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  • Genetically modified food labeling focus of forum

    Supporters of a Washington state initiative to require labels on genetically engineered foods are holding a community forum today at Gonzaga University. The event at 6:30 p.m. in the Jepson …


  • Then and Now photos: Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk was described by this newspaper in 2009 as “a versatile Canadian capable of playing several positions.” It was but one line in a look ahead to the 2009-10 …


  • Gonzaga students celebrate team’s No. 1 seed

    A deafening cheer erupted in Gonzaga’s Crosby Student Center on Sunday as students learned the Bulldogs made history by receiving the No. 1 seed in the West Region. The sea …


  • Zags get No. 1 seed, play Southern

    Perhaps you’ve read this before: For the first time in school history, Gonzaga … Well, here we go again. Roughly two weeks after earning the first No. 1 ranking in …


  • Blanchette: No one’s going to let Zags off easy

    This was supposed to be the year Gonzaga took the last smidgen of suspense out of Selection Sunday. So why were they still sweating it out at 29 minutes after …


  • Zags men find out Sunday if they are No. 1 seed

    While a dozen or more teams around the country fret over the last four in and the last four out, the question in these parts is if No. 1-ranked Gonzaga …


  • New pope inspires local Catholics

    A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University. The conclave’s results surprised the Rev. …


  • Spokane Catholic, Jesuit officials look forward to new pope

    A Jesuit pope gives Inland Northwest Catholics a reason to celebrate, especially with the region’s connection to the Society of Jesus through Gonzaga University.


  • Zags may be without MVP Karr

    LAS VEGAS – Taelor Karr took a seat on the bench and watched her Gonzaga teammates go through practice drills. She twisted her upper body to the right, then to …


  • No. 1 Zag men face WCC nemesis

    LAS VEGAS – Watching on television when Saint Mary’s center Brad Waldow’s front tooth went flying late in Saturday’s game, Gonzaga’s Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk had a similar reaction. …


  • Blanchette: Zags-Gaels: WCC’s own prime-time Family Feud

    LAS VEGAS – Welcome back to the championship game of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament, the defending champs (Saint Mary’s) against the more-often-than-not champs (Gonzaga). Or as it’s …


  • Cheslek, Kudron step up in GU women’s win

    LAS VEGAS – The postseason looked a lot like Gonzaga’s regular season. The top-seeded Bulldogs utilized multiple scoring options – it was Shelby Cheslek’s and Kiara Kudron’s turn Saturday – …


  • Gonzaga gets going in second half to dispatch Lions

    LAS VEGAS – Sophomore guard Kevin Pangos knew the questions would come, particularly after Gonzaga’s rugged first half against ninth-seeded Loyola Marymount, about the Zags feeling additional pressure carrying the …


  • Blanchette: GU women at familiar place, but took different path

    LAS VEGAS – Here’s what we knew about the Gonzaga Bulldogs when the women’s basketball season began: more than half the team’s scoring and rebounding from last year gone, no …


  • Bulldogs used to getting physical

    “Olynyk the catch, one dribble. He is just hammered by Kaufusi, hammered, and the Zags are furious. Man, was that a hard foul. Olynyk just got destroyed there. … He …


  • Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    COMING UP: Saturday vs. TBD, 6 (ESPN2) OUTLOOK: No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Gonzaga, riding a 12-game winning streak, should be well rested with a week between games when it takes …


  • Gonzaga men, women get time off

    With regular-season West Coast Conference championships in hand, the Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams have a few extra days to prepare for the conference tournaments in Las Vegas. Gonzaga’s …


  • Book Notes: ‘Fobbit’ night set at Auntie’s

    Montana writer David Abrams, whose debut novel “Fobbit” was named a notable book of 2012 by the New York Times, is coming to Spokane. Abrams is a 20-year U.S. Army …


  • Seniors take bows after Gonzaga finishes unbeaten WCC season

    One by one, the Gonzaga Bulldogs keep reaching milestones and Saturday was no exception. The second-ranked Bulldogs thumped Portland 81-52 to finish off their first 16-0 WCC men’s basketball season. …


  • Blanchette: Zags merit top ranking

    This program is being brought to you by the number 1. At least it should be.


  • No. 2 Gonzaga faces challenge from BYU

    PROVO, Utah – There are no guarantees in men’s college basketball this season, as demonstrated by an upset-filled last month. That applies to No. 2 Gonzaga, which has adeptly sidestepped …


  • Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    COMING UP: Tonight at BYU, 8 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. Portland, 2 (Fox 28) OUTLOOK: No. 2 Gonzaga will be the highest ranked opponent to visit the Marriott Center since it …


  • Blanchette: These Bulldogs enjoy the journey

    The point has been reached on the calendar, and on the scoreboard, where it is a challenge to live in the moment. The score mushrooms. March and its madness looms.


  • Spotlight: Duo sells out WSU show, but GU adds concert

    Hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line has already sold out an April 16 show at Washington State University’s CUB Ballroom in Pullman. Area fans have a second chance to …


  • Zags whip San Diego, assured of no worse than WCC title tie

    When Gonzaga’s run of consecutive WCC men’s basketball titles ended at 11 last season, players took some good-natured ribbing from past Zags who helped build the lengthy streak. “A couple …


  • Truth be told

    It’s been 15 months since Nikky Finney won the National Book Award for her poetry collection “Head Off & Split.” Since then, the South Carolina-born writing professor from the University …


  • Dominant Zags dismantle Broncos

    Late in the first half, Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk had scored 12 points, Elias Harris 10 and Santa Clara’s team nine. It was that kind of night for Gonzaga, which rolled …


  • Coming up: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    COMING UP: Saturday vs. San Diego, 4 p.m. (KHQ/Root) OUTLOOK: The Toreros are chasing Santa Clara for the fourth seed (and a bye into the conference tournament quarterfinals), but SCU …


  • No. 3 Zags run wild for 40 minutes

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs probably set a season high for standing ovations Wednesday night. Some of the biggest praise came afterward from head coach Mark Few.


  • Inside players spark Gonzaga women to 101-65 win

    Anyone who questioned Gonzaga’s offense in general and its inside offense specifically might want to rethink those positions. The Bulldogs received 60 points from their inside players Saturday afternoon and …