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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

Pac-12 decision likely costs Gonzaga games against UW, USC and Arizona

The Zags were scheduled to face USC on Nov. 17 at the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland and entertain Arizona (Dec. 5) and Washington (Dec. 12). Those games appear to …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 10, 2020

Former Gonzaga great J.P. Batista signs with pro team in his native Brazil

Former Gonzaga great J.P. Batista is returning to his native Brazil to continue his professional basketball career after signing with Minas Tenis Clube in Belo Horizonte.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 5, 2020

Gonzaga holds steady in rankings, NCAA title odds post early-entry deadline

The early-entry NBA draft deadline expired earlier this week and the outlook for Gonzaga, which had as much at stake as any program in the country, barely changed.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

#WeAreUnited players reach out to California Gov. for help

A group of Pac-12 football players with the #WeAreUnited movement met with officials from the California governor’s office to discuss concerns about their schools’ COVID-19 protocols and protecting their college …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 4, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Austin Daye says he has coronavirus, feels fine

Former Gonzaga forward Austin Daye has tested positive for the coronavirus but says he’s feeling fine.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Blanchette: Rest easy, GU fans, well-intentioned ‘Russell Rule’ won’t take away Tommy

When he calls together his senior staff, Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth sees one reality that’s impossible to escape.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Former Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins joining Polish team

Josh Perkins is heading overseas to continue his professional career. The former Gonzaga point guard has signed with GTK Gliwice, the Polish team announced.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 3, 2020

Corey Kispert happy with decision to return to Gonzaga for senior season

Corey Kispert is coming back to Gonzaga for his senior season.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 1, 2020

Joel Ayayi returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Gonzaga announced Saturday that Ayayi is returning for his junior season and he will not pursue any professional options.


UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

Top 10 class of 2021 big Nathan Bittle lists Gonzaga among final four

Nathan Bittle, a top 10 center in the 2021 class, has narrowed his finalists to Gonzaga, Oregon, UCLA and Arizona.


UPDATED: Tue., July 28, 2020

CJ Elleby becomes first Washington State player since Klay Thompson to nab Combine invite

There’s no certainty the NBA will hold its annual predraft combine this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but if the annual event does occur, Washington State star CJ …


UPDATED: Mon., July 27, 2020

Peyton Watson picks UCLA over Gonzaga, numerous others

Peyton Watson was pursued by strong basketball programs across the country but he decided to stay close to home.


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2020

Gonzaga’s Anton Watson has healthy outlook after January shoulder surgery

Gonzaga forward Anton Watson, coming back from a January shoulder surgery, took a big step forward last week when he was cleared medically to return.


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

McCarthey family provides generous gift to Gonzaga athletics, university

Gonzaga on Wednesday announced a large gift to the athletic department as well as a donation to the university from the McCarthey family.


UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2020

Filip Petrusev leaving Gonzaga to begin professional basketball career

Filip Petrusev has played his last game in a Gonzaga uniform.


UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

Gonzaga recruiting prospect Caleb Houstan reclassifying to 2021 class

Gonzaga recruiting target Caleb Houstan will reclassify from the 2022 class to 2021.


UPDATED: Fri., July 17, 2020

Dick Vitale Gala, with Gonzaga’s Mark Few among honorees, will be virtual event in September

The Dick Vitale Gala, which will honor Gonzaga coach Mark Few and several prominent figures in sports, will become a virtual event in September.


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

WCC office to continue working remotely through 2020 calendar year

The West Coast Conference office announced plans Monday to continue operating remotely for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few, WSU’s Kyle Smith join initiative to enhance job opportunities for minority candidates

Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Washington State’s Kyle Smith are among 35 coaches from various sports across the country joining an initiative to enhance job opportunities for minority candidates.


UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Ryan Woolridge signs with German team

Former Gonzaga point guard Ryan Woolridge has signed with Medi Bayreuth, the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) team announced.


UPDATED: Thu., July 9, 2020

Quick TBT exit for The Money Team and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer, EWU’s Jacob Wiley and UI’s Jeff Ledbetter

The Money Team, which included players from Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho, committed costly mistakes down the stretch and made a quick exit from The Basketball Tournament (TBT).


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth: ICE ruling ‘causing lot of panic’ for international student-athletes and coaches

Add another potential obstacle to the stack of concerns facing Gonzaga – and virtually every Division I athletic program – trying to find a safe path to staging sports this …


UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos joins Russian team

The former Gonzaga great has agreed to a one-year contract with BC Zenit, based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Killian Tillie preps for next step in career

The resilient, positive attitude that defined Killian Tillie during four seasons at Gonzaga continues to serve him well with basketball essentially sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Gonzaga to play in 2021 Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden

The Zags will join Louisville, Providence and Oklahoma State in the 2021 Empire Classic on Nov. 18-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Gonzaga completes nonconference schedule with NAU, USC and North Carolina Central

NAU joins USC and North Carolina Central as the most recent additions to the Zags’ schedule.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Washington Athletics announces expanded cost-saving measures and major gifts from Jen Cohen, Jimmy Lake and Mike Hopkins

Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school’s head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.


UPDATED: Fri., June 26, 2020

Top-ranked 2021 recruit Chet Holmgren lists Gonzaga in final seven

Chet Holmgren, ranked by ESPN as the top recruit in the 2021 class, has Gonzaga in his final seven schools.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Josh Perkins, Kyle Wiltjer expected to play in TBT

Perkins, former Zag Kyle Wiltjer, ex-Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley and former Idaho Vandal Jeff Ledbetter are listed on TBT rosters. Wiltjer, Wiley and Ledbetter are playing for seventh-seeded The …


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Gonzaga lands talented transfer guard Andrew Nembhard from Florida

Gonzaga bolstered it future roster in a big way Tuesday with a commitment from Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard.