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Fighting Irish toughen up in second half to fend of Ducks

Losing coach Kelly Graves called it before the game: The toughest team will win. All season long and again on Monday night, that was Notre Dame, which outfought Graves’ Oregon …


Success isn’t foreign to Oregon freshman Satou Sabally of Germany

Two years ago, Oregon freshman guard Satou Sabally was a promising international player in Germany. She was on the radar of several major programs, but apparently they weren’t on hers.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Notre Dame-Oregon: A stellar matchup for Spokane Regional final

Coaches are paid to worry. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is fretting about her team’s defense on the 3-point line. Oregon’s Kelly Graves is stressing about rebounding.


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: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Oregon-Central Michigan notebook: Gonzaga Prep grad Oti Gildon gets chance to shine for Ducks

Oregon backup forward Oti Gildon got a big lift out of playing in her home town. Then she channeled that energy into a big performance for the Oregon Ducks on …


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, 3:54 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Prep standout Oti Gildon ready for homecoming with Oregon Ducks in NCAA Tournament

Oti Gildon cut her basketball teeth in several gyms across Spokane. She’s looking forward to playing for the first time in Spokane’s biggest venue.


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 …


Baylor women denied No. 1 seed despite having only one loss

There were five teams vying for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and when the music stopped, Baylor was left without a chair.


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 …


Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu is about more than just those triple-doubles

The video scoreboard at Matthew Knight Arena showed short vignettes featuring Oregon players musing about their possible superhero names. Sabrina Ionescu’s? “Super Sabrina.” Afterward, she laughed about it. “That’s what …


Oregon Ducks admit to rules violations, including some by Kelly Graves, Dana Altman

The University of Oregon has admitted to seven rules violations in four athletic programs, but the athletic department said it will contest the severity of those infractions with the NCAA. …


UConn routs Oregon, heads to 10th straight Final Four

Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.


Oregon hopes for monumental upset of UConn to reach Final Four

Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men’s Final Four next week. It couldn’t have worked out better for the Ducks women’s …


Pac-12 women: Washington State opens tourney against Oregon

The Washington State women’s basketball team is hoping to repeat two of the last three years and catch fire for a deep run of redemption in the Pac-12 tournament. The …


Kelly Graves, Oregon hold off WSU women

Kelly Graves found a plethora of reasons to sport the boisterous smile he had postgame Friday night at Beasley Coliseum. Now three quarters of the way through his debut season …


Kelly Graves, Oregon hold off WSU women

Kelly Graves found a plethora of reasons to sport the boisterous smile he had postgame Friday night at Beasley Coliseum.


Kelly Graves comes to Palouse with his Oregon team

A familiar face is coming to the Palouse this week leading a women’s basketball program that looks anything like a contender.


Otiona Gildon works to leave her legacy at Gonzaga Prep

You could hear it in Kelly Graves’ voice. The former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, in his first year in a major rebuilding project at Oregon, can’t wait for the arrival …


G-Prep’s Laura Stockton gives oral commitment to play basketball at Gonzaga

The Stockton name will continue to have a tangible affiliation with Gonzaga University. Gonzaga Prep standout Laura Stockton will be the first female Stockton to play basketball for the Bulldogs. …


UPDATED: Mon., May 5, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Fortier hires husband to assist

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff today with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband.


Gonzaga hires Stacy Clinesmith as women’s basketball assistant

A Spokane basketball blue blood who has won numerous Hoopfest titles, played in the WNBA and led Mead to a state championship has been hired as an assistant coach for …


Montana recruit Barta reconfirms commitment to Gonzaga

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past …


UPDATED: Mon., April 14, 2014, 9:16 p.m.

Lisa Mispley Fortier replaces Graves at Gonzaga

Gonzaga followed its history and turned to one if its own by hiring Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves as the women’s basketball coach.


Grip on Sports: For Kelly Graves, moving to Oregon wasn’t about the money

Wednesday: For those of you who felt there is no way Kelly Graves could turn down the money Oregon could offer, that doesn’t seem to be the reason he left. …


Tweets of the week

@GoDucksKG Thanks 2 everyone 4 their good wishes. I am truly blessed to have been the coach at GU for 14 yrs but so excited for an amazing future at …


Gonzaga taking time to find women’s basketball coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …


Gonzaga taking time to find coach that fits

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth specifically proclaimed Thursday that the women’s basketball opening is the best available job in the country. He then declined to give any specifics about how …


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page. …


Gonzaga women’s basketball could look internally to replace Kelly Graves

Less than a day after word broke that Kelly Graves accepted the women’s basketball coaching job at Oregon, his photo and biography went missing from the Gonzaga athletics web page.