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In brief: Edition includes annual fishing guide

Outdoors: Fishing 2011, The Spokesman-Review’s annual update on fishing prospects, rules and opportunities throughout the Inland Northwest, is inserted in today’s paper. The tabloid includes a map of all the …


Graves signs 10-year deal with Gonzaga

Fresh from taking the Gonzaga women’s basketball team to the NCAA round of eight, coach Kelly Graves said Friday he has signed a 10-year contract to remain at the school.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 Monday night for a berth in the Final Four …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


Blanchette: Standish shines at just the right time

One thing about basketball this time of year: There’s always room for another somebody special. For all the milestones passed, records set, poster poetry inspired and oohs aahed, Courtney Vandersloot …


Gonzaga women beat Bruins, return to Sweet 16

Gonzaga ran right past UCLA straight to the Spokane Arena on Monday night. The 11th-seeded Bulldogs shredded the vaunted defense of the third-seeded Bruins for an 89-75 win in the …


UCLA and Gonzaga at a glance

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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 …


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 …


UCLA, GU women study in contrasts

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 …


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 excited about draw

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 …


GU women win third straight WCC tournament championship

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga has demonstrated game after game that it can score points in a hurry and run the floor like a track team. On Monday, the Bulldogs showed …


Gonzaga women win WCC tournament title

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga has demonstrated game after game that it can score points in a hurry and run the floor like a track team.


Gonzaga women’s coach Kelly Graves plans for every scenario

LAS VEGAS – Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves has the best team in the West Coast Conference, but that doesn’t stop the nerves from visiting before every game. It’s …


GU women’s coach Graves has cautious point of view

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves has the best team in the West Coast Conference, but that doesn’t stop the nerves from visiting before every game.


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.


Vandersloot leads Gonzaga to rout over Saint Mary’s

The difference between the best women’s basketball team in the West Coast Conference and the team that sits in second place is, oh, just 69 points. The 23rd-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs …