Zags Report


 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016

Numbers lining up as Zags open practice

Numbers lining up as Zags open practiceGonzaga held its first men’s basketball practice Friday and it didn’t look anything like its walk-through before a road game against San Francisco last season. Not in terms of numbers of players available or names of players available. GU’s team ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

Before the groundbreaking, Pat Volkar, center, lead donor for the Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement, chats with Gonzaga head basketball coach Mark Few, on left, and Gonzaga President  Thayne McCulloh, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga breaks ground on game-changing athletic center

Gonzaga breaks ground on game-changing athletic centerMark Few admits he’s not the greatest tour guide. The Gonzaga men’s basketball coach sometimes finds himself on campus in late summer when visitors show up outside the McCarthey Athletic Center. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ll run ...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Shaniqua Nilles signs pro contract to play in Denmark

Shaniqua Nilles signs pro contract to play in DenmarkFormer Gonzaga women’s basketball player Shaniqua Nilles has signed a contract to play for SISU Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nilles played in 107 games as a Zag. Her 10 career starts came in her final 10 games in a GU ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

Ex-Zag Mike Hart joins Colorado College staff

Ex-Zag Mike Hart joins Colorado College staffFormer Gonzaga basketball player Mike Hart, who served the last two seasons as the program’s video coordinator, has accepted an assistant coaching position at Colorado College, an NCAA Division III school in Colorado Springs.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016

Gonzaga's head coach Mark Few says he is excited to be a part of the inaugural Phil Knight Invitational in 2017. “It’s cool that this tournament is in the Northwest, and the teams that are in the field are going to make it a first-class event.” (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP)

Zags in 2017 holiday tournament honoring Phil Knight

Zags in 2017 holiday tournament honoring Phil KnightGonzaga is in a powerhouse field for the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team college basketball tournament in Portland over Thanksgiving week in November, 2017, honoring the Nike co-founder and chairman. Nike-sponsored schools Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, Georgetown, Butler, Texas, ...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis celebrates with fans after beating Utah at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga will make at least 15 ESPN appearances

Gonzaga will make at least 15 ESPN appearancesGonzaga will appear at least 15 times on ESPN networks, including eight WCC matchups and seven non-conference games. The WCC on Thursday announced its ESPN television schedule, which includes the Zags’ two dates with Saint Mary’s (Jan. 14 in Spokane, ...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016


WCC schedule set for Gonzaga women’s basketball

WCC schedule set for Gonzaga women’s basketballFor the second straight season, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team will open the West Coast Conference season on the beaches of Malibu, California. According to the WCC schedule announced Wednesday, the Bulldogs open the new year with back-to-back home games against San Francisco (Jan. 5) and Portland (Jan. 7).

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SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016

FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016

Gonzaga's head coach Mark Few says he is excited to be a part of the inaugural Phil Knight Invitational in 2017. “It’s cool that this tournament is in the Northwest, and the teams that are in the field are going to make it a first-class event.” (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP)

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

Zags face strong nonconference schedule but no Battle in Seattle in 2016Gonzaga announced a 12-game nonconference schedule Friday, including neutral-court clashes against Arizona and Tennessee, home dates with San Diego State and Washington and potential showdowns at an Orlando, Florida, tournament. However, the 2016-17 slate doesn’t include the Battle in Seattle, ...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016

Jeremy Pargo drives on Micah Downs during the first half of the Gonzaga Alumni Game, June 24, 2016, in the Spokane Convention Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Galaxy of former Zags stars shine in inaugural Gonzaga Alumni Game 

Galaxy of former Zags stars shine in inaugural Gonzaga Alumni GameIt was a Who’s Who of Gonzaga basketball, from the ones who suited up, all key contributors in GU’s run of 18 consecutive NCAA tournaments, to honorary coaches (Adam Morrison, Ronny Turiaf for Team Dickau; Jim McPhee and Kevin Pangos for Team Pargo), to legends in attendance (John Stockton).

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THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016

Cal transfer Jordan Mathews commits to Gonzaga 

Cal transfer Jordan Mathews commits to GonzagaGonzaga has bolstered its 2016-17 roster with the addition of Cal transfer Jordan Mathews. Mathews, who arrived in Spokane on a recruiting trip Thursday, orally committed to the Zags, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-4, 203-pound guard is eligible ...

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Domantas Sabonis helped lead Gonzaga to an Elite 8 and Sweet 16 appearance in his two seasons with the Bulldogs. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis selected 11th in NBA draft by Orlando before trade to Oklahoma City 

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis selected 11th in NBA draft by Orlando before trade to Oklahoma CityFormer Gonzaga Bulldog Domantas Sabonis became the second highest draft pick in program history when the Orlando Magic made the talented forward the 11th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Sabonis embraced family members, including Hall of Fame father Arvydas Sabonis, ...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer await call at NBA draft

Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis, Kyle Wiltjer await call at NBA draftFormer Gonzaga teammates Domantas Sabonis and Kyle Wiltjer went about predraft preparations in different ways with the same goal in mind: improving their NBA draft stock. Sabonis trained at GU, skipped the draft combine on the advice of his agents ...

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016

Arizona State eliminates Gonzaga in NCAA baseball regional

Arizona State eliminates Gonzaga in NCAA baseball regionalFORT WORTH, Texas – Gonzaga's resurgent baseball season ended on Sunday afternoon, as the third-seeded Bulldogs fell to second-seeded Arizona State 6-3 in the NCAA tournament’s Fort Worth Regional at Lupton Stadium. Because the Zags (36-21) lost for the second ...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016

Gonzaga falls to top-seeded TCU in NCAA regional

Gonzaga falls to top-seeded TCU in NCAA regionalGonzaga completed the comeback but could not hold onto its own lead, falling 4-3 to top-seeded TCU in its second NCAA Regionals matchup. The Bulldogs will face Oral Roberts on Sunday to complete the round-robin portion of the double-elimination regional.

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Record: 29-7 (14-3)

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