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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev help Gonzaga past Michigan State in preseason scrimmage

Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Rob Curley: Revisit Zags’ rise with Big Ed and Q on eve of Bulldogs’ season

The evening will feature tons of cool videos, fun and revealing live interviews on stage with Gonzaga men’s assistant coach Tommy Lloyd and women’s head coach Lisa Fortier, as well …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Family matters to new Gonzaga grad assistant, former standout guard Gary Bell Jr.

Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Michigan held its men’s basketball media day Thursday, another first for coach Juwan Howard as he prepares for his initial season at the helm. The former Fab Five star returned …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Big Sky basketball: Coaches pick Eastern Washington men to win conference title; Idaho women second in polls

After reaching back-to-back Big Sky Conference Tournament championship games and returning the bulk of its talent, EWU was picked first in the coaches poll on Thursday.


Kansas favored in Big 12 after record 14 titles in row ends

Kansas has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 men’s basketball title, the season after the end of the Jayhawks’ NCAA record run of winning the conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie makes watch list for Karl Malone Award

Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019, 10:05 a.m.

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

Ten Gonzaga sports teams – including men’s, women’s basketball – post 100% graduation rates

Ten Gonzaga teams achieved 100 percent graduation rates and student-athletes graduated at a 98 percent rate, tied for seventh nationally, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) statistics.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6 p.m.

Eastern Washington’s Mason Peatling, Jacob Davison named to preseason All-Big Sky team; Idaho’s Gina Marxen also honored

One Big Sky Conference men’s basketball team had multiple players selected to the league’s preseason all-conference roster: Eastern Washington.


Will Wade, Bruce Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions

Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU’s Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the court.


Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie receives preseason third-team All-America recognition from CBS Sports

Killian Tillie was named to the CBS Sports preseason All-America third team.


Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Washington State’s CJ Elleby on watch list for Julius Erving Award

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Washington State’s CJ Elleby are among 20 players on the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 3:49 p.m.

New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. …


Tom Izzo welcomes expectations for 1 of top Michigan State teams

Tom Izzo’s 25th team at Michigan State might be one of his best. All-America guard Cassius Winston is one of four returning starters from last season’s team that won the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Lakers waive former Gonzaga guard David Stockton

David Stockton’s training-camp stay with the Los Angeles Lakers is over after 11 days. The Lakers waived Stockton on Tuesday but the former Gonzaga guard could end up playing for …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Two Gonzaga games to air on CBS Sports Network

Add two more games to Gonzaga’s lineup of nationally televised games. The Zags’ matchups at Santa Clara (Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.) and vs. Loyola Marymount (Feb. 6, 8 p.m.) will …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 5:24 p.m.

Charlotte waives former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins was waived by the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team announced Sunday.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga to appear at least 15 times on ESPN family of networks

Gonzaga will make at least 15 appearances on ESPN networks this season, including both dates with rival Saint Mary’s among eight WCC matchups, the conference announced.


UCLA starting rebuild under new coach Mick Cronin

UCLA faces a rebuilding year under Mick Cronin and the young Bruins are busy adjusting to their new coach’s ways. Different drills, different philosophies, different schemes, different personality.


Duke picked to win ACC; Jordan Nwora voted preseason player of year

Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league’s preseason player of the year.


Kansas coach Bill Self bristles at idea of ‘trolling’ NCAA

Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned an Adidas …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

‘We have a lot of superheroes’: Despite losing four starters, coach Mike Hopkins likes Washington’s chances

Nahziah Carter has no doubt the Huskies can repeat as Pac-12 champions and believes Washington reloaded with enough high-end talent to surpass last season’s team that advanced to the second …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination

Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few’s NIL comments prompt strong reaction on social media

Few reiterated he supports athletes having NIL rights as long as it can be regulated and the playing field stays level, but his comments about “grandstanding politicians” in a 3-minute, …


ACC waits to see who steps into star spotlight

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can’t help but feel a bit of excitement simply by what he doesn’t see around the Atlantic Coast Conference from last year. No Zion Williamson …


Pac-12 players, coaches briefed on California likeness law

Washington State big man Jeff Pollard is popular all over Pullman and easily recognized back home in Bountiful, Utah.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

CJ Elleby makes preseason all-conference team; Washington State picked to finish 11th in Pac-12

If Washington State’s basketball program is going to take a step forward in year one under Kyle Smith, the Cougars will likely need another standout season from one of their …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Mike Krzyzewski says California law a needed conversation starter

Mike Krzyzewski believes it’s time for college sports to get in step with the times when it comes to paying athletes, though the Duke coach said getting there raises a …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Seasoned players pace Gonzaga in Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage

Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage – often ragged but packed with numerous examples of the team’s considerable potential – had just finished when coach Mark Few noticed his players …