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NCAA places Mississippi State on three years probation

Mississippi State has been placed on three years’ probation by the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk sidelined from FIBA World Cup by knee injury

A knee injury has ended former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk’s stint with the Canadian national team.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

North Idaho men’s basketball banned from next three postseasons; back-to-back NWAC Tournament titles vacated

The North Idaho College men’s basketball program and athletic department were hit with a bevy of stringent Northwest Athletic Conference sanctions Tuesday for league violations, including extra student-athlete benefits and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Backloaded WCC schedule awaits Gonzaga men’s basketball

Gonzaga on Tuesday learned its WCC schedule for the 2020 season and most of its toughest contests figure to fall over the final three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse are both trying to revive college basketball programs in Tennessee about 200 miles apart. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA before returning to alma …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

North Idaho College will face sanctions after NWAC denies appeal

North Idaho College lost its appeal Thursday to avoid Northwest Athletic Conference-issued sanctions for undisclosed violations, according to NIC president Rick MacLennan.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Sources: North Idaho men’s basketball team faces severe sanctions for alleged NWAC violations

The Northwest Athletic Conference recently handed down sanctions to the North Idaho College men’s basketball program for a violation of the league’s bylaws, according to conference President Marco Azurdia, who …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Gonzaga adds Lewis-Clark State, UT Arlington to nonconference men’s basketball schedule

Gonzaga continues to fill out its nonconference basketball schedule.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Gonzaga highlights Eastern Washington’s 2019-2020 nonconference men’s basketball schedule

In Shantay Legans’ two seasons as Eastern Washington’s men’s basketball coach, he’s twice led the Eagles to the Big Sky Conference tournament title game.


NCAA’s agent certification process draws concern, criticism

There are concerns about the NCAA’s new requirements allowing men’s basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The NCAA has …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs with Charlotte

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins has signed another contract with the Charlotte Hornets. The NBA team on Tuesday announced the signing of Perkins and guard Joe Chealey, but didn’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Point guard Ahmed Ali leaves Washington State men’s basketball team

Ahmed Ali, a point guard on the Washington State men’s basketball team who entered the transfer portal before electing to stick it out with the Cougars, has left the program …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams signs with pro team in Israel

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams is heading overseas to continue his professional basketball career. Williams signed recently with Maccabi Rishon in Israel.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Idaho interim men’s basketball coach Zac Claus thrilled with team’s energy after summer session

In the wake of the sudden firing of coach Don Verlin on the cusp of a University of Idaho presidential regime change last spring, the Vandals men’s basketball team was …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Former Washington State standout Craig Ehlo takes on new role in Cougars’ broadcast booth

Craig Ehlo, the former Washington State hoops standout who played 14 seasons in the NBA and now resides in Spokane County, will return to Pullman in a broadcasting role this …


UConn will pay $17M to leave the AAC for Big East

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a $17 million exit fee to the American Athletic Conference so the school can rejoin the Big East next year. The Huskies …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:07 p.m.

Washington State to host seven nonconference games during Kyle Smith’s debut season

The nonconference basketball schedule that Washington State will play in 2019 won’t be particularly challenging on paper and should present first-year coach Kyle Smith with numerous chances to notch victories …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Mark Few named assistant coach for USA select team

Gonzaga’s Mark Few will serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball’s select team, a 13-player squad that will train with and help the national team prepare for the FIBA …


Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Other matchups include Kansas …


Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is preparing his team for a nine-day trip to Italy starting Aug. 3. The Cornhuskers will play four games against club and professional teams. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

NCAA punishes DePaul for basketball recruiting violation

The NCAA has suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his …


UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Former Gonzaga analytics coordinator Riccardo Fois settling into new role with Phoenix Suns

A handful of Gonzaga players considered professional options versus returning to school following the 2019 season. So did a member of the Zags’ coaching staff, minus the fanfare and headlines.


Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall signs with pro team in Czech Republic

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall has signed to play professionally in the Czech Republic, according to Eurobasket.com.


Ex-Tar Heel Seventh Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Former North Carolina guard Seventh Woods is fitting back in at home since arriving at South Carolina. Woods joined the Gamecocks last month after three seasons as a backup with …