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Gonzaga women ahead of schedule, but still searching for a leader

Those extra practice days last summer are paying off for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. By all accounts, everything is ahead of schedule thanks to the Zags’ European journey and …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 10:03 p.m.

Seasoned players pace Gonzaga in Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage

Gonzaga’s Kraziness in the Kennel scrimmage – often ragged but packed with numerous examples of the team’s considerable potential – had just finished when coach Mark Few noticed his players …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Gonzaga in familiar role as favorite; Killian Tillie lone Zag named to preseason All-WCC team

The question wasn’t if Gonzaga would be the favorite in the WCC preseason poll. The question was how close the voting tally would be with rival Saint Mary’s poised to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions; pair of players honored

There’s nothing like winning to inspire respect from your rivals.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

WCC extends contract with ESPN, adds CBS Sports Network to television lineup

The WCC announced an extension with ESPN through the 2027 season and a new multiyear arrangement with CBS Sports Network that debuts this season.


NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5:17 p.m.

Stanford, Missouri State highlight Gonzaga women’s basketball nonconference schedule

There’s nothing like variety, and the Gonzaga women will get plenty in this year’s nonconference schedule.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


Gonzaga men’s basketball earns NABC academic award for third straight year

Gonzaga men’s basketball has been selected as one of the recipients of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Awards.


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: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Gonzaga slugger Troy Johnston among the nation’s doubles leaders

Johnston, now third in the country in doubles (26), is one away from the Gonzaga single-season record.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Gonzaga and BYU chase WCC regular-season title again

Gonzaga or BYU – perhaps both – will earn the 2019 regular-season WCC title.


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Transfer guards Admon Gilder, David Jenkins Jr. visiting Gonzaga this weekend

Gonzaga has a big recruiting weekend ahead, with campus visits from a pair of transfer guards. Texas A&M graduate transfer Admon Gilder and South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr. are …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

First-place Gonzaga, San Francisco meet in three-game WCC series

Gonzaga, the West Coast Conference preseason favorite, is back on top after a relatively slow start.


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev submits name for NBA Draft, but plans on returning to school

Add another name to Gonzaga’s list of underclassmen entering the NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins will be one of 64 seniors attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Gonzaga among seven programs on South Dakota State guard David Jenkins Jr.’s list

Gonzaga is one of seven programs listed as possible destinations for South Dakota State’s David Jenkins Jr.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:51 p.m.

Polls, oddsmakers like Gonzaga’s chances in way-too-early look at 2020 season

In nearly every scenario, Gonzaga is going to face one of its most demanding nonconference schedules, including the possibility of a ranked foe in the WCC.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Chandler Smith repeat selections on scholar-athlete team

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team for the second consecutive season.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke follows own path to breakout season

“At San Jose State, it wasn’t a lot of fun losing those two years,” Brandon Clarke said. “I came here and it’s the exact opposite of that. It’s obviously the …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura makes Naismith Trophy final four

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura is one of four finalists for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year.


Fantasy basketball dream matchup: 2017 Zags vs. 2019 Zags

In one corner, the 2017 Zags. The 29-game winning streak to open the season. Top defensive team in the country. In the other corner, the 2019 Zags, with generational offensive …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke one of four finalists for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter, Washington’s Matisse Thybulle and Duke’s Zion Williamson join Clarke as finalists.