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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Motivation strong for Gonzaga, San Francisco in rematch

It was the only game in doubt in the closing minutes during Gonzaga’s 12-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

Gonzaga faces quick turnaround, talented San Diego Toreros

Gonzaga put together one of its most complete efforts of the season in a 93-63 beatdown of BYU on Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Gonzaga puts West Coast Conference road winning streak on the line against BYU

The Zags have won four straight over BYU in front of packed houses of nearly 19,000 inside the spacious Marriott Center, where visitors have walked away on the losing end …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019

Gonzaga tries to continue WCC road mastery against Santa Clara

The fourth-ranked Zags have won 26 straight WCC road games, the longest active streak in the country, entering Saturday’s rematch against Santa Clara at the Leavey Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019

Gonzaga rolling, despite game-plan tactics of WCC foes

Four games into the WCC season it’s apparent opponents are going deeper into the playbook when facing fifth-ranked Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Gonzaga dealing with another physical, defensive-minded foe in Loyola Marymount

Gonzaga’s next WCC assignment is against an opponent with a quality point guard, a much-improved big man and a nationally ranked defense.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

Gonzaga, San Francisco collide with first place on line in WCC

San Francisco (14-2, 2-0) has emerged as Gonzaga’s primary challenger through the season’s first two months. The Dons have an opportunity to show they’re more than just a contender while …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019

14th-ranked Gonzaga women not looking past Portland as showdown with BYU looms

At first sight, this would be the perfect time for the Gonzaga women to look past their next opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Gonzaga knows recipe for WCC success as Pacific makes trip to Spokane

Gonzaga’s last non-BYU/SMC setback was to San Diego, 69-66, on Feb. 22, 2014, at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Zags, including the WCC Tournament, have gone 84-6 since losing to …


Former Eastern Washington, Dallas safety Matt Johnson hopes Eagles, Cowboys make Saturday a day to remember

The stars in Texas, big and bright as they say, aligned somewhat perfectly this weekend for one former Eastern Washington football player.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Eastern Washington must again beat the odds to top North Dakota State for national title

Eastern Washington wasn’t expected to win a Big Sky Conference title – let alone reach the FCS national championship game – when its most recognizable figure, All-American quarterback Gage Gubrud, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

Santa Clara’s resurgence adds spice to Gonzaga’s WCC opener

Back on Nov. 14, the Gonzaga-Santa Clara game looked like a yawner on the schedule.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

Gonzaga expects tougher test from CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

Gonzaga’s last three games, all at home, all against overmatched competition, have produced wins by an average of 46.7 points. Any reason to expect something different when CSU Bakersfield visits …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Chance to grab program-record 11th win has motivated Washington State ahead of Alamo Bowl

Most of them don’t share the same zeal for history as their head coach, but Washington State football players still know enough about what has and hasn’t been accomplished by …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Gonzaga entertains Division I newcomer North Alabama following holiday break

North Alabama is in the first year of a four-year transition to Division I. The Lions were a Division II power before joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in all sports …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins will see familiar faces with Denver’s visit

Denver versus Gonzaga on Friday at the McCarthey Athletic Center is something of a homecoming game for Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018

Travel-weary Gonzaga back home to face UT Arlington

After a demanding stretch of prime matchups, long road trips and finals week, Gonzaga could probably use a break.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

49ers CB Richard Sherman irks former Seahawks teammates

When Richard Sherman downplayed Seattle’s success by describing the Seahawks as a “middle of the road” team a few weeks ago, his former teammates took offense. Heading into today’s rematch …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018

Offensive-minded Gonzaga, North Carolina searching for gains defensively

They are separated by eight spots in the AP rankings and not much more than that in terms of their offensive and defensive disposition.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Gonzaga women look to keep momentum on their side against Washington State

Gonzaga had its best shooting performance of the season, going 26 of 48 from the field to take down No. 7 Stanford last week


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Top-ranked Gonzaga awaits physical test from No. 7 Tennessee

Tennessee is a combination of Illinois’ defensive tenacity (with better personnel) and Washington’s experience, but the seventh-ranked Volunteers are far more proven and bring a physical, hard-nosed style.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Washington’s top dogs: Gonzaga aiming to keep upper hand in rivalry

Gonzaga has posted lopsided wins in the last three matchups, the latter two as part of the four-game set that expires after next year’s clash in Seattle. The other meeting …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Take the over: Gonzaga, Creighton putting up video game-like numbers on offense

Gonzaga coach Mark Few appreciates good offense. For the better part of two decades, the Zags have been known for skilled, high-scoring teams. Few’s speaking engagements at various camps and …


Gonzaga, looking out for No. 1, entertains North Dakota State

The debate began shortly after Gonzaga outlasted Duke and picked up steam a couple days later when Kansas rallied past Tennessee in overtime. It simmered over the weekend. Two strong …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

‘It’s kind of more of the same.’ Washington State won’t catch any breaks in 111th Apple Cup, facing traditionally strong Washington team

It’s not what a Washington State fan wants to hear, especially considering how the last four of these have gone, but Mike Leach is as honest as they come and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Ben Burr-Kirven an unassuming leader for No. 16 Washington ahead of Apple Cup clash with Washington State

Linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven might be the most unassuming of all the impact players on the standout defense for No. 16 Washington. He doesn’t seek attention and he doesn’t celebrate every …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018

Texas A&M, SEC about to get a taste of what Gonzaga basketball means to Spokane

Texas A&M visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday, and there’s a good chance third-ranked Gonzaga will see an Aggies’ squad closer to full strength.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins closes in on 500 career assists

When he reaches that mark, the redshirt senior will become only the sixth Zag to achieve the feat.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Analysis: Gonzaga shrugs off foul trouble, thumps Texas Southern 104-67

No. 3 Gonzaga shook off the absence of two top scorers, opened up a 22-point lead at the break and cruised to a 104-67 victory over Texas Southern in front …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018

Gonzaga-Texas Southern: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 104-67 victory over the Tigers

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 104-67 win over Texas Southern on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the McCarthey Athletic Center …