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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga forced to adapt on both ends in hard-fought win over Texas Arlington

Two important things happened in Gonzaga’s 72-66 victory Tuesday night over visiting Texas Arlington: Killian Tillie returned to the court after his knee surgery and the eighth-ranked Zags were tested.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

TV Take: Washington State’s Anthony Gordon bests Stanford’s Davis Mills in aerial showcase

Washington State was in control. The Cougars led Stanford by 12 points late in the second quarter and were about to extend their lead again when Anthony Gordon missed an …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga shakes off slow start en route to dominant victory over Texas A&M

This was supposed to be Gonzaga’s first big test. And it was, but only for as long as it probably took viewers to find the SEC Network on their television …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga, KHQ crew both shine with limited rotations in rout of North Dakota

Sometimes art imitates life. It happened Tuesday night during Gonzaga’s third easy win to start the season, this one 97-66 over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

TV Take: Plenty of ‘wacky’ moments in California’s 33-20 victory over Washington State

Washington State’s bowl hopes took a hit Saturday night in Berkeley, driven back by a California defense that limited the Cougars to two touchdowns and forced two turnovers en route …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga opens season with familiar faces taking center stage in win over Alabama State

Another Gonzaga basketball season began Tuesday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Much of the 2019-20 season opener against visiting Alabama State was familiar, from the sellout crowd to head …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019

TV Take: Officiating controversy distracts from classic Washington State-Oregon encounter

It’s too bad most of America was in bed long before Oregon snapped its four-game losing streak to Washington State with a last-second 37-35 victory at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

TV Take: Washington State delivers downpour Déjà vu for Steven Montez, Colorado

Two years ago Colorado traveled to Pullman on a rainy Saturday in late October. Quarterback Steven Montez was awful, the Buffaloes’ offense was inept and Washington State earned a four-touchdown …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

TV Take: Defensive debacles continue for Washington State as Cougars remain winless in Pac-12 play

It had been two weeks, two eventful weeks, since Washington State had been on the football field. The Cougars returned Saturday afternoon with another road game against a ranked opponent.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

TV Take: Tyler Huntley, defense leave Utah fans dancing in the rain after dominant victory over Washington State

Thunder. Lightning. Rain. And a dominating Utah defense. All were part of Fox Sports 1’s Saturday night broadcast from Salt Lake City that also included Washington State, if only peripherally.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

TV Take: Gardner Minshew a witness to Washington State’s improbable loss to UCLA

The definition of #Pac-12AfterDark? It showed up Saturday night in Martin Stadium as UCLA rallied from down 32 points behind sophomore Dorian Thompson-Robinson for a 67-63 win in a game …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

TV Take: In battle billed as Air Raid masterclass, defense the difference in Washington State win over Houston

It was billed as a matchup of the earliest proponents of the Air Raid offense. Mike Leach, the mentor, versus Dana Holgorsen, his former player and assistant coach.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

TV Take: Broadcast quality, not Washington State’s play, leaves fans scratching their heads in Cougars’ rout of Northern Colorado

The second time around, it didn’t seem as easy for Anthony Gordon and the Washington State Cougars.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

3 takes from Washington State’s 58-7 victory over New Mexico State

Anthony Gordon’s performance, strong second-half defense and getting Max Borghi the football stood out in the Cougars’ win over the Aggies


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Out of Right Field: Just for fun, let’s get positive about the Mariners’ future

No matter how you work the calculator, crunch the numbers or even invent a new metric to judge, 2019 will be one of the Mariners’ least successful seasons.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019

Out of Right Field: Kyle Seager lurking around ‘Mendoza Line’ not a good sign for Mariners

It happened 40 years ago. Bruce Bochte and Tom Paciorek noticed an odd statistical note popping up on the Kingdome scoreboard every time Mario Mendoza stepped to the plate.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

Out of Right Field: Baseball must find a way to avoid becoming irrelevant in sports-culture landscape

The past, at least the past almost two decades, haven’t been kind to the Seattle Mariners. The present isn’t much better, what with their under .500 record and public proclamations …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Out of Right Field: Oh, what a relief it isn’t for Mariners

Before the season began, general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted he was rebuilding Seattle’s roster. He even admitted the M’s were taking a step back, in hopes of becoming successful down …


Out of Right Field: Three Mariners fans weigh in on if Seattle’s hot start will last into the summer

But is this unexpected spurt out of the gate something substantive or is it more like the smoke that whiffs over T-Mobile Park’s left field whenever the garlic fries burn?


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019

Out of Right Field: Change has been a good thing on the field, in the TV booth early on for the Mariners

Most everyone was pleasantly surprised by the Mariners’ 7-1 start to a season even general manager Jerry Dipoto admitted would be “a step back.” But that doesn’t compare to turning …


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga left to wonder what could have been after Texas Tech clamps down on Zags’ Final Four hopes

Going into the Elite Eight matchup between the nation’s most efficient offensive team, Gonzaga, and the nation’s most efficient defensive squad, Texas Tech, there was an easy narrative to latch …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

TV Take: Analysts on point, officials off the mark as Gonzaga fends off Florida State to reach Elite Eight

Last year, Florida State locked down Gonzaga’s offense and won by 15. Thursday night in Anaheim, Mark Few’s team turned the tables, winning 72-58 to head to the Elite Eight …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Vince Grippi: 3 thoughts from Fairleigh Dickinson’s 82-76 NCAA Tournament victory over Prairie View A&M

The Knights move on to face top-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Salt Lake City


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

TV Take: Run never comes for Gonzaga as Saint Mary’s completes the upset in ‘Shock City’

The script for this one has been performed before. Twice this season, in fact. Underdog Saint Mary’s stays close to top-ranked Gonzaga for a while. The Gaels slow the pace, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

TV Take: With Killian Tillie up and running, ESPN’s Dick Vitale claims Gonzaga likely his pick to win NCAA Tournament

Dick Vitale is enamored with GU’s penchant for sharing the ball and how that leads to togetherness throughout the game.


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga weathers early Saint Mary’s storm before pulling away in dominating fashion

Be honest. Part of you was hoping top-ranked Gonzaga would have a close, competitive West Coast Conference game this season. Maybe not this close, not this competitive. Well, for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

TV Take: P.J. Carlesimo joins ranks of ESPN broadcasters in awe of Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, Rui Hachimura

If February comes in like a pack of rabid hyenas, it goes out like a lion. A regal, ancient lion. So it may be appropriate the final day of February …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga provides plenty of fireworks in home finale against BYU

When ESPN broadcasts Gonzaga basketball games, there are a few things you can count on.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

TV Take: KHQ crew bids adieu for season as Gonzaga handles Pepperdine

Senior Night doesn’t come for the second-ranked Gonzaga basketball team until Saturday. But, in a sense, it came for the KHQ broadcast crew Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

TV Take: Bill Walton’s love of Gonzaga on display again in hard-fought victory over San Diego

Yes, Bill Walton is enamored with just about everyone who has ever played college basketball, but he seems especially smitten with Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke.