Few on Future of Gonzaga, WCC: `Interesting times right now` - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Gonzaga Basketball

Few on Future of Gonzaga, WCC: `It's interesting times right now`

Updated:
Could Gonzaga leave the WCC for a new basketball-only conference? It is entirely possible! (Photo: SWX) Could Gonzaga leave the WCC for a new basketball-only conference? It is entirely possible! (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you talk to the higher-ups at the best college basketball programs in the country, you will hear them talking about bringing the BCS football model to the college hardwood. So says Gonzaga coach Mark Few, as programs across the country view the changing landscape of college sports. And that necessarily will bring about a shift in conference alignments.

Speaking on the Mark Few Show this week, Few said college basketball could look quite different than it has for the past several decades.

"It's interesting – it's interesting times right now," said Few.

The movement sparking all the change is directly related to college football, and most notably how the Big East has all but disintegrated. CBS Sports reported this week that seven non-football members of the conference are looking to split away from the conference and form a basketball-centric conference. Those programs include DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova. They could look for three to five programs to add to the mix, including, some say, Gonzaga.

"It would be naïve and ignorant on our part to sit here and think that it's not going to affect us," said Few. "So we have to be ready to do what's best for Gonzaga."

 

*Mobile users can watch the interview with Mark Few here: http://bit.ly/TdZlab

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Former Coug Motum Signs With Jazz, Kent To Toss M's First Pitch

    Former Coug Motum Signs With Jazz, Kent To Toss M's First Pitch

    Former Washington State University men's basketball standout, Brock Motum, has signed with the Utah Jazz as a free agent, the organization announced Tuesday. Also, Cougar head basketball coach Ernie Kent will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mariners game later this week.More >>
    Former Washington State University men's basketball standout, Brock Motum, has signed with the Utah Jazz as a free agent, the organization announced Tuesday. Also, Cougar head basketball coach Ernie Kent will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Mariners game later this week.
    More >>
  • Pippins OF Vince Fernandez Named West Coast League MVP

    Pippins OF Vince Fernandez Named West Coast League MVP

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:17:48 GMT
    After a record-setting summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins, Vince Fernandez was honored by the West Coast League Tuesday as the league’s most valuable player, the first player from an expansion team to garner this accolade in WCL history.More >>
    After a record-setting summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins, Vince Fernandez was honored by the West Coast League Tuesday as the league’s most valuable player, the first player from an expansion team to garner this accolade in WCL history.More >>
  • EWU Tops Bearkats To Open The College Football Season

    EWU Tops Bearkats To Open The College Football Season

    Eastern Washington earned the right to host the first college football game of the 2014 season as one of the premier power houses in the FCS. The ever-growing program capitalized with a big 56-35 win over long-time nemesis Sam Houston State on the Inferno at Roos Field on Saturday.More >>
    Eastern Washington earned the right to host the first college football game of the 2014 season as one of the premier power houses in the FCS. The ever-growing program capitalized with a big 56-35 win over long-time nemesis Sam Houston State on the Inferno at Roos Field on Saturday. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.