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Graves, three Zags players earn plaudits

With the school’s 10th straight West Coast Conference regular-season championship trophy in hand, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves earned another piece of hardware and three Bulldogs earned accolades, as …


Jaz Age ends

With her team’s offense struggling and Gonzaga up only six points Thursday night against Saint Mary’s, senior guard Jazmine Redmon started driving to the basket. Gaels guard Kate Gaze hammered …


Full-court pressure

She never played basketball, but Sara Fortier is pretty quick off the dribble. It’s halftime at Reese Court, and her grandson Calvin is twirling his milk straw all over Sara’s …


Life is a full-court press for coaching couple

Craig and Lisa Fortier work hard every day, raising a family against a full-court press of practices, games, meetings and recruiting trips – and they wouldn’t have it any other …


Bulldogs relish WCC competition

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said it’s too early to read much in the league standings, but he prefers having every conference game turn into a grudge match. Coming …


Four corners: Gonzaga Bulldogs

COMING UP: Tonight vs. Saint Mary’s, 6 (ESPN2); Saturday vs. Pacific, 5 p.m. (KHQ/Root) OUTLOOK: Saint Mary’s opened the season with seven straight home wins and nine overall before a …


Gonzaga women face tough start to WCC play

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves stopped practice Thursday and had all his players gather around him. After a few days off to recharge after a 10-2 “preseason,” No. 24 …


West Coast Conference deep in quality

The West Coast Conference weekly release dutifully trumpets its non-conference winning percentage. It was nearly 69 percent just over a week ago but has slipped to 67. All 10 WCC …


Senior-laden Gonzaga women picked to make it 10 in a row in WCC

All of Kelly Graves’ West Coast Conference coaching peers believe his Gonzaga women’s basketball team has the talent to win its 10th conference championship in a row, according to a …


Men’s soccer preview: Pirates look to repeat as NWC champs

The Whitworth soccer team is making a few adjustments this season. So is new coach Morgan Cathey, who can finally get back to the business of coaching after a house …


Olynyk drafted 13th, ends up Celtic

All things considered, Kelly Olynyk landed in the right spot in the NBA draft. Home.


Saint Mary’s penalized for recruiting violations

MORAGA, Calif. – One of the most powerful midmajor programs in college basketball has been found guilty of breaking some big-time rules. The NCAA put Saint Mary’s on four years …


WCC teams enter league play with winning attitude

The conference season hasn’t even started and it’s already been a pretty good year for West Coast Conference men’s basketball teams.


Jones’ walk-off homer lifts Cougs past OSU

PULLMAN – Autograph-seekers found their man just outside the press box atop the Bailey Brayton-Field seats, an unlikely hero signing baseballs and T-shirts and game rosters. It was P.J. Jones, …


Blanchette: Adding Pacific not perfect 10

Does the West Coast Conference need to work on its expansion encores? The Church League made an outlandish splash in its first growth spurt in 30 years: Brigham Young. Even …


Blanchette: WCC finds Pacific a useful piece

Does the West Coast Conference need to work on its expansion encores?


WCC salutes four Gonzaga women

Following the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s eighth straight West Coast Conference title victory, the individual accolades started flowing in. Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon, Haiden Palmer and Sunny Greinacher were …


Bulldogs men sneak past San Diego, 65-57

If you’re going to play your best basketball, might as well bring it out for crunch time in a close game.


GU women top BYU 77-60, clinch WCC title

Sharing just wasn’t something Katelan Redmon was prepared to do. Make no mistake, though – Redmon and the Bulldogs showed they were more than prepared to compete.


Dons trip Bulldog men in final seconds for WCC win

Rashad Green scored on a short leaner with 3.3 seconds left to lift San Francisco to a 66-65 win over No. 24 Gonzaga on Saturday.


GU women overcome slow start, cruise past Pepperdine

Not more than two weeks ago, Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves was discussing the “gritty and tough” qualities Gonzaga redshirt sophomore guard Haiden Palmer possesses.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2012, 11:03 p.m.

GU falters, but doesn’t fall at Pepperdine

Just when you thought Gonzaga was cruising toward a feel-good bounce-back win, Pepperdine started making every shot it attempted.


Gonzaga women hold off Saint Mary’s for victory

Taelor Karr made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2 minutes left then added three free throws in the final 31 seconds to help No. 22 Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s 75-70 on …


Golden sparkles for Gonzaga women

As fans exited the McCarthey Athletic Center, one aficionado felt the need to make a play of his own and vocalize the obvious pun. “She made the most of that …


Gonzaga women power past San Francisco

It was a night of individual firsts for the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team. Winning was not one of them, as those come quite often for the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs.


West Coast Conference standings

For 01-10-2012


BYU addition has WCC officials tackling scheduling issues

Beginning this evening in San Francisco, the same city where the Pac-10 recently announced its football divisions and scheduling plans, West Coast Conference administrators will zero in on scheduling issues …


BYU throws in with WCC

Here are some nuts and bolts of Brigham Young University’s withdrawal from the Mountain West Conference to accept an invitation to join the West Coast Conference: 1 BYU will begin …


Blanchette: Greeted with missionary zeal

In case you never thought you’d see it, a Catholic family just invited a door-belling Mormon missionary into their home. Such is the influence of college athletics.


Gonzaga, Oklahoma State schedule basketball series

Oklahoma State has scheduled a home-and-home basketball series with Gonzaga.