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UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Gonzaga women face tough task against San Diego with WCC Tournament title on the line

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have just one more team standing in the way of their eighth West Coast Conference championship in program history.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 19 in first half, Gonzaga tops Pepperdine 81-70 in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Jill Barta scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) to an 81-70 win over the Pepperdine Waves (10-20) in the West …


John Blanchette: Mountain’s ‘landscape’ offers Gonzaga potential dream of upward mobility

You know the best fit for Gonzaga University in the college athletic universe? Easy. It’s the Big East Mountain West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach, Emma Wolfram celebrate Senior Day, but know there is more work ahead

The Zags honored Emma Stach and fifth-year senior Emma Wolfram in a Senior Day ceremony just before tipoff. Wolfram, who redshirted her freshman year under Kelly Graves, was sidelined for …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women face tough test in sharp-shooting Saint Mary’s

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are looking for their 16th consecutive win when they host the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Saturday.


Gonzaga selected fourth by coaches in West Coast Conference baseball poll

Gonzaga, which shared one-third of the West Coast Conference’s 2017 regular-season baseball title, was picked fourth in a poll by the coaches with 57 points.


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: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Gonzaga women take 13-game win streak into BYU showdown

It’s the first meeting between the two rivals this season. The Zags possess a narrow 13-9 series lead over the second-place Cougars, who are three games behind Gonzaga in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga notches 21st straight 20-win season with victory over San Diego

With a 69-59 win over San Diego on Thursday, Gonzaga checked off another item from the to-do list this year. The 20th win marked the Bulldogs’ 21st straight season with …


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta named WCC Player of the Week, again

For the third time this year, Gonzaga’s Jill Barta is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Gonzaga women shut down San Francisco 74-47 to remain perfect in WCC play

Asked to find any flaws in her players’ performance Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier had to work harder than they did.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

John Blanchette: Rui Hachimura finds friendly face 5,000 miles from home

When they were high school kids, Rui Hachimura and Tahirou Diabate had the sizzle, the steak, the jam and the bread.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Rebounding, free-throw shooting carry Gonzaga women past Portland

Their season scoring leader didn’t make a field goal and their 3-point shooting faltered.


Gonzaga men make their point this season with balancing act

Just past the halfway mark of the regular season, one thing seems clear with the current Gonzaga men’s basketball team: It’s often unclear who is going to be their leading …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women dominate inside, topple Pepperdine 73-51

Jill Barta scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-4, 3-0 West Coast Conference) in a 73-51 win over the Pepperdine Waves (6-7, 2-1) on …


Gonzaga women crank up offense during West Coast Conference opener

Gonzaga began the West Coast Conference women’s basketball season with a bang on Thursday as five players scored in double figures during a 99-72 win over host Pacific.


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta notches second WCC player of week honor this season

Gonzaga standout forward Jill Barta scored 21 points to go with 11 rebounds against Western Illinois for her fifth double-double in 10 games this season and earned WCC Player of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Gonzaga women get tough against Leathernecks, win 80-65

Basically, the Gonzaga women had a great game Thursday night. The Bulldogs beat Western Illinois, 80-65, the old-fashioned way; they hit the short jumper, crashed the boards and got to …


Top 25 capsules: No. 16 Arizona State upsets No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence

Tra Holder scored 29 points on 8-for-16 shooting and No. 16 Arizona State upset No. 2 Kansas 95-85 on Sunday in Lawrence, Kansas, handing the Jayhawks their second straight loss.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

Gonzaga playing in the Big East: far-fetched or the future?

Perhaps it’s because Gonzaga just faced Villanova and Creighton in a five-day stretch, but chatter about the Zags and the Big East Conference resurfaced again this week.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Rui Hachimura stepping up in a big way for Gonzaga early on

Make way – here comes Rui Hachimura. The Gonzaga forward didn’t have a say in the majority of Gonzaga’s wins last season, but this year, the sophomore has developed into …


Saint Mary’s defeats Gonzaga in five sets in West Coast Conference volleyball

Morgan Hughes finished with 22 kills and Saint Mary’s (8-19, 4-13 West Coast Conference) spoiled Sarah Penner’s career day with a 20-25, 25-12, 25-22, 16-25, 15-11 volleyball win over Gonzaga …


Saint Mary’s gives Randy Bennett new 10-year deal

Randy Bennett has been rewarded after successfully transforming the men’s basketball program at tiny Saint Mary’s College, receiving a new 10-year contract through the 2026-27 season. Bennett has built mid-major …


Gonzaga women’s basketball gets ready for another big year

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get this thing going.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s soccer team posts best start in school history

Chris Watkins isn’t exactly getting lost in the euphoria of Gonzaga’s biggest women’s soccer moment in a decade.


BYU exacts revenge over Gonzaga at West Coast Conference baseball tournament

Last week, Gonzaga won a share of the West Coast Conference baseball title by snatching it away from BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Gonzaga beats Loyola Marymount to advance to West Coast Conference baseball championship

Justin Vernia led top-seeded Gonzaga’s stellar efforts on the mound as the Zags shut down second-seeded Loyola Marymount during a 3-1 victory in the second round of the West Coast …


Gonzaga blasts past Saint Mary’s in West Coast Conference baseball tournament opener

Jake Roberts and Troy Johnston each homered and had three hits apiece as Gonzaga blasted Saint Mary’s, 11-2, in the first round of the West Coast Conference Baseball Championships at …


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

Gonzaga faces Saint Mary’s in first round of West Coast Conference baseball tournament

Top-seeded No. 22 Gonzaga will take the first step toward securing a guaranteed berth to the NCAA Tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday when it faces fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s in the …


Gonzaga’s Mark Machtolf honored as West Coast Conference baseball Coach of the Year

Gonzaga coach Mark Machtolf was named the West Coast Conference’s baseball Coach of the Year on Tuesday, one of many such honors for the Zags, who wrapped up their second …