Gonzaga University is a very unlikely candidate for college basketball powerhouse status. The school is located in Spokane, Washington which is just a few miles West of the Washington/Montana border. It is a private institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and enrolling just under 5,000 undergraduate students. Despite the relatively small size of the school Gonzaga has become a legitimate force in college hoops both regionally and nationally.
Gonzaga has qualified for the NCAA basketball tournament 17 times including the last sixteen years consecutively. Thirteen of their players have won the West Coast Conference player of the Year award. On two occasions Gonzaga players have led the country in scoring, most recently in 2006 when Adam Morrison averaged 28.1 points per game. Morrison was also named the Co-National Player of the Year along with J.J. Redick of Duke.
The school first gained significant national attention in the late 1990’s under coach Dan Monson. While the Bulldogs first qualified for the NCAA tournament during that era the rise of Gonzaga basketball began a number of years earlier. In 1984, a point guard named John Stockton would win the WCC Player of the Year award. Stockton would go on to become a legendary NBA player with the Utah Jazz and end his career as the league’s all time leader in both assists and steals. Mark Few is the current head coach of Gonzaga and will be entering his 16th year at the helm.
The good news for Gonzaga basketball fans is that they’re on television quite a bit. ESPN often features them as part of ‘doubleheaders’ or ‘tripleheaders’ as their Pacific Time Zone location and high profile makes them perfect for the ‘late game’ of national TV lineups. Fans can frequently find a Gonzaga basketball live stream on ESPN3, the network’s online streaming service. Even if a game isn’t being broadcast nationally on one of the ESPN broadcast networks it can often be found on ESPN3 which features a wide selection of games and excellent quality video and audio. The ESPN3 stream is also available from tablets and smart phones but you’ll have to have a cable TV subscription to access it. Streaming Gonzaga basketball games live on ESPN3 can present problems even if you do have a subscription–their access verification system is balky and will sometimes deny access for no reason.
In the Internet era there are plenty of options to watch Gonzaga basketball online free of charge. This allows fans from anywhere in the world to watch the Bulldogs’ games no matter what is scheduled on ESPN or the other sports TV outlets. There are several top websites that offer directories of the games available for live streaming. Currently the top streaming sports destinations include wiziwig.tv, first row sports, vipboxsports, stream2watch.me. These sites often have multiple domain names through which they can be accessed so it’s worth doing a Google search to track down the specific URL. There are always new sites coming on the scene so a Google search may also yield a new source for live sports streaming.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find Gonzaga basketball games live online and if one site doesn’t have a live link one of the others certainly will. The coverage of sports and individual games from the US and around the world is mind boggling. Some sites focus on a specific region (eg: a Europe focused site will have plenty of soccer but not as much college basketball) but there are many sites that feature US and North American sports like NFL football, NHL hockey and college basketball. Not only should a stream be easy to find but you’ll likely have the option to choose from several different streaming speeds. This will allow you to choose the stream that works best with your individual Internet connection.
Once you find a stream to watch Gonzaga basketball online free you have several options for viewing in addition to your computer. Many streams will work with iPads, Android tablets and smartphones. A great way to watch live sports streams is with a streaming set top box like a Roku or Google Chromecast–this way you can watch the stream on your TV set. There’s no greater source of a wide variety of sports and games anywhere.