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Jim Meehan
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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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Oct. 25, 2019, 11:08 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene secured another Inland Empire League 5A football title, thanks to a flood of big plays by senior receiver/defensive back Colbey Nosworthy and his Vikings teammates.

Oct. 24, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
The USA Today coaches preseason poll released Thursday mirrors the AP Top 25 through the top six spots before the first difference. Gonzaga is No. 7 in the coaches’ rankings, one spot ahead of Maryland. The Zags were No. 8 in the AP poll, just behind Maryland.

Oct. 23, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Gonzaga appears to be in the mix for another highly rated class of 2021 big man from the Pacific Northwest. Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-10, 180-pound center at Crater High in Center Point, Oregon, indicated he plans to visit the Zags in the near future.

Oct. 23, 2019, 1:44 p.m.
Tillie is tired of talking about injuries for obvious reasons after missing 22 games last season due to a stress fracture and partially torn plantar fascia. The talented, 6-foot-10 forward doesn’t have a target date but it’s possible he could be back for the regular-season opener against Alabama State on Nov. 5.

Oct. 21, 2019, 6 p.m.
Domantas Sabonis is staying with the Indiana Pacers, and the former Gonzaga Bulldog will receive a huge pay raise beginning next season. He agreed to a four-year extension worth $77 million guaranteed.

Oct. 21, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Gonzaga is No. 8 in the preseason AP college basketball poll, matching the 2006 Zags for the program’s second highest preseason rating.

Oct. 19, 2019, 3:03 p.m.
Gonzaga topped Michigan State 103-87 in a preseason scrimmage Saturday in Denver. The Spartans are expected to be ranked No. 1 when the AP preseason poll is released next week. It was an encouraging result for the Zags, who figure to be in the top 10 despite losing their top four scorers from last season.

Oct. 17, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Gonzaga sells its family atmosphere in recruiting and it apparently applies in coaching searches. For Bell, it worked on two levels. He thoroughly enjoyed his four-year run as a starting guard on some of Gonzaga’s greatest teams. He also wanted his family under one roof after being separated for long stretches while playing in Poland, France and Greece.

Oct. 17, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
Preseason recognition continues to roll in for Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie. The senior forward is one of 20 players on the watch list for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.

Oct. 16, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
Ten Gonzaga teams achieved 100 percent graduation rates and student-athletes graduated at a 98 percent rate, tied for seventh nationally, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) statistics.

Oct. 16, 2019, 2:37 p.m.
Killian Tillie was named to the CBS Sports preseason All-America third team.

Oct. 16, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and Washington State’s CJ Elleby are among 20 players on the watch list for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award.

Oct. 15, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
David Stockton’s training-camp stay with the Los Angeles Lakers is over after 11 days. The Lakers waived Stockton on Tuesday but the former Gonzaga guard could end up playing for the South Bay Lakers, the organization’s G League affiliate.

Oct. 14, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Add two more games to Gonzaga’s lineup of nationally televised games. The Zags’ matchups at Santa Clara (Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.) and vs. Loyola Marymount (Feb. 6, 8 p.m.) will be on CBS Sports Network.

Oct. 13, 2019, 4 p.m.
Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins was waived by the Charlotte Hornets, the NBA team announced Sunday.

Oct. 11, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Gonzaga will make at least 15 appearances on ESPN networks this season, including both dates with rival Saint Mary’s among eight WCC matchups, the conference announced.

Oct. 8, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
Few reiterated he supports athletes having NIL rights as long as it can be regulated and the playing field stays level, but his comments about “grandstanding politicians” in a 3-minute, 48-second video clip posted on Twitter Monday night sparked some backlash on social media.

Oct. 8, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
One of region’s most impressive winning streaks in recent memory came to an end Friday night when North Idaho College volleyball upended Community Colleges of Spokane.

Oct. 5, 2019, 9:55 p.m.
Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage – often ragged but packed with numerous examples of the team’s considerable potential – had just finished when coach Mark Few noticed his players milling around on the court. He reminded them of the Zags’ post-practice/game tradition of huddling at center court and acknowledging the fans, in this case the 6,000-plus Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Oct. 5, 2019, 3:42 p.m.
Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie has been bitten by the injury bug again. The senior forward is sidelined for an unspecified amount of time after undergoing a “knee procedure” Thursday, according to a school release. A source confirmed Tillie had surgery to “clean up” in his knee, so it’s apparently not something too serious.

Oct. 5, 2019, 12:54 p.m.
Gonzaga freshman center Oumar Ballo will participate in Kraziness in the Kennel on Saturday, but the Zags are waiting for a determination on his eligibility this season.

Oct. 4, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
The public’s first opportunity to see Gonzaga’s youthful basketball team comes Saturday at Kraziness in the Kennel.

Oct. 4, 2019, 5:24 p.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldogs point guard David Stockton has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced Friday.

Oct. 3, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
The question wasn’t if Gonzaga would be the favorite in the WCC preseason poll. The question was how close the voting tally would be with rival Saint Mary’s poised to challenge for the top spot.

Oct. 1, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Former Gonzaga assistant coach and Eastern Washington head coach Ray Giacoletti is back in the coaching profession. He has been hired as assistant to the head coach on Travis Ford’s staff at Saint Louis.