Guard Hunter Sallis performs a through-the-legs dunk at Gonzaga's Kraziness in the Kennel event.

Our Favorite Stories

What makes Gonzaga special isn't just the win-loss records of our teams. It's stories about the personalities, camaraderie and community that have created a culture of success.

Success On and Off The Court

Stories from current season:

Gonzaga-zay-a with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon has a special Spice Girls-inspired cheer for Zag Nation this March Madness. Check out his segment on The Tonight Show and our response video. (Gonzaga Stories)

What's behind the name?
Who's Gonzaga? And why do the Bulldogs carry Gonzaga's name? (NPR)

Tent City for Basketball
Through rainy nights and snowy mornings in winter, Gonzaga students will drag their camping gear to a designated grassy field and stay all night. For what? And why? And how does this "Tent City" work? The Kennel Club answers. (Gonzaga Stories)

‘It’s going to be emotional'
Seniors on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team are ready to complete long, winding journey in regular-season finale. (The Spokesman-Review)

Drew Timme lives for March Madness
Meet the man behind the mustache in this in-depth profile of the Zags' loquacious forward. (ESPN)

The Melody of Gonzaga
Post Falls native Melody Kempton is the blue-collar engine of the NCAA-bound Zags. (Coeur d'Alene Press)

Behind the music with the Bulldog Band
Krem2 spotlights the band's return to March Madness after Covid-19, and the Gonzaga Story Team gets to know members of the band.

Stars on the court and in the classroom
Academic success is a hallmark of Zag student-athletes, with former basketball standouts such as Dan Dickau (’02), Domantas Sabonis (’16), and Corey Kispert (’21) having received Academic All-America honors. (Gonzaga Stories)

"It isn't just about NIL"
Gonzaga's new Next Level program is helping students -- both athlete and non-athlete -- understand the NCAA's new name, image and likeness rules -- and how they relate to the broader world of marketing. (The Spokesman-Review)

Then & Now: Hoops at Gonzaga
From the sweatbox that was the Cave to the boisterous setting that is the Kennel, take a look at the Gonzaga's home court through the ages. (Gonzaga Stories)

The rise of “Taco Lang”
Walk-on guard Matthew Lang’s knack for hitting the team’s tenth three-pointer of the game endears him in the hearts and stomachs of Zags fans. (The Spokesman-Review)

“Big catch, bowling, rock-paper-scissors…”
These are just a few of the celebrations that redshirt freshmen Payton Muma and Calli Stokes have devised to support their teammates from the sideline. (Krem2) 

Strawther: Vegas' son shining
Honoring his late Mom and recently passed trainer, Las Vegas native Julian Strawther finds special meaning in the team's trip to his hometown. (The Spokesman-Review)

The secret sauce of Mike Roth
Recently retired Athletic Director Mike Roth oversaw Gonzaga's rise as a national basketball powerhouse. He reflects on a career that began 34 years ago with an offer to serve as a Graduate Assistant basketball coach for $200 a month. (Gonzaga Magazine) 

Stories from past seasons:

How Gonzaga zagged
Mark Few built a major program at a small school but has yet to win the big one. Could his current squad be the one that does it? (Sports Illustrated)

Two sets of identical twins lead GU women
Gonzaga women's basketball is rolling with the help of two sets of identical twins who bring a different dynamic to the court. (The Inlander)

Kispert: A Man for All Seasons
Corey Kispert remains humble and a team-player in the face of massive success. (Gonzaga Stories)

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