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UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Gonzaga players coming to grips with abrupt end to their season

As tough as that is to hear for the Zags’ fan base, imagine being one of the players on a 31-2 team that was considered one of the favorites to …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Gonzaga AD Mike Roth says it’s unfortunate teams, fans won’t get ‘full tournament experience’ after coronavirus alters NCAA plans

You could say feelings were mixed when the Gonzaga Bulldogs learned Wednesday that NCAA Basketball Tournament games would be played in virtually empty arenas – though there was one overriding …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Local colleges react to NCAA vote permitting student-athletes to earn money for name, likeness, image

NCAA leaders made a landmark decision Tuesday morning, unanimously voting on legislation that will permit collegiate athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness, as …

UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Gonzaga strikes a deal to get more out of NCAA Tournament success

With perennially contending Gonzaga being courted by the Mountain West, school leaders sought a way to leverage their position as one of the best teams in college basketball. The cut …

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Washington State’s Patrick Chun among 28 to receive athletic director of year honors

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth and Washington State’s Patrick Chun are among 28 recipients of the NACDA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Gonzaga takes a close-up look at North Carolina’s historic facilities at the ‘Dean Dome’

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth isn’t a big fan of traveling, but he is a fan of college basketball history. And learning.

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth favors several of commission’s proposals but implementing changes could be tough

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth found few surprises in the Commission on College Basketball’s recommendations. Then again, he wasn’t expecting any.

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Gonzaga dedicates game-changing Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement

It was the first word out of Pat Volkar’s mouth, and probably the sentiment hundreds were feeling Thursday at the dedication of Gonzaga’s Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018

WCC approves significant changes to scheduling, tournament format

The WCC has approved changes that will trim two games from the conference schedule and provide more protection for higher seeds at the WCC tournaments.

UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018

Decision time approaching for Gonzaga regarding conference affiliation

The shot clock is running on Gonzaga to make a decision on its conference affiliation, but the Zags sound as if they’re following one of John Wooden’s tenets: “Be quick, …

UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018

Gonzaga A.D. Mike Roth finds just the right vantage point

Gonzaga’s tense first two NCAA Tournament games have tested athletic director Mike Roth’s viewing protocol.

John Blanchette: Mountain’s ‘landscape’ offers Gonzaga potential dream of upward mobility

You know the best fit for Gonzaga University in the college athletic universe? Easy. It’s the Big East Mountain West Coast Conference.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Gonzaga, Mountain West Conference discuss possibility of expansion

Gonzaga’s name has surfaced again regarding conference affiliation, and this time it’s with a league closer to home. Gonzaga has had discussions with the Mountain West Conference, athletic director Mike …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Gonzaga, Battle in Seattle on hold for at least a few more years

Gonzaga’s 2019 basketball schedule is taking shape, with a loaded Maui Invitational field and a road trip to face North Carolina. But for the third straight year, there won’t be …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Gonzaga strives to keep rivalry with BYU respectful

The Brigham Young Cougars came to Spokane last February and erased the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s shot at a perfect record as the Bulldogs eventually advanced, and fell, in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Gonzaga playing in the Big East: far-fetched or the future?

Perhaps it’s because Gonzaga just faced Villanova and Creighton in a five-day stretch, but chatter about the Zags and the Big East Conference resurfaced again this week.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Area roundup: Gonzaga selects Paul Meehan as new men’s soccer head coach

Gonzaga University named Paul Meehan as its new men’s soccer head coach, the school announced Tuesday.

Picture-perfect additions made to the McCarthey Athletic Center for Gonzaga basketball

Several improvements have already debuted, including the new center-hung scoreboard and two new end-wall videoboards inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.

A.D. Mike Roth “very confident” Gonzaga following recruiting rules

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth didn’t break out in a cold sweat when details emerged from an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10, including four Division I …

Volkar Center stands out as game-changer for Gonzaga athletics

The hard-hat tour lasts 45 minutes, not because Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth is long-winded but because it takes time to describe what goes where inside the Volkar Center for …

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth searches for right vantage point at Final Four

This is going to be a tricky one for Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth. Roth hasn’t sat down during a GU game he’s attended since the 2000 season. He tries …

John Blanchette: Five steps that ‘made’ Gonzaga a Final Four program

It only took 19 years – and that was just how long ago the nation first became aware Gonzaga had a basketball team – for the Bulldogs to become an …

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days

It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.

Humble Mike Roth oversees remarkable Gonzaga story

The world is watching now. But it wasn’t always that way. There was a time – and it really wasn’t all that long ago – when Gonzaga athletic director Mike …

SDSU fans give Gonzaga students a wake-up call

Campers at Tent City, an event in which GU students camp outside the Foley Center in order to earn a spot in the student section for select games, were awakened …

Zags face strong nonconference schedule but no Battle in Seattle in 2016

Gonzaga announced a 12-game non-conference schedule, including neutral-court clashes against Arizona and Tennessee, home dates with San Diego State and Washington and potential showdowns at an Orlando tournament.

WSU, arena host 9th NCAA games since 2001

When the Duke and Maryland women’s basketball teams tip off this afternoon at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, it will be the ninth time since 2001 that Washington State University has …

UPDATED: Mon., April 14, 2014

Lisa Mispley Fortier replaces Graves at Gonzaga

Gonzaga followed its history and turned to one if its own by hiring Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves as the women’s basketball coach.

Gonzaga taking time to find women’s basketball coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …

Gonzaga taking time to find coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …