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Past articles by Jim:

Big 12 administrators reportedly discussing Gonzaga’s candidacy at conference meetings

Gonzaga and the Big 12 Conference have had at least two discussions about the possibility of the Zags joining the conference. Now the conference is reportedly discussing Gonzaga’s candidacy as Big 12 presidents and athletic directors conduct meetings Thursday and Friday in Dallas. → Read More

Gonzaga-Michigan State tip time set for 3:30 on aircraft carrier in San Diego harbor

The tip time for Gonzaga-Michigan State has been set for 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, ESPN announced Wednesday. → Read More

Foot injury will sideline former Gonzaga standout Chet Holmgren for entire 2022-23 NBA season

Chet Holmgren will miss the 2022-23 NBA season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot. Holmgren, the former Gonzaga standout and No. 2 pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder, sustained the injury while contesting LeBron James’ layup at the CrawsOver Pro-Am in Seattle on Saturday. → Read More

Former Community Colleges of Spokane standout Brady Calkins carves unique path to the U.S. Open

There are 156 players in the U.S. Open, but some of the best storylines come from the 65 that made it through local and/or regional qualifying out of roughly 9,000 hopefuls. Still, not many teeing it up in Thursday’s opening round at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, can match the 27-year-old Brady Calkins’ unique journey, which includes a short, but memorable one year at Community… → Read More

Zags in the NBA: Former Gonzaga standouts Brandon Clarke, Killian Tillie and Zach Collins advance to postseason

A Gonzaga record 10 former Zags played in the NBA this season, including three that are moving on to the postseason. → Read More

Leon Rice's BSU-Gonzaga connections come through loud and clear during press conference

Leon Rice has been the head coach at Boise State for 11 seasons. Before that, he was an assistant coach under Mark Few at Gonzaga for 11 seasons. During Rice’s press conference Wednesday, his connections to both programs overlapped several times. Rice mentioned GU walk-on Joe Few, Mark’s son, a couple of times, once in recapping the recruitment of Mt. Spokane High’s Tyson Degenhart, and he also… → Read More

Former Gonzaga great and proud papa Dan Dickau calling tournament games in Portland

Former Gonzaga great Dan Dickau, longtime announcer on Gonzaga’s local and regional telecasts, is calling first- and second-round games in Portland for Westwood One Radio.Dickau took the last few weeks off from his broadcasting schedule to stay close to home with wife Heather, who was pregnant with their seventh child. Margaret Rose was born last Friday. → Read More

Gonzaga teammates, coach Mark Few describe Chet Holmgren’s greatest hits

Sophomore wing Julian Strawther chose a memorable dunk. Senior guard Rasir Bolton picked one that happened in practice, seen by just Gonzaga's players and coaching staff. Head coach Mark Few recalled something that only he and maybe a handful of others witnessed. The question to each: What’s your favorite highlight produced by freshman forward Chet Holmgren? → Read More

Six degrees of March madness: Gonzaga players have friends across NCAA Tournament rosters

Drew Timme hasn’t surveyed the rosters of every team in the NCAA Tournament but he made a fairly safe prediction. → Read More

Gonzaga starts, finishes at No. 1 in AP college basketball poll for second straight year

Gonzaga was No. 1 in the AP preseason rankings and ended up in the same spot in the final poll of the season. The Zags, who enter the NCAA Tournament as the top overall seed, had three different stints at No. 1 this season, including the last five weeks. Kentucky, in 2012, was the last team to win the national championship after being No. 1 in the final AP poll. → Read More

'Gotta be tougher': Gonzaga balancing competitive practices with rest before WCC Tournament

Rasir Bolton didn’t sugarcoat the factors that led to the upset or his thoughts on what the top-ranked Zags should be focused on during an extended break prior to Monday’s semifinals at the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. → Read More

Gonzaga, Duke in same bracket at Phil Knight tournament next season

Gonzaga has known for quite a while it will be participating in a 2022 Thanksgiving holiday tournament in Portland honoring Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The Zags on Tuesday learned the seven teams – Duke, Florida, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier – they will be joining in the Phil Knight Legacy bracket. → Read More

Former Gonzaga standout Domantas Sabonis traded to Sacramento

Domantas Sabonis has played in exactly 400 games in six NBA seasons, the last 319 with the Indiana Pacers. No. 401 will come in a Sacramento Kings uniform. Sabonis, the former Gonzaga standout and a two-time NBA All-Star, was traded Tuesday to the Kings in a six-player swap between two teams with nearly identical records. → Read More

Mock drafts: Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren in the mix for No. 1 pick with Auburn's Jabari Smith, Duke's Paolo Banchero

There’s little debate currently about the projected top three in the draft. Three versatile freshmen forwards – Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Auburn’s Jabari Smith and Duke’s Paolo Banchero – appear to have created space at the top of the draft, much like they do on a basketball court. The order? That’s where the debate comes in. → Read More

Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren collects WCC freshman of the week award for seventh time

Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren on Monday earned his third straight WCC freshman of the week award and seventh this season. → Read More

Gonzaga’s rising 3-point percentage puts additional stress on opposing defenses

Fast forward, beginning with Gonzaga dropping a season-high 13 3-pointers on nearly 42% shooting in a 69-55 win over the Red Raiders, and the Zags have been dialed in from long distance. In that seven-game span, the Zags (15-2, 4-0 WCC) have produced five of their top six 3-point percentages of the season. They had a string of three straight games with at least 110 points and two more in the 90s. → Read More

Gonzaga's Drew Timme earns WCC, national player of week honors

There wasn’t a lot of mystery for WCC player of the week, or national player of the week honors for that matter. Gonzaga’s Drew Timme made it an obvious choice for the conference after averaging 31 points and hitting 27 of 32 field-goal attempts in routs over BYU (110-84) and Santa Clara (115-83). Timme earned national player of the week honors from ESPN, NCAA.com’s Andy Katz. → Read More

Gonzaga hoping nonconference schedule proves beneficial for postseason drive

Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule has nearly come and gone – only North Alabama remains next Tuesday if the schedule doesn’t get tweaked – and it fell into two distinct categories. One, monster matchups against five ranked teams capable of playing deep into March and possibly April. GU went 3-2 in those Quad 1 contests. And two, seven dates against Quad 4 foes – eight after North Alabama – that… → Read More

Gonzaga ranked in 100th consecutive AP poll, but slips to fifth after loss to Alabama

Gonzaga reached a milestone in the AP college basketball poll on Monday, but it would have preferred to do it coming off a win. The Zags (7-2) dropped two spots to No. 5, marking its 100th consecutive appearance in the top 25, after falling to Alabama 91-82 Saturday in Seattle. → Read More

'Sometimes you don’t realize how ready you are': Former Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd settles in at Arizona

Tommy Lloyd is moving quickly but thoughtfully, much the way his Arizona basketball team did for the previous two hours on the court at T-Mobile Arena. → Read More