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UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Washington State’s Noah Williams shares 2018 account of being held at gunpoint by police officer with friend & Gonzaga recruit Paolo Banchero

It took nearly two years for Noah Williams to open up, but three days after a video of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of an …


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Gonzaga wing Corey Kispert’s decision on hold with unsettled pre-NBA draft process

“It’s the million dollar question,” said Kispert, when asked what would keep him in the draft and what would bring him back to GU.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Eastern Washington associate head coach Nick Booker headed to UC San Diego

In three seasons, Booker helped EWU to back-to-back Big Sky Tournament championship game appearances in 2018 and 2019, an outright Big Sky regular season title in 2020 before the conference …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Pac-12 allows voluntary in-person workouts beginning June 15; Washington State preparing for ‘phased-in return’

Student-athletes in the Pac-12 Conference will be allowed to return to their respective campuses as early as June 15 for voluntary in-person workouts, the league announced Tuesday, but it’ll be …


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Gonzaga commit Jalen Suggs named MaxPreps male athlete of the year

Jalen Suggs added another prestigious honor to his growing awards collection.


Texas Tech’s Davide Moretti turning pro back home in Italy

Texas Tech guard Davide Moretti is skipping his final season to turn pro with Olimpia Milano is his home country of Italy


Report: Marvin Cannon becomes second Washington State player to enter transfer portal

Marvin Cannon entered the NCAA transfer portal a year ago, browsing his options outside of Washington State until he ultimately returned to Pullman to play for first-year coach Kyle Smith.


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Ira Brown recovers from ‘very mild’ case of coronavirus

Ira Brown knew he wasn’t feeling right. He wasn’t too alarmed, but he sensed his body was fighting off something.


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Big Sky men’s, women’s basketball to play shortened conference schedule

The Big Sky’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will compete in a 16-game conference schedule during the 2020-21 season, the conference office announced Friday.


Area roundup: North Idaho College hires Korina Baker as women’s basketball coach

Former Freeman High and North Idaho standout Korina Baker has been named the new coach of the Cardinals women’s basketball team, NIC athletic director Bobby Lee announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

NCAA decision to allow voluntary activities could have different implications for local schools

A key decision pertaining to the return of college athletics was made on Wednesday when the NCAA’s Division I Council voted to lift a moratorium on voluntary athletic activities for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Gonzaga moves up to No. 1 in ESPN’s way-too-early rankings

ESPN bumped Gonzaga into the top spot in its latest rankings released Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Stephen F. Austin gets postseason bans, forfeits wins

Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans for having low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate and agreed Wednesday to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown picks Michigan over Gonzaga and Illinois

Wake Forest transfer Chaundee Brown picked Michigan over Gonzaga and Illinois.


Former Gonzaga great Adam Morrison big fan of Michael Jordan, documentary

Morrison was born in 1984, exactly one month after Jordan was drafted third overall by the Chicago Bulls. Morrison collected Jordan’s sports cards and posters as his formative years coincided …


Gonzaga trio, WSU’s CJ Elleby receive additional time to consider draft decisions

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans, Gonzaga’s Brian Michaelson, Washington State’s John Andrzejek make ESPN’s rising stars list

Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans is No. 11, Gonzaga assistant Brian Michaelson is No. 12 and Washington State’s John Andrzejek is No. 39.


Ten Gonzaga sports teams earn APR Public Recognition Awards

Ten Gonzaga sports teams earned Annual Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, according to NCAA. Gonzaga paced the WCC with the most teams honored, edging out Santa Clara (nine).


Dan Dickau, Steve Kerr reminisce on podcast over prank call and humbling recruiting visit

Kerr was a guest on Dickau’s Scorebook Live quarantine series podcast recently when Dickau steered the conversation from questions to fessing up about a 2002 prank phone call schemed by …


Agent seeks Zion Williamson’s answers on improper benefits

The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with …


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Two-sport athlete Nathan Rawlings-Kibonge lists Washington State in top-eight list for football

Since Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge committed to Kyle Smith and Washington State last summer, the 6-foot-7, 240-pound basketball prospect from Portland’s Jefferson High took up football and quickly established himself as one …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Gonzaga will take on Tennessee in Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden

The Zags and Volunteers will square off in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 8 at Madison Square Garden. It marks the fourth meeting in six years between the schools …


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Tricky Trio ranked No. 11 nationally, tops among Gonzaga recruiting classes

Gonzaga’s incoming class of Jalen Suggs, Julian Strawther and Dominick Harris – self-dubbed the Tricky Trio – is No. 11 in 247sports’ composite final rankings for 2020. That edges out …


UPDATED: Tue., May 5, 2020

Daron Henson officially leaves Washington State, signs to play at Seattle U.

Daron Henson is leaving Washington State to play at his fourth school, but the sharpshooting forward isn’t going far. Approximately one month after dropping his name in the NCAA transfer …


UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

NCAA accuses Louisville basketball of recruiting violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The NCAA has accused the Louisville men’s basketball program of committing a Level I violation with an improper recruiting offer and extra benefits and several Level II …


UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Quentin Hall stays upbeat, busy rebuilding house damaged by Hurricane Dorian

Eight months after being slammed for days by Hurricane Dorian’s sustained 185-mph winds, life is slowly returning to normal for Quentin Hall and his family in his native Bahamas. There …


UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Former Gonzaga star Adam Morrision, pole vaulter Brad Walker highlight 2020 Washington Sports Hall of Fame class

Adam Morrison and Brad Walker, who carried the Greater Spokane League banner to national acclaim, are having their achievements honored permanently in the state.


NCAA’s top doctor: Testing crucial to having sports in fall

The NCAA’s chief medical officer says widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall, especially contact sports such as football and basketball


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2020

Top five 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero has Gonzaga in final six

Paolo Banchero, one of the top players in the 2021 class, lists Gonzaga among his six finalists.


UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020

Washington State’s DJ Rodman took special interest in third episode of ‘Last Dance’ show spotlighting father Dennis Rodman

Sunday night, an audience of 6.1 million viewers tuned into ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries to learn more about stages one and three of Rodman’s polarizing NBA career. The player’s …