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Gonzaga women to open Vancouver Showcase against defending national champion Notre Dame

Gonzaga will face defending national champion Notre Dame in the opening game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase on Nov. 22, organizers announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Visit from Stanford highlights nonconference schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Change in West Coast Conference scheduling makes travel plans easier for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Basketball season will always be a grind, but life will get a bit easier this season for the Gonzaga women. After a two-year hiatus, the West Coast Conference is going …


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: 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.


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 …


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?


Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament

Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


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., 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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Even through injury, Gonzaga senior Emma Wolfram provides a spark for the Bulldogs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to rebound after first WCC loss

In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Jill Barta, Gonzaga cruise past Pacific for 15th straight victory

The Gonzaga women reached a few milestones Thursday night. They also shed an annoying millstone – namely the Pacific Tigers, 90-66, before an appreciative crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women, riding 14-game winning streak, continue to pick up steam

The Gonzaga women are trending.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women carry 12-game winning streak into challenging week

When things are going this well, it’s easy to imagine trouble lurking around the next corner.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women pick up 12th straight win, 81-57 over San Francisco

Gonzaga dominated San Francisco in the second and third quarters en route to a 81-57 West Coast Conference women’s basketball victory on Saturday, the 12th consecutive win for the Bulldogs.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Gonzaga women enter next challenges riding 10-game winning streak

Laura Stockton and the Bulldogs are looking down at the rest of the West Coast Conference.