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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall signs with pro team in England

Former Gonzaga guard Geno Crandall is continuing his professional career with the Leicester Riders, the British Basketball League (BBL) team announced Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few confident season, NCAA Tournament will happen

Gonzaga’s non-conference schedule will require adjustments with five games prior to the Nov. 25 starting date. Few said it’s likely several marquee games – at Texas on Nov. 13, home …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 16, 2020

NCAA sets Nov. 25 as opening day for college basketball games, but for Gonzaga, others, still ‘lots to work through’

The NCAA Division I Council provided some much-needed direction for the upcoming basketball season, setting Nov. 25 as the starting date for men’s and women’s games.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Brandon Clarke becomes first Gonzaga product named NBA All-Rookie first team; Rui Hachimura on second team

Brandon Clarke was selected to the NBA All-Rookie first team, becoming the first Gonzaga product to receive the honor.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

As expected, Nathan Bittle picks Oregon over UCLA, Arizona and Gonzaga

Nathan Bittle, rated as a top 20 prospect in the 2021 class, announced his commitment to Oregon.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 15, 2020

Orlando could become Gonzaga’s second home during non-conference season

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team could be spending quite a bit of time in Orlando during the non-conference season.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 12, 2020

College basketball oversight committees propose Nov. 21 starting date

Nearly two weeks after pegging Nov. 25 for opening day, oversight committees for men’s and women’s basketball Friday adjusted to move up the timeline to Nov. 21, according to Stadium …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Oregon prep standout Ben Gregg commits to Gonzaga

Ben Gregg waited a long time before receiving a scholarship offer from Gonzaga. It didn’t take the Oregon prep standout long to decide the wait was worth it. He announced …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few honored at virtual Dick Vitale Gala

Gonzaga coach Mark Few was among a handful of honorees Friday at the 15th annual Dick Vitale Gala, a fundraiser for the V Foundation.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke fourth in NBA rookie of year voting

Brandon Clarke finished fourth in the voting for rookie of the year. Memphis teammate Ja Morant received 99 of 100 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Local arena managers work with peers to figure out how to open up safely for fans

Matt Meyer has spent a lot of time in virtual meetings the past five months.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mark Few reflects on loss of coaching icons Lute Olson, John Thompson

College basketball recently lost two coaching icons with the deaths of Thompson, who turned Georgetown into a national power, and Lute Olson, who did the same at Arizona. Both Hall …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

Gonzaga coach Mark Few optimistic college season can happen with assist from bubbles, pods

The term bubble in college basketball parlance could have new meaning for the upcoming season.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Gonzaga basketball extends offer to 6-9 Clackamas High forward Ben Gregg

With 2021 recruit Paolo Banchero orally committing to Duke a week ago, Gonzaga has set its sights on another Pacific Northwest target.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2020

Report: Four start dates under consideration for NCAA basketball season

Basketball seasons for Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho may start as early as the second week of November or as late as the first week of December, according to a …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 21, 2020

Former Gonzaga standout Zach Collins facing season-ending surgery

Zach Collins’ third NBA season with the Portland Trail Blazers is over after just 11 games. Collins will have season-ending ankle surgery, the team announced Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 20, 2020

Seattle prep standout Paolo Banchero picks Duke, listed Gonzaga among finalists

Seattle prep standout Paolo Banchero, who listed Gonzaga in his final six, announced his commitment to Duke.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward Zach Collins sidelined with ankle injury

Zach Collins missed Portland’s first-game victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and he’ll be a spectator again for Thursday’s second game.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski gets opportunity to resume pro career

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, sidelined by injury since May, 2019, has an opportunity to return to professional basketball.The 7-foot-1 Karnowski is trying out with Stelmet Enea in his native …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 17, 2020

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert joins NABC’s Player Development Coalition

There’s a lot going on in college basketball these days and Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert wants to be involved on and off the court. Kispert is one of 11 Division I …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Former Gonzaga forward and new Portland assistant police chief Mike Leasure looks to build trust in the Rose City amid unrest

As Mike Leasure looks out the window of his downtown Portland Police Department office, he sees remnants of the city’s unrest.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 15, 2020

Former Gonzaga stars make impact in NBA restart

The NBA bubble has seen Zag vs. Zag, Zag replacing Zag, Zags hurting and Zags thriving.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2020

College basketball trying to formulate game plan to play while pandemic has forced fall delays

Wheels are turning in college basketball circles in hopes of having a season and an NCAA Tournament.

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

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.