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EuroZag2010
10-19-2011, 06:57 AM
Its on the front page of Rivals "No sure thing" with Rob's picture. Its a nice detailed write up of zags strengths and weaknesses.


STRENGTHS: If Gonzaga's frontcourt isn't the West Coast's best, it's certainly in the conversation. The Zags feature a stable of quality big men headlined by 7-foot senior Robert Sacre and 6-7 junior Elias Harris, both all-conference players who complement each other extremely well. A true center who makes up for a lack of explosiveness with effort and skill, Sacre averaged 12.5 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds last season and played sound defense in the paint; he led the WCC with 66 blocks.



OVERVIEW: Gonzaga has won at least a share of 11 consecutive WCC regular-season titles, the second-longest string of conference championships in history, behind UCLA's 13 consecutive Pac-8 crowns from 1967-79. The Bulldogs' path to a 12th championship in a row could prove a little tougher. In addition to a non-conference schedule featuring the likes of Xavier, Arizona, Illinois and Butler, Gonzaga's league schedule won't be as pushover-laden as it was during the early years of Mark Few's coaching tenure. BYU's arrival, the sustained success of Saint Mary's and the continued improvement of Santa Clara and San Francisco make the WCC appear to be especially formidable this season.

http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1280896

Baldwinzag
10-19-2011, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the link, EZ.

In addition to sbnation 'best games' article, the Rivals piece didn't mention Michigan St either!?

Was Tom Izzo & Co just a figment of our imagination all along?

Anyway, interesting Starting Lineup per Rivals...

PROJECTED STARTING FIVE
C Robert Sacre (7-0/260, Sr.)
F Elias Harris (6-7/240, Jr.)
F Guy Landry Edi (6-6/218, Jr.)
G Marquise Carter (6-4/178, Sr.)
G David Stockton (5-11/165, Soph.)

EuroZag2010
10-19-2011, 08:49 AM
Thanks for the link, EZ.

In addition to sbnation 'best games' article, the Rivals piece didn't mention Michigan St either!?

Was Tom Izzo & Co just a figment of our imagination all along?

Anyway, interesting Starting Lineup per Rivals...

I agree ;) this should be a great example of "you know your schedule is good when ...4 games are must see of 2011-2012 season"

Kiddwell
10-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Kiddwell likes the fact that Rivals has a pix of Big Rob on its college basketball home page (as of the time of this post, anyway). :)

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball


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DCZag
10-19-2011, 10:07 AM
#18 is about right - not much difference from mid-teens up to about 30, especially since it is all conjecture at this point

hooter73
10-19-2011, 10:19 AM
Pretty good write up for once.

EuroZag2010
10-19-2011, 10:25 AM
Kid you mean this picture ??:D

ZagNative
10-19-2011, 12:22 PM
Great pic with that story.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fIPmvmt6V7A/Tp8xX-4UfkI/AAAAAAABSlI/XVjKsegFJPk/s650/2011-10-19%252520Robert%252520Sacre%252520Rivals.jpg

Big Rob, see how studly you look with hair? That bald thing has to end soon! Return to the ranks of the babe-a-licious soon!

EuroZag2010
10-19-2011, 01:28 PM
Great pic with that story.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fIPmvmt6V7A/Tp8xX-4UfkI/AAAAAAABSlI/XVjKsegFJPk/s650/2011-10-19%252520Robert%252520Sacre%252520Rivals.jpg

Big Rob, see how studly you look with hair? That bald thing has to end soon! Return to the ranks of the babe-a-licious soon!

I agree ZN he looks better with hair. I can't figure out to post pics large like that :(

sittingon50
10-19-2011, 04:39 PM
I'm guessing Rob shaved the dome 'cause he needed more room for ink.

ID ZAGFAN
10-19-2011, 05:13 PM
I'm guessing Rob shaved the dome 'cause he needed more room for ink.

I posted this from Jim Meehan's blog earlier:

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/oct/15/day-after-opening-day/

—The energetic Sacre was revved up Friday, even by his standards. He sported a cleanly shaven head and a headband.

“Just got bored,” he said. “Don’t leave me alone in my apartment because I’ll get bored and start doing dumb things like get tattoos and shave my head. That’s what happened.”

Sacre performed the hairectomy by himself, noting that nobody was injured in the process. “This,” he said, pointing to his face, “is the moneymaker right here, not the body.”

ZaGranny