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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: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

AAU basketball strives to become more inclusive

The Amateur Athletic Union – or AAU – is often associated with travel teams, money and LaVar Ball. The Spokane Hoops Association is looking to change the negative connotations that …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

MultiCare’s $1 million gift to Hoopfest to fund new basketball courts in Riverfront Park

A $1 million donation from MultiCare to Hoopfest is expected to fund the construction of two and a half basketball courts in Riverfront Park near the north bank of the …


Quartet of Gonzaga greats ready to relive best moments at ‘Gonzaga Legends’ event

Matt Santangelo and Casey Calvary, as well as Dan Dickau and Adam Morrison, will be at the Martin Woldson Theater at


Underappreciated Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins primed for big senior year

Josh Perkins doesn’t always tell you how he’s feeling – though he’s routinely a post-game go-to for media – so much as show you. It’s one of the reasons he’ll …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018

Rob Curley: Throwing a big hoops party with some of Gonzaga’s biggest stars? Of course! That’s just obvious

In doing that research for our family’s move to this area, it didn’t take long to figure out Gonzaga mattered. It also didn’t take long to realize that Zags basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

Matt Santangelo joins Press Box Podcast to talk about early years of Gonzaga’s rise to national prominence

Hoopfest Executive Director Matt Santangelo returned to The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box Podcast with Larry Weir on Monday to talk college basketball, specifically Gonzaga basketball.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018

Press Box Podcast: Hoopfest registration open until May 25, but space is limited

Guaranteed registration for the 29th edition of the world’s largest 3-on-3 tournament has passed, but the space-available deadline is Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018

Hoopfest develops partnership with The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all summer tournament aired on ESPN, announced a partnership with Spokane Hoopfest on Thursday that will bring part of the tournament to Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Former Kansas State star Danny Beard blends loyalty to Wildcats, Washington State

As soon as Washington State’s basketball schedule was released, Danny Beard scrambled for tickets. For the first time in seven years, his alma mater – Kansas State – was coming …


Matt Santangelo pours more effort into Hoopfest after stepping away from Zags radio

Of all of Gonzaga’s men’s basketball showings last season that led the Zags to the Final Four, it’s the NCAA Tournament championship game that will be remembered the most.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Adam Morrison shooting for candid perspective on Gonzaga radio broadcasts

One of Adam Morrison’s first observations of his new position as analyst on Gonzaga men’s basketball radio broadcasts was, well, very Morrison like. “I usually stay away from media types, …


Small communities take Hoopfest’s success, create their own versions

Beer-drinking patrons nearly choked on their mugs when 6-foot-8 Tim Atwood came crashing through their bar’s window.


Gonzaga alumni game will feature ex-Zags against former Huskies

The Gonzaga alumni basketball game that serves as the tip-off to Hoopfest weekend is back with a new wrinkle: An opponent.


Hoopfest registration remains open ahead of changes to its infrastructure

There is still time to register for Hoopfest, but get your squad together quickly.


Gonzaga reunion will give fans chance to see ‘old’ Zags play in Hoopfest charity game

While Gonzaga fans have always received a little taste over the years of watching former Bulldogs players competing in Hoopfest, they are about to get a full helping.


Gonzaga redux: Santangelo, Calvary team up for Hoopfest

It isn’t enough that the job Matt Santangelo took on a year ago as backboard-and-ringleader of Hoopfest has required a lot of drinking from the fire hose – which, by …


Hoopfest offering practice courts this year

The world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament is about to get something never before offered at Hoopfest: practice.


Santangelo bullish on Bulldogs

Blanchette: The celebrating was done. Back at their hotel, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had already turned their thoughts to Duke and the 40 minutes that stand between them and the Final …


Gonzaga notes: Nunez’s status changed to senior

Gonzaga recently updated the men’s basketball roster on its website and Angel Nunez went from being listed as a redshirt sophomore last year to a senior this season. Nunez transferred …


Matt Santangelo to take over as Hoopfest executive director

Seeking a new leader for the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the Hoopfest Association Board of Directors turned to a blue blood of Spokane basketball: former Gonzaga star Matt Santangelo. …


Pioneer for the Zag way

After years of reflection and careful consideration, Matt Santangelo can now offer a perfectly logical explanation for Gonzaga’s shock-the-college-basketball-world runs in the 1999 and 2000 NCAA tournaments. “We weren’t smart …


Santangelo Saves Bulldogs: OT 3-pointer wins it for Zags

GU’s Bakari Hendrix poured in 26 points against Loyola to help the Zags get an overtime victory and advance in WCC tourney. Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Associated Press


Santangelo Sparks: Gonzaga Bulldogs open WCC play with cozy road victory over Loyola Marymount, 93-62

His scholarship calls for him to play. Matt Santangelo acts like he has a rider that also allows him to do more. “He’s playing like a coach on the floor,” …


Just Call Him The Specialist: GU’s Santangelo succeeds by focusing on one sport

Matt Santangelo will be a key player in Dan Monson’s first season as Gonzaga coach. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review