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Past articles by Theo:

How Richie Frahm, Eric Edelstein and a fateful night at the Martin Centre helped lure Dan Dickau to Gonzaga

It’s unequivocally one of the most important plays made by a Gonzaga basketball player, even if there’s no official documentation. → Read More

Gonzaga hoping to extract more lessons from exhibition against familiar NAIA squad

The thought occurred to Matt Gregg last year while watching his son Ben and Gonzaga play an exhibition game against Eastern Oregon at McCarthey Athletic Center. → Read More

Jason Eck credits Idaho's buy-in, belief in near-upset of Washington State, longtime friend Jake Dickert

PULLMAN – Jason Eck is Idaho’s first-year head coach and, evidently, somewhat of a historian when it comes to the Vandals’ football program. At some point between accepting his new job in December and Saturday’s season opener at Washington State, Eck set aside time to dig up the Vandals’ results against Power Five opponents. → Read More

Gonzaga's Anton Watson maintains national title aspirations: 'I want to see that for my city'

Over the past few months, Gonzaga fans have experienced both the highs and the lows of off-season roster fluctuation. → Read More

Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren vows to keep open mind entering NBA Draft

In a Zoom interview before the NBA draft held earlier this week, Chet Holmgren fielded a handful of questions about the organizations that could be adding the 7-footer’s elite rim protection, perimeter shooting and ball-handling skills to their roster later this week. → Read More

Report: UW men’s basketball to face Gonzaga Dec. 9 in Spokane

The Husky men's basketball team will face Gonzaga next season for the first time since 2019, according to a report from CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein. → Read More

Gonzaga's Andrew Nembhard, Drew Timme combine for 47 points to cap impressive NBA Draft Combine

The top scorers in the opening scrimmage of Friday’s NBA draft combine got their long-awaited embrace at halfcourt. Drew Timme whispered something into Andrew Nembhard’s ear and the Gonzaga teammates-turned-scrimmage-rivals engaged in a long hug as they went through the handshake line at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. → Read More

Gonzaga legend John Stockton writes letter supporting woman who faces Capitol riot charges

John Stockton, the former Gonzaga standout and NBA Hall of Famer who's made headlines over the past year for his anti-vaccine position and failure to comply with local mask mandates, has penned a letter of support for a Utah woman who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January 2021. → Read More

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos reportedly signing with Italian club Olimpia Milano

Months after Kevin Pangos signed a 2½-year contract with CSKA Moscow only to have his plans altered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the former Gonzaga guard is on the move again. → Read More

Longtime Gonzaga associate head baseball coach Danny Evans dies from melanoma

Longtime Gonzaga associate head baseball coach Danny Evans has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, the school announced in a news release Sunday morning. → Read More

'It's just putting on a show': Eric Barriere shows off arm talent, athleticism at Eastern Washington pro day

It may have been the red turf beneath his feet, the familiarity of the receivers tracking down his 40-yard missiles or the family members who stood along the sideline wearing custom-printed “EB3” T-shirts. → Read More

Way-too-early rankings reflect mixed opinions on Gonzaga in 2022-23

Kansas players hadn’t finished clipping down nets in New Orleans when ESPN’s way-too-early Top 25 projections went live online and began to circulate through social media, generating chatter about which teams have the best chance to climb ladders next year in Houston. → Read More

'I'm cool being second place to him.' Brandon Clarke prepared to hand over Gonzaga blocks record to Chet Holmgren

SAN FRANCISCO – It was at this very venue, the Chase Center in San Francisco, last December when Brandon Clarke was notified another prolific Gonzaga rim protector was beginning to make a run at his school record for blocked shots in a single season. → Read More

Gonzaga's Drew Timme, Chet Holmgren combine to win three of four WCC postseason awards

Just how good has Gonzaga's frontcourt been in 2021-22? → Read More

Gonzaga-San Francisco takeaways: Chet Holmgren, Drew Timme show off versatility to keep Zags unblemished on road

SAN FRANCISCO – Albeit playing in conferences that offer tougher challenges and serve up ranked foes on a more regular basis than the West Coast Conference, nine of the country’s top 10 teams (AP Top 25) – all but No. 1 Gonzaga – have absorbed at least one road loss in conference play as college basketball approaches the end of another regular season. → Read More

Gonzaga's Chet Holmgren named WCC Freshman of the Week for ninth time

Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren is now a nine-time winner of the West Coast Conference’s Freshman of the Week award. → Read More

Gonzaga-LMU takeaways: Chet Holmgren, Nolan Hickman, Hunter Sallis making impressive strides for No. 2 Zags

It was an otherwise meaningless stretch at a point in Thursday’s game when Gonzaga fans were either hitting the exits or contemplating when the right time was to do so. → Read More

Mark Few provides updates on injury status of Gonzaga's Dominick Harris, Kaden Perry

Mark Few says Dominick Harris’ absence from Gonzaga’s basketball team has been underplayed by those outside the Bulldogs’ locker room and judging by the coach’s latest update on the sophomore guard, it may still be awhile before fans and reporters are able to discuss the guard’s return to the floor. → Read More

ESPN's Dick Vitale to return for showdown between No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 UCLA

It’s already a Final Four rematch that will likely serve as a meeting between the country’s top-ranked teams. Now a national audience has a third reason to tune in to next week’s showdown between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 UCLA. → Read More

On final day to comply with mandate, Washington State's Nick Rolovich remains quiet on vaccine status

On the final day state employees are able to comply with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate, Washington State’s Nick Rolovich couldn’t say for certain whether he’d still be the Cougars’ football coach after Oct. 18, the day workers must be fully vaccinated to avoid termination. → Read More