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Zags’ trip to Maui no vacation

LAHAINA, Hawaii – Gonzaga head coach Mark Few loves the Maui Invitational for all the reasons you might think – location, weather – and several others that probably wouldn’t cross …


Mistake-prone Mastodons no match for Zags

In a duel of slow starts, Gonzaga and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne traded turnover for turnover. Then Gonzaga stopped turning it over. IPFW didn’t, and the Mastodons kept missing shots.


GU women cruise past USC

Senior forward Vivian Frieson helps the Gonzaga women’s basketball team get rolling in a victory over USC at the McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night.


Zags stumble late

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Gonzaga led most of the way and turned back numerous Michigan State rallies. But in the closing minutes, the second-ranked Spartans finally caught and passed the …


Zags fall short at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Durrell Summers hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3:02 left, made two at the line with 5.7 seconds to go and finished with 21 points to help …


Zags’ schedule softer? Not so you’d notice

The record shows that Mark Few doesn’t lose often, except perhaps in those arguments with himself. A few years ago, he sent his Gonzaga basketball team on a December odyssey …


Can’t leash this Bulldog

Mike Goodson Jr., Jeremy Pargo, Wayne Chism, Western Kentucky’s basketball team … There were many more before and surely many more to come. That’s an incomplete, but burgeoning list of …


Zags roll past Alberta

Gonzaga sophomore center Robert Sacre’s point guard in high school was on the opposing team. One of Sacre’s coaches in Canada, Greg Francis, was calling plays on the opposite bench. …


Sports in brief: Zags open with Alberta

Basketball: Gonzaga entertains the University of Alberta in a men’s basketball exhibition game tonight at 6 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Alberta coach Greg Francis served as head coach of …


GU, WSU to host NCAA women’s tournament games

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee has selected Gonzaga to host the first two rounds of the 2011 tournament at McCarthey Athletic Center with the regional finals the next weekend at …


Throng shows up to watch new-look Zags

Freshman forward Elias Harris became a big fan of Gonzaga’s crowd Saturday night. “Blew me away completely,” the German native said of a standing-room-only gathering of 6,000-plus that filled the …


Now out of stripes, Libbey reshaping WCC officiating

So intent were the 6,000-plus Gonzaga congregants on identifying and bonding with all the new Zags – Is that Manny? Which one is Dower? – that few noticed their favorite …


Huskies’ offer makes perfect sense to Huskies

Blame Jim Sterk. He won’t be surprised, since he gets blamed for almost everything else. It was Washington State’s athletic director who first dipped his toe into the icy waters …


UW proposes renewing series; GU says hold on

A University of Washington proposal to resume the men’s basketball series with Gonzaga was met with a chilly reception from the Bulldogs. The Huskies proposed a three-game series, beginning next …


Interviews highlight Zags DVD

“After seven years as a professional, you realize it’s never like that again.” – Matt Santangelo


Cougs go on display

PULLMAN – It’s quite obvious things are different around the Washington State University men’s basketball program. Head coach Tony Bennett is gone to Virginia after three winning seasons, replaced by …


Kong finally at GU

Bol Kong is finally a Zag. Kong, a Sudanese native who has lived in Canada since the age of 7, is enrolled for classes at Gonzaga after recently obtaining Canadian …


Stockton joins hardwood greats

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – All John Stockton ever asked was a chance to prove himself against the best – whether that was his older brother Steve in the family driveway on …


Stockton, Sloan formed lasting relationship

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For 18 years, John Stockton was Johnny Unitas to Karl Malone’s Raymond Berry – that is, when they weren’t Martin and Lewis, Ben and Jerry or Yin …


John Blanchette: A Journey’s end

Sending a basketball, with a pass delivered one-handed and from waist-high, 60 feet over the head and into the hands of a streaking Karl Malone … the nuns next door …


Gonzaga’s Dench returns to place he helped put on map

Gonzaga students are making their way back to campus this weekend, including the largest and most intriguing incoming class of basketball players in the program’s recent history. Meanwhile, the basketball …


Bouldin makes Wooden list

Gonzaga University’s Matt Bouldin is one of 50 college basketball players named to the 2009-10 John R. Wooden Award preseason list for player of the year. Bouldin, who will be …


Ex-Zags have summer assignments

Three former Gonzaga Bulldogs have lined up roster spots on NBA summer league teams. Guard Jeremy Pargo will play for Orlando, which is home to a summer league featuring Boston, …


Daye selection draws criticism

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The reviews are in, and many of them aren’t very kind. Yes, plenty of criticism – from fans and pundits alike – has been directed toward …


Pistons grab Daye at No. 15

Seconds after hearing his name announced by NBA commissioner David Stern, former Gonzaga Bulldog Austin Daye kissed his mom, Tamara, embraced his dad, Darren, donned a Detroit Pistons hat and …


Pistons pick Daye 15th in draft

The Detroit Pistons selected Gonzaga’s Austin Daye with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft.


Moment of truth for Zags in draft

The NBA has already called Austin Daye’s name. He’s one of 15 or so draft hopefuls that will be in the “Green Room” with a front-row seat for Thursday’s NBA …


Daye is done

Austin Daye’s playing career at Gonzaga is officially over. The 6-foot-11 forward said Monday he will forgo his final two years of eligibility at Gonzaga and keep his name in …


In light of Daye, we can see sometimes it’s just business

Austin, we hardly knew ye. In testing the National Basketball Association draft waters, Gonzaga’s Austin Daye is officially somewhere between a toe-dip and a cannonball, but there certainly is a …


Gonzaga’s Daye leaning toward NBA

Despite questions about the lanky 6-foot-10 forward’s strength and toughness, Austin Daye said after working out for Brown’s Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday that he’s heavily leaning toward keeping his name …