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Highly rated 2021 prospect Chet Holmgren expected to visit Gonzaga for Kraziness in Kennel

Chet Holmgren, a skilled 7-foot center from Minneapolis who recently moved up to No. 2 in 247sports.com’s class of 2021 rankings, plans on visiting Gonzaga on Saturday, Oct. 5, for …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

WCC extends contract with ESPN, adds CBS Sports Network to television lineup

The WCC announced an extension with ESPN through the 2027 season and a new multiyear arrangement with CBS Sports Network that debuts this season.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 4:41 p.m.

National powers Gonzaga, Michigan State to scrimmage for second straight season

It’s another marquee matchup for Gonzaga basketball, but this one won’t go down in the win-loss column. Gonzaga and Michigan State, which will likely be No. 1 in the AP …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Rick Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for ‘new chapter’

The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men’s basketball coach’s changing his termination to a resignation.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Bracket projections: Gonzaga staying in Spokane to open NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga could enjoy some home cooking in the NCAA Tournament, according to a couple of early bracket projections with the season opener about 50 days away.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:19 p.m.

Virginia’s Tony Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Washington State men’s basketball will open Pac-12 slate at home against USC, UCLA

The Cougars, led by first-year coach Kyle Smith, will also appear on Pac-12 Networks 20 times over the course of the season – including 12 times in conference play.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Gonzaga fan favorite Quentin Hall maintains positive outlook after Hurricane Dorian batters Bahamas home

About the only thing Hurricane Dorian didn’t destroy or damage was Quentin Hall’s spirit. “All I can say is I’m alive and well,” the Bahamas native said in a telephone …


Former Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer scores 18 in Canada’s loss

Kyle Wiltjer heated up late and Kevin Pangos never got untracked as Canada closed the FIBA World Cup with an 82-76 loss to Germany.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 10:27 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup

Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Former Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura taking break from FIBA World Cup

Rui Hachimura is getting a much-needed break from basketball.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura held to four points in blowout loss to Team USA

Team USA’s dominant performance made for a tough outing for former Gonzaga standout Rui Hachimura and his Japanese teammates Thurdsay at the FIBA World Cup in China.


NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Lakers’ G League affiliate acquires rights to former Gonzaga guard David Stockton

The South Bay Lakers, the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League team, announced they have traded for the returning player rights to former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 5:26 p.m.

Gonzaga director of operations Stephen Gentry hired at Illinois as assistant coach

Stephen Gentry is leaving his role as Gonzaga’s director of operations to reunite with his former boss Brad Underwood at Illinois.


NCAA places Mississippi State on three years probation

Mississippi State has been placed on three years’ probation by the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Talented forward Paolo Banchero schedules Gonzaga visit

Paolo Banchero, one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, has scheduled a January visit to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Former Montana, Seattle Pacific forward Tony Miller transfers to Washington State

First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk sidelined from FIBA World Cup by knee injury

A knee injury has ended former Gonzaga standout Kelly Olynyk’s stint with the Canadian national team.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

North Idaho men’s basketball banned from next three postseasons; back-to-back NWAC Tournament titles vacated

The North Idaho College men’s basketball program and athletic department were hit with a bevy of stringent Northwest Athletic Conference sanctions Tuesday for league violations, including extra student-athlete benefits and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Backloaded WCC schedule awaits Gonzaga men’s basketball

Gonzaga on Tuesday learned its WCC schedule for the 2020 season and most of its toughest contests figure to fall over the final three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse are both trying to revive college basketball programs in Tennessee about 200 miles apart. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA before returning to alma …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Jeremy Jones signs with Austrian pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog forward Jeremy Jones will begin his professional basketball career in Austria. Jones has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, according to the team’s Website.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:53 a.m.

North Idaho College will face sanctions after NWAC denies appeal

North Idaho College lost its appeal Thursday to avoid Northwest Athletic Conference-issued sanctions for undisclosed violations, according to NIC president Rick MacLennan.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

Sources: North Idaho men’s basketball team faces severe sanctions for alleged NWAC violations

The Northwest Athletic Conference recently handed down sanctions to the North Idaho College men’s basketball program for a violation of the league’s bylaws, according to conference President Marco Azurdia, who …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

Gonzaga adds Lewis-Clark State, UT Arlington to nonconference men’s basketball schedule

Gonzaga continues to fill out its nonconference basketball schedule.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Former Gonzaga center Robert Sacre retires to be with family full time in Spokane

The 30-year-old Sacre announced his retirement recently, surprising many in Japan because he was at the top of his game, but not those who know what means the most to …