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Everything is Copy: The arc of the season

It was, I think, simply coincidence that on the anniversary of his death, my interest in college basketball revived. It wasn’t because we shared that passion. Spectator sports held little …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Gonzaga students react to loss at campus watch party

With about two minutes left in the game, all the students in Gonzaga’s Cataldo Hall stood up as they watched their men’s basketball team fall to Texas Tech, knocking the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

Hey, Jimmy Kimmel: Gonzaga landed on the moon

Any good conspiracy theory is only strengthened by attempts to disprove it. So no one can fault Jimmy Kimmel for doubling down when confronted with evidence that Gonzaga University does, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

NCAA Tournament roundup: Champs moving on, Villanova beats Saint Mary’s 61-57

Recap of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament first-round action.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

March Madness doubles as vasectomy season, Spokane urologist says

Spokane urologists say it is no myth that clients strategically schedule vasectomies so they can recuperate during March Madness.


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 …


Paul Turner: Maybe the next mayor candidate should come from a print newsroom

Just about every time someone mentions the possibility of a person with a TV news-reading background running for mayor of Spokane, I have the same thought.


BBB Tip of the Week: Don’t get scammed during March Madness

The excitement of March Madness provides an opportunity for scammers to take advantage of fans eager to see their favorite teams.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


NCAA announces future Final Four sites

The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Former Eastern Washington coach Ray Giacoletti sees hints of Gonzaga in Loyola-Chicago’s story

There is something strangely familiar about Loyola-Chicago’s run to the Final Four.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

John Blanchette: The chill is gone, baby; the NCAA Tournament is about to get real

Madness? Let’s get more specific. It’s really March Schizophrenia. Let ol’ Doc Basketball here explain.


What. Just. Happened?! NCAAs amp up the March Madness

One word succinctly describes what’s transpired so far in the NCAA Tournament: Madness. But even that’s probably underselling it. A memorable, zany first two rounds – even by March Madness …


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Viewing parties give alumni a chance to throw support behind Zags

BOISE – The Gonzaga Bulldogs’ postseason usually provides a good reason for alumni to throw a party. Year after year, Gonzaga alumni chapters come together to host socials and pull …


UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018

College basketball corruption case won’t prevent the calls on Selection Sunday

Many named or connected to the probe will hear their teams called when the March Madness field of 68 is unveiled.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

Gonzaga women to face either Pepperdine, Santa Clara in WCC Tournament quarterfinals

The Gonzaga women (24-5, 17-1) earned the top seed in the West Coast Conference and will open WCC Tournament play against either No. 8 Pepperdine (9-19. 5-13) or No. 9 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

College basketball darkened again by new allegations

The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Milwaukee company to release Gonzaga bobblehead commemorating Final Four trip

A Milwaukee company is releasing a new bobblehead to commemorate the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ inaugural trip to the Final Four last season.


Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one

Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.


Steve Christilaw: We can all learn from Zags’ success

When you’ve experienced those early days when Gonzaga basketball was a quaint diversion from everyday campus life, it will never get old to watch the fervor of today’s Zag Nation, …


UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017

North Carolina edges Oregon to advance to championship game

North Carolina is one game away from its sixth college basketball national championship after surviving a late rally in the final seconds against Oregon.


Symphony conductor Nakahara balances loyalty between Zags, Gamecocks

As resident conductor with the Spokane Symphony and music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic, Morihiko Nakahara has ties to both Gonzaga and the University of South Carolina and doesn’t …


Final Four tickets available at a reasonable price

For those who have been waiting for some reasonably priced Gonzaga tickets to hit the secondary markets, now would be a good time to get back online.


On Tap: Manito, Lantern tap houses add some hops to March Madness

Manito features an all IPA lineup, while the Lantern has different kinds of beers squaring off.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Gonzaga missing Kennel crowd in NCAA Tournament

The Zags seem to be in agreement over one thing – March Madness is not nearly as great without the Kennel.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

Gonzaga gets gamblers to bet big, and lose on NCAA Tournament action

Gonzaga beat Northwestern 79-73 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, but not everybody rooting for the Bulldogs came away winners.


Updating coverage of (1) Gonzaga vs. (8) Northwestern in NCAA Tournament

Live updates from top-seeded Gonzaga’s second-round game against No. 8 seed Northwestern.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Gonzaga alumni share in the revelry at Zags’ tourney site

Jen Hansel was on her way to Amsterdam from her home in Denver when she found herself stuck in the Salt Lake City airport for a seven-hour layover. So she …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Przemek Karnowski’s doctor has Gonzaga and Northwestern ties

The text showed up on Przemek Karnowski’s phone on Thursday. “Hey, I don’t know who to root for?” The author: Dr. John Shuster, the orthopaedic spine surgeon who performed Karnowski’s …


Gonzaga’s slow start shows on the glass before cleaning up in second half

The Zags struggled on the glass against South Dakota State in their first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.