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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

College women’s soccer notebook: Gonzaga set for visit from fourth-ranked BYU

BYU is to women’s soccer what Gonzaga is to men’s basketball.


West Coast Conference men: Experienced Saint Mary’s, BYU nipping at Gonzaga’s heels

The script is dog-eared, tattered and coffee-stained from two decades of re-use, as if plucked from the read-through table on the set of “Law & Order” or “Home Improvement.”


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Gonzaga to appear at least 15 times on ESPN family of networks

Gonzaga will make at least 15 appearances on ESPN networks this season, including both dates with rival Saint Mary’s among eight WCC matchups, the conference announced.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019

No. 22 Washington dominates BYU for 45-19 victory

Jacob Eason threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns and No. 22 Washington scored two touchdowns off three BYU turnovers to coast to a 45-19 victory on Saturday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Jacob Eason doesn’t think the Huskies have an offensive identity, but he has one in mind

The Huskies are trying their best to rattle Jacob Eason with a cacophony of confusion. It’s a purposeful plan to prepare their junior quarterback for No. 22 Washington’s road opener …


NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Backloaded WCC schedule awaits Gonzaga men’s basketball

Gonzaga on Tuesday learned its WCC schedule for the 2020 season and most of its toughest contests figure to fall over the final three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Gonzaga’s baseball season ends with loss to Saint Mary’s at West Coast Conference Championship

Joe Vranesh’s three-run homer to left-center in the seventh inning Friday snapped a 1-all tie, and Saint Mary’s held off Gonzaga 4-3 in a West Coast Conference Championship loser-out game …


BYU’s Dave Rose retiring: ‘Coaching soul said it was time’

Dave Rose is stepping down as BYU’s head basketball coach after 14 seasons during which he led the Cougars to eight NCAA Tournament appearances.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 82-68 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from BYU’s 82-68 victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Gonzaga laments second-quarter troubles in title-game loss to BYU

The Zags left Orleans Arena feeling as though they’d done their part in three of those quarters, but playing well 75 percent of the time didn’t suffice against a Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Analysis: WCC championship loss to BYU ‘a step in the journey’ for Gonzaga women

Brenna Chase poured in 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as second-seeded BYU downed top-seeded Gonzaga 82-68 to win the WCC Tournament title on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019

Gonzaga women welcome third shot at topping BYU, this time with WCC title on the line

There will be motivation aplenty for Gonzaga and BYU in Tuesday’s West Coast Conference title game.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags stuff highlight reel during rout over BYU

Josh Perkins offered a glimpse of what kind of night it was going to be when he and Zach Norvell Jr. staged their customary pregame shoot-off from the entrance of …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

John Blanchette: Goodbyes no longer reserved for only the seniors in college basketball home finales

Just think of the Zags who missed out on the big farewell – Adam Morrison, Austin Daye, Kelly Olynyk, Domantas Sabonis, Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Analysis: Gonzaga lets the good times roll in Senior Night rout of BYU

Whatever Gonzaga’s record was for standing ovations in a game, the Zags obliterated it Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys from the Bulldogs’ 102-68 victory over the Cougars

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 102-68 victory over BYU at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

TV Take: Gonzaga provides plenty of fireworks in home finale against BYU

When ESPN broadcasts Gonzaga basketball games, there are a few things you can count on.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

Recap and highlights: No. 2 Gonzaga thumps BYU on senior night

Josh Perkins scored 21 points and dished out seven assists on Senior Night as No. 2 Gonzaga routed BYU on Saturday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Ready or not, Gonzaga’s Senior Night arrives for Josh Perkins and company

Josh Perkins wasn’t having any Senior Night discussion last Saturday inside the locker room at the Jenny Craig Pavilion after a Zags’ road victory over San Diego.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019

Gonzaga-BYU key matchup: TJ Haws orchestrates Cougars’ offense

When BYU is the opponent, the key matchup can go to big man Yoeli Childs or point guard TJ Haws. We went with Childs, second in the WCC in scoring …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

John Blanchette: Gonzaga women’s backs up against the bubble after another last-second loss to BYU

Even a full month out from Selection Monday, there was an angsty little subtext mixed into Saturday’s doings at McCarthey Athletic Center that went beyond how much space exists between …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

Gonzaga’s comeback attempt comes up short as BYU tops Bulldogs again

Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Gonzaga women look to ‘right the ship’ when BYU visits the Kennel

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big game against BYU, Lisa Fortier didn’t want to talk about revenge.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Gonzaga women digging in on defense ahead of homestretch against San Diego, BYU

The Zags’ 11-1 conference record has been built with strength down low and quick hands on the perimeter.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019

Gonzaga rewind: Zags’ personnel makes alley-oop pass a rim-rattling option

Guard-to-guard connections are rare, though it’s possible it happened at GU during the Jeremy Pargo-Matt Bouldin-Steven Gray days. Regardless, the alley-oop has become a weapon for the current Zags, with …