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10-29-2012, 09:57 AM
From Slipper Still Fits (http://www.slipperstillfits.com/gonzaga-2012-season-preview/2012/10/29/3571116/watch-2012-13-wcc-tip-off-event):
For the second consecutive year, the West Coast Conference will open up to the media in one of the most interactive ways I have seen. Beginning at 11:30 AM PT, the WCC will host all nine head coaches and various players from each team for a Q&A session that is driven by the fans. Via Twitter and Facebook, fans will have the unique opportunity to have their burning questions for their favorite WCC team answered by the head coach and star players.
You can pose your questions by Tweeting the WCC Sports page (link (https://twitter.com/WCCsports)) with the hastag #WCCHoops. You can also ask them on Facebook if you prefer at their page (link (http://www.facebook.com/WCCsports)).Slipper Still Fits has the schedule for the event. Mark Few and Elias harris are scheduled from 12:30-12:40.

Here's the link to the live Youtube interactive page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mUgVzsyHng).

10-29-2012, 10:12 AM
Also see the story at GoZags.com (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205721448) about the event.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. PDT, each WCC coach and student-athlete will take part in a live video interview in which fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook. Hosted by Barry Tompkins, the video interviews will be streamed live on both YouTube.com and WCCsports.com.

Coaches and student-athletes will also sit down with Jeff Lampe, host of the popular WCC Live Internet talk show to preview their team's season. The special edition of WCC Live will air live beginning at Noon PDT.

Coaches and student-athletes will also spend one-on-one time with media members in attendance at the Tip-Off, in El Segundo, Calif., and sit down with video production teams from both Time Warner Cable SportsNet and WCCsports.com to capture content to be used throughout the season - including the WCC Basketball Championships in Las Vegas. I am feeling apprehensive about the Time Warner Cable SportsNet and WCCsports.com stuff, since my Comcast doesn't carry it.

Edited to add: Here's the link to the event on the WCC page (http://www.wccsports.com/ot/12-basketball-tipoff.html), which includes a link to the live radio event.

10-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Transmission of interviews seems to be delayed, but the following screen shots are from the video:



10-29-2012, 10:58 AM
Nice to see Sammy D getting some love!

10-29-2012, 10:59 AM
At last it begins, with Max Goood and Anthony Ireland.

10-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Pretty cool event. It's interesting to see which players come with the coaches. Elias seemed very humble and well spoken. He answered my tweet about his injury recovery!

10-29-2012, 12:07 PM
More about the Zags preseason ranking by the WCC coaches from Jon Wilner of the Mercury News (http://blogs.mercurynews.com/collegesports/2012/10/29/west-coast-conference-basketball-gonzaga-tops-preseason-poll/):
In news that is sure to shake the foundation of college basketball in the western third of the nation, Gonzaga has been picked to win the WCC men’s basketball championship, according to a preseason poll of the league’s coaches.

The Zags received seven of eight possible first-place votes and 63 of a possible 64 points.

Shocking, I know.

Maybe, just maybe, that scrappy band of misfits from Spokane will find a way to make their dreams a reality.

BYU and Saint Mary’s received one first-place vote apiece.

Gonzaga also led all schools with four players on the preseason all-league team: guards Gary Bell, Jr. and Kevin Pangos, forward Elias Harris and center Sam Dower.

Here’s the poll, which was released Monday in conjunction with WCC basketball media day in Los Angeles (all-league team below) …

10-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Transmission of interviews seems to be delayed, but the following screen shots are from the video:



Ahh man.

Meehan did a lot of tweeting with quotes from each coach.

10-29-2012, 05:06 PM
The coaches, who scout and prepare for these players, chose the preseason All WCC team.

I think they got it right. Doolin, Hamilton, and Waldow are good, but who would they replace?

The coaches got it right.

10-29-2012, 06:36 PM
Elias Harris, left, was interviewed by Jeff Lampe on WCC Live during media day Monday.

Bulldogs Favored; Four Players Selected All-WCC Preseason

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Gonzaga University, which saw its run of 11 straight West Coast Conference regular-season titles snapped a year ago, has been selected as the favorite to win the WCC regular-season title in a preseason poll of the WCC's nine head coaches.

The Bulldogs received seven first place votes and 63 of 64 possible points in the poll. The poll and all-conference team were announced Monday at Time Warner Cable Sports studios as part of the Second Annual West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tip-Off event, streamed live on YouTube.

Gonzaga, ranked 21st in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 and 22nd in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 coaches poll, received seven-of-eight possible first place votes (coaches could not vote for their team) from the WCC coaches, after posting a 26-7 record last season against one of the nation's toughest schedules en route to their 14th straight NCAA appearance.

Senior forward Elias Harris, redshirt-junior center Sam Dower, and sophomore guards Gary Bell, Jr. and Kevin Pangos lead this year's Bulldogs - and all four were selected to the 2012-13 Preseason All-WCC Team. Harris is the WCC's leading returning rebounder, averaging 8.5 rpg a season ago, while Dower shot 55 percent from the field and 91 percent from the free throw line during conference play. Bell connected on better than 55 percent of his 3-point attempts against WCC foes, and Pangos averaged nearly 14 points and more than three assists per game.

Harris and Pangos were All-WCC selections a year ago, Pangos was tabbed the Newcomer of the Year and Bell and Pangos were named to the WCC All-Freshman team.

The Bulldogs, who downed Northwest Nazarene University 93-45 in their lone exhibition game of the season last Saturday, open the regular season Nov. 9 against Southern Utah University.

Brigham Young University received one first place vote and was picked to finish second in the WCC preseason poll with 55 points. The Cougars led the conference in scoring last year, averaging 77.9 points per game in their first season as a member of the WCC. Senior forward Brandon Davies, an All-WCC First Team selection last year, was named to this year's preseason team after averaging over 15 points per contest in 2011-12.

Last season's regular season and WCC Tournament champion Saint Mary's College captured one first place vote and was selected to finish third in the preseason poll, collecting 52 points. With a 14-2 WCC record, the Gaels captured their first outright conference title since 1989. Last year's WCC Player of the Year and 2012 Olympian Matthew Dellavedova returns to the preseason All-WCC team, and is joined by junior guard Stephen Holt. Last year's WCC tournament MVP Dellavedova averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 assists per game. Holt added three assists per game as well, while shooting 50 percent from the floor.

Just two points separate the fourth through sixth spots in the WCC preseason coaches' poll. Loyola Marymount University (37 points) was picked to finish fourth this season. The Lions are led by preseason All-WCC selection Anthony Ireland, the conference's leading returning scorer (16.1 points per game). The University of San Diego was selected fifth (36 points). Sophomore guard Johnny Dee - a preseason All-WCC pick - led all conference freshmen in scoring (13.7 points) and three-pointers (79 made) last season. Santa Clara University (35 points) is sixth in this year's preseason survey. The Broncos will count on preseason all-conference selection Kevin Foster to shoulder much of the offensive load. The senior guard averaged 17.8 points per game in league action last season, after leading the nation in 3-point field goals in 2011.

The University of San Francisco (19 points), the University of Portland (15) and Pepperdine University (12) round out the preseason poll. The 2012-13 season tips off on Friday, Nov. 9, for six of the nine WCC teams. Conference play gets underway on Jan. 2, and the 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will return to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas from March 6-11.

The complete preseason poll and all-conference team follows.


(First Place Vote In Parentheses)

Team Pts

1. Gonzaga (7) 63

2. BYU (1) 55

3. Saint Mary's (1) 52

4. Loyola Marymount 37

5. San Diego 36

6. Santa Clara 35

7. San Francisco 19

8. Portland 15

9. Pepperdine 12


Player, School, Yr., Pos.

Gary Bell, Jr., Gonzaga, So., G

Brandon Davies, BYU, Sr., F

Johnny Dee, San Diego, So., G

Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's, Sr., G

Sam Dower, Gonzaga, RS-Jr., C

Kevin Foster, Santa Clara, Sr., G

Elias Harris, Gonzaga, Sr., F

Stephen Holt, Saint Mary's, Jr., G

Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount, Jr., G

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga, So., G

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=205722272)

10-29-2012, 10:06 PM
If Sam is fulfill this prediction, he'd better get going. The others..no worries.
One thing though, what's with the SMC in 3rd? They have 4 starters back. Could it be the bigs are so good? I don't know.Wldo's back for his soph season. I'm sure Randy added a big or two.