into its old, dependable ways

When a Gonzaga game is on ESPNU and the broadcast team is Eric Rothman and Adrian Branch, you can depend on a few things.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Silas Melson responds in a big way for Gonzaga

For the fifth time in five games, the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled to an easy West Coast Conference victory. But the players who keyed the win, and one who didn’t, were …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:33 p.m.

TV Take: Even experts can’t completely fathom Gonzaga’s dominance in Los Angeles area

Over the course of his Gonzaga career, coach Mark Few has enjoyed success any way you want to measure it.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s late-night snoozer must have been bad for ratings

It’s easy to imagine the bigwigs at ESPN, those whose lives revolve around the rating numbers, hate blowouts. Especially when a game on one of their properties begins after 11 …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Frustration’ is word of the day for Gonzaga despite 49-point rout

The word of the day during KHQ’s broadcast of Gonzaga’s easy 101-52 win over visiting Santa Clara on Saturday night? It might have been “frustration” or some variation of it.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 11:22 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew spotted Gonzaga’s weaknesses, San Diego State exploited them

With about 13 minutes left in Gonzaga’s game Thursday night at San Diego State, CBS Sports Network analyst Steve Lappas described the contest perfectly.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10:05 p.m.

TV Take: Fans might not have seen tough test coming, but play-by-play crew called it

It’s pretty interesting when one can be prophetic. And it is even more so when all three people on the Gonzaga television broadcast can do it.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

TV Take: While Washington dominated the broadcast, Gonzaga dominated the game

To every University of Washington fan who has DirecTV and couldn’t watch the Huskies’ home game with Gonzaga on Sunday night, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott would like to say “you’re …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

TV Take: Villanova took full advantage of Gonzaga’s charitable play

ESPN hosts the Jimmy V Classic, a two-game basketball tournament in New York City, for a good cause.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

TV Take: ESPN crew struggled throughout Gonzaga-Creighton game

The 15th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs rallied in the second half to run away from 25th-ranked Creighton on Friday, winning 91-74 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. It’s too bad others involved with …