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UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Quick TBT exit for The Money Team and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, EWU’s Jacob Wiley and UI’s Jeff Ledbetter

The Money Team, which included players from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho, committed costly mistakes down the stretch and made a quick exit from The Basketball Tournament (TBT).


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth: ICE ruling ‘causing lot of panic’ for international student-athletes and coaches

Add another potential obstacle to the stack of concerns facing Gonzaga – and virtually every Division I athletic program – trying to find a safe path to staging sports this …


UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos joins Russian team

The former Gonzaga great has agreed to a one-year contract with BC Zenit, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Top prospect Makur Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

WASHINGTON — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Killian Tillie preps for next step in career

The resilient, positive attitude that defined Killian Tillie during four seasons at Gonzaga continues to serve him well with basketball essentially sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

After renovation, Hoops Hall ready to show off its new look

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was just about finished with a top-to-bottom renovation when the coronavirus pandemic hit.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie will join the virtual Northwest Passages stage today to talk about his time as a Bulldog and what he’s up to now.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Gonzaga to play in 2021 Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden

The Zags will join Louisville, Providence and Oklahoma State in the 2021 Empire Classic on Nov. 18-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Gonzaga completes nonconference schedule with NAU, USC and North Carolina Central

NAU joins USC and North Carolina Central as the most recent additions to the Zags’ schedule.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Washington Athletics announces expanded cost-saving measures and major gifts from Jen Cohen, Jimmy Lake and Mike Hopkins

Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Top-ranked 2021 recruit Chet Holmgren lists Gonzaga in final seven

Chet Holmgren, ranked by ESPN as the top recruit in the 2021 class, has Gonzaga in his final seven schools.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Oregon, Oregon State drop ‘Civil War’ name for rivalry

Oregon and Oregon State have mutually agreed to drop the name “Civil War” for their rivalry games.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Josh Perkins, Kyle Wiltjer expected to play in TBT

Perkins, former Zag Kyle Wiltjer, ex-Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley and former Idaho Vandal Jeff Ledbetter are listed on TBT rosters. Wiltjer, Wiley and Ledbetter are playing for seventh-seeded The …


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Gonzaga lands talented transfer guard Andrew Nembhard from Florida

Gonzaga bolstered it future roster in a big way Tuesday with a commitment from Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Following athletes, NCAA takes aim at Confederate flag

The NCAA is expanding its policy banning states with prominent confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

NCAA penalties against Idaho men’s basketball include fine, postseason probation

A two-year probation, a $5,000 fine, a two-week ban on communicating with recruits this fall and an official reprimand and censure were among penalties handed out by the NCAA on …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Utah guard Both Gach transfers to home state team, Minnesota

Utah guard Both Gach has decided to transfer to Minnesota to play his last two seasons of college in his home state.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Drew Timme ready for challenges that come with Gonzaga’s preseason hype

“Playing here you get put on a national schedule and you better come prepared to play because if not you’re going to get your butt kicked,” Timme said. “We love …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Big Sky Conference gives athletes day off on election day

FARMINGTON, Utah — The Big Sky Conference said Wednesday that it will give its schools a day off from required athletic activities on election day in November.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

NCAA rules D.J. Carton can play for Marquette right away

Marquette says the NCAA has granted guard D.J. Carton a waiver that will enable the Ohio State transfer to play for his new team in the upcoming season.


Gonzaga basketball sophomore forward Drew Timme joins Northwest Passages virtual chat

Gonzaga basketball sophomore forward Drew Timme will join the virtual Northwest Passages stage today to talk about his first season as a Bulldog, expectations for next year and more.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard expected to announce decision Monday

Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard, who is considering six schools, including Gonzaga, is expected to announce his next Monday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Jeremy Pargo back in the game in Israel

The former Gonzaga standout’s latest venture is in familiar surroundings in Israel, Pargo’s third stint playing professionally in the country. He’s also played in Russia, China and Italy, the NBA …


UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Small number of Gonzaga basketball players take part in voluntary workouts

It’s nowhere near normalcy, but Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball players took the first baby steps in that direction by participating in voluntary workouts last week.


Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule will include PK Invitational, home dates with two D-I newcomers

Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule continues to take shape with a yet-to-be announced matchup at the Phil Knight Invitational and home games against a pair of Division I newcomers.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Rights groups, athletes ask NCAA to move tourney from Idaho

Groups that advocate for civil rights and women’s rights have joined notable athletes in asking the NCAA to move 2021 men’s basketball tournament games out of Idaho after the state …


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Gonzaga in mix for Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard

Gonzaga, a finalist for Andrew Nembhard a few years ago, appears to be a finalist again for the University of Florida transfer. GU, Duke and USC are the leading candidates …


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Past, present and future Gonzaga players speaking up against racial injustice

Past, present and future Zags are making their voices heard, demanding change as protests nationwide continue following George Floyd’s death on May 25.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Gonzaga in running for top 2021 recruits, including No. 1 Chet Holmgren

ESPN has updated its 2021 recruiting class rankings and Gonzaga is involved with at least seven prospects inside the top 40, including new No. 1 Chet Holmgren.