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Gonzaga women to open Vancouver Showcase against defending national champion Notre Dame

Gonzaga will face defending national champion Notre Dame in the opening game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase on Nov. 22, organizers announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Visit from Stanford highlights nonconference schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Change in West Coast Conference scheduling makes travel plans easier for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Basketball season will always be a grind, but life will get a bit easier this season for the Gonzaga women. After a two-year hiatus, the West Coast Conference is going …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Elite bracket update: High school team, Stars and Stripes, rolling through Hoopfest’s elite women’s division

Stars and Stripes, which features Notre Dame commit Samantha Brunelle, the top-ranked recruit in 2019 recruiting class, won both of its games Saturday, three months after winning a USA Basketball …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Emma Stach signs professional contract in Germany

Emma Stach is back where she began, but richer for the experience of four years at Gonzaga. A fixture for the Zags, the high-energy guard is home in Germany, where …


Gonzaga tops NCAA’s annual ranking for academic success

To all those banners hanging in the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags can proudly add another – national academic champions for 2016-17.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx

Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx.


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign 6-foot-5 post player from Romania

The Gonzaga coaches must have liked what they saw last November from Anamaria Virjoghe of Northwest Christian College. In an exhibition game at the Kennel, the 6-foot-5 Romanian had seven …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta goes in third round of WNBA draft, then traded to Minnesota

Jill Barta may just get the best of both worlds.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball overcame long odds en route to another successful season

The Gonzaga women overachieved again this year, and probably will need to do it again next season.


Jill Barta ready for next step after memorable Gonzaga women’s basketball career

Jill Barta has a message for Gonzaga women’s basketball fans: Please try to understand.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Kelly Graves enjoyed smooth recruiting transition from Gonzaga to Oregon

The base of the coaching ladder is littered with names of those who weren’t able to make that next step – lower-level head coaches who couldn’t find the same success …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8 p.m.

Gonzaga women move forward after surprising departure of standout forward Jill Barta

With the surprise departure of Jill Barga, the Gonzaga women “have no choice but to move on,” coach Lisa Fortier said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Jill Barta, Gonzaga’s leading scorer and West Coast Conference MVP, to forgo final season of eligibility

Gonzaga basketball star Jill Barta, who led the Zags to NCAA Tournament appearances the last two seasons, is moving on.


Journey ends for Emma Stach, Gonzaga women

It really is all about the journey. Soon, Emma Stach will begin a new one, but Saturday was about the one that just ended.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga women struggle to find answer for Stanford’s Alanna Smith

Going into Saturday’s game, the challenge was obvious: How do you slow down a physical, high-scoring junior forward who also can shoot from outside?


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga women drew unlucky No. 13 for opener

The difference between a No. 12 seed and a 13 is bigger than it looks. For Gonzaga and Missouri, it’s as big as the Florida Gulf.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

Stanford dominates on the glass to eliminate Gonzaga women from NCAA tournament, 82-68

With a big edge on the boards and great long-range shooting, the Stanford Cardinal eliminate Gonzaga


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to get out of gate quickly in NCAA Tournament opener against Stanford

On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Gonzaga respects, looks to emulate long-term success of Stanford

Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs

In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee

And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta one of several must-see players in the Stanford pod of the NCAA Tournament

The Stanford, California pod of the NCAA Tournament not only features four quality teams, but plenty of talented players.


Gonzaga women discovered 3-point touch late in season

As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?


Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament

Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Stanford women gained confidence by fighting through early-season adversity

This is what a down year looks like at Stanford: Twenty-two wins against the fifth-toughest schedule in the nation, a 13 RPI, with a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 and …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Mountain West Conference women’s basketball suffers from identity crisis

After the NCAA stuck the Gonzaga women with a No. 13 seed Monday night, surely the get-out-of-the-West-Coast-Conference crowd gained a few more followers.


Gonzaga women looking forward to rematch with Stanford

If the Gonzaga women were disappointed on Selection Monday, they didn’t show it. The smiles were so wide and the cheers so loud, you’d swear the Zags had just been …


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Gonzaga will play Stanford in first round of NCAA women’s tournament

The NCAA selection committee awarded the Gonzaga Bulldogs a No. 13 seed in the women’s 2018 NCAA Tournament on Monday. The Zags will play No. 4-seeded Stanford in the Lexington …