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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 …


Carter at center of Gonzaga resurge

Marquise Carter’s first crack at the starting job came in the second game of the season, but he played 13 non-descript minutes. His next chance came in mid-December after a …


Blanchette: Field set, Gonzaga relieved to be in it

Greg Gumbel, the Bert Parks of Selection Sunday, hadn’t even taken his first breath when the yowling began drifting in from Bracket Nation. UAB? Clemson? If the NCAA committee was …


Gonzaga will open with St. John’s in Denver

The Gonzaga Bulldogs waited so long to see their name to pop up on the television screen on Selection Sunday that junior center Robert Sacre had to do a quick …


A look at Zags’ bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed, taking on No. 6 St. John’s in Denver on Thursday in the Southeast bracket. The other side of the bracket has No. 3 …


Gonzaga will open with St. John’s in Denver

The Gonzaga Bulldogs waited so long to see their name to pop up on the television screen on Selection Sunday that junior center Robert Sacre had to do a quick …


Vandersloot wins Naismith Award

Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga’s record-breaking senior point guard, was named the 2011 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award winner.


Gonzaga women to face Portland in WCC semifinals; men get Dons

LAS VEGAS – A year ago at the WCC women’s basketball tournament, Portland coach Jim Sollars stated that Gonzaga was the best team in conference history. His opinion has changed …


Eagles land in Big Sky tournament

Men’s basketball: It’s official. Eastern Washington is in the Big Sky Conference tournament. What’s unknown is where the Eagles will finish in the final standings and where they’ll play their …


Fitting finale for Zags’ Gray

Steven Gray, the aspiring actor, had quite the curtain call Monday night in his final home game for Gonzaga as the Bulldogs defeated Cal State Bakersfield 96-49 on Senior Night …


Gonzaga, Washington State continue plans for NCAA tournament

Branding Spokane as the equivalent of Basketball Town USA for the two weekends of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament next month takes a little nerve. Gonzaga, ranked No. 23 in …


WCC tiebreakers don’t favor Gonzaga

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have a six-game West Coast Conference winning streak. They might have to make it eight to earn a bye into the conference tournament semifinals. Without getting into …


Gonzaga, Washington State prepare for NCAA women

Branding Spokane as the equivalent of Basketball Town USA for the two weekends of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament next month takes a little nerve.


Area roundup: WSU defeats Cal State Bakersfield

The Washington State Cougars scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 victory Sunday over the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-2) in the …


GU women’s soccer signs two local players

Two local players signed on with the Gonzaga women’s soccer program. Mikayla Anderson was a four-year starter at Mead. Anderson helped the Panthers to win the Greater Spokane League championship …


Gonzaga’s Raap contributes again

Claire Raap was recognized as the Most Improved Player her first two seasons on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and she could be on her way to that honor again …


Gonzaga women zip past Thunderbirds

Southern Utah, with a seven-game winning streak, appeared to be a good tuneup for the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team with West Coast Conference play opening Saturday. Instead, the Thunderbirds …


Bulldogs show resolve, find their groove

Resolutions don’t have to wait until New Year’s, but sometimes the calendar paints a guy into a corner.


Zags turn complete game into fifth straight win

Offense, defense, rebounding, passing. The Gonzaga Bulldogs pretty much had every phase of the game covered en route to a convincing 73-52 win over Oklahoma State on Friday at the …


Basketball Notebook: Change is good

Heidi Heintz didn’t hesitate when discussing why she left San Francisco after two seasons to play at UC Davis, although it’s old news by now. The senior from Central Valley …


Area roundup: Whitworth wins opener in Hawaii

Michael Taylor scored 26 points and Whitworth outscored Carthage 19-9 over the final six minutes to defeat the Redmen 81-69 in the first game of the Surf’s Up Classic late …


Zags welcome BYU move to WCC

Brigham Young University has confirmed that it will join the West Coast Conference as a member in basketball and other sports beginning with the 2011-2012 athletic season.


Zags officially add French guard to mix

Mathis Keita, a 6-foot-5 guard from France, has officially joined the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. Keita committed to Gonzaga months ago, but it took some time to complete academic and …


Gonzaga, Oklahoma State schedule basketball series

Oklahoma State has scheduled a home-and-home basketball series with Gonzaga.


Record number of GU grads this year

The graduates at Sunday’s commencement ceremony for Gonzaga University were eagerly looking toward the future. Jessica Clark’s ready to serve in the Army. Tye Perdido is going to try to …


Can’t hide from Heid

Drew Heid found his spot in the left-hand batter’s box. His left foot planted solidly, he awaited Joe Allison’s pitch. In Heid’s first at-bat against the University of Arizona right-hander, …


Xavier pushes past Gonzaga to reach regional final

Ta’Shia Phillips had 22 points and 14 rebounds, Katie Rutan added 15 points and third-seeded Xavier rumbled into its first NCAA tournament regional final in nine years with its 21st …


Vucinich’s glove rescues Cougars

PULLMAN – In the college baseball hierarchy, the weekend series, whether they be league games or not, are the glamour contests. The mid-week games? They’re usually a place to test …


Defense attorney Clark fights for clients, battles cancer

When trouble has found many Inland Northwest residents, there’s been a helpful firebrand of a local attorney who finds them. And many of those clients never received a bill from …


Texas A&M wears down PSU

SEATTLE – Ninth-ranked Texas A&M, the second seed in the Sacramento Regional of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, had too many weapons on offense and too much commitment to defense, …