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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 …


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 …