Stories tagged: kelly graves
Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
Decade in Review: Gonzaga women stepped into national spotlight with strong teams, impressive individuals
For the Gonzaga women’s basketball program this past decade, the ride never stopped.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
The journey is complete. Oti Gildon and Kelly Graves are in the Final Four.
Tue., April 2, 2019
Oregon and coach Kelly Graves are going into the Final Four as the only newcomers, surrounded by three women’s teams that have won multiple national championships.
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019
Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history
In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.
Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Sabrina Ionescu had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and No. 3 Oregon used stellar defense to extend its NCAA-best winning streak to 16 games by running away from …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
The NCAA has imposed two years of probation on Oregon after finding the school violated rules related to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track and field program.
Mon., March 26, 2018
Losing coach Kelly Graves called it before the game: The toughest team will win. All season long and again on Monday night, that was Notre Dame, which outfought Graves’ Oregon …
Sun., March 25, 2018
Two years ago, Oregon freshman guard Satou Sabally was a promising international player in Germany. She was on the radar of several major programs, but apparently they weren’t on hers.
UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018
Coaches are paid to worry. Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw is fretting about her team’s defense on the 3-point line. Oregon’s Kelly Graves is stressing about rebounding.
UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018
The base of the coaching ladder is littered with names of those who weren’t able to make that next step – lower-level head coaches who couldn’t find the same success …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018
Oregon backup forward Oti Gildon got a big lift out of playing in her home town. Then she channeled that energy into a big performance for the Oregon Ducks on …
Fri., March 23, 2018
Former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves returns to Spokane with an Oregon Ducks team built to win
Expect to see a few “Welcome back, Kelly Graves” signs this weekend at the Spokane Arena.
UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018
Oti Gildon cut her basketball teeth in several gyms across Spokane. She’s looking forward to playing for the first time in Spokane’s biggest venue.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018
And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …
Mon., March 12, 2018
There were five teams vying for the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, and when the music stopped, Baylor was left without a chair.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018
Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
The video scoreboard at Matthew Knight Arena showed short vignettes featuring Oregon players musing about their possible superhero names. Sabrina Ionescu’s? “Super Sabrina.” Afterward, she laughed about it. “That’s what …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017
The University of Oregon has admitted to seven rules violations in four athletic programs, but the athletic department said it will contest the severity of those infractions with the NCAA. …
Mon., March 27, 2017
Napheesa Collier scored 28 points, Gabby Williams had 25 and UConn advanced to its 10th consecutive Final Four with a 90-52 victory against Oregon on Monday night.
Sun., March 26, 2017
Oregon coach Kelly Graves planned a trip with his family in January to watch the men’s Final Four next week. It couldn’t have worked out better for the Ducks women’s …
Thu., March 5, 2015
The Washington State women’s basketball team is hoping to repeat two of the last three years and catch fire for a deep run of redemption in the Pac-12 tournament. The …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2015
Kelly Graves found a plethora of reasons to sport the boisterous smile he had postgame Friday night at Beasley Coliseum. Now three quarters of the way through his debut season …
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
Kelly Graves found a plethora of reasons to sport the boisterous smile he had postgame Friday night at Beasley Coliseum.
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
A familiar face is coming to the Palouse this week leading a women’s basketball program that looks anything like a contender.
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
You could hear it in Kelly Graves’ voice. The former Gonzaga women’s basketball coach, in his first year in a major rebuilding project at Oregon, can’t wait for the arrival …
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
The Stockton name will continue to have a tangible affiliation with Gonzaga University. Gonzaga Prep standout Laura Stockton will be the first female Stockton to play basketball for the Bulldogs. …
UPDATED: Mon., May 5, 2014
New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff today with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband.
Sat., May 3, 2014
A Spokane basketball blue blood who has won numerous Hoopfest titles, played in the WNBA and led Mead to a state championship has been hired as an assistant coach for …
Thu., May 1, 2014
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past …
UPDATED: Mon., April 14, 2014
Gonzaga followed its history and turned to one if its own by hiring Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves as the women’s basketball coach.