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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine rematch will air on ESPN

Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.


Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s showdown to be televised on ESPN

ESPN will televise Gonzaga’s showdown with Saint Mary’s on Saturday in Moraga.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Dick Vitale wants to keep going until he’s 100. He’s serious, baby.

Vitale broke into broadcasting when chutzpah in the booth was king. Howard Cosell was at the top of the profession. ESPN built its brand with anchors such as Chris Berman, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

ESPN: Defense, free-throw shooting could keep Gonzaga from winning the NCAA Tournament

ESPN’s Kyle Soppe says Gonzaga is not alone among ranked teams struggling with getting stops, converting from the charity stripe.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Washington State punter, kicker mingle with celebrity specialist Pat McAfee prior to Cheez-It Bowl

Pat McAfee lists a Twiter following of more than 1.7 million, so when the popular football/wrestling analyst and podcast host took a lap around Chase Field Friday night wearing a …


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: 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.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

WCC extends contract with ESPN, adds CBS Sports Network to television lineup

The WCC announced an extension with ESPN through the 2027 season and a new multiyear arrangement with CBS Sports Network that debuts this season.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Bracket projections: Gonzaga staying in Spokane to open NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga could enjoy some home cooking in the NCAA Tournament, according to a couple of early bracket projections with the season opener about 50 days away.


ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Couch Slouch: Dan Le Batard doesn’t understand the Disney way

Okay, let’s take an unconventional, unvarnished look at this Dan Le Batard-ESPN diplomatic divide that popped out of the Bristol jack-in-the-box bin when I was on vacation.*


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Schaap chat: A Q&A with Jeremy Schaap about ESPN’s upcoming Mike Leach E:60 feature

Earlier this week, we caught up with Schaap over the phone to talk about a project that’s been two years in the making. The renowned sports journalist shares a few …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Ex-Patriot, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi recovering after 2nd stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital after suffering a second stroke. His family says in a statement that the 46-year-old …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley has announced his retirement after 40 years with ESPN; Ley was the network’s longest-tenured anchor


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL, which will have a franchise in Seattle, reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced …


ESPN the Magazine will cease print edition

ESPN the Magazine – at least the print version – will be canceled. ESPN announced an internal reorganization Tuesday under senior vice president of content Rob King, part of which …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Larry Stone: Alex Rodriguez, back with ESPN, reflects on leaving Seattle

As former Mariners star Alex Rodriguez flew into Seattle on Wednesday, he gave his two daughters, who have accompanied him on the trip, a quick tutorial on the city’s entrepreneurial …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket rollout

ESPN’s mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket on Monday night was frustrating to coaches and players who didn’t get a chance to celebrate their big moment.


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …


Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Sports letters: ESPN needs to say ‘goodbye’ to Bill Walton

Why does ESPN continue to assign Bill Walton to cover college basketball?


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Couch Slouch: More facts to ponder while watching sports on TV

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

ABC to join ESPN, NFL Network in broadcasting NFL draft

ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018

Washington State, Arizona to kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in ESPN game

Taking advantage of a six-day selection window, ESPN picked up next Saturday’s game between No. 10 WSU and Arizona. Kickoff between the Cougars and Wildcats will be at 7:30 p.m. …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

For this Washington State alum, it’s a long road to GameDay

It was almost midnight on Saturday in Virginia when the text message flashed across Travis Crawford’s screen. It was concise – just seven words – and an order from longtime …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

ESPN College GameDay making trip to Pullman for Washington State game against Oregon

ESPN College GameDay announced Saturday night on Twitter that the weekly college football program will make its first trip to the Palouse for the Oct. 20 game between the 17th-ranked …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018

ESPN to air College GameDay feature on tragic bond between Ivan Maisel, family of ex-Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

The emotionally charged segment will air during Saturday’s show, which runs from 6-9 a.m. PDT on ESPN’s primary network and can also be viewed on the web at WatchESPN.com.