Stories tagged: tv take
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Rarely does a college basketball team get through a season without making a change or two in the starting lineup.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Santa Clara entered Thursday night’s matchup with top-ranked Gonzaga sporting a 15-3 record and the West Coast Conference’s second-best league record.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
The wipeout nature of the game – appropriate, in a sense, for surfer paradise San Diego – allowed the Spokane-based crew to examine some aspects of the Zags’ season that …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020
When Gonzaga fans turn on ESPN2 to watch their Zags play, they expect to get a different perspective from the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
You had to wonder what those still-awake college basketball fans east of the Rockies thought when Thursday night’s Gonzaga halftime score flashed across their screen.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 27, 2019
TV Take: Air Force’s early ‘soul-sucking drive’ helped set tone for Cheez-It Bowl full of clichés against Washington State
If you had contrasting styles as the most on-point cliché of the bowl season, you are a winner. Even if only half of the folks who watched Air Force’s 31-21 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
TV Take: Gonzaga’s offensive, defensive game plans executed to perfection against high-scoring Eastern Washington
Gonzaga came into Saturday afternoon’s neighborly showdown with Eastern Washington with a chance to ascend into the No. 1 spot in the national polls.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
It may have been, as Dave Flemming said more than once, the most anticipated home game in Gonzaga’s history.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
TV Take: Gonzaga’s ‘toughness and resilience’ on full display in impressive win over athletic Arizona
When the two best college basketball programs in the West battle on a Saturday night in December, you would expect ESPN to put its best next to the court – …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019
TV Take: Bill Walton’s thoughts wandered, found way back to court late as Gonzaga holds off challenge from Washington
It was obvious Sunday that the Gonzaga Bulldogs had a point – or points – to make in their 83-76 victory over host Washington, the Zags’ sixth consecutive win over …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
It’s just a guess, but more than likely the weather was better in the Bahamas, where Gonzaga spent its Thanksgiving weekend, than it was Wednesday night in Spokane.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
TV Take: Mike Leach, Jimmy Lake take center stage in Washington’s latest Apple Cup beatdown of Washington State
There have been 112 Apple Cups and, no, Tim Brando hasn’t called them all. It just seems that way.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019
If your taste runs more toward understated among announcers, ESPN’s stable of college basketball broadcast pairs probably don’t float your Thanksgiving gravy boat.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
TV Take: With Killian Tillie taking the night off, Joel Ayayi and Corey Kispert steal the show in Gonzaga’s rout of Southern Miss
No matter on Wednesday. Southern Mississippi didn’t have the talent to stay with the eighth-ranked Zags, with GU cruising to a 94-69 victory.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
TV Take: Finish of Washington State’s last-gasp win over Oregon State handled with grace, precision by broadcast crew
As Washington State’s 54-53 last-second bowl-clinching victory over visiting Oregon State began, the Pac-12 Network focused on the most important part of pregame: recognizing Tyler Hilinski through a moving Senior …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Two important things happened in Gonzaga’s 72-66 victory Tuesday night over visiting Texas Arlington: Killian Tillie returned to the court after his knee surgery and the eighth-ranked Zags were tested.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019
Washington State was in control. The Cougars led Stanford by 12 points late in the second quarter and were about to extend their lead again when Anthony Gordon missed an …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
This was supposed to be Gonzaga’s first big test. And it was, but only for as long as it probably took viewers to find the SEC Network on their television …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Sometimes art imitates life. It happened Tuesday night during Gonzaga’s third easy win to start the season, this one 97-66 over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019
Washington State’s bowl hopes took a hit Saturday night in Berkeley, driven back by a California defense that limited the Cougars to two touchdowns and forced two turnovers en route …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
Another Gonzaga basketball season began Tuesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Much of the 2019-20 season opener against visiting Alabama State was familiar, from the sellout crowd to head …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
It’s too bad most of America was in bed long before Oregon snapped its four-game losing streak to Washington State with a last-second 37-35 victory at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
Two years ago Colorado traveled to Pullman on a rainy Saturday in late October. Quarterback Steven Montez was awful, the Buffaloes’ offense was inept and Washington State earned a four-touchdown …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019
TV Take: Tyler Huntley, defense leave Utah fans dancing in the rain after dominant victory over Washington State
Thunder. Lightning. Rain. And a dominating Utah defense. All were part of Fox Sports 1’s Saturday night broadcast from Salt Lake City that also included Washington State, if only peripherally.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019
The definition of #Pac-12AfterDark? It showed up Saturday night in Martin Stadium as UCLA rallied from down 32 points behind sophomore Dorian Thompson-Robinson for a 67-63 win in a game …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
TV Take: In battle billed as Air Raid masterclass, defense the difference in Washington State win over Houston
It was billed as a matchup of the earliest proponents of the Air Raid offense. Mike Leach, the mentor, versus Dana Holgorsen, his former player and assistant coach.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
TV Take: Broadcast quality, not Washington State’s play, leaves fans scratching their heads in Cougars’ rout of Northern Colorado
The second time around, it didn’t seem as easy for Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars.
UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019
TV Take: Gonzaga left to wonder what could have been after Texas Tech clamps down on Zags’ Final Four hopes
Going into the Elite Eight matchup between the nation’s most efficient offensive team, Gonzaga, and the nation’s most efficient defensive squad, Texas Tech, there was an easy narrative to latch …
UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019
TV Take: Analysts on point, officials off the mark as Gonzaga fends off Florida State to reach Elite Eight
Last year, Florida State locked down Gonzaga’s offense and won by 15. Thursday night in Anaheim, Mark Few’s team turned the tables, winning 72-58 to head to the Elite Eight …