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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign JC transfer shooting guard Katie Campbell

Moving swiftly to fill a sudden vacancy, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has signed a junior college shooting guard out of California.


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:02 p.m.

Sophomore guard Bryan Alberts leaves Gonzaga’s program

Sophomore guard Bryan Alberts confirmed Wednesday night he is transferring from Gonzaga.


Portland St. hires Santa Clara assistant Barret Peery as head coach

Portland State has hired Santa Clara assistant Barret Peery as the Vikings’ new coach. Peery spent last season with the Broncos under first-year head coach Herb Sendek. The team reached …


Gonzaga basketball fans greet team on campus after historic Elite Eight victory

Gonzaga students and fans gathered near the south entrance of the McCarthey Athletic Center late Saturday night as the Bulldogs men’s basketball team returned from the NCAA Tournament West Regional …


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Gonzaga pitcher Eli Morgan continues to turn heads

Gonzaga Bulldogs junior right-hander Eli Morgan continues to pile up the awards in college baseball’s young season.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

Top recruit Jesse Wade returning home to family, Gonzaga basketball

The countdown is on for the Wade family and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Gonzaga-bound Jesse Wade has 24 days remaining in his two-year LDS Mission in Lyon, France, his father Eric …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

Mark Few says Gonzaga will keep its options open when it comes to conference affiliation

Butler and Creighton each comfortably made the NCAA Tournament field this year, although neither school won their conference tournament. That’s because the former mid-major powers upgraded to the Big East, …


UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

The LaRocks from Butte are rock-solid Gonzaga basketball fans

Larry and Alana LaRock are devoted to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The couple had not missed a home Gonzaga game at the McCarthey Athletic Center until this year – only because …


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Gonzaga runs past Saint Mary’s 86-75 in WCC championship

When in doubt, pass the ball to Jill Barta. That seemed to be the general consensus among the Zags on Tuesday when the Gonzaga took down Saint Mary’s 86-75 for …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women will play Saint Mary’s for WCC title

Gonzaga earned a spot in the West Coast Conference championship game at 1 p.m. on Tuesday after the top-seeded Zags topped No. 4 San Francisco on Monday 77-46. It’s the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Gonzaga women silence USF’s shooters, advance to WCC title game

Top-seeded Gonzaga strolled to a spot in Tuesday’s WCC women’s championship game when the Bulldogs took down No. 4 USF 77-46 on Monday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women take on San Francisco in WCC tourney semifinals on Monday

Get through the quarterfinals. Check. Now Gonzaga has just one more game to cross off the list before getting to the West Coast Conference final.


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:14 p.m.

Gonzaga women shut down Pacific 91-59 in WCC opener

The Gonzaga women ran out on the Orleans Arena court Friday afternoon with a few chips on their shoulders. For one, the Zags were not going to let this opening …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Motivated by memory

The Gonzaga women haven’t forgotten what happened the last time they visited the Orleans Arena. Last March, the Zags fell to Santa Clara in their first game of the West …


Gonzaga sputters in crunch time, falls to BYU in rare close game

It looked like No. 1 Gonzaga was going to treat BYU the same way it treated its first 17 WCC opponents this season.


Blanchette: Zags get 29-and-oh-so-close

Just 29-1. How terrible could that possibly be?


TV Take: Announcers, like Gonzaga, have an off-night in The Kennel

As the Cougars’ 79-71 upset in the Kennel unfolded Saturday night on ESPN, those watching at home had to deal with translating what we were hearing from the television set.


BYU upsets Gonzaga, ends Zags’ bid at unbeaten regular season

It was a rout, then a ballgame and ultimately a nailbiter.


Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 79-71 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 79-71 loss to BYU on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at the McCarthey Athletic Center …


Gonzaga’s Senior Night doesn’t go quite as planned

There were a few smiling faces left in the Kennel on Saturday night, but they weren’t wearing Gonzaga colors.


BYU stands out as last obstacle in Gonzaga’s pursuit of unblemished regular season

BYU was Gonzaga’s first test after the Zags reached No. 1 last month. GU won, 85-75, in Provo but was pushed by the Cougars. The Zags are still No. 1 …


BYU presents Gonzaga with tough tasks, inside and out

A look at the key matchups for Gonzaga in its men’s basketball game against BYU on Saturday, Feb. 25 2017.


Gonzaga faces its historically toughest conference opponent in pursuit of perfection

The last regular season game for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and the final hurdle for them to clear before completing their perfect 30-0 season, is a home match versus the BYU …


Josh Perkins, Jordan Mathews shake off slight struggles to guide No. 1 Gonzaga’s romp

It was as if Gonzaga was allowed to diagram how it wanted the game against San Diego to unfold Thursday night.


No. 1 Gonzaga clinches outright WCC title with 96-38 win over San Diego

Gonzaga blew out San Diego early, rolling up a 28-point halftime lead and coasting to a 96-38 victory Thursday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.


TV Take: ‘Total transmission failure’ happened to more than San Diego’s defense

The idea was a simple one. Watch the Gonzaga women play live in the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday evening and set the DVR for the men’s game from San …


Gonzaga-San Diego: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 96-38 win

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 96-38 win over San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Jenny Craig …


Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga clean up boards to stifle San Diego attack

San Diego missed a lot of shots – 25 of them in the first half and 44 in the game – and often Gonzaga junior forward Johnathan Williams was there …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

Jock Landale leads No. 20 Saint Mary’s over Pepperdine in West Coast Conference men’s basketball

Jock Landale had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 20 Saint Mary’s to a 78-49 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night.