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Arop granted release from Zags

Manny Arop, a valuable reserve as a freshman whose playing time dwindled over the second half of his sophomore season, has been granted his release from the Gonzaga men’s basketball …


Harv Clark, longtime local radio announcer, dies

A longtime Spokane radio announcer who spent nearly two decades as the public address announcer for Gonzaga University men’s and women’s basketball games has died.


Chiefs attempt to close out Chilliwack on Saturday

Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs hope to be closer to full strength tonight when they try to wrap up their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Chilliwack Bruins at the …


Graves compares Vandersloot to Stiles

It’s a credit to Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves that he can tell a tale so well his team understands what he’s talking about even if they don’t know what he’s …


Blanchette: Perfect storm draws big Arena crowds

I was ready to concede that the very concept of attending women’s basketball games was hatched right here in our city until I peeked into the Spokane Arena during the …


GU women, Stanford get rematch in Elite Eight

The faces haven’t changed but the teams have. Though Stanford and Gonzaga played four months ago, the teams that square off tonight for a berth in the Final Four of …


Gonzaga women zoom to first Elite Eight

They are Elite. The magical season for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team continued Saturday night – to the delight of 10,717 fans at the Spokane Arena – as the Bulldogs …


Stanford slips past Tar Heels to set up final with Zags

A fourth straight trip to the Final Four is within Stanford’s reach. A national championship? That, too, is in sight.


Blanchette: Bekkering steps up when Zags need new star

Say, that wasn’t entirely the Gonzaga group hug everyone began anticipating. For a few minutes there, throats couldn’t have been tighter if a drill sergeant with a toothbrush and latrines …


Zags set sights on Louisville

If you think the Gonzaga players are glad they don’t have to play Xavier in their next NCAA basketball tournament game, you’re right. But if you think that means the …


Gonzaga women will meet Louisville in regional semifinal

Women’s basketball: A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel (pictured) scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that …


Gonzaga women will meet Louisville

A freshman point guard ruined Xavier’s plans for another deep NCAA tournament run. Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 33 points Tuesday night, leading a late comeback that swept Louisville to …


Blanchette: GU’s Standish shines at right time

One thing about basketball this time of year: There’s always room for another somebody special. For all the milestones passed, records set, poster poetry inspired and oohs aahed, Courtney Vandersloot …


UCLA and Gonzaga at a glance

3 UCLA Region: Spokane


Bruins’ press a mystery

UCLA is going to slap on a full-court press on Gonzaga tonight in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. What the Bulldogs don’t know is exactly what …


High-scoring GU faces stingy UCLA tonight

The irresistible force meets the immovable object. In the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at the McCarthey Atheltic Center that means the Gonzaga offense and the UCLA …


Jimmer Fredette’s 34 points lead BYU to victory over Gonzaga

DENVER – The chant went up from the thousands of BYU fans inside the Pepsi Center with roughly 30 seconds remaining: “You Got Jimmered, You Got Jimmered.” True enough, but …


Vandersloot, Standish combine for 64 points as Zags rally past Iowa

For those who wondered what the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would do when faced with meaningful possessions down the stretch of a close game, the answer was revealed Saturday afternoon …


Blanchette: Zags can point finger at itself for setback to BYU

DENVER – March is a bad time to turn the clock back to December. The happy roll the Gonzaga Bulldogs manufactured in the last month of the 2011 college basketball …


Vandersloot, Standish almost leave Zags coach speechless

Kelly Graves insists he is out of words to describe his sensational point guard, Courtney Vandersloot. The Gonzaga coach came through in the clutch Saturday after Vandersloot scored a career-high …


BYU’s motivated by underdog status

DENVER – It’s no easy task defending BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, the nation’s top scorer. It’s even tougher when Fredette and his teammates are highly motivated.


Notebook: BYU had extra motivation

DENVER – It’s no easy task defending BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, the nation’s top scorer. It’s even tougher when Fredette and his teammates are highly motivated.


John Blanchette: A lesson learned too late

Really, the Zags didn’t get Jimmered. They got grimmered. Grim offense, grimmer defense. Grim ball-handling, grimmer resolve.


Jimmer, BYU too much for Zags

DENVER – The chant went up from the thousands of BYU fans inside the Pepsi Center with roughly 30 seconds remaining: “You Got Jimmered, You Got Jimmered.”


Gonzaga-BYU matchup a WCC preview

DENVER – This was the game – Gonzaga vs. Brigham Young – that wasn’t supposed to happen until next year. So let today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serve …


All The Jimmer lacks is ’stache

DENVER – Bless Charles Barkley. In his new CBS/TNT/ Lizard- Lick- Towing- channel assignment to undo decades of the noxious Billy Packering of the NCAA tournament, he has approached his …


Gonzaga takes its turn against BYU’s Fredette

DENVER – The Gonzaga Bulldogs today take on a nationally ranked opponent coached by a close friend of Gonzaga’s Mark Few that features a prolific scoring guard but is missing …


Blanchette: They have The Jimmer, we had The ‘Stache

He’s a mythic figure. The Jimmer. This year’s version of The ’Stache.


GU-BYU matchup an early look at upcoming WCC rivalry

Today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serves as the preface to BYU’s entrance into the West Coast Conference for the 2012 men’s basketball season.


Gonzaga’s turn to try and tame Jimmer Fredette

The 11th-seeded Bulldogs (25-9) face third-seeded BYU (31-4) and their player of the year candidate Jimmer Fredette on Saturday in the round of 32 of the NCAA tournament.