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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Kyle Smith lands second commitment in 2020 class as T.J. Bamba pledges to Washington State

Kyle Smith opened the week without a single commitment in the 2020 recruiting class, but the first-year Washington State coach will close it with at least two.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Gonzaga No. 7 in USA Today coaches preseason poll

The USA Today coaches preseason poll released Thursday mirrors the AP Top 25 through the top six spots before the first difference. Gonzaga is No. 7 in the coaches’ rankings, …


Class of 2021 center Nathan Bittle planning Gonzaga visit

Gonzaga appears to be in the mix for another highly rated class of 2021 big man from the Pacific Northwest. Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-10, 180-pound center at Crater High in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie healing up, hoping for healthy senior year

Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward …


Big 12 wide open after Kansas stranglehold ended last season

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber shrugged off the early predications that the Wildcats, who just a few months ago were still reveling in the glow a shared Big 12 championship, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Idaho’s comeback attempt falls short in exhibition loss to Division II Central Washington

Division II Central Washington upset the Idaho Vandals 88-81 in a season-opening exhibition for both teams.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

High-flier from Australia commits to Kyle Smith, Washington State

Efe Abodigi, a high-flying, rim-rocking big man from Australia who took the internet by storm two years ago, committed to Kyle Smith and the Cougars Tuesday afternoon, becoming the coach’s …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

George Raveling to be celebrated by Washington State at halftime of Feb. 9 rivalry game against Washington

Klay Thompson won’t be the only Washington State luminary celebrated by the school this basketball season.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Joshua Langford out again with foot problem for No. 1 Michigan St

Top-ranked Michigan State is already dealing with a significant injury. Guard Joshua Langford had a setback in his return from a foot injury, and coach Tom Izzo says the senior …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Cassius Winston, Markus Howard top AP preseason All-America men’s team

Cassius Winston had a long list of accomplishments at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and into the Final Four. He was the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Michigan State opens at No. 1 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

There isn’t much Michigan State has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.