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UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. joins hometown protests calling for justice

Dower sees the pain, frustration and outrage in his hometown. He feels it. He’s experienced it firsthand. What he hasn’t seen is what he wants the most: substantive change.


UPDATED: Mon., June 1, 2020

Gonzaga’s 16-game conference schedule includes single games against Portland, LMU

Gonzaga’s 16-game WCC schedule includes single-game matchups with Portland and Loyola Marymount and two-game sets with the remaining seven schools.


UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

John Blanchette: These sports memories might not have been big time, but we still miss them

Among the lesser and self-evident lessons from our ongoing limbo is just how much sports can be missed when they’ve been furloughed.


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Gonzaga wing Corey Kispert’s decision on hold with unsettled pre-NBA draft process

“It’s the million dollar question,” said Kispert, when asked what would keep him in the draft and what would bring him back to GU.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Gonzaga commit Jalen Suggs named MaxPreps male athlete of the year

Jalen Suggs added another prestigious honor to his growing awards collection.


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Ira Brown recovers from ‘very mild’ case of coronavirus

Ira Brown knew he wasn’t feeling right. He wasn’t too alarmed, but he sensed his body was fighting off something.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Gonzaga moves up to No. 1 in ESPN’s way-too-early rankings

ESPN bumped Gonzaga into the top spot in its latest rankings released Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown picks Michigan over Gonzaga and Illinois

Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown picked Michigan over Gonzaga and Illinois.


Former Gonzaga great Adam Morrison big fan of Michael Jordan, documentary

Morrison was born in 1984, exactly one month after Jordan was drafted third overall by the Chicago Bulls. Morrison collected Jordan’s sports cards and posters as his formative years coincided …


Gonzaga trio, WSU’s CJ Elleby receive additional time to consider draft decisions

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans, Gonzaga’s Brian Michaelson, Washington State’s John Andrzejek make ESPN’s rising stars list

Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans is No. 11, Gonzaga assistant Brian Michaelson is No. 12 and Washington State’s John Andrzejek is No. 39.


Ten Gonzaga sports teams earn APR Public Recognition Awards

Ten Gonzaga sports teams earned Annual Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, according to NCAA. Gonzaga paced the WCC with the most teams honored, edging out Santa Clara (nine).


Dan Dickau, Steve Kerr reminisce on podcast over prank call and humbling recruiting visit

Kerr was a guest on Dickau’s Scorebook Live quarantine series podcast recently when Dickau steered the conversation from questions to fessing up about a 2002 prank phone call schemed by …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Gonzaga will take on Tennessee in Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden

The Zags and Volunteers will square off in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 8 at Madison Square Garden. It marks the fourth meeting in six years between the schools …


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Tricky Trio ranked No. 11 nationally, tops among Gonzaga recruiting classes

Gonzaga’s incoming class of Jalen Suggs, Julian Strawther and Dominick Harris – self-dubbed the Tricky Trio – is No. 11 in 247sports’ composite final rankings for 2020. That edges out …


UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

Group of Gonzaga fans connects with players - via Zoom

Maintaining connections is important, yet tough, in the age of quarantine as face-to-face experiences are minimal.


UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Quentin Hall stays upbeat, busy rebuilding house damaged by Hurricane Dorian

Eight months after being slammed for days by Hurricane Dorian’s sustained 185-mph winds, life is slowly returning to normal for Quentin Hall and his family in his native Bahamas. There …


UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrision, pole vaulter Brad Walker highlight 2020 Washington Sports Hall of Fame class

Adam Morrison and Brad Walker, who carried the Greater Spokane League banner to national acclaim, are having their achievements honored permanently in the state.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Gonzaga A.D. Mike Roth remains optimistic despite cloudy crystal ball

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth covered a variety of topics Wednesday, including his hope that sports return this fall and his take on athletes’ name, image and likeness (NIL) rights.


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Top five 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero has Gonzaga in final six

Paolo Banchero, one of the top players in the 2021 class, lists Gonzaga among his six finalists.


UPDATED: Sun., April 26, 2020

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev declares for draft without hiring an agent

Filip Petrusev has become the third Gonzaga Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.


Wake Forest grad transfer Chaundee Brown has Gonzaga in final four

Wake Forest’s Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing, listed Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State and LSU as his final four in a tweet Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft but indicates No. 1 option is returning to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.


UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert testing NBA draft waters, won’t hire agent

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is chasing his dream and keeping the option open to return for his senior season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

Gonzaga tweaks training methods with interruption to usual routines, gym time

The Zags are still training, minus access to facilities, weight rooms and gyms under Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Five-star recruit Jalen Suggs officially signs with Gonzaga

Jalen Suggs made it as official as possible at the moment, signing a letter of intent Wednesday with Gonzaga. It was another positive sign, no pun intended, among growing indications …


UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert named Division I-AAA men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert has been named the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Newest Zag Aaron Cook well aware of Gonzaga’s recent success with grad transfer guards

One of the reasons Cook picked Gonzaga is because of the program’s successful track record with grad transfers, which is somewhat similar to the Zags’ proven blueprint developing international big …


UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Southern Illinois grad transfer Aaron Cook Jr. commits to Gonzaga

Southern Illinois graduate transfer Aaron Cook Jr. tweeted Tuesday night that he has committed to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Gonzaga’s unique success has proven ‘impossible’ to replicate elsewhere

The national title game would have been held Monday, and Gonzaga had hoped, as it does every year, to cut down the nets to claim its first national championship in …