According To a Report: Gonzaga Threatened To End Its 107-Year Rivalry With Washington State

Cougfan is reporting that Gonzaga Bulldog’s men’s basketball head coach Mark Few and athletic director Mike Roth threatened to end the 107-year old rivalry with Washington State, unless the Cougs agreed to play two games in Spokane — a road game at the Kennel and a home game at Spokane Arena. According to Cougfan’s article, WSU athletic director Bill Moos was tempted to cancel the rivalry but decided that having the game was more important than not having it.

The contract between the two schools mentioned in the article has WSU traveling to play Gonzaga in “the Kennel “(WSU lost this match-up, 74-90), in Spokane Arena (2014-2015 season), and in Pullman (2015-2016). This contract was agreed to before the most recent basketball season — which ended for the Cougs in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament — and remained hidden from the public eye until it was leaked in an article in the Gonzaga Bulletin (Gonzaga’s student newspaper) on April 17th, 2014. Continue Reading->


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