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Vandersloot debuts for Chicago Sky

Katie Douglas scored 19 points with seven rebounds, Tamika Catchings had 15 points and nine boards and the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 65-57 on Saturday night in Indianapolis …


WNBA drafts familiar names

Though Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot and Spokane native Angie Bjorklund were surprised to be selected by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Draft on Monday, for some reason it seems …


Chicago Sky pick Vandersloot and Bjorklund

Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot became the highest drafted basketball player with local ties when the Chicago Sky selected her with the third pick in the WNBA Draft Monday afternoon.


Vandersloot, Bjorklund await WNBA fate with draft on Monday

There was a little too much magic in the recently completed basketball season for Courtney Vandersloot’s next dream to come true. The All-America point guard who led Gonzaga to the …


Draft approaches for Vandersloot, Bjorklund

Gonzaga’s Courtney Vandersloot and University HS grad Angie Bjorklund, who played at Tennessee, anticipate Monday’s WNBA draft.


Chiefs attempt to close out Chilliwack on Saturday

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs hope to be closer to full strength tonight when they try to wrap up their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Chilliwack Bruins at the …


Gonzaga’s Vandersloot makes AP All-American team

Courtney Vandersloot achieved another milestone on Tuesday, becoming the first Gonzaga and West Coast Conference women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press second-team All-America honors. Vandersloot, who led the Bulldogs …


Vandersloot lands on AP second team

Courtney Vandersloot achieved another milestone on Tuesday, becoming the first Gonzaga and West Coast Conference women’s basketball player to earn Associated Press second-team All-American honors.


Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …


GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …


Gonzaga women zoom to first Elite Eight

They are Elite. The magical season for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team continued Saturday night – to the delight of 10,717 fans at the Spokane Arena – as the Bulldogs …


Blanchette: Bekkering steps up when Zags need new star

Say, that wasn’t entirely the Gonzaga group hug everyone began anticipating. For a few minutes there, throats couldn’t have been tighter if a drill sergeant with a toothbrush and latrines …


Stanford slips past Tar Heels to set up final with Zags

A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in sight.


Zags set sights on Louisville

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Zags come up big

Courtney Vandersloot gave a raucous crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center what it wanted Monday night, making history with her 2,000th career point to go with her 1,000 assists. Gonzaga’s …


High-scoring GU faces stingy UCLA tonight

The irresistible force meets the immovable object. In the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the McCarthey Atheltic Center that means the Gonzaga offense and the UCLA …


Bruins’ press a mystery

UCLA is going to slap on a full-court press on Gonzaga tonight in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. What the Bulldogs don’t know is exactly what …


UCLA and Gonzaga at a glance

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Vandersloot, Standish almost leave Zags coach speechless

Kelly Graves insists he is out of words to describe his sensational point guard, Courtney Vandersloot. The Gonzaga coach came through in the clutch Saturday after Vandersloot scored a career-high …


Vandersloot, Standish combine for 64 points as Zags rally past Iowa

For those who wondered what the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would do when faced with meaningful possessions down the stretch of a close game, the answer was revealed Saturday afternoon …


Gonzaga women awarded 11 seed; face Iowa in first round

Just remember, Gonzaga is an 11 seed, which means the Bulldogs are probably going to be underdogs in every game they play in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Even if …


GU’s Vandersloot leaned on Stockton, elevated star status

One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.” But when GU coach Kelly Graves suggested Courtney Vandersloot call …


Gonzaga and Courtney Vandersloot: Perfect match

One word that mesmerized fans and vanquished foes wouldn’t expect to be associated with Gonzaga’s record-breaking point guard is “shy.”


Vandersloot wins Naismith Award

Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga’s record-breaking senior point guard, was named the 2011 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner.


Gonzaga’s Vandersloot, coach Graves take top WCC honors

It may be the least surprising news, but it was no less monumental when the West Coast Conference announced Tuesday that Gonzaga senior Courtney Vandersloot was its player of the …


GU’s Vandersloot, Graves win WCC awards

It may be the least surprising news ever but it was no less monumental when the West Coast Conference announced Tuesday Gonzaga senior Courtney Vandersloot was the Player of the …


Gonzaga women cap perfect WCC season before large crowd

For the first time the Gonzaga women’s basketball team sold out McCarthey Athletic Center on its own merit. Judging by the ovations, it was pretty easy to determine why.


GU women return to Top 25

Gonzaga’s domination of the West Coast Conference has resulted in the Bulldogs’ return to the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll. After running their winning streak to 12 with …


EWU dominates SWABS awards

Eastern Washington University’s national championship football team captured the imagination of the Spokane area community. Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters rewarded its success. The SWABs nearly unanimously chose the Eagles …