The last time we saw the Zags on a basketball court, it was ... not good.
As journalists in a community that famously fell for Blu-ray scammers, was suckered by real estate hucksters, and believed for far too long that Rachel Dolezal was black, we’ve always got to be on guard for the next big hoax. So when investigative late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel dropped his latest bombshell — that beloved local institution Gonzaga University might, in fact, be the biggest fraud perpetrated on American sports fans since Manti Te'o's girlfriend — we took notice.
Lilac City Live is bringing its Best guests on Thursday night. Literally.
Seeing Zag-like student sections crowding UW's Hec Ed Pavilion these past months has brought back lots of memories for Spokane's Clay Damon, who played on Husky teams that made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 1984 and '85. "We had a great, young team then, and we just developed a great environment," recalls Damon, now an orthodontist in Spokane.
Gonzaga's fall at the West Coast Conference's women's basketball tournament was heartbreaking, and not because the Zags lost to BYU for the third time this season in the championship.
During the 2018-19 Spokane Symphony season, five candidates vying to take over for Eckart Preu as music director will lead shows at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
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I didn't grow up listening to Michael Jackson.
Historically speaking, Gonzaga basketball has been very successful during the month of March.
The author and title chosen for this year's Spokane is Reading community literature initiative is a big get: Madeline Miller, and her New York Times bestselling novel Circe. Circe was inspired by ancient Greek mythology, specifically a minor character in Homer's Odyssey: Circe, a witch goddess and the outcast daughter of Helios.
When you judge or rank players of any sport, you can end up diminishing their accomplishments instead of celebrating all they've done.
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Week of March 21
I SAW YOU
I SAW YOU Library magic: I saw you first.
I SAW YOU Buttermilk Man: To the man I saw drinking a pint of buttermilk in the north WinCo Saturday night.
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