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Little Rock making name for itself in Sun Belt Conference

Whatever you want to call them, the Trojans know how to win. Officially known as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the school also goes by Little Rock or …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women get good news early on NCAA Tournament placement

Sometimes March Madness really is a walk in the park. That’s where Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier found herself at noon Monday, when her phone buzzed with talk of …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday

Good thing this is a business trip. The most talked-about NCAA Tournament destinations for the Gonzaga women aren’t exactly Spring Break hot spots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Injuries forcing Gonzaga women to rethink rotations ahead of NCAA Tournament

Even with injuries to a pair of key players, the Gonzaga women won’t necessarily be out of their depth in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Injuries to Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend have bracketologists split on Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament seeding

Will the NCAA add insult to the injuries already suffered by the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Quite possibly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Brother of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier dies of complications from muscular dystrophy

Fortier had been with her brother since Tuesday afternoon, when she was pulled from the Gonzaga bench in the fourth quarter of the Zags’ West Coast Conference championship game against …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


Best is yet to come: Gonzaga women must take care of business at WCC Tournament in hopes of hosting NCAA rounds

Should the Gonzaga women advance to Tuesday’s West Coast Conference Tournament final, they could face BYU for a third time after a pair of two-point losses to the Cougars.


Can’t miss moments: Win over Stanford, WCC dominance top list of season highlights for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The 14th-ranked Bulldogs finished 16-2 in West Coast Conference play, one game ahead of second-place Brigham Young. The Zags finished 27-3 overall and enter the conference tournament on a four-game …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 10:38 p.m.

Gonzaga women focusing on the finer details during lengthy break before WCC Tournament

The Gonzaga women spent Wednesday afternoon working on a few fine points. They certainly have the time – perhaps too much.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC Coach of the Year; senior trio on first team

For the fourth time in her five years in charge of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program, Lisa Fortier is the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

No. 14 Gonzaga women could be here or there come NCAA Tournament time

Will they stay or will they go? Gonzaga women’s basketball fans will be asking that question for two more weeks, even if the Zags manage to win another West Coast …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Laura Stockton, Chandler Smith ready for spotlight ahead of Senior Day

Gonzaga seniors Zykera Rice, Chandler Smith and Laura Stockton had perhaps their best combined game of the season on Thursday in a big win over Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier named one of 15 finalists for Naismith Coach of the Year award

Other finalists include eight-time winner Geno Aueriemma of Connecticut; Muffett McGraw of defending NCAA champ Notre Dame; Kim Mulkey of Baylor and Tara Vanderveer of Stanford.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women keeping focus on the court ahead of Senior Day festivities

It’s easier to keep your eyes on the prize when you’re not daubing them with a tissue.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Still plenty to play for as Gonzaga women visit struggling San Francisco

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier has been saying it all year: There’s more parity this year in the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball knows it has ‘less room for error’ on road trip to Santa Clara, San Francisco

The Zags are 23-3 overall and ranked 15th in the nation, but at 12-2 are just one game ahead of BYU in the West Coast Conference race going into the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women still projected to host NCAA Tournament games after close loss to BYU

There was no finger-pointing, coach Lisa Fortier said after Tuesday’s practice ahead of the Zags’ final road trip of the regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to ‘right the ship’ when BYU visits the Kennel

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big game against BYU, Lisa Fortier didn’t want to talk about revenge.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball brings balanced approach to contest at Portland

A self-described student of the game, Gonzaga guard Katie Campbell smiles when she looks at her team’s season stats.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Finding her range: Gonzaga’s Katie Campbell has settled into do-it-all role on, off the court

When you’re among the best long-range shooters in college basketball, expectations can get a bit surreal.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women back atop WCC thanks to road sweep, BYU losses

As road trips go, it doesn’t get much better than Gonzaga’s excursion last week to Northern California. Not only did the GU women sweep would-be contenders Pacific and Saint Mary’s, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga women start second half of WCC campaign with tough trips to Pacific, Saint Mary’s

Halfway through the West Coast Conference season, the Gonzaga women have seen every team and know them well. Or do they?


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

15th-ranked Gonzaga women face tough week on road

It’s halfway through the West Coast Conference women’s season, which would be the perfect time for a breather. No chance of that for Gonzaga, which faces perhaps its toughest road …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Laura Stockton’s status for Santa Clara game unclear after aggravating shoulder injury

With point guard Laura Stockton out with a recurring shoulder injury, the Zags got hot from all over the court in a 78-51 win over USF.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Detail-oriented Gonzaga women return home to host San Francisco, Santa Clara

After all, it was the little things that cost the Zags dearly in a two-point loss at BYU last week, a result that left them in second place in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women hoping to rebound from hard-fought loss to BYU

The only GU women’s team to match that start was Kelly Graves’ 2004-05 squad, which went on to sweep the WCC regular-season and tournament titles.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

First place on the line as Gonzaga women head to BYU in showdown of WCC unbeatens

The bull’s-eye is forever on their backs, so the Gonzaga women have decided to offer a moving target.