SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga University celebrated its 120th commencement exercises May 10-12. Following are briefs about the distinguished honorees, and some of the University’s outstanding graduates.
- Ronny Turiaf Returns for Degree at 117th Commencement
- Job Prospects Brighten for this Year’s Graduates
- For 9th Straight Year, Commencement Will Be Largest in School History
- Gonzaga to Graduate 10th-Straight Record Large Class in 119th Commencement May 11-13
- Commencement Ceremonies May 10-12 Conclude Extraordinary 125th Anniversary Year
SALT LAKE CITY – Ninth-seed Wichita State stunned the No. 1-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs 76-70 on Saturday in the third-round of the NCAA Tournament at the EnergySolutions Arena, ending the Zags’ remarkable season of firsts. The Shockers (28-8) advance to the West Regional in Los Angeles to play the winner of Sunday’s Mississippi-La Salle game.
TRACKING THE ZAGS: This regular web series appears here as long as Gonzaga continues its season. By Grace Harrison (’13) Every spectator in the sold-out McCarthey Athletic Center this afternoon had his or her attention fixed on the court for every moment of the women’s NCAA tournament game where the Bulldogs took on the Iowa State Cyclones. The battle kept both teams within a few points of [...]
SALT LAKE CITY – No. 1-seed Gonzaga held a closed practice today at EnergySolutions Arena, site of their third-round NCAA Basketball Tournament battle at 6:40 p.m. (MDT) Saturday (on TBS) against No. 9-seed Wichita State. The nation’s No. 1-ranked Zags (32-2) beat Southern 64-58 Thursday. The Shockers (27-8) stunned No. 8-seed Pittsburgh 73-55 to advance in the West region.
SALT LAKE CITY – It must be March Madness since the breakfast buzz was all about basketball this morning at Ruth’s Diner, an iconic little eatery – and the second-oldest restaurant in Utah – located a few miles from town in historic Emigration Canyon. Fans from both Gonzaga, the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 seed in the West, and No. 9-seed Wichita State, the Zags’ opponent on Saturday, proudly sported their schools’ logos this morning and remained civil – apparently content to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and leave the shouting until Saturday.
After 32 games, months of practice, and winning the WCC tournament you’d think the Gonzaga women’s basketball team would have game preparation down to a fine art, and you’d be right. The Zag women have logged hundreds of practice hours and extensively studied the Iowa State Cyclones’ game films in preparation for their first game in the NCAA tournament, but it doesn’t stop there.
March Madness Video Files: Kelly Olynyk, Mike Hart on Zags’ Hard-Won Victory over Southern on Thursday
SALT LAKE CITY — The snow fell lightly here this morning as the top-ranked Gonzaga men’s basketball team prepares for a light practice this afternoon at the EnergySolutions Arena as the Zags circle the wagons for their third-round NCAA Tournament game at 6:40 p.m. (MDT) on Saturday (5:40 p.m. PDT) against the Shockers of Wichita State.
Olynyk Scores 21, Pangos and Bell Make Key Shots to Lift Zags to 64-58 Win over Southern in NCAA Tourney
SALT LAKE CITY – Junior forward Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and sophomore guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell drained some clutch second-half shots to lift No. 1-ranked Gonzaga University to a 64-58 win over scrappy Southern University on Thursday in a second-round game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs (32-2), top seed in the West Region, take on No. 9 seed Wichita State on Saturday at 6:40 p.m. (MDT; 5:40 p.m. PDT). The Shockers (27-8) beat No. 8 seed Pittsburgh 73-55 in Thursday’s first game at the EnergySolutions Arena.
While most fans’ focus is on basketball right now, the Gonzaga players are not about to blow off books even as they approach their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
David Stockton Returns to Salt Lake City, Aims to Help Power No. 1 Zags to NCAA Tournament Victory Today
SALT LAKE CITY — Junior guard David Stockton, who grew up here, aims to help the nation’s No. 1-ranked Gonzaga University Bulldogs beat Southern University in a second-round game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament that begins at 2:10 p.m. (MDT; 1:10 p.m. PDT) in the EnergySolutions Arena.