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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Time runs out on historic Washington State season in tightly contested loss to North Carolina

Washington State’s historic and prideful run through the NCAA women’s soccer field finally ended Friday night, at the hands of a North Carolina team with more history, pride and pageantry …


UNC’s Armando Bacot expected to miss Virginia game with ankle injury

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says freshman big man Armando Bacot is likely out for the seventh-ranked Tar Heels’ game at No. 5 Virginia on Sunday due to an ankle …


Washington State soccer star Morgan Weaver hopes to cap her brilliant Cougar career with a title

Washington State had just lost its final regular-season women’s soccer game to Washington 1-0 when WSU assistant coach Jon Harvey came up to his star forward, senior Morgan Weaver from …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

On their Heels: Washington State aiming to upset national power North Carolina in College Cup Final Four

It’s been a fun, celebratory five days for the Cougars since they punched their ticket to college soccer’s Final Four, the deepest NCAA Tournament run in modern WSU athletics history.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs gear up for three consecutive ranked opponents, beginning with Washington on Sunday

The ninth-ranked Zags are entering an arduous three-game stretch that rivals any they’ve encountered since crashing the national landscape in 1999.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Luke DeCock: Have Coach K and Roy Williams switched bodies? Duke, UNC are acting like each other

When Roy Williams called timeout less than three minutes into a game against Elon last week, it was the latest sign that something very strange is going on among the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Mouth-watering potential matchups for Gonzaga at Battle 4 Atlantis

Thanksgiving week college basketball tournaments often follow turkey day protocol: an appetizer followed by a memorable main course. That should be the case for Gonzaga at the Battle 4 Atlantis …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Gonzaga remains No. 8 in AP basketball poll

Gonzaga’s holding pattern continues in the AP college basketball poll. The Zags haven’t budged from the No. 8 rating that was assigned to them in the preseason rankings.


Brandon Robinson out with sprained ankle for No. 9 UNC

North Carolina guard Brandon Robinson is out with a sprained right ankle.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ press flattens Lewis-Clark State offense

The three-quarters-court press is nothing new for the Zags but they unveiled it with new personnel in a 116-61 rout over Lewis-Clark State College at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Gonzaga No. 7 in USA Today coaches preseason poll

The USA Today coaches preseason poll released Thursday mirrors the AP Top 25 through the top six spots before the first difference. Gonzaga is No. 7 in the coaches’ rankings, …


Grad transfers Christian Keeling, Justin Pierce bolster North Carolina’s scoring punch

Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after …


Walker Kessler, who was scheduled to visit Gonzaga, commits to North Carolina

Walker Kessler, who was scheduled to visit Gonzaga on Oct. 5 for Kraziness in the Kennel, verbally committed to North Carolina on Sunday night.


Gonzaga draws Southern Miss in Battle 4 Atlantis opener

Gonzaga’s first-round opponent at the Battle 4 Atlantis will be Southern Mississippi.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Gonzaga will host ACC power North Carolina on Dec. 18

The date is set for one of Gonzaga’s biggest home basketball games.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods says Gonzaga in his top three

North Carolina transfer Seventh Woods lists Gonzaga among his top three schools. Woods told The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina, that he’s also considering South Carolina and Michigan.


Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80 in Sweet 16

Fifth-seeded Auburn poured in 17 3-pointers, many of them during a game-changing run that spanned halftime, and the Tigers rolled to a 97-80 upset over North Carolina in the Midwest …


Commentary: Blowout loss shouldn’t leave Washington Huskies feeling blue

It’s not that their 22-point loss to North Carolina came without pain, but it paled in comparison to UW’s season-long pride.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019

Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins is as loving as he is bizarre

Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Gonzaga falls to fourth, Duke back on top in final AP poll

The final AP college basketball poll of the season mirrors the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed line. Gonzaga’s three-week stay at No. 1 in the media poll ended with a …


Midwest Region preview: North Carolina gets tops seed, Kansas could await

North Carolina earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, but that’s about the only gift the Tar Heels got for the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

From downing Duke to getting tripped up by Tennessee, here are six games that shaped Gonzaga’s season

Every game has shaped Gonzaga’s 2019 journey, but several not only influenced the Zags’ season but the national landscape.


Top 25 roundup: After Roy Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Duke’s loss could create opening for Gonzaga to return to No. 1

Gonzaga could be two home wins away from returning to No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll after No. 8 North Carolina thumped top-ranked Duke 88-72 on Wednesday.



UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018

Gonzaga drops to No. 8 in AP poll following second straight loss

Gonzaga dropped four spots to No. 8 in the AP men’s college basketball poll after falling to North Carolina on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Defense, rebounding top Zags’ to-do list

North Carolina’s student section serenaded Gonzaga in the final minute with the time-honored taunt “Same as last time.” They were half right. The Tar Heels did get the better of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Analysis: Gonzaga nailed by North Carolina on boards, leading to second straight loss

The combination of inattentive defense and rebounding issues knocked Gonzaga from the unbeaten ranks last Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

John Blanchette: Gonzaga may have muffed the final against North Carolina, but the rest of the semester deserves high marks

So in the wake of the 103-90 pounding at the Dean Dome and their second straight loss – and possible tumble out of top 10 next week – how much …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018

Gonzaga takes a close-up look at North Carolina’s historic facilities at the ‘Dean Dome’

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth isn’t a big fan of traveling, but he is a fan of college basketball history. And learning.