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Solid WCC should be tougher with addition of BYU

National pundits have suggested the West Coast Conference could be a three-bid league. Gonzaga, BYU and Saint Mary’s are a combined 30-7. Many have argued the WCC is better than …


Gonzaga women picked to win WCC

Gonzaga University was chosen by the coaches to claim the West Coast Conference women’s title for the fourth straight year in the 2011-12 preseason poll.


Young Bulldogs turn heads at Kraziness in the Kennel

Score one for the young pups. The Gonzaga men’s basketball team capped its annual Kraziness in the Kennel event with a 15-minute scrimmage won by the Red team, which featured …


In brief: 116 million in China watch Li

Tennis: The WTA says Li Na was watched by 116 million TV viewers in China when she won the country’s first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. The …


More WCC games coming to ESPN

The West Coast Conference, with new member BYU, will get more exposure for its men’s basketball teams under its new contract with ESPN.


Gonzaga men beat Saint Mary’s in overtime

MORAGA, Calif. – It was a contest so packed with drama and clutch plays both ways, it left the normally talkative Robert Sacre almost at a loss for words. “Wow,” …


USF basketball players using heart monitors

SAN FRANCISCO – The laptop screen showed that Cody Doolin’s heart rate had reached the red zone, meaning he was giving his maximum effort during a recent basketball practice at …


Hard-working GU walk-ons rewarded with scholarships

Mike Hart was a freshman in the locker room when Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd informed the team that walk-on guard Andrew Sorenson had been rewarded with a scholarship. “At …


Zags set for WCC

The first two months of the men’s basketball season have pretty much shown every side of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. They started out ranked No. 12 and projected as national champions …


Bulldogs show resolve, find their groove

Resolutions don’t have to wait until New Year’s, but sometimes the calendar paints a guy into a corner.


Zags welcome BYU move to WCC

Brigham Young University has confirmed that it will join the West Coast Conference as a member in basketball and other sports beginning with the 2011-2012 athletic season.


Gonzaga women rout Pepperdine for WCC title

Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points, Heather Bowman added 14 and No. 18 Gonzaga rolled to its 17th straight victory, 76-48 over Pepperdine on Monday in the West Coast Conference tournament …


Zags happily dance around first round

PORTLAND – If Mark Few heard it once since Sunday, he heard it a dozen times. “Everybody’s talking to me and our guys saying, ‘I won’t be down Thursday, but …


Burgess in first WCC hall class

Frank Burgess, the Gonzaga University All-American who led NCAA Division I men’s basketball in scoring in 1961 with a 32.4 points-per-game average, was one of six former players and two …


Gonzaga sends San Diego packing, 62-47.

The best defense in the West Coast Conference managed to slow down No. 20 Gonzaga, but that’s about all it did. Austin Daye scored 17 points and the Bulldogs still …


Zags set up first-place showdown

LOS ANGELES – The preliminaries are over. Gonzaga took care of its last order of business – routing Loyola Marymount 93-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion – and now can …


Zags open defense of title (again)

Same old West Coast Conference. Wait, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.