History of the Bulldogs
The Gonzaga Bulldogs also known unofficially as the Zags are the intercollegiate athletic teams representing Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, United States. Gonzaga competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I as a member of the West Coast Conference.
College Sports Established
1973 - Present / NCAA Division 1
1959 - 1973 / University Division of the NCAA
1947 - 1958 / National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
1989 - Present / West Coast Conference
1979 - 1989 / West Coast Athletic Conference
1963 – 1979 / Big Sky Conference
1958 -1963 / Independent
Bulldogs - Gonzaga University was founded in 1887 by Fr. Joseph Cataldo, a Sicilian-born priest. At one time, Gonzaga went by the nickname of "Fighting Irish" in the 1910s to early 1920s. This name was dropped in 1921 favor of the current "Bulldogs" mascot. Although the school's official mascot is a bulldog, fans and media have long used "Zags" as an alternate nickname.
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