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Draft approaches for Vandersloot, Bjorklund

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


Durfey captures circuit finals tie down championship

Saving the best for last, Tyson Durfey put together his best run Sunday afternoon to win the tie-down roping championship at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. …


Area roundup: GU’s Gonzales goes distance again

Freshman Marco Gonzales pitched his third straight complete game, helping Gonzaga beat New Mexico 6-2 on Sunday in Spokane to give the Bulldogs a three-game sweep. Gonzales (4-2) allowed two …


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 …


Bekkering steps up when Gonzaga needs new star

Say this about the Bulldogs’ 76-69 victory over Louisville on Saturday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament: Routine went on vacation. But with the result …


Gonzaga women reach Elite Eight

The Gonzaga women’s basketball survived a frenetic Louisville second-half rally, and the Bulldogs are headed to their first Elite Eight.


Point guards are talk of the town in Spokane Regional

Like the pitcher in baseball and the quarterback in football, everything starts with the point guard in basketball. That’s why the Arena is the place to be tonight for the …


Gonzaga takes on Louisville at the Spokane Arena

Louisville has been through the Big East wars and just produced what is probably the biggest upset of the opening weekend of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The Cardinals believe …


Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team

Sometime Friday, the 10,000th ticket was sold to tonight’s regional semifinals of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the Spokane Arena, so the latest cult of Gonzaga hoops is officially …


Young fan makes friends with Gonzaga’s Schick

Kiandra Jacobsen went to her first Gonzaga women’s basketball game this season. It was the Bulldogs’ season opener. The 12-year-old sixth-grader from Sheridan Elementary was immediately hooked.


Matthews & Co. did prep work for today’s Bulldogs

Virtually every basketball phenomenon is rooted in some sort of early humility and marked by baby steps, stubbed toes or unrequited hopes which serve as a foundation for the sort …


Gonzaga women take on Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals, coming off an upset of Xavier, take on high-octane Gonzaga at the Spokane Arena on Saturday in their Sweet 16 matchup.


Defender from Down Under

The longest pause in Gonzaga’s game with UCLA in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament on Monday came when Bulldogs forward Kelly Bowen got whacked in the nose. While she sat …


Selection committee gave Gonzaga’s women big advantage

So how cool is it that the Gonzaga Bulldogs not only won their first two games of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – both wildly entertaining affairs on their own …


‘Mr. Cranky’ takes issue with GU’s advantage

Hello. Mr. Cranky here to siphon the sunshine out of a giddy civic moment.


Bowen helps GU in every way

Kelly Bowen has the ability to guard a power forward to a high-scoring guard, versatility the Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-4) are going to need when they face seventh-seeded Louisville (22-12) Saturday …


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 wary of conquerors of Xavier

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 …


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 …


Area roundup: Whitworth baseball drubs L&C

Tyler Pfeffer drove in five runs as Whitworth beat Lewis & Clark 17-6 in Northwest Conference baseball Sunday in Portland, giving the Pirates (8-11, 3-3 NWC) their first series win …


UCLA and Gonzaga at a glance

3 UCLA Region: Spokane


Gonzaga women not sorry they aren’t on the road

The Gonzaga Bulldogs don’t believe they are missing the NCAA experience by playing at home. “It’s a little bit different just because we’re not in a hotel. Just being around …


To the swiftest?

Iowa has experience against high-octane offenses orchestrated by highly regarded point guards, but it hasn’t always been a good experience. The third-highest scoring team in the Big Ten has eight …


No early looks at women’s teams

Women’s basketball fans who thought a day relaxing in the comfortable chairs at McCarthey Athletic Center watching four teams go through their pre-NCAA tournament practice were turned away Friday afternoon.


Gonzaga, Iowa face off in women’s opener

Iowa (22-8), seeded sixth in the Spokane Regional, meets 11th-seeded Gonzaga (28-4) Saturday afternoon at 1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament in a matchup of …


Schick contributes in her own way for Gonzaga women

There is no joking about Carter Schick’s contribution to the team, even if some of it is as the team crack-up. As Bulldogs coach Kelly Graves said, “Somebody on every …


St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

6 St. John’s Region: Southeast


Gonzaga’s focus against St. John’s centers on zone

DENVER – Gonzaga has experience against some of college basketball’s most heralded zone defenses: Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 in last year’s NCAA tournament, Baylor’s extended 1-1-3 in December. The Bulldogs will …


Injured senior leader Kennedy keeps St. John’s enthusiastic

DENVER – St. John’s lost a standout player in the Big East tournament, but gained a quasi-assistant coach. D.J. Kennedy, a 6-foot-5 swingman who ranks in the Red Storm’s all-time …