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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Gonzaga, BYU renew entertaining series at the Kennel

It’s rarely boring when BYU makes its annual visit to the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Opportunity to rise in rankings awaits Gonzaga women ahead of visit to San Francisco

Currently 16th in the Associated Press, the Zags will certainly move up after No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 13 Florida State and No. 15 Indiana lost on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga women focused on Bay Area trip, not moving up in the polls

Asked on Tuesday about all the upsets last weekend in women’s basketball, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was both hopeful and cautious.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

No. 1 Gonzaga trying to extend WCC lead during homestand

The top-ranked Bulldogs (18-1, 4-0) face the three teams – Thursday vs. Santa Clara (15-3, 2-1), Saturday vs. BYU (13-5, 2-1) and Jan. 25 vs. Pacific (14-5, 2-1) – right …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Gonzaga women put Saint Mary’s win in the past as Pacific visits the Kennel

Fortunately, Coach Lisa Fortier didn’t get too caught up in the euphoria of Gonzaga’s emphatic win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Tale of two transitions: Reloaded Gonzaga faces rebuilding San Diego

Gonzaga and San Diego are probably the two WCC teams that lost the most personnel from last season.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Big Sky Conference favorites, rivals Eastern Washington and Montana meet in Cheney

Montana kept Eastern Washington out of the 2018 and 2019 NCAA Tournaments, adding juice to an already established Big Sky Conference rivalry


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

With BYU behind it, Gonzaga women’s basketball turns attention to talented Saint Mary’s squad

Now that the Gonzaga women have dispatched BYU, it’s time for the real rivalry game: Saint Mary’s, which visits the McCarthey Center on Thursday night


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

CJ Elleby, Washington State visit California in Pac-12 road opener

Two sophomore guards will be on display as CJ Elleby and Washington State will face Matt Bradley and Cal.


‘Patriot Way,’ burgeoning ‘Titan Way’ collide in AFC Wild-Card round

When Tennessee GM Jon Robinson fired coach Mike Mularkey after he lost to the Patriots in the divisional round in 2018, Robinson leaned on his past to plot a course …


J.J. Watt to return for Texans in playoffs against Buffalo

J.J. Watt was a rookie in the 2011 playoffs when his spectacular performance against the Cincinnati Bengals led the Houston Texans to the first postseason win in franchise history.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Gonzaga’s focus to be tested again against visiting Pepperdine

It took one half against the projected last-place team in the WCC to disprove the common perception that Gonzaga was entrenched at No. 1 and would go largely unchallenged early …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Gonzaga seeks revenge after three painful losses to BYU last season

The Gonzaga women won 29 games last year and lost only five, but three of those defeats came at the hands of West Coast Conference rival BYU.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

West Coast Conference improving, but everybody – including BYU and Saint Mary’s – is still chasing Gonzaga

But the same questions remain. Can anybody catch No. 1 Gonzaga? Can anybody break up the Big Three of GU, Saint Mary’s and BYU?


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

USC looks to extend winning streak vs. Washington State in Pac-12 opener

Southern California looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Washington State


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019

One more pre-Christmas challenge awaits as Gonzaga entertains Eastern Washington

The Gonzaga Bulldogs could use a break after a difficult three-week stretch that rivals any the program has faced in the last two decades. They’re not getting one, at least …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga vs. North Carolina in Spokane: More proof good things happen when Mark Few, Roy Williams get together

Both teams participated in the 2017 PK80 in Portland, a 16-team birthday bash for Nike co-founder Phil Knight. At a social event prior to the tournament, Williams and Few were …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Gonzaga back on the road for huge challenge against No. 15 Arizona

With full respect to the Huskies and Tar Heels, No. 6 Gonzaga’s assignment Saturday night in the desert is probably the toughest matchup, on paper and in reality, on its …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

As strong nonconference campaign nears end, Gonzaga women won’t look past struggling Texas Southern

With only three games left, the Gonzaga women are cruising along to one of the best nonconference seasons in program history.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 28, 2019

Washington State soccer faces defensive-minded South Carolina in Elite Eight

Washington State women’s soccer coach Todd Shulenberger’s message was clear leading up to the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament quarterfinal matchup against South Carolina.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Mouth-watering potential matchups for Gonzaga at Battle 4 Atlantis

Thanksgiving week college basketball tournaments often follow turkey day protocol: an appetizer followed by a memorable main course. That should be the case for Gonzaga at the Battle 4 Atlantis …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Colorado QB Steven Montez wants wins more than records in visit from Washington

Colorado senior quarterback Steven Montez needs one touchdown throw Saturday against Washington to break the school record but he’s focused on something else.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Gonzaga’s options multiply with Killian Tillie back in lineup

Tillie’s return extends the rotation to eight and allows for more flexibility as the Zags prepare for Saturday’s contest against CSU Bakersfield. The way Tuesday’s game played out offered insight …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Gonzaga coach Mark Few expects challenge from UT Arlington

Correction: Gonzaga’s first test of the season, thought to be on the agenda last Friday against Texas A&M, could come against UT Arlington on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Admon Gilder, Gonzaga’s Texas trio excited for trip to home state to face Texas A&M Aggies

Gilder is excited about facing Texas A&M, where he spent the previous four years of his career, but Gonzaga’s senior guard is off-the-charts amped to see his young daughter for …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Gonzaga not taking North Dakota lightly after 2017 scare

It looks like just another game on Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule, but it figures to have the full attention of the coaching staff and a few of the Zags’ upperclassmen. North …


Idaho heads into rivalry showdown against Montana clinging to FCS playoff hopes

Losses in winnable games against Northern Colorado and Portland State have left the Vandals without a cushion if they have any hope of making the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.


Whitworth prepares for new-look Linfield offense ahead of pivotal Northwest Conference clash

Last year, the Linfield Wildcats wanted to run the ball against the Whitworth Pirates, but couldn’t. This year, the Wildcats want to air it out.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Gonzaga using Arkansas-Pine Bluff visit as opportunity to jell, strengthen communication

The eye-catching portion of Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule begins to arrive next week against Texas A&M and hits with full force from late November through mid-December. Until then, the eighth-ranked Zags …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Gonzaga looking for another fast start in season opener against Alabama State

Gonzaga’s track record in season and/or home openers is just about spotless and the Zags are heavy favorites to continue that trend Tuesday. The Zags are favored by 35 points …