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  • Providing a spark from LONG DISTANCE

    He stands on the side, clapping, as the five starters are introduced to the raucous cheers of the Whitworth faithful. But it only takes until the first timeout before Pirates …


  • Jurlina gives Whitworth spark from long distance

    Sydney, Australia, native Christian Jurlina is the type of player who fuels a program like Whitworth to win five consecutive Northwest Conference championships.


  • GU women beat Portland, clinch tie for WCC title

    In a game described as “ugly” and “a grinder” by players, the No. 24 Gonzaga women’s basketball team fought for enough rebounds Saturday to overcome poor shooting to beat the …


  • In brief: Former Seattle U star Ed O’Brien dies at 83

    COLLEGES: Former Seattle University star Ed O’Brien has died at age 83. The school announced O’Brien’s death on Friday afternoon. He died earlier in the day. The school did not …


  • GU must take care of business down the stretch

    SAN DIEGO – Junior guard Kevin Pangos was asked earlier this week if Gonzaga has started thinking about seeding. He replied with a question: “Seeding for the big tournament?


  • Area roundup: Whitworth’s Shea sets another weight-throw record

    Whitworth senior Keegan Shea took first place in the men’s weight throw Friday at the Washington State University Open II in Pullman. Keegan’s toss of 57 feet, 7 inches broke …


  • Area women: Gonzaga women notch 13th consecutive win

    Haiden Palmer led three players in double figures with 16 points Thursday and 15th-ranked Gonzaga moved closer to the West Coast Conference title with its 13th consecutive victory, 66-48 at …


  • Gonzaga women have no trouble with LMU

    In a game in which Loyola Marymount never challenged, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team raced Saturday to an overpowering 88-51 victory. The same team that took the Bulldogs …


  • Blanchette: GU women morph into defensive wizards

    Among the 5,739 guests at Saturday’s Gonzaga women’s basketball game was Kelly Graves’ first point guard – and the eighth-grade team she coaches at Chelan Middle School. “He was the …


  • Blanchette: Gonzaga makes noise with ‘dive-bombing’ defense

    In their latest narrow escape over Portland the other night, the Gonzaga Bulldogs sliced themselves a wedge of basketball as absorbing as any dunk-3-pointer-dunk sequence cluttering up SportsCenter. It came …


  • So long, Waves

    In a game in which four players scored in double figures, and two more came close, the No. 20 Gonzaga women’s basketball team cruised to an overpowering 86-51 win over …


  • Gonzaga women hit triple figures in win over USF

    Although they had trouble securing a halftime lead, the No. 22 Gonzaga women’s basketball team exploded in the second half Saturday to bury visiting San Francisco 101-66. Gonzaga (20-3, 10-1) …


  • Bulldogs’ defense badgers Broncos

    Scrapping its way out of an early deficit, the No. 22 Gonzaga women’s basketball team turned on the jets Thursday night and raced away for a dominating 89-37 victory over …


  • Bulldogs cruise past Pepperdine

    Reserve Lindsay Sherbert scored 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time this season, coasting to a 69-39 West Coast Conference win …


  • Women’s basketball: Gonzaga tops Loyola Marymount in overtime

    Playing its third-consecutive game on the road and seventh in the last nine games, the No. 25 Gonzaga University basketball team was forced into overtime by lowly Loyola Marymount before …


  • Gonzaga holds off Toreros with defense

    Just enough offense, more defense. It’s been roughly six weeks since the Gonzaga Bulldogs had a game decided in the final minute, but they haven’t forgotten how to win a …


  • Four corners notebook: Local talent gives San Diego a boost

    San Diego’s annual visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center is old hat for Bill Grier, a Gonzaga assistant for 16 years before becoming the Toreros’ head coach seven years ago. …


  • Bell could return to GU lineup this week

    Gary Bell Jr. is healing and hopeful. The junior guard wants to play in Gonzaga’s two home games this week, which begins with San Diego’s visit Thursday, but it’s not …


  • Women’s notebook: Bulldogs hit ‘the book’

    For every game, Gonzaga women’s basketball players watch the condensed version of hours of video, sit through two team-scouting sessions and must memorize “the book” compiled by one assistant coach …


  • Bell’s return to GU appears to be close

    Gary Bell Jr. is healing and hopeful.


  • Women’s notebook: Zags memorize ‘the book’

    For every game, Gonzaga women’s basketball players watch the condensed version of hours of video, sit through two team-scouting sessions and must memorize “the book” compiled by one assistant coach …


  • Portland upsets No. 22 Gonzaga

    PORTLAND – A number of Gonzaga winning streaks came to an end Thursday night. The Portland Pilots knocked off the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs 82-73, ending Gonzaga’s 17-game winning streak at the …


  • Bulldogs relish WCC competition

    Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said it’s too early to read much in the league standings, but he prefers having every conference game turn into a grudge match. Coming …


  • Blanchette: Zags’ play did the talking with students gone

    So when does the first Kennel Clubber demand a tuition rebate? At the next tent campout, do they burn an effigy of Jamie Zaninovich’s schedule maker to stay warm?


  • Blanchette: This Gaels beatdown deserved proper heckling

    So when does the first Kennel Clubber demand a tuition rebate? At the next tent campout, do they burn an effigy of Jamie Zaninovich’s schedule maker to stay warm? Surely …


  • Zags beat Dons, but eight fans lose to ticket scam Monday night

    Eight Gonzaga fans were stung by a Craigslist ticket scam for the Monday night men’s basketball game. Spokane police are investigating, and department spokeswoman Monique Cotton said the fraud should …


  • Graves knows recruiting can be tricky

    Recruiting on the Division I level never really stops as coaches try to stock their sidelines with the talent to improve or to have players ready to take over for …


  • Albanez leads Zags to win

    Gonzaga may have lost its West Coast Conference opener on Saturday night, but the nine-time defending women’s basketball champions aren’t ready to abdicate just yet. Led by Junior Keani Albanez …


  • Gaels slip past Bulldogs in overtime

    MORAGA, Calif. – Jackie Nared scored 27 points and Danielle Mauldin had 24 with 23 rebounds to lift the Saint Mary’s women’s basketball team to a 79-78 overtime victory over …


  • GU opens WCC vs. Broncos at Kennel

    Gone are the last two seasons with occasional split weeks – one home game and one road game – and disjointed travel partners. The addition of Pacific brought WCC membership …

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