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23dpg
12-08-2010, 10:30 AM
Tulsa
UMass
Utah
UT-Chattanooga
St. Joseph's
Rhode Island
Valparaiso
SW Missouri St.
Temple
Miami -OH
Southern Illinois
Kent ST
Butler
UAB
Nevada
Xavier
UW-Milwaukee
Bradley
George Mason
Wichita St.

Martin Centre Mad Man
12-08-2010, 10:32 AM
Do they have better RPIs than Gonzaga?

23dpg
12-08-2010, 11:24 AM
Maybe, there's more than one right answer.

They're all non BCS conference schools. (Don't like the term, but don't know any other) But that's not what I was thinking either.

sittingon50
12-08-2010, 12:30 PM
They've talked to the NCAA about Cameron Dollar?

Baldwinzag
12-08-2010, 12:39 PM
All these teams have advanced to the Sweet 16 at least once in their program history.

For example, UT-Chattanooga made it to the S16 in '97 and SW Missouri St. in '99.

Who would have thunk it?

Great question, 23dpg. :)

BroncoZAG615
12-08-2010, 12:40 PM
None of them start or end with the letter z.

Angelo Roncalli
12-08-2010, 12:45 PM
None of them are schools that I attended.

Zag4Hire
12-08-2010, 01:20 PM
Kevin Bacon?

Ezag
12-08-2010, 01:27 PM
Saved a lot of money by switching to Geico?

gamagin
12-08-2010, 01:32 PM
(1) a deep and abiding dislike for UW and a strong desire to beat them whenever/wherever.
(2) small schools compared to most peers and competitors
(3) draw from the same geographic fan, player & student bases
(4) are considered to be located in sh!ts Creek (read EWash, not Seattle-West side, Portland, San Fran, L.A.)
(5) an historic rivalry but only recently a rival among relative equals in basketball. Thus respect for the other's program and a general support for each except when competing against each other.
(6) We follow them and they follow us vis a vis a shared newspaper, TV stations and even public television stations and networks.
(7) the same seasons
(8) Cougar Gold
(9) We share Engineering & Nursing programs
(10) Many of us are neighbors and lifelong friends, along with our children and our children's children. Except on night's like tonight.

CaliforniaZaggin'
12-08-2010, 01:35 PM
Each school currently has a student named Jennifer.

Kiddwell
12-08-2010, 01:51 PM
All of 'em wish they were Drexel. "Drexel" spelled backwards is "Lexerd." Each has a Prof. Lexerd who once dated Helen Smedley.

:]

Pargo the Destroyer
12-08-2010, 01:52 PM
I've consumed copious amounts of alcohol on both campuses.

Martin Centre Mad Man
12-08-2010, 02:09 PM
Maybe, there's more than one right answer.

They're all non BCS conference schools. (Don't like the term, but don't know any other) But that's not what I was thinking either.

That was just a wild guess.

By the way, my four year old son loves your avatar. He giggled hysterically, and asked me why I'm looking at dudes who blow gum at each other while I'm supposed to be working.

BobZag
12-08-2010, 02:17 PM
SW Missouri St. is now just Missouri State, I'm pretty sure.

U Zig, I Zag
12-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Each school currently has a student named Jennifer.

...and in 10 years, 'Madison'.

kclubfounder
12-08-2010, 03:38 PM
What are 20 basketball teams who have never been in my kitchen.

MDABE80
12-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Each was in Bracketbusters!!

primal23
12-08-2010, 03:43 PM
Each could beat us? :jk::jk::boxing:

23dpg
12-08-2010, 06:05 PM
Precisely, they are all non BCS teams that made it to the sweet sixteen between 1995 and 2006. Gonzaga had everything in common with those schools, yet they somehow have prevailed. Just something to think about.

Other answers might include: They are all schools that would trade places with Gonzaga with respect to....the last 12 years; the current roster; the national prominence; the coach. (Obviously there are exceptions)

sittingon50
12-09-2010, 08:56 AM
I think maybe primal has the correct answer.

:eek:

Zag4Hire
12-09-2010, 09:30 AM
Precisely, they are all non BCS teams that made it to the sweet sixteen between 1995 and 2006. Gonzaga had everything in common with those schools, yet they somehow have prevailed. Just something to think about.

Other answers might include: They are all schools that would trade places with Gonzaga with respect to....the last 12 years; the current roster; the national prominence; the coach. (Obviously there are exceptions)

Butler? I wouldn't trade if I were them. I would expect similar decisions from Xavier and possibly Temple. Maybe even George Mason as they made the Final Four. On a different note, at least with college basketball, you have a shot to win the title that otherwise is unreachable in college football.

23dpg
12-09-2010, 09:50 AM
Butler? I wouldn't trade if I were them. I would expect similar decisions from Xavier and possibly Temple. Maybe even George Mason as they made the Final Four. On a different note, at least with college basketball, you have a shot to win the title that otherwise is unreachable in college football.

(Obviously there are exceptions)

Zag4Hire
12-09-2010, 09:56 AM
Sorry. I was confused because you used 'all' and I didn't know if that is what you meant in parentheses. Not to belittle the point but I wouldn't say it would be obvious for the exceptions. I am sure most of the schools you listed would make the switch hands-down but even the exceptions would weigh a lot of the GU perks (fan base, K2, private jet, Nike Pro Combat jerseys, etc.). Great observation, 23dpg!