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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

Washington State-Colorado game will feature teams with contrasting styles: one that can close, one that can’t

WSU (8-1, 5-1), ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff ranking, is off to its best start since 2002 and will …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018

After upsetting Baylor, Texas Southern hopes to stay levelheaded against third-ranked Gonzaga

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones and several of his key players have toured some of the toughest venues in college basketball. The Tigers traditionally play a road-heavy, nonconference schedule stocked …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

No. 10 Washington State hoping to ‘get revenge’ on Cal after stinging loss in 2017

As the 2018 Cougars prepare for the next opponent on their schedule, flashbacks of last year’s dud at Memorial Stadium are imminent – but they aren’t necessarily unhealthy.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Gonzaga basketball opens with exhibition game against Central Washington

Gonzaga’s fan base gets its first look Thursday in an exhibition game against Central Washington at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 25 Washington State should be sweet encore to ESPN College GameDay show

Hours after ESPN College GameDay disassembles its set, Kirk Herbstreit leaves Wazzu for Purdue and tens of thousands of Cougar fans recharge from the early-morning party on the corner of …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Gonzaga tangles with athletic Florida State in Sweet 16 showdown

Gonzaga has seen just about everything possible on the basketball court during coach Mark Few’s tenure. However, Florida State, Thursday’s challenger in the Sweet 16 at the Staples Center, qualifies …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Gonzaga, Ohio State have come long way since November meeting at PK80

Gonzaga handed Ohio State its worst loss of the season Nov. 23 at the PK80 Invitational in Portland. It’s what has happened since that will determine the outcome of Saturday’s …


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018

Gonzaga wary of underdog UNC Greensboro ahead of NCAA Tournament opener

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is usually the most entertaining as underdogs take a swing at blue bloods and immediately became national darlings if they pull off an …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018

Gonzaga men set for another tough test from fourth-seeded Dons

You’ve been warned. “Great shooters, and the point guard (Frankie Ferrari) is playing great. Another game just like this,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, previewing Monday’s WCC Tournament semifinal date …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Gonzaga opens against Loyola Marymount in the WCC Tournament quarterfinals

Gonzaga has a number of ongoing streaks, but three take precedence for the immediate future.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Gonzaga faces BYU with one last regular-season goal remaining

Gonzaga’s regular-season checklist isn’t quite complete.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Gonzaga chases West Coast Conference championship on road against San Diego

Gonzaga’s trip to the Jenny Craig Pavilion last February resulted in a 96-38 thrashing that ranked among GU’s biggest blowouts and equaled the worst loss in San Diego’s history.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Back in first place, Gonzaga tries to stay put as Loyola Marymount comes to town

It took Gonzaga nearly a month of work to move back into a tie for first place in the West Coast Conference. It required seven straight wins. It took four …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018

Gonzaga takes second shot at slowing Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s

How will the Zags approach defending Saint Mary’s star center Jock Landale?The answer should go a long way in deciding the outcome of the WCC game of the year Saturday …


Caution: Road work ahead if Gonzaga wants to claim another WCC title

If Gonzaga plans on hoisting its 17th WCC regular-season title trophy in 18 seasons, it’ll have to do the heavy lifting on the road.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

Gonzaga takes another shot at caging BYU Cougars in Kennel

Winning streaks are common at the McCarthey Athletic Center, compiled by a Gonzaga basketball team with one of the nation’s best home-court winning percentages since the cozy 6,000-seat arena opened …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Gonzaga gets first look at defensive-minded San Diego

San Diego made strides in the win column in coach Lamont Smith’s first two seasons, but the Toreros weren’t getting it done at the defensive end. That didn’t sit well …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018

Corey Kispert back on track as Gonzaga entertains USF to open second half of WCC season

Corey Kispert was back to being Corey Kispert on Thursday, one of the most promising developments for Gonzaga in a 95-79 road victory over Portland.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Bogdan Bliznyuk stands on brink of scoring mark with Eastern Washington home for two games

Bogdan Bliznyuk is excited about becoming the leading career scorer in Eastern Washington history. He just doesn’t want to talk about it.


Gonzaga hoping for repeat success in second duel with Portland

This admittedly isn’t a widely accepted hypothesis, but maybe getting thrashed by Gonzaga at the McCarthey Athletic Center isn’t such a bad thing for the Zags’ WCC opponents.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Gonzaga women enter next challenges riding 10-game winning streak

Laura Stockton and the Bulldogs are looking down at the rest of the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Gonzaga trying to keep bounce-back record clean against Broncos

Gonzaga wants to avoid being in these situations, but it has aced three bounce-back tests following losses this season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s clash with first place in the WCC on the line

No. 13 Gonzaga (16-3, 6-0 WCC) and Saint Mary’s (17-2, 6-0) will determine the pecking order, at least until their Feb. 10 meeting in Moraga, at 6 p.m. Thursday at …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

After rolling to a perfect WCC start, Gonzaga anticipates tough test from San Francisco

The game before the big game should be more competitive than Gonzaga’s first five WCC games. It almost has to be, considering the Zags have vanquished four of their five …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Fresh off Daejon Davis buzzer beater, Stanford brings momentum into matchup with Washington State

After a three-game skid to open Pac-12 Conference play, the Washington State Cougars head into the second week of January looking to rediscover their form and find some momentum. Perhaps …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018

Gonzaga having easy time against WCC’s have-nots heading into game at struggling LMU

Gonzaga’s schedule is routinely front-loaded. The Zags face most of their biggest challenges in the non-conference prior to the Christmas break. The Zags’ WCC slate is just the opposite.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018

Heavily favored Gonzaga not taking Pepperdine lightly

Gonzaga dusted two WCC opponents last week and the easy assumption is to expect more of the same against two foes pegged for the bottom half of the conference.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert making strides in recovery from ankle injury heading into matchup with Santa Clara

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is feeling better in both body and mind. The freshman wing is a month removed from spraining his left ankle against Incarnate Word.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017

Gonzaga trying to extend 21-game winning streak in WCC openers

The year was 1996 and Gonzaga’s top five scorers in order were Paul Rogers, Jon Kinloch, Scott Snider, Kyle Dixon and Lorenzo Rollins. The question: When was the last time …