When Gonzaga freshman center Przemek (SHEM-eck) Karnowski stepped onto campus, his presence was immediately known. It’s difficult to miss a 7-foot-1-inch, 305-pounder walking to class in College Hall. Karnowski has made his presence felt on the court immediately, as well, scoring 20 and 17 point in his first two games.
The adage that success breeds success holds true for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team, which aims to capture its unprecedented ninth-straight regular-season West Coast Conference title when WCC play begins Jan. 3 against San Diego. The Zags made their fourth-straight trip – fifth in six years – to the NCAA Tournament last season and reached the Sweet 16 for the third-straight year. Their best season was 2010-11 when they reached the Elite Eight.
Gonzaga Abuzz This Weekend With 5,000 Campus Guests: All-Alumni Reunion, 125th Anniversary, Fall Family Weekend Events, ‘Kraziness in the Kennel’
If people have difficulty getting hotel rooms in Spokane this weekend, the folks at Gonzaga University probably know why. Gonzaga is expecting more than 5,000 visitors on campus today through Sunday, Oct. 21 for a flurry of activities unparalleled in the University’s 125-year history.
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Gonzaga University’s women’s basketball season came to an abrupt end in the Sweet Sixteen against No. 2 seed University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Bulldogs lost 79-62 and were led by senior Kayla Standish with 25 points. Standish, along with fellow seniors Katelan Redmon, Kelly Bowen and Shannon Reader, combined for 49 of the team’s 62 points. The Bulldogs close out their careers with 115 wins and 12 tournament games, a first for any Gonzaga senior class.
Tracking the Zags by Sabrina Jones Kingston, Rhode Island – The second half of the No. 1 seed University of Connecticut Huskies and No. 4 Penn State Lady Lions just got under way, with the Huskies having been in the lead the entire first half. The crowd, too, is predominately UConn fans, who had to [...]
The Gonzaga Bulldogs successfully made their cross-country trip, landing in Rhode Island Friday evening, and spent Saturday preparing for Sunday’s Sweet Sixteen game against the No. 2 University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Bulldogs looked loose and comfortable on the floor at Ryan Center, on the University of Rhode Island campus, during their open practice Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is Sunday at 7 p.m. EDT.
Gonzaga University’s basketball teams have helped make the University well known nationwide, but much of the sound and fury behind the Zags comes from Gonzaga’s lesser-known team, the Gonzaga Bulldog Band, which specializes in scores of a different kind.
In the locker room after the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ third-round NCAA Tournament loss to Ohio State, senior center Robert Sacre fought the tears as he weaved and bobbed to avoid answering what he called “the question”:
“How does it feel to have played your last game as a Zag?”
Then, he relented.
After defeating No. 3 seed Miami Hurricanes 65-54 on their home court at McCarthey Athletic Center on Monday, the No. 11 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs are preparing for a 2,800-mile, cross-country trek to Kingston, R.I. to compete in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament for the third consecutive year.