View Full Version : Article: Former Gonzaga players enjoying current Bulldogs run to No. 1

03-04-2013, 03:40 AM
From the NJ Star-Ledger: (http://www.nj.com/college-basketball/index.ssf/2013/03/ncaa_court_vision_former_gonzaga_players_enjoying_ current_bulldogs_potential_run_to_no_1.html)

He never envisioned that this day would ever come.

But as Matt Santangelo sat in the Salt Lake City International Airport last Friday morning, waiting for his flight back home, he laughs because the thought it so surreal. Gonzaga? Ranked No. 1? In March? Spokane, Wash., is a city of about 200,000 filled with former Bulldogs. And as he runs into them at their children’s rec games or in restaurants, they’re all having the same reaction these days:

Can you believe this might actually happen?

"Even with all of the national pundits and talking heads and stuff, saying ‘Gonzaga’s great. Gonzaga’s great,’ it’s different," Santangelo said. "Now everyone is like, ‘Oh crap, we might have to vote them No. 1!’ I don’t think anyone thought we would get this far and have this much success this year."

03-04-2013, 05:01 AM
from the nj star-ledger: (http://www.nj.com/college-basketball/index.ssf/2013/03/ncaa_court_vision_former_gonzaga_players_enjoying_ current_bulldogs_potential_run_to_no_1.html)

Thanks for the GREAT find!

03-04-2013, 05:42 AM
Oh crap, we might have to vote them No. 1!

Pretty much says it all right there :]

03-04-2013, 05:47 AM
Thanks for the story. A family friend who I talk to once a week by phone played with the Zags in the 50's, which is when my dad joined the basketball program. I've been thinking about how cool it is for ex players and fans following GU basketball since the 50's to watch the Zags reach new heights this season.