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John Blanchette: Zags enjoy view from the top

In a new twist to an old tale, the Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrated their latest bauble with a hike among their flock roaring hosannas at the Orleans Arena. Sure, past champions …


Gonzaga holds No. 1 ranking

Gonzaga is no one-week wonder at No. 1. The Bulldogs beat Loyola Marymount 66-48 in its first — and so far only — game as the nation’s top-ranked team. They …


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.


Zags win to open McCarthey era

Mark Few didn’t even try to defend his Gonzaga Bulldogs’ effort on defense Friday night. “It was absolutely the worst I’ve seen in my 16 years here,” the Zags sixth-year …


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.


Zags climb to highest ranking ever: No. 4

The Gonzaga University men’s basketball program stepped up to a whole new level Monday when the Bulldogs moved up to No. 4 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 rankings.


John Blanchette: The show’s over: Kennel and Gonzaga program prospered to foster a legacy of fervent fanaticism

Now the walls bow from the babel and the floor trembles from the stomping feet of students getting their tuition’s worth on a Saturday night. But in the earliest days …


Zags retire Stockton’s No. 12

John Stockton has a ready explanation as to why no player at Gonzaga University has been issued jersey number 12 since he graduated in 1984. And it isn’t that the …


Good Enough To Make Terps Find Answers

Nope, they weren’t another Cleveland State. Didn’t do a Santa Clara. Couldn’t pull a Siena. They were just the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and with the dancing done for now, that’s enough.


Going, Going, Gonzaga Maryland Ends Bulldogs’ Stay In West, 87-63

Joe Smith, who finished with an uncustomary nine points, asserts himself with a slam over Gonzaga’s Scott Snider. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Zags Getting The Last Laugh But Fitz Insists Gu Didn’t Need Ncaa Berth To Vindicate Methods

On his way to a rally, GU coach Dan Fitzgerald finds humor in Robin Barnhart’s sign, which pokes fun at Kelvin Sampson’s refusal to play the Bulldogs while at Washington …