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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play

Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

TV Take: Comfortable night in The Kennel for everyone except Loyola Marymount

No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Saturday Showcase’ lived up to billing, even if it took awhile to find the right channel

The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga not fazed by Pacific’s slow-it-down style of play

The Pacific Tigers seemed to have one goal Thursday night – and it may not have been to come home with a win.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

TV Take: Different viewpoint still shows Gonzaga is playing dominant basketball

If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

TV Take: A not-so-secret weapon lifts Gonzaga past CS Bakersfield, elicits praise from announcers

This one was supposed to be different than Gonzaga’s recent three consecutive home nonconference routs. Tighter, more competitive. And for a while, the Zags’ New Year’s Eve matchup with Cal …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga played role of Harlem Globetrotters against Denver in eyes of broadcast team

Perfection doesn’t usually last all that long in college basketball. Certainly not for almost 12 minutes in a game between two Division I schools.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga returns home for holiday season, gifts fans with bounce-back win over UT Arlington

There is something comforting about being home for the holidays. And that’s true even in college basketball, though the atmosphere in the McCarthey Athletic Center is always different this time …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

TV Take: Tennessee’s upset of Gonzaga offered high-energy entertainment from start to finish

Gonzaga and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top seven nationally, went back and forth for two hours with the seventh-ranked Volunteers upsetting No. 1 GU, pulling out a 76-73 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga gives ESPN’s Bill Walton a warm welcome to the Kennel with last-second win over Washington

When Bill Walton is the analyst on your local college basketball game, you’re treated to many different experiences.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

TV Take: Zach Norvell Jr. goes from ice cold to fresh out of the microwave hot in Gonzaga’s high-scoring win over Creighton

With 9 minutes, 36 seconds left Saturday afternoon in Gonzaga’s 103-92 victory at Creighton, Zach Norvell hit a step-back 3-pointer. He screamed. Nothing in particular. Just a scream of joy.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

TV Take: From new No. 1 ranking to Geno Crandall injury, KHQ crew had plenty to talk about during Gonzaga’s rout of North Dakota State

Gonzaga served up a large portion of roast Bison, routing visiting North Dakota State 102-60 before the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State, broadcast team slip up in Apple Cup loss to Huskies

For those watching at home on Fox’s broadcast, the weather wasn’t a factor. It was the combination of Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman and the Fox production that made …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 5:47 p.m.

TV Take: Defense down the stretch gives Gonzaga perfect ending to Maui Invitational with title win over Duke

This is what everybody wanted, right? No. 1 Duke versus No. 3 Gonzaga for the championship of the best early-season tournament of the year, the Maui Invitational. And the game …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 11:45 p.m.

TV Take: Duo of Jay Bilas, Dan Schulman doesn’t miss much in Gonzaga’s comeback win over Arizona at Maui Invitational

Every great comeback consists of two parts. There is the building of a deficit, the mistakes, the shortcomings, whatever goes wrong to build a hill to scramble over. And there …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 12:07 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN’s Bill Walton praises Gonzaga … when he was actually talking about basketball

The Zags made their 2018 Maui Invitational debut late Monday night on ESPN2 with a 84-78 win over scrappy Illinois, but that wasn’t the main event, at least not on …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 12:09 a.m.

TV Take: Washington State makes thumping of Arizona look like a walk in the park… or through Pullman

The distance Washington State has traveled this year is in some ways analogous to the distance head coach Mike Leach travels many days from his home to his office.


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

TV Take: First viewing of Rui Hachimura this season shows ESPN crew the talent Gonzaga fans already knew

In the past year or so, those who watch Gonzaga basketball games on television have come to know Eric Rothman and Caron Butler well.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 11:41 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga turns ‘very interesting matchup’ into 104-67 blowout win over Texas Southern

Before the start of Gonzaga’s 104-67 blowout of Texas Southern in front of the usual 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, Greg Heister and the SWX broadcast crew took turns …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

TV Take: From Gardner Minshew’s ‘Heisman moment’ to Mike Leach’s moustache, Washington State shines late in win at Colorado

There may be no quarterback west of Alabama that has played better this season than Washington State’s Gardner Minshew.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

TV Take: Broadcast crew overcomes opening-night glitches as Gonzaga rolls Idaho State

Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: It took until the end, but ESPN’s swooning over Gardner Minshew pays off in Washington State win

If there is one thing you can count on the past few weeks watching Washington State football, it is the announcing crew is going to gush over quarterback Gardner Minshew.


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

TV Take: Killian Tillie a popular topic of discussion in Gonzaga’s exhibition rout of Central Washington

It may be hard to quantify, but Gonzaga’s exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center was probably the most anticipated in the past few years.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

TV Take: Well-known Washington State impresses Pac-12 Network broadcasters again in win over Stanford

With familiarity comes respect, if the familiar relationship is a respectful one. Such is the case with the Pac-12 Network’s top football announcing duo, Ted Robinson and Yogi Roth, and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

TV Take: Washington State caps perfect start to day with field-rushing finish in win over Oregon

Has there been more of a win-win Saturday for Washington State University?


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 11:49 p.m.

TV Take: Cross-country viewing no easy task with Pac-12 Networks

It’s no secret the Pac-12 Networks don’t have the reach of some college football conference’s broadcasting arm. The biggest hole? There is no DirecTV connection and hasn’t been since the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew draws heaping portion of praise in Washington State’s win over Utah

If there is a star of the Pac-12 Networks’ football’s coverage, it may just be Yogi Roth.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 12:24 a.m.

TV Take: ESPN seems to favor Hollywood in USC’s win over Washington State

It took four games, the first three of which they won, but the Washington State Cougars finally made the television big time. All it took was a game at USC. …


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.