Gonzaga Rumors & News

  • Gonzaga lands San Jose State transfer Brandon Clarke

    College Basketball Talk "Gonzaga added some depth to its roster on Wednesday night as San Jose State transfer forward Brandon Clarke pledged to the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-8 Clarke left the Spartans late this summer after the abrupt resignation of former head coach Dave Wojcik in mid-July. As a sophomore last season,..." September 08

  • Gonzaga attempting to pry Buddy Boeheim away from Syracuse

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Syracuse's Jim Boeheim has some competition for the 2018 recruit closest to his heart — his son, Buddy Boeheim. Buddy, a 6-5 shooting guard from New York, has said he’ll likely wind up at Syracuse to play for his father. Therefore, he hasn’t gained much recruiting attention and only had offers..." July 21

  • Gonzaga getting Johnathan Williams back for senior season

    The Spokesman Review "Johnathan Williams has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season at Gonzaga, The Spokesman-Review has learned. Williams declared for the draft last month but didn’t hire an agent, retaining the option of returning to GU. Wednesday was the deadline for underclassmen..." May 24

  • Gonzaga's Zach Collins declares for NBA draft, will sign with agent

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins has declared for the NBA Draft and intends to hire an agent at a later date. Collins becomes the Zags’ first one-and-done player. “This was a significant decision for my family and me,” Collins said in a GU release. “It was definitely one of the most..." April 13

  • Gonzaga's Karnowski claims Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as nation's top center

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga senior Przemek Karnowski won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award during ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show Friday in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary Hall of Fame center, joined ESPN’s Jay Bilas in presenting the award for college basketball’s top center to Karnowski. “It means..." April 08

  • Heels reign again after ugly title win over Zags

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The redemption tour is complete. North Carolina talked about redemption all season, spurred by the painful memory of losing last year's national title game on Villanova's last-second 3-pointer. The Tar Heels found themselves back in a similar situation Monday..." April 04

  • CBS-Boosted NCAA National Championship Ratings Jump 21 Percent From Last Year

    The Wrap "CBS is cutting down the nets this morning. Monday’s NCAA Tournament National Championship game leapt 21 percent in preliminary TV ratings from the prior year, though the 2017 version got a big bump simply from being on “America’s Most-Watched Network.” Last year’s classic — a Villanova..." April 04

  • Gonzaga learns hard lesson about flawed nature of game it plays

    Sporting News - NCAAB "When we think and talk about college basketball — and basketball matchups, in general — we often do it in terms of things that are knowable. We use statistical data to dive into every conceivable angle, and try to figure out where the game will be decided. But championship basketball is not..." April 04

  • The refs ruined the NCAA championship game

    Fox Sports "Sixteen players stepped onto the court in the national championship game between North Carolina and Gonzaga Monday in Glendale, each with the hope of making history and becoming a college basketball immortal. But it was the three guys wearing stripes that took over the NCAA tournament final,..." April 04

  • Officiating cloud hangs over UNC national championship, and LeBron can't take it

    CBS Sports "North Carolina and Roy Williams claimed a third national title since 2005 on Monday night, 364 days after getting buried by Villanova on a buzzer-beater on the same stage. But while last year’s college basketball finale is most memorable for one of the NCAA Tournament’s greatest shots, the sixth..." April 04

  • Przemek Karnowski after loss: ‘I didn’t deliver’

    Larry Brown Sports "Przemek Karnowski made a harsh admission after losing the national championship game on Monday night. Karnowski, Gonzaga’s big man, was just 1-for-8 in the 71-65 loss to North Carolina. He missed many baskets from mere feet away from the hoop and knows he could have done better. The 7-foot-1..." April 04

  • Wizards' Marcin Gortat gives an honest NBA assessment of 'brother' Przemek Karnowski

    USA Today "Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski has been the biggest presence in the 2017 NCAA tournament. His 7-foot, 300-pound frame has helped lift Gonzaga to Monday’s national championship game against North Carolina. But back home in Poland, he’s overshadowed on the hardwood. Marcin Gortat, the Washington..." April 04

  • Mark Few on late non-call: 'Had no idea ... nobody made me aware'

    ESPN "Mark Few said he was unaware during the game that Kennedy Meeks had his hand out of bounds during a critical scramble for a loose ball in the final minute of North Carolina's 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in the national title game on Monday night. With 49.1 seconds to play and North Carolina..." April 04

  • North Carolina-Gonzaga about firsts, big men and bad ankles

    ESPN "Gonzaga's and North Carolina's journey to the final night of the 2016-17 season on a hardwood floor in a football stadium in the Phoenix area should surprise few. The Tar Heels lost in last year's title game on a Kris Jenkins buzzer-beater, and key players from that humbled roster -- Kennedy..." April 03

  • 5 biggest storylines entering National Championship Game

    Larry Brown Sports "It is difficult to imagine the 2017 National Championship living up to the high expectations set by last year’s stunning affair. After a hotly-contested 40 minute game, fans were treated to a wild shot by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to tie the game and a buzzer-beater to win the championship by..." April 03

  • Cute and cuddly no more, Gonzaga proves itself as one of elite

    USA Today "Everybody’s favorite outsider is now the ultimate insider. Eighteen years after it burst onto college basketball’s biggest stage, busting brackets and striking a blow for little guys everywhere, Gonzaga will play for the national title Monday night. Let that sink in for a minute. The small,..." April 02

  • Gonzaga holds off South Carolina to reach final

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Gonzaga coach Mark Few, right arm draped over the back of an empty chair, broke into a relaxed grin, looking as if he had been there before. Which he hasn't. And almost wasn't. The Bulldogs, after doing almost everything right for nearly 30 minutes, seemingly on..." April 01

  • John Stockton barely recognizes the Gonzaga of today

    SI "Before he became the NBA’s all-time leader in steals and assists, John Stockton was a little-known guard from Spokane, Wash., and Gonzaga’s hometown hero. The Zags were far from the perennial power they are now, failing to make the NCAA tournament during his tenure. SI spoke to Stockton about his..." April 01

  • Gonzaga’s Mark Few wins AP coach of the year

    The Spokesman Review "Gonzaga’s Mark Few on Thursday was named Associated Press Coach of the Year and he received a large trophy that goes with the award. Few then talked about nearly everyone associated with the program in his 18-year tenure except himself. “Every player that ever made the sacrifices to put that..." March 30