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UPDATED: Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

North Texas grad transfer Ryan Woolridge commits to Gonzaga

North Texas graduate transfer Ryan Woolridge visited Spokane over the weekend and committed Sunday to the Zags.


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Japan hails Rui Hachimura’s NBA selection as new era for sport

Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft after being taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding …


UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Kelly Olynyk happy to take a break from South Beach for a trip back to Spokane, Hoopfest

The Miami Heat forward has tried illustrating the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament to some of his less-familiar NBA teammates, but he insists it’s something they’d appreciate with their own …


Ex-Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins signs Exhibit 10 contract with Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins, GU’s all-time assist leader, wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Gonzaga Legends: Heather Bowman has plenty of competitive fire remaining nearly a decade after her final time in a Bulldogs’ jersey

The former GU star can see the Kennel from her office just off Division Street, and she’s always welcome to join the current Zags for a practice.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. joining Lakers on two-way contract

Former Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. didn’t hear his name called in Thursday’s NBA draft but he quickly found an NBA opportunity.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

John Blanchette: Despite their collegiate accomplishments, the toughest challenges still await this bunch of Bulldogs

Both players, Hachimura in particular, will have to endure the modern blather that suggests that any first-rounder who falls short of All-Pro status is somehow a bust.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:16 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke first Gonzaga duo selected in first round of NBA draft

Rui Hachimura, wearing special attire for the occasion, made history Thursday night in New York and Japan and contributed to another major milestone for Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

NBA draft updates: History made as Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke give Gonzaga two first-round picks; Zach Norvell Jr. goes undrafted

The Gonzaga men’s basketball program has had two players selected in the first round of the NBA draft for the first time.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:08 p.m.

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson not picked for final USA U19 World Cup roster

The Gonzaga Prep standout was one of 18 finalists out of 31 training-camp participants, but wasn’t selected for the final 12-man roster announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 7:55 p.m.

Rui Hachimura signs endorsement deal with Nissin, maker of Cup Noodles, on eve of NBA draft

Japanese tennis players Naomi Osaka and Kei Nishikori are also Nissin brand ambassadors.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Dynamic duo: History awaits Gonzaga, Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke at NBA draft

Gonzaga’s starting five at the NBA draft: Projected first-round picks Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke, head coach Mark Few and assistant coaches Brian Michaelson and Tommy Lloyd.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball expected to sign Canadian forward Yvonne Ejim

Gonzaga’s Canadian connection is still going strong. Yvonne Ejim, a 6-foot-2 power forward from Calgary, Alberta, with international experience, is expected to sign with the Zags.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Anton Watson makes first cut for USA U19 squad

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson is one of 18 finalists for the USA U19 World Cup team.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring to St. Joseph’s

Greg Foster Jr., who announced 10 days ago he was transferring from Gonzaga, has committed to St. Joseph’s.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

Grad transfer Derryck Thornton, who visited Gonzaga, commits to Boston College

Gonzaga’s opening in the backcourt remains open. The Zags have been looking to add another veteran guard but it won’t be USC graduate transfer point guard Derryck Thornton. Thornton has …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Two-sport star Jalen Suggs high on Gonzaga, and vice versa

Gonzaga is one of dozens recruiting Suggs, who also has football interest from the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Georgia. Several schools, including Tennessee, seem amenable to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga will host ACC power North Carolina on Dec. 18

The date is set for one of Gonzaga’s biggest home basketball games.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke invited to NBA draft green room

Gonzaga Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke won’t know for sure where they will go until the NBA draft on June 20, but they received a pretty good indication Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

Few Good Men sidelined from The Basketball Tournament for first time in four years

There will be a few former Zags on rosters, but the Gonzaga-centric Few Good Men will not be involved in The Basketball Tournament this summer.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga, Washington extend basketball series for four games through 2024 season

Gonzaga has dominated the men’s basketball series recently with Washington, but the rivalry grew more interesting last year when the Zags escaped with an 81-79 win in Spokane. The programs …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Point guard Greg Foster Jr. transferring from Gonzaga

Greg Foster Jr. has entered his name in the transfer portal and isn’t expected to return to Gonzaga, according to a source.


New 3-point distance could assist Gonzaga’s offense

The NCAA has approved moving the 3-point line to the international basketball distance, which probably won’t raise an eyebrow for the six international players on Gonzaga’s roster next season.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:27 p.m.

Gonzaga takes No. 7 spot in ESPN’s ‘Way-Too-Early Top 25’

Four of Gonzaga’s opponents next season also made the list: North Carolina (No. 6), Arizona (15), Saint Mary’s (19) and Washington (21).


Gonzaga women’s rowing ends season on high note with fifth straight trip to NCAA Championships

After two days of traveling back from the three-day NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Marisa Wortman enjoyed the quiet and calm of a relatively empty Gonzaga campus on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Gonzaga pitcher Casey Legumina selected by Minnesota Twins in MLB draft

Legumina made four starts this year, none after March 8, when he left after 73 pitches.


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 12:51 p.m.

‘Gonzaga Legends’ event returns for summer show just in time for Hoopfest

On Thursday, June 27, former Zags basketball stars Kelly Olynyk, Steven Gray, David Pendergraft and Heather Bowman will headline the second “Gonzaga Legends” event at the Martin Woldson Theater at …


Gonzaga women’s rowing takes fourth in varsity eight race on second day of NCAA Championships

The Bulldogs’ varsity eight boat crossed the finish line in 6:54.132, nearly 10 seconds behind first-place Harvard (6:45.012).


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga’s varsity eight boats place fifth during first day of NCAA Championships

The Gonzaga women’s rowing team finished fifth in the varsity eight and second varsity eight races Friday during the first day of the NCAA Championships at the Indianapolis Rowing Center …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier soaks up time at USA Basketball Junior National Team trials

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier still has a few things to learn about the international game.