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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

TV Take: Defensive debacles continue for Washington State as Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 play

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, 12:02 a.m.

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, 12:12 a.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew a witness to Washington State’s improbable loss to UCLA

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, 11:50 p.m.

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, 10:41 p.m.

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, 10:07 p.m.

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, 9:37 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

TV Take: Fresh broadcast faces provide plenty of blunders in Gonzaga’s romp of Fairleigh Dickinson

The NCAA Tournament is, in essence, a new season. With new goals, new opponents and new voices.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 11:46 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

TV Take: P.J. Carlesimo joins ranks of ESPN broadcasters in awe of Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura

If February comes in like a pack of rabid hyenas, it goes out like a lion. A regal, ancient lion. So it may be appropriate the final day of February …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 11:42 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga provides plenty of fireworks in home finale against BYU

When ESPN broadcasts Gonzaga basketball games, there are a few things you can count on.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 11:14 p.m.

TV Take: KHQ crew bids adieu for season as Gonzaga handles Pepperdine

Senior Night doesn’t come for the second-ranked Gonzaga basketball team until Saturday. But, in a sense, it came for the KHQ broadcast crew Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

TV Take: Bill Walton’s love of Gonzaga on display again in hard-fought victory over San Diego

Yes, Bill Walton is enamored with just about everyone who has ever played college basketball, but he seems especially smitten with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 11:15 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga nearly snoozes through wake-up call in win at Loyola Marymount

Sooner or later, Gonzaga was going to have one of those nights. A night when the shots don’t fall. When the outside shots are more often than not clanging off …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:04 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga’s dismantling of Saint Mary’s leaves ESPN2 crew dreaming of the finer things in life

The way Gonzaga has been playing lately, it was a good thing Sean Farnham was in Spokane to broadcast the Saint Mary’s game for ESPN2.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga again passes San Francisco’s physical test to remain unbeaten in WCC play

The first two games between fourth-ranked Gonzaga and the University of San Francisco haven’t been within single digits. Close, maybe not, but intense? That’s for sure.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:12 p.m.

TV Take: Senior-led San Diego puts up fight, but falls short of earning first McCarthey Athletic Center victory

The University of San Diego men’s basketball team has never won a game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

TV Take: Familiar face guides fans through Gonzaga’s thumping of BYU

Most times Gonzaga appears on an ESPN network, the analyst informing the viewer about the Bulldogs, this year and in the past, have little to no connection to one of …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: No road woes for No. 4 Gonzaga in rout of Santa Clara

Early in Gonzaga’s blowout win over host Santa Clara on Thursday night, the SWX broadcast flashed a graphic on the screen. It listed the four schools that had ever won …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

TV Take: Pregame premonition rings true as Gonzaga powers past Portland to remain perfect in WCC play

Tom Glasgow deserves some points for honesty. The veteran broadcaster, who handled the play-by-play chores on Saturday night’s Gonzaga contest, shown on KAYU in the Spokane area, was blunt before …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

TV Take: Comfortable night in The Kennel for everyone except Loyola Marymount

No matter how you feel about the local broadcast trio who bring Gonzaga’s basketball games into local living rooms, there is something comforting about the continuity of roles.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 11:43 p.m.

TV Take: ‘Saturday Showcase’ lived up to billing, even if it took awhile to find the right channel

The West Coast Conference’s two best teams, circa 2019, met Saturday night in the University of San Francisco’s venerable War Memorial Gymnasium with the visiting Zags coming out on top, …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga not fazed by Pacific’s slow-it-down style of play

The Pacific Tigers seemed to have one goal Thursday night – and it may not have been to come home with a win.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:26 p.m.

TV Take: Different viewpoint still shows Gonzaga is playing dominant basketball

If you could pull yourself away from the Seattle Seahawks’ playoff game with the Dallas Cowboys, and the Northwest’s favorite – or something – NFL announcing crew, Joe Buck and …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

TV Take: A not-so-secret weapon lifts Gonzaga past CS Bakersfield, elicits praise from announcers

This one was supposed to be different than Gonzaga’s recent three consecutive home nonconference routs. Tighter, more competitive. And for a while, the Zags’ New Year’s Eve matchup with Cal …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 11:52 p.m.

TV Take: Gardner Minshew makes most of final showing in crimson and gray as Washington State outlasts Iowa State in Alamo Bowl

The senior transfer quarterback not only threw for 299 yards, ran for one touchdown, threw for two others, set WSU and Pac-12 single-season passing records but also made the play …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:18 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga played role of Harlem Globetrotters against Denver in eyes of broadcast team

Perfection doesn’t usually last all that long in college basketball. Certainly not for almost 12 minutes in a game between two Division I schools.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

TV Take: Gonzaga returns home for holiday season, gifts fans with bounce-back win over UT Arlington

There is something comforting about being home for the holidays. And that’s true even in college basketball, though the atmosphere in the McCarthey Athletic Center is always different this time …