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Blanchette: GU’s Karnowski shows early flair

Sometime after Gonzaga’s piñata-ing of Northwest Nazarene reached the 40-point threshold Saturday night, Przemek Karnowski found himself with the basketball in the low post, and instinctively scanned the floor for …


Zags not out of their depth

Gonzaga’s season opener is nearly three weeks away but the Bulldogs’ considerable depth is already being put to the test. The public had their first opportunity to see the men’s …


In brief: ESPN networks plan to televise several Gonzaga games

Men’s basketball: Gonzaga will appear on the ESPN networks a minimum of 17 times throughout the 2012-13 season as the West Coast Conference and ESPN announced the WCC television schedule …


Gonzaga slips past Seattle

The Gonzaga Bulldogs scored a pair of goals 3 minutes, 15 seconds apart late in the second half to pull out a 2-1 victory over the visiting Seattle University Redhawks …


Blanchette: Thomas gives boost to GU track

Emily Thomas didn’t have the usual things that get a high school runner recruited to a college program – like fast times, medals and pedigree. So what did she have?


Spangler leaving Gonzaga

Gonzaga men’s basketball forward Ryan Spangler has been granted his release and is expected to transfer to a school closer to his home state of Oklahoma. “I’ve made a lot …


In brief: Women take NCAA turn today

Basketball: Now that the men’s NCAA tournament bracket has been announced and scrutinized, it’s the women’s turn. The 2012 women’s NCAA tournament draw, which includes first- and second-round games at …


Blanchette: NCAA got bracket pretty much right

Got a bone to pick with the bracket architects. It’s simply indefensible that the NIT has been stacked in such a way that there’s no chance for an all-Pac-12 final …


Zags roll on Senior Night

Gonzaga’s entire roster made sure Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter enjoyed their Senior Night. Carter had 13 points and five assists and Sacre chipped in five points and six rebounds …


Bulldogs hold out hope for WCC title

The outcome won’t impact Gonzaga’s seeding in the WCC men’s basketball tournament or its first-round opponent in the semifinals, but the Bulldogs are still playing for something against host San …


Gonzaga women power past San Francisco

It was a night of individual firsts for the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team. Winning was not one of them, as those come quite often for the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs.


Area roundup: Palmer, Standish propel Zags to top Grizzllies

Sophomore reserve Haiden Palmer tossed in a team-high 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting and Kayla Standish added a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds to lead the …


Zags’ Harris sheds pounds

Gonzaga junior forward Elias Harris dropped 11 pounds over the summer. It’s one of several measures he has taken to try to bounce back from a difficult sophomore season.


Editorial: Women’s athletics help restore lost respect

March Madness is over for Gonzaga University – for 2011, at least. Even in defeat, however, the extraordinary women’s basketball team with the superlative point guard earned every speck of …


Zags come up big

Courtney Vandersloot gave a raucous crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center what it wanted Monday night, making history with her 2,000th career point to go with her 1,000 assists. Gonzaga’s …


A glance at Gonzaga women’s bracket

Gonzaga will be the No. 11 seed taking on No. 6 Iowa on Saturday in a Spokane Regional game at McCarthey Athletic Center. The other game at McCarthey has No. …


Gonzaga women awarded 11 seed; face Iowa in first round

Just remember, Gonzaga is an 11 seed, which means the Bulldogs are probably going to be underdogs in every game they play in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Even if …


Demetri Goodson’s shot lifts Bulldogs over Western Kentucky

PORTLAND – Casey Calvary’s legendary tip-in now has some company in Gonzaga’s rich NCAA tournament lore. Demetri ‘Meech’ Goodson, a freshman guard inserted into the game seconds earlier for defensive …


Pioneer for the Zag way

After years of reflection and careful consideration, Matt Santangelo can now offer a perfectly logical explanation for Gonzaga’s shock-the-college-basketball-world runs in the 1999 and 2000 NCAA tournaments. “We weren’t smart …


Morrison’s sophomore season over with ACL tear

Adam Morrison’s second season in the NBA is over before it begins. Morrison, the Mead High School and Gonzaga University standout, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in an exhibition …


John Blanhcette: Gonzaga makes Bouldin move

Matt Bouldin’s first start for the Gonzaga Bulldogs was impressive enough Saturday night. But just imagine if it’s only the start.


No. 18 Gonzaga doesn’t kid around as Matt Bouldin, Derek Ravio power rout of No. 13 Washington

Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin celebrated his first college start by throwing in a career-high 21 points and contributing five assists and three rebounds as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs humbled the 13th-ranked and …


Morrison makes big splash in debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – This is precisely what Adam Morrison is paid to do, so the fact that he did it isn’t much of a surprise. But to do it this …


John Blanchette: Bobcats don’t need Morrison comparisons

Much has been made of Adam Morrison’s various basketball influences and prototypes, and in fact Morrison has often joined in the parlor game. For everyone’s sanity, however, a moratorium eventually …


Adam Morrison digs Gonzaga out of a foul situation to beat Xavier, reach second round

SALT LAKE CITY – Seeming dead in the water with their motor burned out and reaching for the oars, the Gonzaga Bulldogs somehow found their way back to shore once …


John Blanchette: Patchwork Zags still gave Huskies fits

SEATTLE – Well, at least the students had the good sense not to storm the floor. A huge weight came off the University of Washington basketball program on Sunday night, …


Adam Morrison’s 43 not enough as Huskies bag Gonzaga, 99-95, in Seattle

A couple of late-game turnovers and the clutch shooting of UW’s Justin Dentmon was simply too much for banged-up Gonzaga to overcome as the 18th-ranked and unbeaten Huskies snapped a …


John Blanchette: A fitting tribute for Frank Burgess

Funny thing about how they retire jerseys at Gonzaga University: Whenever the school actually gets around to it, it turns out the number has been mothballed already.


Gonzaga’s super sophs coming of age

LAS VEGAS – As co-captain, leading scorer, leading rebounder and resident senior mentor, Ronny Turiaf has plenty invested in this year’s Gonzaga University men’s basketball team. Which is why the …


John Blanchette: Gonzaga closes down The Kennel with one last hurrah

Now it can go back to being just a gym. Really, that’s all this curio known as The Kennel was on the day it opened, and most days thereafter.