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

Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 WCC games will be on ESPN networks

Nine of Gonzaga’s 16 WCC games, including both of its showdowns with Saint Mary’s and BYU, will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks, according to a conference release.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Connor Griffin joining Pepperdine’s staff as graduate assistant

Former Gonzaga walk-on Connor Griffin, who went on to play football at Washington before finishing his collegiate career on Vanguard’s basketball team, is joining Pepperdine’s staff as a graduate assistant.


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: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade transferring to BYU

Former Gonzaga guard Jesse Wade announced Thursday he’s transferring to BYU.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Gonzaga wins WCC tournament with 17-2 blowout of Pepperdine

The hits and the wins just keep coming for Gonzaga. As a result the Bulldogs are headed to the NCAA baseball tournament.


Gonzaga loses regular-season finale, heads for WCC baseball tournament

Santa Clara played spoiler on a gorgeous day of matinee baseball as the Broncos beat the Zags (29-22, 16-11) 4-3.


Gonzaga blanks Santa Clara, still has shot at top seed in WCC

Gonzaga posted nine runs in the first two innings and Alek Jacob struck out 12 on the way to a 9-0 shutout win over Santa Clara on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Gonzaga one of five finalists for Albany grad transfer Joe Cremo

Gonzaga is in the mix for graduate transfer Joe Cremo, a versatile 6-foot-4 guard from Albany.


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

Forward Killian Tillie returning for junior season at Gonzaga

Forward Killian Tillie announced Wednesday that he will return to Gonzaga for his junior season.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Forward Rui Hachimura returning to Gonzaga for junior season

Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth says Zags staying in WCC

Gonzaga is staying put in the West Coast Conference, athletic director Mike Roth said.


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 8:55 a.m.

John Blanchette: In the end, a change of scenery just wasn’t enough for Gonzaga

In the shortest romance since Taylor Swift and, well, anybody, Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth made official Monday the ceasefire of flirtations between the Bulldogs and the MWC. That means …


Steve Christilaw: Self-assured Barta charts her own course

With one season of eligibility left, star Gonzaga women’s player is leaving the bright lights of the McCarthey Athletic Center for her home state of Montana and beginning her post-basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga’s 2019 roster could be impressive if key players return

There are a few pressing concerns in Zagland at the moment, beginning with Gonzaga’s conference situation and followed by the team’s personnel picture for next season. Neither is crystal-clear. Both …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams tabbed AP All-America honorable mention

Senior forward Johnathan Williams has continued yet another impressive Gonzaga streak.


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

WCC approves significant changes to scheduling, tournament format

The WCC has approved changes that will trim two games from the conference schedule and provide more protection for higher seeds at the WCC tournaments.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

ACC throws another roadblock in Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament path

The NCAA Tournament has been pretty special for Gonzaga, given that the Zags are the only program in the country to reach the last four Sweet 16s. The ACC hasn’t …


UNC Greensboro guard Francis Alonso childhood friend, teammate of former Gonzaga star Domantas Sabonis

BOISE – Gonzaga’s and UNC Greensboro’s campuses are roughly 2,500 miles apart, but their connections extend abroad. To Spain, to be precise. UNCG standout guard Francis Alonso is a native …


Patience, defense drive Spartans to top of Southern Conference

UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller needed time and patience – rare commodities in college athletics these days – to install a foundation in his program.


Gonzaga falls to No. 8 in poll after winning WCC Tournament

Gonzaga played some of its best basketball of the season in rolling to the WCC Tournament championship.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

Gonzaga awarded a No. 4 seed in NCAA Tournament, headed to Boise to face UNC Greensboro

Most bracket gurus projected Gonzaga as a five seed. The Zags were awarded a four. The selection committee is sending Gonzaga to Boise, by far the closest site to Spokane …


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: Sat., March 10, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Experts projected Gonzaga for fourth or fifth seed for NCAA Tournament

It couldn’t happen again. No. 6 Gonzaga awarded a sixth seed by the NCAA selection committee? It happened in 2002, with television cameras catching the stunned looks on the Zags’ …


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Gonzaga one of many programs recruiting Brandon Williams, who decommitted from Arizona

Gonzaga is on a lengthy list of basketball powers recruiting standout point guard Brandon Williams, according to 247sports.com.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

John Blanchette: Sixth straight tournament win just as sweet for Gonzaga

The last sliver of confetti had settled on the floor at Orleans Arena and the net had been scissored into souvenirs, so the Gonzaga Bulldogs drifted away toward their locker …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Amid adverse season, BYU sees NCAA Tournament hopes crushed in loss to Gonzaga

Brigham Young’s 2017-18 basketball season took its first nosedive months before the Cougars reconvened in Provo for preseason workouts.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins mixes in some scoring to go with big assist numbers

One by one, the Gonzaga Bulldogs climbed the ladder to the hoop and cut off pieces of the net.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie voted WCC Tournament most outstanding player

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie was asked for one word in his native French to describe how the Zags played in


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

Analysis: Gonzaga does it all in blowing out BYU, claiming another WCC Tournament title

It was one highlight play after another on an endless loop. Slick passes, 3-pointers that barely ruffled the net, suffocating defense, steals, smart passes, run-out layups.