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10-19-2011, 11:45 AM
Front page of Sporting News college basketball page leads with the story ranking the Zags at #20 in their top 50, featuring this great photo of Big Rob:


Here is the Sporting News Story (http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-10-19/college-basketball-countdown-no-20-
gonzaga) ranking the Zags at #20:
Reason to believe: The Bulldogs might just have the best frontcourt west of the Rockies, though UCLA certainly could make a compelling case. The athletic tandem of 7-foot center Robert Sacre (12.5 points, 6.3 rebounds per game) and 6-7 forward Elias Harris (12.0, 6.0) will be tough to handle. Harris was named to the preseason Wooden Award list, and he’s one of the favorites to win West Coast Conference player of the year honors. And then there’s sophomore Sam Dowder, a 6-9 forward who averaged 7.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in just 14.1 minutes last season, and junior Kelly Olynyk, another 7-footer who averaged 5.8 points in 13.5 minutes. The Bulldogs hope for increased production with increased minutes.

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-10-19/college-basketball-countdown-no-20-gonzaga#ixzz1bG618sRM

Poor Sammy "Dowder".

Here are the rest of the top 25:

25. Michigan State

24. Washington

23. Alabama

22. Cal

21. Marquette

20. Gonzaga

19. Michigan

18. Xavier

17. Cincinnati

16. Louisville

15. UCLA

14. Kansas

13. Wisconsin

12. Arizona

11. Pitt

10. Vanderbilt

9. Baylor

8. Memphis

7. Florida

6. Syracuse

5. Duke

4. Connecticut

3. Ohio State

2. Kentucky

1. North Carolina

Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2011-09-21/college-basketball-top-50-countdown#ixzz1bG4SGBLA

U Zig, I Zag
10-19-2011, 01:16 PM
Sam Dowder, of the famed MN seafood chain Dowder's Chowders.

I like that we keep showing up in front of the Dawgs on most of these things...

10-19-2011, 04:38 PM