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UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Gonzaga women’s basketball owes amped-up recruiting to blooming culture

When all is said and done, there’s one thing Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will admit that she and her staff aren’t good at when it comes to selling …


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Gonzaga mourns passing of superfan Christian Layman

Gonzaga superfan Christian Layman passed away on June 8 surrounded by his parents and family, according to an obituary.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Past, present and future Gonzaga players speaking up against racial injustice

Past, present and future Zags are making their voices heard, demanding change as protests nationwide continue following George Floyd’s death on May 25.


Gonzaga women get commitment from California prep forward Calli Stokes

Gonzaga women’s basketball is continuing to build for the future in the frontcourt.


UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Fivestar recruit Bree Salenbien commits to Gonzaga women’s basketball

Bree Salenbien, a five-star recruit and a three-time Michigan Player of the Year, gave her oral commitment Tuesday to play at Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

High-scoring transfer Abby O’Connor signs with Gonzaga women

Abby O’Connor, a versatile 6-foot wing who led Loyola of Chicago in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, signed Wednesday to play for Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Loyola of Chicago wing Abby O’Connor announces she is transferring to Gonzaga

Abby O’Connor, a 6-foot wing who led Loyola University in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons, has given an oral commitment to play for Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Colorado guard Payton Muma orally commits to Gonzaga women’s basketball

Payton Muma, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Colorado, gave her oral commitment Friday to play basketball at Gonzaga beginning in the fall of 2021.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Gonzaga women have high hopes for next season behind strong group of frontcourt returners

With all that’s happened in the college basketball world in the last two weeks, perhaps it’s better to look ahead to next year.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Analysis: Lack of postseason won’t take away from Gonzaga women’s stellar campaign

In a normal world, the Gonzaga women would be practicing in anticipation of this weekend’s first-round NCAA Tournament game in Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Gonzaga women earn first 2021 commitment, English forward Esther Little

Esther Little, an athletic forward with several years of international experience, is Gonzaga’s first verbal commit of the class of 2021.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

‘That’s a wrap’: Gonzaga women lose chance at redemption as NCAA Tournament canceled

Lisa Fortier got the news Thursday afternoon, the final blow in a tough week for Gonzaga women’s basketball. Three days after a one-point loss to Portland in the semifinals of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth, Mark Few felt NCAA Tournament postponement could have been option; understand cancellation

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few was literally 20 seconds into answering a question live on ESPN when he was interrupted by Rece Davis.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Gonzaga women rewind: Bracketologists say Las Vegas loss shouldn’t cost Bulldogs chance to host NCAA Tournament games

The sun did come up Tuesday morning in Southern Nevada, though it was hidden by clouds as heavy as the ones surrounding Gonzaga’s chances of hosting NCAA Tournament games next …


John Blanchette: Return trip to Las Vegas reminds coach Lisa Fortier, Gonzaga to always carry on

Australian accents tickled Hayden Mispley, an affinity shared by many.


Still-to-be-determined opponent might actually matter less to Gonzaga women than effects of inaction

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back on the court for the West Coast Conference Tournament.


Greatest hits & bad beats: Gonzaga women have become a safe bet to shine since WCC Tournament move to Las Vegas

Since the West Coast Conference Tournament moved to Las Vegas more than a decade ago, Gonzaga has been one of the best bets in town.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier named Naismith coach of the year semifinalist

Before the season began, fans and rivals wondered how the Gonzaga women would stay atop the West Coast Conference after graduating three seniors.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Gonzaga guard Jill Townsend named WCC player of the year

Jill Townsend did a little of everything for the Gonzaga women this year, and that meant a lot during one of the most successful seasons in school history.


Gonzaga women 12th in latest AP poll; in line for 3 seed in NCAA Tournament

With a week off until their next game, the Gonzaga women really do have some time to rest on their laurels. And those laurels are quite impressive. With the regular …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga women look to head into WCC Tournament on high note against Portland in regular-season finale

There will be plenty at stake Saturday afternoon when the visiting Gonzaga women take on the Portland Pilots.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Gonzaga women earn program-best No. 10 ranking in latest USA Today coaches poll

Until this week, no GU women’s team had broken into the top 10 of the coaches or the Associated Press media poll.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Gonzaga women move up to 11th in AP poll

In every way, the Gonzaga women are back on track.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Gonzaga women turning great defense into strong offense ahead of trip to Pepperdine

Twenty minutes of game time is a small sample size, but the Gonzaga women appear to be recapturing their offensive rhythm.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga women look to improve aim against Loyola Marymount while eyeing outright WCC title

Last weekend, the Zags swept USF and Santa Clara by holding those teams to 34% shooting and dominating on the boards.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named Naismith coach of the year late-season candidate

The Naismith list will be narrowed down to 10 semifinalists on March 4, and the finalists will be revealed on March 19.


Bulldogs climb two spots to No. 13 in AP poll

Moments after putting away Santa Clara and capping Senior Day with another conference title, Gonzaga Coach Lisa Fortier was equal parts cheerful and relieved.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Always looking for the fastbreak, Gonzaga senior guard Jessie Loera trying to slow down and enjoy Senior Day

Saturday’s game against Santa Clara will also serve as Senior Day for Loera and put her on the spot no matter what happens in the game.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Gonzaga women have chance to cut down nets on emotional Senior Day against Santa Clara

Emotions are sure to flow Saturday afternoon at the McCarthey Athletic Center as the Gonzaga women celebrate Senior Day.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Gonzaga senior Katie Campbell not letting her injury get in the way of being the Bulldogs’ ultimate leader

As her teammates warmed up on the practice floor Tuesday afternoon, Katie Campbell grabbed a basketball and started shooting 3-pointers.