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John Blanchette: USD reflects on hard times

Sometimes the window of opportunity is propped open with nothing more than jackstraws, and you’d better dive through before it closes like a guillotine. But, man, the degree of difficulty …


Grier brings his Toreros to town

There’s a different feel to Bill Grier’s second trip to Spokane. The San Diego men’s basketball coach, who spent 16 years as a Gonzaga assistant coach, already experienced an emotional …


Zags rise to occasion

Patty Mills of Saint Mary’s put on a show in the first half. Unfortunately for the Gaels, the sharp-shooting sophomore guard had to put on an ice bag for the …


Zags defeat St. Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Patty Mills put on a show in the first half. Unfortunately for the Gaels, the sharp-shooting sophomore guard had to put on an ice bag for the second …


Premier matchup arrives for GU, Gaels

The wait is finally over. Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s collide tonight in one of the most highly anticipated West Coast Conference men’s basketball games of the season. Both bring national …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 14-4 overall, 5-0 WCC COMING UP: Tonight vs. Saint Mary’s, 8; Saturday vs. San Diego, 3 p.m.


Cold wait, hot seats: Gonzaga students camp out for seats

At night, when most people have retreated to the warmth of their homes, a hardy corps of Gonzaga University students huddles in a small tent city, participants in a ritual …


Gaels center Samhan takes it all in

And now a word or two from Saint Mary’s center Omar Samhan, who has never been shy about exercising his right to free speech. “I always say we’re lucky to …


Gonzaga students camp out for prime seats

At night, when most people in Spokane have retreated to the warmth of their homes, a hardy corps of Gonzaga University students huddles in a small tent city, participants in …


Blanchette: GU, Saint Mary’s prove patience pays

Sheesh, these Games of the Century sure come around fast. Not even 11 months have passed since the West Coast Conference staged its previous one. Now we could be looking …


Zags get a big recruit

Gonzaga has gone north of the border for another men’s basketball recruit. Kelly Olynyk, a versatile 6-foot-10, 205-pound Canadian, has verbally committed to the Bulldogs. Olynyk joins friend and fellow …


Zags set up first-place showdown

LOS ANGELES – The preliminaries are over. Gonzaga took care of its last order of business – routing Loyola Marymount 93-60 on Saturday at Gersten Pavilion – and now can …


Gonzaga stays the course

To his credit, Gonzaga coach Mark Few didn’t go all Lou Holtz and try to paint his men’s basketball team’s struggling opponents this week as national championship contenders. Rather, Few …


Heytvelt rides Waves for 25

MALIBU, Calif. – Senior forward Josh Heytvelt scored the game’s first nine points, Gonzaga the first 17 and the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs went on to an 83-69 men’s basketball victory over …


Bowman leads GU past Waves

Heather Bowman reached double figures in scoring for the 14th consecutive game with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and the Gonzaga Bulldogs remained unbeaten in West Coast Conference play with …


Zags roll over Waves

Josh Heytvelt doesn’t need to hit the beach to enjoy his visits to Pepperdine. Gonzaga’s big man had another big game in Malibu, getting 25 points and nine rebounds to …


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 12-4 overall, 3-0 WCC COMING UP: Today at Pepperdine, 6 p.m.; Saturday at Loyola Marymount, 5 p.m.


Early WCC schedule favors Zags

The schedule-maker didn’t take it easy on Gonzaga in the non-conference, but that’s changed in West Coast Conference play. Gonzaga has opened its WCC slate with three home wins by …


Zags, Cougs info on the go

Stay updated on the Washington State and Gonzaga men’s basketball teams, including live scores, on your mobile device. Just go to zagsmobile.com and cougsmobile.com for up-to-date scores as well as …


Gonzaga’s Daye ready for road

Austin Daye’s travel bag will be a little lighter this week. “All shorts and T-shirts,” Daye said as Gonzaga travels to face Pepperdine on Thursday and Loyola Marymount on Saturday. …


Nothing but joy for Zags

It was a nice night for Gonzaga’s bench on the court and an unforgettable night for senior Andrew Sorenson and his teammates in the locker room afterward. Austin Daye poured …


Two double-doubles help Zags rout Dons

Vivian Frieson and Courtney Vandersloot posted double-doubles to power the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 63-42 victory over the San Francisco Dons in West Coast Conference basketball action Saturday at War …


Zags face high-up Lowhorn

Gonzaga, fresh from shutting down Santa Clara standout center John Bryant on Thursday, faces another sizable challenge against San Francisco’s Dior Lowhorn tonight. The Dons’ 6-foot-7 junior forward led the …


Zags romp over Broncos

It was roughly a toss-up as to who enjoyed Gonzaga’s 95-53 rout of Santa Clara more Thursday – the 11 Bulldogs who spent the night running, defending, dunking and smiling …


Blanchette: In defense of GU, its defense shines

The score crawled across the bottom of TV screens from Ocosta to Ocala, followed by the inevitable chorus. “That’s Gonzaga,” they said, “in that soft-touch league of theirs.”


At a glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

RECORD: 10-4 overall, 1-0 WCC COMING UP: Today vs. Santa Clara, 6 p.m.; Saturday vs. San Francisco, 5 p.m.


Gonzaga’s Stiles retires

Gonzaga University women’s soccer head coach Shannon Stiles announced her retirement Wednesday. Stiles, who just completed her 10th season as coach of the Bulldogs, plans to focus her time on …


Gonzaga hopes rebounding rebounds

Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few said it months ago and he repeated it Tuesday. “Not to be redundant, but I said we were going to miss the toughness and …


GU, WSU on the go

Stay updated on the Washington State and Gonzaga men’s basketball teams, including live scores, on your mobile device. Just go to zagsmobile.com and cougsmobile.com for up-to-date scores as well as …


Zags open defense of title (again)

Same old West Coast Conference. Wait, maybe that’s not such a bad thing.