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UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

Gonzaga in running for top 2021 recruits, including No. 1 Chet Holmgren

ESPN has updated its 2021 recruiting class rankings and Gonzaga is involved with at least seven prospects inside the top 40, including new No. 1 Chet Holmgren.


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021


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: Sat., April 18, 2020

How highly anticipated documentary ‘The Last Dance’ started with a simple idea in 1997

The idea for the ESPN and Netflix documentary “The Last Dance” came in 1997. Long before he was NBA commissioner, Adam Silver helped green-light the whole project


Capital Girls Basketball To Be Honored On ESPN

The Capital Bruins Girls Basketball team had their season cut short, but they will get some recognition tonight.


‘The Last Dance’ look at Michael Jordan’s last title starts April 19

The long-awaited look at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is finally set for release.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Couch slouch: From pub darts to Keith Olbermann, some new ideas for ESPN programming

ESPN without sports is like NASA without space. But ESPN is smarter than NASA – it can still thrive even if its world explodes into the atmosphere. Here is a …


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Couch Slouch: Feeling empty, sports fans? You can bet on the games returning – in 2021, perhaps.

Sports fans have put all their eggs in one basket for so long, they’ve tossed out every other basket in the house. So now, many of them, in the face …


PGA Tour media deal aimed at more video for bigger audience

The PGA Tour has another nine-year media rights deal that The Associated Press has learned is valued at more than $7 billion


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga-Pepperdine rematch will air on ESPN

Gonzaga’s road game against Pepperdine on Saturday night will be televised on ESPN.


Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s showdown to be televised on ESPN

ESPN will televise Gonzaga’s showdown with Saint Mary’s on Saturday in Moraga.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Dick Vitale wants to keep going until he’s 100. He’s serious, baby.

Vitale broke into broadcasting when chutzpah in the booth was king. Howard Cosell was at the top of the profession. ESPN built its brand with anchors such as Chris Berman, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

ESPN: Defense, free-throw shooting could keep Gonzaga from winning the NCAA Tournament

ESPN’s Kyle Soppe says Gonzaga is not alone among ranked teams struggling with getting stops, converting from the charity stripe.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Washington State punter, kicker mingle with celebrity specialist Pat McAfee prior to Cheez-It Bowl

Pat McAfee lists a Twiter following of more than 1.7 million, so when the popular football/wrestling analyst and podcast host took a lap around Chase Field Friday night wearing a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Two Gonzaga games to air on CBS Sports Network

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Gonzaga to appear at least 15 times on ESPN family of networks

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.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

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: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

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.


ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019

Couch Slouch: Dan Le Batard doesn’t understand the Disney way

Okay, let’s take an unconventional, unvarnished look at this Dan Le Batard-ESPN diplomatic divide that popped out of the Bristol jack-in-the-box bin when I was on vacation.*


UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Schaap chat: A Q&A with Jeremy Schaap about ESPN’s upcoming Mike Leach E:60 feature

Earlier this week, we caught up with Schaap over the phone to talk about a project that’s been two years in the making. The renowned sports journalist shares a few …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019

ESPN hires former WSU QB Ryan Leaf as college football analyst

Ryan Leaf has been hired by ESPN to be a college football analyst, another step in the remarkable comeback of the former Washington State star who has battled drug addiction …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Ex-Patriot, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi recovering after 2nd stroke

Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital after suffering a second stroke. His family says in a statement that the 46-year-old …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Q&A: Catching up with radio personality and EWU alum Colin Cowherd

Much has changed since Colin Cowherd toed the red turf of his alma mater in 2014, a trip to Cheney to help boost a former Roos Field renovation project. Cowherd, …


ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network

Bob Ley has announced his retirement after 40 years with ESPN; Ley was the network’s longest-tenured anchor


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL, which will have a franchise in Seattle, reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019

Larry Stone: Alex Rodriguez, back with ESPN, reflects on leaving Seattle

As former Mariners star Alex Rodriguez flew into Seattle on Wednesday, he gave his two daughters, who have accompanied him on the trip, a quick tutorial on the city’s entrepreneurial …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches Women’s NCAA Tournament bracket rollout

ESPN’s mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women’s bracket on Monday night was frustrating to coaches and players who didn’t get a chance to celebrate their big moment.


Spoilers! Baylor tops women’s NCAA field as ESPN accidently leaks bracket before selection show

Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds in the women’s NCAA Tournament, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production …