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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Gonzaga women see blend of old reliables, new blood at FanFest

Two minutes into Saturday’s FanFest, the Gonzaga women buried the past and said hello to a bright future – all during the same play.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball looks to dazzle fans, impress coaches at annual FanFest event

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back in the game, even if it’s only a controlled scrimmage against the same players they see every day in practice.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball gets oral commitment from Australian guard Lily Scanlon

Point guard Lily Scanlon, who led the Australian U19 team to the silver medal in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer, has given an oral commit to play at …


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: 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: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Gonzaga women begin practice loaded with confidence

Considering they lost three starters from last year, the Gonzaga women are walking and talking with a lot of confidence. And they should.


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: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Rematch with BYU comes early in WCC schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

The West Coast Conference schedule announced Tuesday morning has the Bulldogs playing at BYU on Jan. 2.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


Gonzaga women head overseas with team bonding in mind

For the Gonzaga women, this has been no average summer. And it’s about to get even better.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women land oral commitment from 4-star wing McKayla Williams

One of the top high school wings in the nation has given an oral commitment to play for the Gonzaga women’s basketball program in the fall of 2020.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball expected to sign Canadian forward Yvonne Ejim

Gonzaga’s Canadian connection is still going strong. Yvonne Ejim, a 6-foot-2 power forward from Calgary, Alberta, with international experience, is expected to sign with the Zags.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier soaks up time at USA Basketball Junior National Team trials

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier still has a few things to learn about the international game.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Gonzaga women to play in Gulf Coast Showcase over Thanksgiving weekend

The Gonzaga women will play in another eight-team Thanksgiving weekend tournament this season.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 10:13 p.m.

Guard Cierra Walker will transfer from Vanderbilt to Gonzaga

Gonzaga’s outside shooting game is going to get more help, though perhaps not until the fall of 2020. Former Vanderbilt guard Cierra Walker, one of the top perimeter shooters in …


USA Basketball selects Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier for junior national team trials

Gonzaga head women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has been selected as one of four court coaches for the 2019 USA Basketball Junior National Team trials, May 16-20 at the United …


Gonzaga women’s basketball welcomes new era while reflecting on accomplishments of memorable season

As the Gonzaga women left the court at Gill Coliseum on the night of March 25, their faces showed fatigue and disappointment, but not a trace of “What if?”


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Good vibes in Gill Coliseum: Gonzaga has happy memories of previous NCAA Tournament trip to Corvallis

As the NCAA women’s bracket was revealed on Monday afternoon, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was all business.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Former Post Falls standout Melody Kempton sees her role grow as Gonzaga enters NCAA Tournament

Melody Kempton is still bringing energy off the Gonzaga bench. Now she gets to bring it more often.


Little Rock making name for itself in Sun Belt Conference

Whatever you want to call them, the Trojans know how to win. Officially known as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the school also goes by Little Rock or …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women get good news early on NCAA Tournament placement

Sometimes March Madness really is a walk in the park. That’s where Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier found herself at noon Monday, when her phone buzzed with talk of …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday

Good thing this is a business trip. The most talked-about NCAA Tournament destinations for the Gonzaga women aren’t exactly Spring Break hot spots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Injuries forcing Gonzaga women to rethink rotations ahead of NCAA Tournament

Even with injuries to a pair of key players, the Gonzaga women won’t necessarily be out of their depth in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Injuries to Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend have bracketologists split on Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament seeding

Will the NCAA add insult to the injuries already suffered by the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Quite possibly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Brother of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier dies of complications from muscular dystrophy

Fortier had been with her brother since Tuesday afternoon, when she was pulled from the Gonzaga bench in the fourth quarter of the Zags’ West Coast Conference championship game against …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Best of the best: Looking back on ‘one of the most special seasons’ in Gonzaga women’s basketball history

In a year full of superlatives for the Gonzaga women, it’s time to offer another: This was without doubt the best regular season in school history.


Best is yet to come: Gonzaga women must take care of business at WCC Tournament in hopes of hosting NCAA rounds

Should the Gonzaga women advance to Tuesday’s West Coast Conference Tournament final, they could face BYU for a third time after a pair of two-point losses to the Cougars.