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Jim Meehan
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Jim Meehan jimm@spokesman.com (208) 659-3791

Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.


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April 26, 2020, 8:22 p.m.
The Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls has signs at each entrance that read: “Attention Idaho Residents Only Thru April 30,” and “We are required to tell you that we are only accepting tee times for Idaho residents thru April 30, per the Governor’s orders.”

April 26, 2020, 10:44 a.m.
Filip Petrusev has become the third Gonzaga Bulldog to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.

April 25, 2020, 7:46 p.m.
Wake Forest’s Chaundee Brown, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing, listed Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State and LSU as his final four in a tweet Saturday night.

April 25, 2020, 10:29 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi has declared for the NBA draft but won’t hire an agent.

April 23, 2020, 10:32 a.m.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert is chasing his dream and keeping the option open to return for his senior season.

April 22, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Dahmen enjoyed the best stretch of his career before sports were sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. He posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in his most recent tournaments and had a legitimate shot at his first Tour win at the Genesis Invitational at venerable Riviera Country Club.

April 18, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
The Zags are still training, minus access to facilities, weight rooms and gyms under Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

April 15, 2020, 1:12 p.m.
Jalen Suggs made it as official as possible at the moment, signing a letter of intent Wednesday with Gonzaga. It was another positive sign, no pun intended, among growing indications that Suggs is GU bound.

April 14, 2020, 3:37 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert has been named the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

April 13, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
Eastern Washington golfers have been crossing the border to get their swings in with Spokane city and county courses likely shuttered through May 4.

April 10, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
The Showcase celebrity golf event, which raises money to fight cancer in the Inland Northwest, won’t take place this next summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 8, 2020, 4:43 p.m.
One of the reasons Cook picked Gonzaga is because of the program’s successful track record with grad transfers, which is somewhat similar to the Zags’ proven blueprint developing international big men.

April 7, 2020, 9:22 p.m.
Southern Illinois graduate transfer Aaron Cook Jr. tweeted Tuesday night that he has committed to Gonzaga.

April 6, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Like in several other preseason polls, Gonzaga is one of the top teams in ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s initial bracketology. The Zags are the No. 1 seed in the West Region.

April 5, 2020, 11:28 p.m.
Portland State transfer Holland Woods has Gonzaga among his final five schools.

April 5, 2020, 10:11 p.m.
Johnathan Williams’ banked 3-pointer. Nigel Williams-Goss trying to walk off a sprained ankle in the final 90 seconds. Justin Jackson’s breakaway dunk to seal North Carolina’s victory. Gonzaga coach Mark Few consoling an emotional Williams-Goss in the closing seconds. Those are some of the indelible images from the Zags’ 71-65 loss in the 2017 national championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium.

April 4, 2020, 5:39 p.m.
If there’s a lack of consensus on assorted NBA mock drafts and big boards, there was little hesitation from The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie and ESPN’s Sean Farnham. “I think it’s Killian (Tillie),” Vecenie said.

April 3, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
So this weekend it seems fitting to revisit 2017 and Gonzaga’s Final Four breakthrough. First up, the Zags’ rollercoaster 77-73 win over South Carolina at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

April 2, 2020, 3:01 p.m.
The Zags were the only school to earn No. 1 seeds in men’s and women’s NCAA Tournament brackets determined by graduation rates, academic success and head coaching diversity.

April 1, 2020, 4:48 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev was named to the 10-player Wooden Award All-American team.

March 31, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
One partial exception is recruiting, though it looks nothing like a normal offseason for coaches and prospects. The NCAA has prohibited coaches from in-person contact with recruits and prospects cannot visit campuses until April 15. April AAU tournaments have been shelved.

March 28, 2020, 6:48 p.m.
The Zags will begin a two-game series with Texas in Austin on Nov. 13. The Longhorns will come to the McCarthey Athletic Center the following season.

March 28, 2020, 4:09 p.m.
The Zags and Jayhawks have agreed to a home-and-home series, beginning in Dec. 2022, at famed Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, according to a source. The return game will be in Dec. 2023, at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

March 26, 2020, 6:19 p.m.
The WCC enjoyed one its finest men’s basketball seasons ever and was poised, led by second-ranked Gonzaga, to make more noise – and serious dollars – in the NCAA Tournament. But the coronavirus pandemic canceled March Madness, which in turn has wiped out a huge chunk of NCAA-distributed revenue counted on by athletic departments across the country.

March 25, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Wichita State transfer Erik Stevenson has committed to Washington, according to his twitter account. Stevenson listed Gonzaga, Oregon, Maryland and San Diego State in his top five.