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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: 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: 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.


Former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves returns to Spokane with an Oregon Ducks team built to win

Expect to see a few “Welcome back, Kelly Graves” signs this weekend at the Spokane Arena.


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: 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?


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 …


Past success may help Gonzaga women in NCAA opener at Stanford

The Gonzaga women aren’t your typical underdog, and Stanford knows it.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Single-digit seed a singular goal for Gonzaga women

With the dawn of Selection Monday, the possibilities are almost endless for the Gonzaga women and their fans. So are their NCAA dreams, which include a single-digit seed, a second-round …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate Gonzaga women’s march to prominence

Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Analysis: Spotlight again shines on Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in WCC Tournament title game

Just after Gonzaga’s 79-71 win over San Diego, the lights and cameras gravitated to Jill Barta, who had finished the game with a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds. She …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

San Diego’s Sydney Williams, a Coeur d’Alene native, scores 20 points in final contest vs. familiar Gonzaga team

Gonzaga has seen plenty of Sydney Williams over the past four years. Granted, not nearly as much as the San Diego senior has seen of the Zags over the course …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 32 points, leading Gonzaga women to repeat WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga won the conference title in 2017 and now has eight WCC championships. The Bulldogs, who only lost once to a WCC opponent this season, secured an automatic bid to …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women produce plenty of highlight moments in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over San Francisco

The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach stymies USF leading scorer Anna Seilund in semifinal victory

Seilund, an All-WCC first-teamer coming off a 28-point outing in the quarterfinals against Loyola Marymount, was held to nine points on 3-of-11 shooting by Gonzaga in a 65-53 Bulldogs win …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women pull past San Francisco 65-53 to clinch WCC title game berth

The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC coach of the year and Jill Barta is MVP

Tuesday was time for a hearty pat on the back, as Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier was named the Coach of the Year and Jill Barta the Player of the Year


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women turn on the defensive pressure in 62-37 rout of BYU in regular-season finale

Of course, the Gonzaga women had long ago clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This was about the Zags making a statement and taking another step toward the one …