When the land called her home, Chandler Smith didn’t think twice.
There is no sure thing in college basketball – especially this year – but based on past performance, the Gonzaga women are as close as it gets.
The first question of Monday’s virtual press conference hadn’t yet been asked, but Lisa Fortier saw it coming.
Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier is a reflection of her team – confident but not cocky, especially in the face of a pandemic.
After an offseason like no other, the Gonzaga women know only one thing for sure: There will be basketball this season.
Petco Park was relatively quiet, but the crack of Houston Astros rookie Taylor Jones’ bat was piercing.
The West Coast Conference on Thursday joined several leagues nationwide in announcing the postponement of fall sports competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gonzaga on Wednesday announced a large gift to the athletic department as well as a donation to the university from the McCarthey family.
The WCC’s decision impacts volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country, as well as traditional springs sports such as tennis, rowing and golf that also compete in the fall. The announcement doesn’t pertain to men’s and women’s basketball, which can open as early as Nov. 10.
The West Coast Conference office announced plans Monday to continue operating remotely for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year.
It’s a near impossible task to assemble Gonzaga’s top 20 athletes since 2000 from 16 teams, eight women’s and eight men’s. The men’s basketball team alone has 17 players that have earned All-America status in that time frame and nine Zags played in NBA games this season. So feel free to compile your own list if you have a spare 48 hours or so.
Gonzaga lefty Mac Lardner really wanted to hear his name called during the MLB draft a couple of weeks ago. But the consolation prize, if you can call it that, was the ability to pick where he would sign his first pro contract.