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Mönninghoff leaves Gonzaga

Men’s basketball: Mathis Mönninghoff, a 6-foot-7 forward who saw limited playing time in two seasons at Gonzaga, has decided to leave the program and sign with a professional team in Germany, Bulldogs assistant coach Tommy Lloyd said.

Mönninghoff, of Ibbenbüren, Germany, played just 134 minutes in 23 appearances as a sophomore last season. He made 12 of 28 3-pointers and scored 38 points.

Mönninghoff made eight starts and played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds. He made 33 of 72 3-pointers (45.8 percent).

He’s the third Zag to exit the program after last season. Forward Ryan Spangler transferred to Oklahoma and Mathis Keita will play at Indiana (Pa.) University, an NCAA Division II school.

Jim Meehan

Apple Cup on a Friday afternoon

College football: Fans attending this season’s Apple Cup will have a quick turnaround following their Thanksgiving celebrations.

As part of its early television schedule released Thursday, the Pac-12 announced that Washington State will host Washington at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, a game that will be televised on either Fox or FX.

The conference also announced WSU’s home opener against Eastern Washington on Sept. 8 will be televised on Pac-12 Networks and will kick off at noon.

The Cougars previously announced that their season opener at BYU on Aug. 30 will be a 7:15 start on ESPN, and a Sept. 14 game at UNLV will also be televised by ESPN at 6 p.m.

Game times and TV information for the remaining Pac-12 schedule will be released six to 12 days before each game.

Christian Caple

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