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KStyles
03-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Might be a bit early, but I'm looking ahead at next year's schedule. Here's what I've got so far: Maui and return games with K-State and WVU. Are there any other games I'm missing? I know the Illinois series & OK State home-and-home are over for now. The Arizona home-and-home won't start until 2014 (http://azstarnet.com/mobi/sports/article_97b394b1-c5b4-5526-a7cd-c6db8537bf69.html). With the NCAA limit of 27 contests + one MTE (and 2 private scrimmages/exhibitions), we're looking at 7 open dates on the schedule. Possibly 8 if they can swing a game against one of the Maui teams within 14 days of the event (a la WVU this year).


Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 21: vs. Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11310882) 2 (https://twitter.com/FSOhioZJackson/status/199565592192233472)

Conference (18 games)

vs. Portland
@ Portland
vs. St. Mary's
@ St. Mary's
vs. Santa Clara
@ Santa Clara
vs. San Francisco
@ San Francisco
vs. BYU
@ BYU
vs. Pepperdine
@ Pepperdine
vs. San Diego
@ San Diego
vs. Loyola Marymount
@ Loyola Marymount
vs. Pacific
@ Pacific

TheCroatian
03-30-2013, 07:28 AM
Wazzu @ kennel

Reborn
03-30-2013, 09:26 AM
I really love this part of the year when we are playing some quality teams. The Maui looks pretty good, especially if we can play Syracuse. Playing either Cal or Minnesotta would also be pretty good. I think it would be fun to begin a series with Indiana. Of all the teams they reminded me of the Zags, and they too had a heartbreaking end to a very good season. I am also very impressed with Wichita St, and think it would be cool if we could begin playing someone from that conference each year.

When we have discussed playing in a new conference in the future, I don't think anyone looked at the Missouri Valley Conference. Now that's a good conference I think.

MJ777
03-30-2013, 09:36 AM
Does anyone have any idea who the BIS opponent will be next season? I hope it is a decent Big 10 team (Wisconsin, Michigan, etc.), but probably not likely.

rennis
03-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Does anyone have any idea who the BIS opponent will be next season? I hope it is a decent Big 10 team (Wisconsin, Michigan, etc.), but probably not likely.

I don't know either, but I really hope it's a BCS team. The win over KState was a big factor in GU's seeding this year. At a minimum, in nullified the loss to Illinois.

exclusivelee
03-30-2013, 09:51 AM
I am also very impressed with Wichita St, and think it would be cool if we could begin playing someone from that conference each year.

When we have discussed playing in a new conference in the future, I don't think anyone looked at the Missouri Valley Conference. Now that's a good conference I think.

MVC just lost Creighton to the New Big East. No thanks.

exclusivelee
03-30-2013, 09:53 AM
Wazzu @ kennel

I hope that series ends.

My hopes for removal (since Pacific comes in to give us 3 more RPI killer games):

Remove:

Division II opponents
Cupcakes: Southern Utah, South Dakota, Campbell, Longwood, Western Michigan, IPFW, USC Upstate, etc.
Wazzu, E Wash rivalries
More than 3 games against teams from 1 single conference (Big-12 this year)

TheGonzagaFactor
03-30-2013, 10:56 AM
I hope that series ends.

My hopes for removal (since Pacific comes in to give us 3 more RPI killer games):

Remove:

Division II opponents
Cupcakes: Southern Utah, South Dakota, Campbell, Longwood, Western Michigan, IPFW, USC Upstate, etc.
Wazzu, E Wash rivalries
More than 3 games against teams from 1 single conference (Big-12 this year)


Why get rid of WSU? That's an awesome local rivalry.

DCZag
03-30-2013, 03:55 PM
Agree with TGF - keep Wazzu. Great rivalry game and we recruit lots of the same guys. About the cupcakes - you gotta get teams to come to your place to play and the big boys won't do it. Now I would obviously like to ditch the sub 150 RPI types and try to get upper echelon teams from the one bid conferences as sched fillers. But JK does the best he can to get teams up here.

AK457
03-30-2013, 04:13 PM
I'm thinking they should add
UofA (bump up the series to this year)
ASU
Cal
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
UCLA
USC
UW
and waive one of the Pacific games.
thanks guys!

When asked if GU would be headed to play Pacific away next year, Mark Few had this to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshkO8HqQ10

UKWildcatsFan
03-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Kentucky in Seattle I hope. But not likely at all.

ZagNative
03-30-2013, 04:23 PM
When asked if GU would be headed to play Pacific away next year, Mark Few had this to say: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshkO8HqQ10That's funny!

CDC84
03-30-2013, 05:44 PM
Despite losing two non-league games with the addition of Pacific to the league, the Zags are not going to eliminate "cupcake" games. The program needs guarantee home games for program revenue, and they need the occasional breather in what figures to be a tougher and tougher non-league sked in the coming years.

Hoopaholic
03-30-2013, 06:27 PM
Or do we need breathers when we are returning a very very solid core of experience? Agree on breathers if we had bunch of newbies on the roster but we won't.....I say go all in. Find our bye week in wcc and get a solid bcs game mid league play

KStyles
03-30-2013, 06:32 PM
Krause (or somebody in his office) posted on the BB Travelers scheduling board (http://www.basketballtravelers.com/game-schedule-board/?e_type=1) last night:


Gonzaga is looking for guarantee games in Spokane for the 2013-2014 season. Multiple dates available in November and early December. Please email or call with interest.

thebigsmoove
04-09-2013, 07:32 PM
I've heard that Bryant will be our home opener or at least a very early home game this year.

KStyles
04-09-2013, 07:36 PM
Looks like they'll be the home (and season) opener.


It'll be a battle of the Bulldogs on Nov. 9, when vastly improved Bryant takes on NCAA upset victim Gonzaga in the 2013-14 season opener in Spokane.

http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html

That'd leave 6 or 7 open dates.

thebigsmoove
04-09-2013, 07:36 PM
I don't know of it's validity but there has been some rumor of a home and home with DePaul as well. This one has not been confirmed by any solid sources.

KStyles
04-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))


Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 21: vs. Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11310882) 2 (https://twitter.com/FSOhioZJackson/status/199565592192233472)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

6 (or 7 if they can schedule one more game as part of the Maui Invitational) open games left.

KStyles
05-21-2013, 08:18 AM
Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 21: vs. Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11310882) 2 (https://twitter.com/FSOhioZJackson/status/199565592192233472)
@ Memphis (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/84761/3-point-shot-new-conference-takes-shape) (Not 100% Confirmed (http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/may/21/university-memphis-gonzaga-appear-close-renewing-b/))

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

madness
05-21-2013, 08:25 AM
Nice...Memphis vs. GU is always a stellar game. I would assume that the Zags like the pairing of a couple games in the same region on the road trip.

willandi
05-21-2013, 10:10 AM
Isn't the Maui Invitational game against Syracuse being played in New York? They don't leave the state until February!

FGZagDad
06-19-2013, 09:59 AM
Any guesses on who it will be this year?

DixieZag
06-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Given the hopeless state of our roster, Tacoma Community College?

sittingon50
06-19-2013, 11:15 AM
John Cena?

madness
06-19-2013, 03:02 PM
I thought it was Arizona again?

75Zag
06-19-2013, 03:08 PM
I thought it was Arizona again?

I also saw some chatter about AZ being a possible opponent, but according to the AZ web site, NO.

http://www.arizonawildcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/052313aaf.html

It would be really nice to play AND BEAT a major school in the BIS. Time will tell.

Go Bulldogs!

KStyles
06-19-2013, 03:14 PM
I also saw some chatter about AZ being a possible opponent, but according to the AZ web site, NO.

http://www.arizonawildcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/052313aaf.html

It would be really nice to play AND BEAT a major school in the BIS. Time will tell.

Go Bulldogs!

I believe the Arizona home-and-home is supposed to start in 2014 (in Tucson first though (http://azstarnet.com/sports/blogs/pascoe/a-look-at-future-wildcat-basketball-schedules/article_dd18618c-b29e-11e2-8d62-001a4bcf887a.html)). It definitely would be nice to get a major school for BIS though (and for GU to come out with the W).


For the third year in a row, Gonzaga coach Mark Few has given the Wildcats the keys to the Martin Centre for practice, allowing UA to stay in Spokane and just travel to Pullman the afternoon of their WSU game.

And even though the Bulldogs used to have trouble enticing elite teams to play them in Spokane, there were no strings attached to Few's offer.

As it turns out, Miller is willing to play the Zags anyway. Arizona and Gonzaga are scheduling a two-year, home-and-home series beginning in 2014-15, meaning the Wildcats will play their first-ever game at Gonzaga.

"Nonconference scheduling is more competitive and playing good teams doesn't necessarily hurt you. They only help," Miller said.

http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/arizona-basketball-scouting-report/article_97b394b1-c5b4-5526-a7cd-c6db8537bf69.html

KStyles
06-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 21: vs. Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11310882) 2 (https://twitter.com/FSOhioZJackson/status/199565592192233472)
@ Memphis (http://memphisport.com/2013/06/official-memphis-will-host-gonzaga-at-fedexforum/)
Maui Invitational Mainland Game (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/2013-Field) (Should be in K2)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

Memphis game confirmed this morning by Memphis Deputy A.D. Wren Baker (http://memphisport.com/2013/06/official-memphis-will-host-gonzaga-at-fedexforum/). No date yet.


This morning during an interview on Sports 56 / 87.7 FMís Sportstime Extra, University of Memphis Deputy Athletics Director Wren Baker confirmed the Tigers will be playing the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a home-and-home menís basketball series starting this upcoming season at FedExForum.

That leaves 5 open dates, one likely being the Battle in Seattle, which should be announced toward the end of next week (immediately preceding Spokane Hoopfest).

hooter73
06-20-2013, 01:22 PM
I want to see more reional big games. Kansas for the BIS? I would love to play Arizona or even UNLV, an Oregon or UCLA might be tough ones but still might as well play the big west coast teams.

sittingon50
06-20-2013, 02:48 PM
They've got to want to.

KStyles
06-20-2013, 02:57 PM
I want to see more reional big games. Kansas for the BIS? I would love to play Arizona or even UNLV, an Oregon or UCLA might be tough ones but still might as well play the big west coast teams.

You'll get at least one of those matchups in the near future. Home-and-home with Arizona starts next year in Tucson.


As it turns out, Miller is willing to play the Zags anyway. Arizona and Gonzaga are scheduling a two-year, home-and-home series beginning in 2014-15, meaning the Wildcats will play their first-ever game at Gonzaga.

"Nonconference scheduling is more competitive and playing good teams doesn't necessarily hurt you. They only help," Miller said

http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/arizona-basketball-scouting-report/article_97b394b1-c5b4-5526-a7cd-c6db8537bf69.html


In 2014-15, UA's schedule will feature road games at UNLV and UTEP, and home games against Michigan and Gonzaga.

http://azstarnet.com/sports/blogs/pascoe/a-look-at-future-wildcat-basketball-schedules/article_dd18618c-b29e-11e2-8d62-001a4bcf887a.html

KStyles
06-21-2013, 11:42 AM
http://i.imgur.com/3JysiBk.png (https://twitter.com/natebrandt12/status/347791035293904896)

Tweet from a basketball player who just transferred to D-II Simon Fraser University.

http://i.imgur.com/1M9swUg.gif

TheGonzagaFactor
06-21-2013, 12:03 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3JysiBk.png (https://twitter.com/natebrandt12/status/347791035293904896)

Tweet from a basketball player who just transferred to D-II Simon Fraser University.

http://i.imgur.com/1M9swUg.gif

There's our exhibition game!

ZagsZombieNation
06-21-2013, 03:52 PM
Derek Raivio's younger brother Matt averaged 8.3 ppg at Simon Fraser last season.

HenneZag
06-25-2013, 09:18 AM
Looks like we are taking on the South Alabama Jaguars...WTF!

HenneZag
06-25-2013, 09:21 AM
www.battleinseattle.com/tickets/‎

And didn't Mich St cancel due to a schedule conflict? Not liking this.

realtydog
06-25-2013, 09:28 AM
No Thanks

ldszagfan
06-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Wow... I really thought that South Alabama was a joke. BiS has taken a huge tumble. I would bet that they don't even get 50% attendance to that game... embarrassing!

HenneZag
06-25-2013, 09:36 AM
Due to a so called weak conference we are forced to play a tough OOC schedule. Which we do and have in recent years. But due to Mich St cancelling and now this, next year is not looking all that great.

Also recruits want to see that we play in big OOC games, this is not one of them. Last year was great and also the year before vs. Arizona.

KStyles
06-25-2013, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the heads up on the BIS, HenneZag! That leaves the schedule looking like this as far as I know. That'd leave a possibility of 4 more games, plus 1 or 2 preseason exhibitions (one of which might be Simon Fraser University, as mentioned above (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=919293&postcount=27)).
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Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama? (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle (http://www.battleinseattle.com/))
Dec. 21: vs. Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11556421)
@ Memphis (http://memphisport.com/2013/06/official-memphis-will-host-gonzaga-at-fedexforum/)
vs. TBA (Maui Invitational Mainland Game (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/2013-Field) - Should be at K2)


Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

ZagsZombieNation
06-25-2013, 09:50 AM
South Alabama may not be the greatest team but they do have a great new coach Matthew Graves, who spent many years as an assistant at Butler under Brad Stevens. Graves is more than ready to turn that team around.

75Zag
06-25-2013, 10:14 AM
Any chance the South Alabama post on the BIS web site is a hack? None of the other links appear to be updated (and if you click through on South Alabama you get last year's opponent's web site).

REALLY hoping this is a clever hack / joke and not a cruel reality. Talk about circling the drain.

Go Bulldogs!

Angelo Roncalli
06-25-2013, 11:05 AM
South Alabama in the 2013 BIS is NOT a done deal.

ZagaZags
06-25-2013, 01:48 PM
South Alabama in the 2013 BIS is NOT a done deal.

This game stinks.

Oregonzagnut
06-25-2013, 01:51 PM
I hope that series ends. My hopes for removal (since Pacific comes in to give us 3 more RPI killer games)

RPI facts: we are adding a team that is abetter than 2/3rds of our conference.

Pacific (RPI 97) has a higher RPI than almost all of the WCC. Adding Pacific raises our conference RPI and we stole the top team in the Big West! The WCC is getting more powerful and Portland should leave if anything.

I say keep the WSU games for state pride and to maintain proof of state dominance. Being better than WSU gives us a recruiting edge for the state. We need to add in UW, IMO.

I agree that we need to get rid of 2-3 cupcake games. But Division II opponents don't reflect in our RPI so those are adequate "breathers" and give our deep bench much needed playing time.

DixieZag
06-25-2013, 02:17 PM
I know that there will be a lot added. But, so far, I see the Maui tournament, the BIS and 3 tough road games.

I don't see one quality opponent coming to campus - again, there is time, but that is tough to fill out from scratch.

cjm720
06-25-2013, 02:17 PM
www.battleinseattle.com/tickets/‎

And didn't Mich St cancel due to a schedule conflict? Not liking this.

WTF...I guess I'll save some money for xmas.

And WTF about MSU?? Hmmm...I know scheduling is difficult, but this was on the books, heard Izzo say it himself.

Kiddwell
06-25-2013, 02:21 PM
Let's play Drexel. <name appeal> :adored:



:]

jazzdelmar
06-25-2013, 02:53 PM
Brain trust watering down the OOC sked, post transfer whiffs?

Heading for a Marianesque schedule?

GoZags
06-25-2013, 03:01 PM
Sure seems to be some "selective" memory is coming into play.

Sure, there have been some great matchups in Seattle. Mizzou, UConn, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Kansas State, Illinois, Tennessee come to mind. Some great games.

I also remember the Battle in Seattle games against Nevada (an L). The Minutemen of UMass were opponents, as was Davidson. Not every game has been against a marquee opponent.

As The Pontiff has said, South Alabama is not a done deal. Maybe it'll happen, maybe not.

The game WILL draw, however ..... regardless of opponent. At least that's what history has shown.

Angelo Roncalli
06-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Brain trust watering down the OOC sked, post transfer whiffs?

Heading for a Marianesque schedule?

No.

OOC scheduling has been made a huge nightmare by expansion of the BCS conferences and uncertainty with respect to the new Big East. As mentioned, South Alabama is NOT a done deal.

SunDevilGolfZag
06-25-2013, 04:51 PM
Old news and kind of a far-fetched idea, but BIS against Fuskies just on a one-timer wouldn't be all bad the way things are shaking out.

Oregonzagnut
06-25-2013, 05:03 PM
Old news and kind of a far-fetched idea, but BIS against Fuskies just on a one-timer wouldn't be all bad the way things are shaking out.

I would love to see that but if the BIS is only attracting teams like S. Alabama, then the BIS is clearly losing its clout. IMO, if Gonzaga has any say, Few should try to expand the Battle in Seattle into an elite invitational 8 team tournament. Make it a real battle and make it a marquee event because the BIS is slipping in its "marquee" status.

S. Alabama?....Seriously? Did U.S.Alabama get the spot because no other top 25 teams wanted it?

Or did someone make a mistake and think it was Gonzaga vs the USA?

TheGonzagaFactor
06-25-2013, 05:18 PM
South Alabama???

R.I.P. Battle in Seattle

It was fun while it lasted.

75Zag
06-25-2013, 05:47 PM
IF it happens, I am guessing that the "downsizing" of the BIS is related to money and financial risk. I assume - based on no facts whatsoever - that it costs a lot of money to bring in the opposing team and their camp followers, and that it probably costs a whole lot more to bring in a team like Indiana than it costs to bring in the University of Southern Alabama. I think this is the final year of State Farm's 3 year sponsorship of the BIS and I see that the event is now being promoted by what looks like a small firm in Gilbert Arizona. IF the opponent ends up being Southern Alabama, perhaps that is the best opponent that the promoters can afford. It would be sad to see the event die, but nothing lasts forever.

Go Bulldogs!

NotoriousZ
06-25-2013, 06:57 PM
Why not play Wazzu in the Battle in Seattle? The game would sell out, and it would be loud and crazy. There's got to be a better backup plan than South Alabama.

Zagdawg
06-25-2013, 07:09 PM
I like the idea of Wazzu in the battle in seattle......although uw may not like it so much.

Isn't it nice that the Zags game has the biggest draw every year in Seattle.

sittingon50
06-25-2013, 07:30 PM
Cougs in K2 this year; don't want to give that up.


So Arizona last year & (perhaps) S. Alabama this year. Wow, that's quite a trend!

:explode:

Urika
06-25-2013, 07:50 PM
http://westcoastconvo.com/2013/06/25/gonzaga-will-play-south-alabama-in-the-battle-in-seattle/

Angelo Roncalli
06-25-2013, 08:41 PM
. As mentioned, South Alabama is NOT a done deal.

But it's close...

realtydog
06-25-2013, 08:42 PM
Sure seems to be some "selective" memory is coming into play.

The game WILL draw, however ..... regardless of opponent. At least that's what history has shown.

was at the UMass game---did not draw---and this (s. Alabama) would be no better

GorgeZag
06-25-2013, 08:45 PM
I'd rather watch them play a conference game there.
The BiS is a great opportunity to show off the team and school to the west side of the state. It gives many fans a chance to actually see the team live, and no matter who they play they will at least fill the lower bowl.
However it's a little bit of a slap in the face that the AD and the promoters think this is a OK opponent fir such a marquee game.
Hold on, I understand it's hard enough to get big name teams to the Mac and the BIS is known as a home game for us but I don't understand how the only team you can find is from Alabama!?!? Why not play Montana? They were a tourney team last year and we wouldn't have to pay as much for their travel expenses!

TheGonzagaFactor
06-25-2013, 09:10 PM
I'd rather watch them play a conference game there.
The BiS is a great opportunity to show off the team and school to the west side of the state. It gives many fans a chance to actually see the team live, and no matter who they play they will at least fill the lower bowl.
However it's a little bit of a slap in the face that the AD and the promoters think this is a OK opponent fir such a marquee game.
Hold on, I understand it's hard enough to get big name teams to the Mac and the BIS is known as a home game for us but I don't understand how the only team you can find is from Alabama!?!? Why not play Montana? They were a tourney team last year and we wouldn't have to pay as much for their travel expenses!

As has been stated above, the UMass game did not draw.

I went to the Davidson game and was able to find four open seats near half court in the 15th row with ease (paid for upper bowl tix). There were entire sections in the lower bowl with NOBODY in them and I expect a similar or worse turnout for S. Alabama.

And those that want to play WSU in Seattle-be realistic. That is a GREAT home and home series and I would not consider playing that game in the 206 unless we couldn't get a BCS team to play us there for 4-5 years straight. I love the WSU series because it gives those that can't afford season tickets a chance to see the Zags in person (in a pretty electric environment, no less). After seeing the Zags@WSU last season I wouldn't give that series up.

CDC84
06-25-2013, 10:19 PM
I continue to not understand why the BiS promoter doesn't target teams that feature Seattle area players. Why wasn't Louisville ever contacted when they had Peyton Siva? That's the kind of thing that can convince a guy like Pitino to make a cross country trip to give Peyton a home game. I'm sure the Zags would've gladly returned the game....especially since Louisville plays in a off campus arena.

raise the zag
06-26-2013, 07:29 AM
I don't know of it's validity but there has been some rumor of a home and home with DePaul as well.

I heard the same, yet haven't heard any addt'l info for past couple months.

May have fallen through...although I reside somewhat close and would like this to play out.

I HOPE we play at least one Big-10 team this season. These [physical] games always seem to help us going forward -- win or lose.

Qhall43
06-28-2013, 09:05 AM
It's official now. S Alabama... Ugh!

"Idol Sports & Entertainment announced this morning that the State Farm Battle in Seattle will take place at KeyArena December 14th when the Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the South Alabama Jaguars."

http://www.idolsports.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/

OregonZag5
06-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Well just saved a lot of money- It was fun when it lasted.

VinnyZag
06-28-2013, 09:49 AM
I haven't missed one yet, and this year will be no exception.

ZaGranny
06-28-2013, 04:18 PM
We''ll be there, as usual.


Article in Mobile AL paper:

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/south_alabama_mens_basketball_3.html#incart_river

South Alabama men's basketball to play Gonzaga Dec. 14 in 'Battle in Seattle'

MOBILE, Alabama -- First-year head coach Matthew Graves said recently he has been working hard on filling in vacancies in South Alabama's men's basketball non-conference schedule.

Graves landed a big game on Friday.

The Jaguars, led by Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Augustine Rubit, will travel to the state of Washington to play perennial Top 25 team Gonzaga in what is being billed as the "Battle in Seattle'' on Dec. 14. The 11th annual game will take place in Key Arena.

"The biggest factor I believe is it allows us to get an up close-and-personal look at an elite program which has performed at a high level for the last 15 years,'' Graves said Thursday. "I think that's really good for our players to see. I think that really prepares you for conference play.''

More at the link.

ZaGranny

ZagsZombieNation
06-30-2013, 09:27 AM
http://opgrizzden.blogspot.com/2013/02/oakland-coach-greg-kampe-releases-2013.html

It looks like Gonzaga is hosting the Oakland Grizzlies on Sunday, November 17.

jazzdelmar
06-30-2013, 09:56 AM
http://opgrizzden.blogspot.com/2013/02/oakland-coach-greg-kampe-releases-2013.html

It looks like Gonzaga is hosting the Oakland Grizzlies on Sunday, November 17.

Coach Kampe is quite the self promoter. Got a little Huggy Bear thing going, too.

DixieZag
06-30-2013, 09:56 AM
Man, the schedule is looking pretty dicey for next year. Maui and 3 tough away games. We could lose a high number of those with a new style of play.

That does NOT leave a large margin for error in terms of an at-large bid. I think we'll likely be favored in league again (or tied w/ byu) but in any one game all it takes is going stone cold and bam! There goes your tourney hopes.

Oakland is actually a decent team IIRC, just a regional power in Michigan and no real national draw. If they are an "RPI" adder ala what the MWC does, I suppose that is a good addition.

sittingon50
06-30-2013, 11:36 AM
210. Oakland 16-17
213. LMU
216. PEP
They lose their # 4 scorer. Everyone else back, it looks like.

jazzdelmar
06-30-2013, 12:29 PM
Man, the schedule is looking pretty dicey for next year. Maui and 3 tough away games. We could lose a high number of those with a new style of play.

That does NOT leave a large margin for error in terms of an at-large bid. I think we'll likely be favored in league again (or tied w/ byu) but in any one game all it takes is going stone cold and bam! There goes your tourney hopes.

Oakland is actually a decent team IIRC, just a regional power in Michigan and no real national draw. If they are an "RPI" adder ala what the MWC does, I suppose that is a good addition.

Dicey, you say? Looks watered down to me. And Maui is a long term commit or that would have been switched as well, IMO. Gotta keep the W-L percent up.

hondo
06-30-2013, 02:13 PM
After years of feasting on filet mignon and lobster it will be good to have a hot dog or maybe chopped liver sandwich.

DixieZag
06-30-2013, 03:11 PM
Dicey, you say? Looks watered down to me. And Maui is a long term commit or that would have been switched as well, IMO. Gotta keep the W-L percent up.

Agreed. That is what I meant by "dicey" as in not many opportunities for quality wins - most tough games are at Maui or on the road. Some tough at home ones would help. A gaudy record based on cupcakes with no real quality wins doesn't help us.

And, sorry for the mistake regarding Oakland, must have been thinking of a few years ago when they did have a good team (tourney team) and they have since fallen off.

KStyles
06-30-2013, 06:00 PM
http://opgrizzden.blogspot.com/2013/02/oakland-coach-greg-kampe-releases-2013.html

It looks like Gonzaga is hosting the Oakland Grizzlies on Sunday, November 17.

Nice find!


Oakland then plays at California (Nov. 15) and Gonzaga (Nov. 17).
...
After the first four games, Kampe said in December, Oakland will travel to Myrtle Beach the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 28-31) to play Coastal Carolina and two other teams to be determined.

The above lines in the article lead me to believe this would be the Maui Mainland game. Adding that game and the New Mexico State game Angelo mentioned below, that still leaves room to add 3 more games, plus 1 or 2 preseason exhibitions. Possible opponents for the open games include Simon Fraser University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=919293&postcount=27) and Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85). What we know about the schedule up to this point:

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://opgrizzden.blogspot.com/2013/02/oakland-coach-greg-kampe-releases-2013.html) (K2 - Maui Invitational Mainland Game (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/2013-Field))
Nov. 25: Maui Invitational (http://www.mauiinvitational.com/) (Arkansas, Baylor, California, Chaminade, Dayton, Minnesota, Syracuse)
Nov. 26: Maui Invitational
Nov. 27: Maui Invitational
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11556421)
@ Memphis (http://memphisport.com/2013/06/official-memphis-will-host-gonzaga-at-fedexforum/)


Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

jazzdelmar
06-30-2013, 07:27 PM
Syracuse the only blue blood on that list, and that's only if the Zags advance in Maui. A considerably weaker schedule than recent years. Other than Cuse can't see any top 20 teams. Not a great advertisement for Brand Gonzaga, IMO.

23dpg
06-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Syracuse the only blue blood on that list, and that's only if the Zags advance in Maui. A considerably weaker schedule than recent years. Other than Cuse can't see any top 20 teams. Not a great advertisement for Brand Gonzaga, IMO.

It's probably a good very for an average schedule.

GorgeZag
06-30-2013, 09:06 PM
Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere.


or not.

Scheduling is a tricky business and its probably still hard to get teams to travel to Washington to play us, but that's one of the saddest schedules I've seen in a while. Particularly upset with the lack of quality opponent for the BIS. A chance to have a marquee game not only for us, but the entire state and region.
Hopefully we will add a good game or two but as it stands right now, as others have said, a few losses and a loss in the conference tourney could leave us on the bubble. We already get reamed nationally for our conference, but we could always point to our OOC for good measure. Not this year. Not quite a UW type schedule but we're getting close.

ZagaZags
06-30-2013, 10:11 PM
Is that off this year too?

Angelo Roncalli
07-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Add New Mexico State to the home OOC schedule, 12/7/13 at the MAC.

http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule

bartruff1
07-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Super...a day that will live in infamy...for New Mexico State...

KStyles
07-01-2013, 12:54 PM
Possibly Coppin State as well.

http://i.imgur.com/ZCD4Dfl.png (https://twitter.com/He_Got_Game_1/status/350114533626486785)

@RealReconizeRiq is Coppin State PG Taariq Cephas (http://www.coppinstatesports.com/ssp/mbskt-roster?id=1000).

75Zag
07-01-2013, 12:56 PM
'Cuse and a bunch of nobodies. And that assumes GU can play through Maui to meet 'Cuse. For 10 years people on this site have been yapping about sissy-weak OOC schedules played by UW and various East Coast teams. This year the GU fan base needs to shut up about that topic, as from what I can see we are playing the ultimate sissy of all sissy-weak OOC schedules.

This is very disappointing to a fan who wishes to compare and contrast GU's best to the Big 10's best or to Duke or UNC. But before you start lecturing about the need for GU's tender, tender rebuilding squad to be protected from actual competition until the NCAAs and how important it is for GU's team to have a Senior Night opponent composed of amputees and assorted other babies and rejects so that our seniors can "feel good about themselves", I say give it a rest.

Something has happened to the GU scheduling philosophy. And from what I can see, the new mantra is "do what you have to do to sneak into the NCAAs".

Not my Bulldogs.

Zagdawg
07-01-2013, 02:06 PM
One down year in scheduling doesn't change what the program built itself on.

The spectrum runs from.... fans complaining about the Zags going from one part of the country to the other and way too many miles... jet lagged... to they can't schedule anyone.

I'm looking forward to Arizona 2014/2015 and we will see what surprises this year brings (yes there are always surprises --one way or the other).

Someone looking to earn the gift that keeps on giving-- the cheese of the month club to go with that whine. :)

I do agree with one comment....."give it a rest" makes sense to me.

Go Zags

KStyles
07-16-2013, 09:34 AM
Maui Bracket Announced Tomorrow

http://i.imgur.com/QRGTHg8.png (https://twitter.com/ESPNAndyKatz/status/357151822969962496)

KStyles
07-17-2013, 06:53 AM
http://i.imgur.com/L1Hu8kh.jpg (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf)

Maui Invitational Bracket (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf)

Jason King:


Potential matchup Iíd like to see: Baylor vs. Gonzaga. Baylor shouldnít have any problems beating Chaminade in the opening round and advancing to the semifinals against either Gonzaga or Dayton. The Flyers are always pesky, but I still think Gonzaga wins that game. Baylor and Gonzaga have faced off in two of the past three seasons, with Gonzaga winning both times by single digits. But Iíd pick the Bears in this one. The Zags lost their top two post players (Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris) and Baylorís strength is in the paint with Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin, Ricardo Gathers, Taurean Prince and Royce OíNeal. Gonzaga boasts one of the countryís top point guards in Kevin Pangos while Baylor is searching for a replacement at that position following the graduation of Big 12 scoring leader Pierre Jackson. Still, Baylorís overall depth in the backcourt is strong with experienced players such as Brady Heslip and Gary Franklin there to guide newcomers like Ishmael Wainwright, Kenny Chery and Allerick Freeman.

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga: A point guard, Pangos ranked third on the Zags in scoring last season with 11.9 points per game and also averaged a team-high 3.3 assists. He shot just 42 percent from the field, a number that will need to increase this season. The loss of leading scorers Olynyk and Harris (who combined to average 32.4 points) means that Pangos will likely be asked to score at a higher rate.

Title game prediction: Syracuse over Baylor

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/86520/bracket-reveal-maui-invitational-2

KStyles
07-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Maui Invitational Bracket announced & added. Still have room to add 3 more regular season games, plus 2 preseason contests (exhibitions/closed-doors practice scrimmages). Possible opponents for the openings include Simon Fraser University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=919293&postcount=27) (D-II school, so likely an exhibition game) and Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85). What we know about the schedule up to this point:

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11556421)
@ Memphis (http://memphisport.com/2013/06/official-memphis-will-host-gonzaga-at-fedexforum/)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

GoZags
07-17-2013, 07:08 AM
http://i.imgur.com/L1Hu8kh.jpg (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf)

Maui Invitational Bracket (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf)

Jason King:



http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/86520/bracket-reveal-maui-invitational-2

5 of the 8 participants are from Big 6 power conferences. 3 of the 8 participants are from smaller, non Big 6 power conferences. I'll say that I'm disappointed that all three smaller schools (including Gonzaga) ended up on the same side of the bracket -- and all 4 on the "other" side of the bracket come from the Big 6.

Nuts. Still have a chance to beat some decent teams there .....

titopoet
07-17-2013, 08:42 AM
Syracuse the only blue blood on that list, and that's only if the Zags advance in Maui. A considerably weaker schedule than recent years. Other than Cuse can't see any top 20 teams. Not a great advertisement for Brand Gonzaga, IMO.

It is not like they are not trying. Michigan State fell through despite all of the hard work because of ACC-BIg Ten challenge. (MSU thought it was to quick a turnaround going dec 4 against the tarheels and then to spokane for a road game against GU).

I do think their will be a surprise or two coming on the schedule. But GU is trying.

DCZag
07-17-2013, 09:13 AM
I believe our staff is doing their best to build a solid schedule.

Part of the issue is that as the power conferences have realigned and added more schools, they also have more and tougher conference games and are looking to schedule "softer" in the out of conference. We aren't a soft game in anyone's book.

This isn't just a problem we are having, looks like the changing college BB landscape is playing a part as well....

VinnyZag
07-17-2013, 10:03 AM
Does this schedule indicate that the staff has questions about next year's team?

willandi
07-17-2013, 08:37 PM
Where is WSU on the schedule? Don't we still play the Cougars?

Angelo Roncalli
07-17-2013, 08:40 PM
Where is WSU on the schedule? Don't we still play the Cougars?

As of last week, renewal of the series with WSU had not been signed, but I was told it was close.

Zippyzaggy
07-17-2013, 08:56 PM
So we possibly get:

Baylor
Syracuse
New Mexico State
Kansas State
West Virginia
Memphis
BYU x 2
St. Mary's x 2
maybe WSU

WCC Tourney vs BYU? And about three more games to add.

Battle in Seattle is embarrasing, but other than that looks decent enough for a team from the WCC conf that elite teams do not want to play.

Reborn
07-19-2013, 07:04 AM
Baylor
Syracuse
New Mexico State
Kansas State
West Virginia
Memphis
BYU x 2
St. Mary's x 2
maybe WSU

Boy! I sure don't see anything wrong with this schedule. Playing @ Kansas St., West Virginia and Memphis is not an indication to me of a weak OOC schedule. Playing Baylor and Syracuse is an indication of having a good OOC schedule. I really like the fact that GU is playing Dayton and New Mexico St. IMO these are the kinds of games that GU needs more of.

The only problem I see with this schedule is that there are not enough quality games at GU. If there are 2 or 3 games left to schedule please schedule a couple of quality teams at home, Jerry Krause. The fans deserve it.

exclusivelee
07-19-2013, 08:07 AM
Key notes:

No games locked up against any member of:


Pac-12 (unless we play Cal in Maui)
Mountain West
Big-10 (unless we play Minnesota in Maui)
ACC (unless we play Syracuse in Maui)
SEC (unless we play Arkansas in Maui)
Big East


+ very poorly scheduled BIS game against South Alabama

++ No home high profile OOC games


I'd like to see a game scheduled at home against:


Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, or Arizona St
New Mexico or Boise St
Michigan St, Ohio St, Michigan, Wisconsin, or Indiana
Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, or Notre Dame
Florida, Kentucky, or Tennessee
Marquette, Creighton, Georgetown, or Villanova

cjm720
07-19-2013, 08:30 AM
What happened to the MSU game? Weren't they supposed to come to K2?

madness
07-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Key notes:

No games locked up against any member of:


Pac-12 (unless we play Cal in Maui)
Mountain West
Big-10 (unless we play Minnesota in Maui)
ACC (unless we play Syracuse in Maui)
SEC (unless we play Arkansas in Maui)
Big East


+ very poorly scheduled BIS game against South Alabama

++ No home high profile OOC games


I'd like to see a game scheduled at home against:


Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, or Arizona St
New Mexico or Boise St
Michigan St, Ohio St, Michigan, Wisconsin, or Indiana
Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, or Notre Dame
Florida, Kentucky, or Tennessee
Marquette, Creighton, Georgetown, or Villanova


Good thoughts. The one that jumped off the screen was Boise St. Why would it be difficult to secure a game against BSU? They are on the rise and we know we have a relationship with the coaching staff. Seem like playing BSU is a no brainer.

Angelo Roncalli
07-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Good thoughts. The one that jumped off the screen was Boise St. Why would it be difficult to secure a game against BSU? They are on the rise and we know we have a relationship with the coaching staff. Seem like playing BSU is a no brainer.

I doubt that GU will ever play BSU (unless its in a tournament) as long as Few coaches GU and Rice coaches BSU. Mark absolutely hates playing against USD because of his relationship with Billy Grier. Similarly, I doubt GU will play Drake.

DixieZag
07-19-2013, 08:48 AM
If it was a tough year for the traditional big conference teams back east to get to play us - - I would love to see more of a push to play quality teams from the west. I would love to see us play Utah State, UNLV, Boise State, Colorado State and even Montana.

Those are 5 schools that are now usually in the mix for the tournament and make all kinds of sense to me.

realtydog
07-19-2013, 08:53 AM
where the heck is Oregon State in all this?????

KStyles
07-19-2013, 09:21 AM
What happened to the MSU game? Weren't they supposed to come to K2?

MSU had scheduling/travel conflicts, unfortunately. It's too bad, it would've been a nice event.


The plan was for Michigan State to play Gonzaga as part of a doubleheader on Dec. 7. The other game was to be Washington State and Montana, and the idea was that the unique setup would honor former Spartans' coach Jud Heathcote.

ESPN's Andy Katz reported earlier Friday that Washington State had re-arranged its schedule to make the doubleheader work.

Michigan State, however, recently learned that its Big Ten-ACC Challenge game against North Carolina was scheduled for Dec. 4 in East Lansing.

That would have made for a very tight travel window for the Spartans to travel across the country.

"With the logistics of it, with four teams involved and the timing of it,Ē Hollis told the Free Press, ďwe just couldnít get it done.Ē

http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2013/05/michigan_state_basketball_game_38.html

KStyles
07-25-2013, 04:08 PM
Simon Fraser date announced as October 25th (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=925356&postcount=96) (exhibition game). Still have room to add 3 more regular season games, plus 1 preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). Possible opponents for the openings include Washington State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=925356&postcount=96) and Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85). What we know about the schedule up to this point:

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)
@ West Virginia (http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=159&f=2509&t=11556421)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

CDC84
07-25-2013, 04:13 PM
According to Gary Parrish at CBS, Gonzaga at Memphis will kick off ESPN's College Gameday.


@GaryParrishCBS 3h Also worth noting for Zags fans: Iím told ESPNís College Gameday will originate from FedExForum for the Memphis-Gonzaga game this season.

KStyles
07-25-2013, 04:18 PM
According to Gary Parrish at CBS, Gonzaga at Memphis will kick off ESPN's College Gameday.

Thanks for the heads up! According to Matt Stark of FOX 13 in Memphis, the date for that game is Saturday, Feb 8th.

http://i.imgur.com/PAZaEGH.png (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

ZagsZombieNation
08-01-2013, 07:07 AM
I know its Wikipedia and I can't find any other sources confirming this, but it says that the Zags are playing West Virginia on Tuesday 12/10 on ESPN2.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_Gonzaga_Bulldogs_men%27s_basketbal l_team

Can anyone confirm this?

KStyles
08-01-2013, 08:10 AM
I know its Wikipedia and I can't find any other sources confirming this, but it says that the Zags are playing West Virginia on Tuesday 12/10 on ESPN2.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013%E2%80%9314_Gonzaga_Bulldogs_men%27s_basketbal l_team

Can anyone confirm this?

WCC Assistant Commissioner Jeff Tourial:

http://i.imgur.com/NNvKkVb.png (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)

TheGonzagaFactor
08-01-2013, 03:04 PM
So that will be a tough back-and-forth playing NMSU in Spokane on the 7th, then to Morgantown on the 10th, and back to Seattle to play UofSAlabama on the 14th. Good thing none of those teams should be top 25, but it will be a nice test. The BIS dud is starting to make a little bit of sense to me now.

KStyles
08-01-2013, 03:14 PM
WVU date (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546) (12/10) added, thanks ZZN! Still have room to add 3 more regular season games, plus 1 preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). Possible opponents for the openings include Washington State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=925356&postcount=96) and Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85).

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

HenneZag
08-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Sucks we don't have Any big marquee OOC games in the Kennel. WV/K ST/Memphis all away.

A matchup I would love to see would be to square off with Minnesota in Maui.

Martin Centre Mad Man
08-01-2013, 03:50 PM
How soon do tickets go on sale for that West Virginia game? I feel a road trip coming on.

TheGonzagaFactor
08-01-2013, 04:01 PM
Sucks we don't have Any big marquee OOC games in the Kennel. WV/K ST/Memphis all away.

A matchup I would love to see would be to square off with Minnesota in Maui.

It's unfortunate the way the bracket sets up for us in Maui. I'd love to get games vs Syracuse AND Minnesota, but at most we will see one of the two.

Jazzgirl_127
08-01-2013, 04:43 PM
How soon do tickets go on sale for that West Virginia game? I feel a road trip coming on.

I was wondering the same thing. I'm expecting another little Zag fan around 11/18, so I've been keeping my fingers crossed the game wouldn't be in November. While I'm not fond of having a newborn in tow for the trip, it certainly beats worrying that I'll be in labor or held captive at the hospital during the game lol!

ZagsZombieNation
08-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Gonzaga will host Colorado St.
https://twitter.com/slipperstillfit/status/364824988068483072

If the Zags are indeed playing Washington St. and Coppin St., then I believe the non-conference schedule would be complete.

Reborn
08-06-2013, 12:10 PM
Although Colorado St had a great year winning one game in the NCAA tournament, they will lose all five starters. So I assume they are going to be rebuilding next season. Three of the six players they recruited are going to have to sit out next season. So, even though at first I thought this might be a very good basketball game for GU, it now looks like it will a good game with a team who has a very good coach. I'm sure they will be competitive.

exclusivelee
08-06-2013, 02:11 PM
Gonzaga will host Colorado St.
https://twitter.com/slipperstillfit/status/364824988068483072

If the Zags are indeed playing Washington St. and Coppin St., then I believe the non-conference schedule would be complete.

I really hope we don't schedule either of those. Coppin St didn't even win 10 games last year and Ken Bone hasn't been very successful coaching Wazzu

Snagging home games with any combo of Washington, Montana, San Diego St, Wichita St, Notre Dame, Marquette, Xavier, Villanova would be much better

TheGonzagaFactor
08-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Although Colorado St had a great year winning one game in the NCAA tournament, they will lose all five starters. So I assume they are going to be rebuilding next season. Three of the six players they recruited are going to have to sit out next season. So, even though at first I thought this might be a very good basketball game for GU, it now looks like it will a good game with a team who has a very good coach. I'm sure they will be competitive.

Colorado St will be good. Keep in mind last year was Eustachy's first so they will have guys that he recruited, albeit only 3 of the 6 he brought inwill play like you said. They will be a good team in a good conference. For those RPI buffs out there, the MWC is a good to great RPI conference, so getting a team from that league on the schedule will help GU.

Also, if this is a home-and-home, it would mean road trips to Arizona and CSU (and probably WSU) next year with Memphis at home. Not a bad trio of games to already have locked in. The 14-15 schedule for Pangos and Bell's senior year could be epic.

TheGonzagaFactor
08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
I really hope we don't schedule either of those. Coppin St didn't even win 10 games last year and Ken Bone hasn't been very successful coaching Wazzu

Snagging home games with any combo of Washington, Montana, San Diego St, Wichita St, Notre Dame, Marquette, Xavier, Villanova would be much better

You'd rather have a Big Sky school than a PAC 12 school on the schedule? Really? Montana is good the the Sky but they are still not very good. I just don't see why anyone wouldn't want to continue the WSU series (I know you aren't alone).

kyle dixon
08-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Should always be played. Gotta get that series paired up. We have a long way to go. Plus, us old folk love the rivalry.

75Zag
08-06-2013, 05:56 PM
Although it appears that WSU is sinking fast in the world of NCAA BB, in the absence of a UW game or a Seattle U game at least the WSU game gives us some sort of OOC "rivalry" game for fans living in the Pacific Northwest. If somebody could convince Oregon to do home-and-home with GU I would probably vote to dump WSU in favor of Oregon, but absent that (or resuming the UW series), continuing the WSU tradition seems like a good idea.

Go Bulldogs!

Reborn
08-06-2013, 06:04 PM
I would never dump WSU. The GU vs WSU game has so much history to it. This is a game we must keep. The game is to see who rules Eastern Washington. WSU may be down, but they'll always give the Zags a tough game. You can count on it.

VaBeachZAG
08-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Never,never,never dump WSU. The very thought of that has the same kind of arrogant stink attached to it as came from UW dumping GU. If Oregon some day gets the b*lls to play GU, it should be in addition to, not in place of, WSU.

Reborn
08-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Never,never,never dump WSU. The very thought of that has the same kind of arrogant stink attached to it as came from UW dumping GU. If Oregon some day gets the b*lls to play GU, it should be in addition to, not in place of, WSU.

Nice post.

Section 116
08-06-2013, 07:34 PM
Zags pay Colorado St $70000, no return date:

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20130806/SPORTS/308060029/Colorado-State-basketball-play-Gonzaga-2013-14-receive-70K?nclick_check=1

Oregonzagnut
08-06-2013, 10:15 PM
Zags pay Colorado St $70000, no return date:

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20130806/SPORTS/308060029/Colorado-State-basketball-play-Gonzaga-2013-14-receive-70K?nclick_check=1

Can someone tell me the logic in paying someone to play us? Is it better than splitting the revenue for a home and away series? Did we not even want a home and away but we have to buy out teams to take the big risk/reward of playing at Gonzaga?

The Rams have been pretty good the last couple years.

Reborn
08-07-2013, 07:10 AM
The Rams have been pretty good the last couple years.

They will be tough because they have a very good coach, but they DID lose all their starters, and 3 of their six recruits will not be eligible next year. But Im looking forward to playing them because they do have a very good basketball program. I'd say they're on the level of St Mary's; so expect a tough game.

75Zag
08-07-2013, 12:01 PM
I think this has been discussed before, but I have a lot of questions about why GU would pay somebody $70K to come to Spokane and play at K2. I guess this is just a form of revenue sharing? If GU sells out its 6000 seat facility, which seems likely, they will be paying around $11.50 per seat to the opponent. I don't know what the average per-seat revenue is (which must be affected quite a bit by all the free faculty and student tickets), but I assume it is high enough that GU will still make some money on the game even after paying the opponent $70K, plus I assume GU will make more money off the television rights. I have been an on-and-off fan of professional boxing over the years and in the old days boxing promoters would pay some poor sap to come fight against their future champion in order to boost his resume. The sap might or might not be beaten to a pulp, but at least he had the money. To me paying a basketball team to play seems like the same sort of thing. Kind of creepy to me, but money is money.

Go Bulldogs!

Angelo Roncalli
08-07-2013, 12:59 PM
I think this has been discussed before, but I have a lot of questions about why GU would pay somebody $70K to come to Spokane and play at K2. I guess this is just a form of revenue sharing? If GU sells out its 6000 seat facility, which seems likely, they will be paying around $11.50 per seat to the opponent. I don't know what the average per-seat revenue is (which must be affected quite a bit by all the free faculty and student tickets), but I assume it is high enough that GU will still make some money on the game even after paying the opponent $70K, plus I assume GU will make more money off the television rights. I have been an on-and-off fan of professional boxing over the years and in the old days boxing promoters would pay some poor sap to come fight against their future champion in order to boost his resume. The sap might or might not be beaten to a pulp, but at least he had the money. To me paying a basketball team to play seems like the same sort of thing. Kind of creepy to me, but money is money.

Go Bulldogs!

You need to come into the modern world of college basketball. Google "guarantee games."

Colorado State gets a lot more than $70,000 out of this game . . . they get to be on ESPN, which doesn't give them much revenue, but gives them ESPN exposure, something they don't have much of.

75Zag
08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
I understand the idea of pay-to-play in college BB and I know it has gone on for a while, but out of curiosity, if GU is going to "pay for an evening of companionship", why not pay for an evening of some really fantastic companionship like Kansas instead of Colorado State?

Or is Kansas too expensive to be GU's "date" for an evening? And why do I have the feeling that GU is Robert Redford and Colorado State is Demi Moore in this transaction?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQubL9r0qAQ

Go Bulldogs!

Angelo Roncalli
08-07-2013, 02:08 PM
I understand the idea of pay-to-play in college BB and I know it has gone on for a while, but out of curiosity, if GU is going to "pay for an evening of companionship", why not pay for an evening of some really fantastic companionship like Kansas instead of Colorado State?Go Bulldogs!

Because Kansas will never agree to a single game--with no return--played in the Kennel no matter what the price.

DCZag
08-07-2013, 03:20 PM
We needed a home game against a non-cupcake that would hopefully not hurt our RPI. We had to pay for it - happens when you aren't looking for a home and home and need to fill a hole for ESPN.....

bartruff1
08-07-2013, 03:33 PM
WSU at Gonzaga Nov. 21st...

TravelinZag
08-07-2013, 03:48 PM
Agree completely! Coppin State was 300+ RPI last year; an empty slot on the schedule is better than a win against that kind of competition. It diminishes everything else the team does. 350 teams in the NCAA D1; reality is do NOT schedule any team in the lower half. Even a victory on the road against a team ranked under 175 RPI hurts your team. It is a no-win proposition! It is not even totally unfair; a team should be penalized for such cheap scheduling.

KStyles
08-07-2013, 03:59 PM
WSU & CSU (no date yet) added. Still have room to add 1 more regular season game, plus 1 preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). A possible opponent for an opening may be Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85).

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 21: vs. Washington State (http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/2482985.pdf) (K2)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)
TBA: vs. Colorado State (http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20130806/SPORTS/308060029/csu-gonzaga) (K2)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

Reborn
08-07-2013, 04:11 PM
We usually play on New Years eve, and it's usually a pretty good game. I'm looking to see a game added for that date, hopefully at home.

I am really glad we kept the WSU game. That game means alot to me and to others.

bartruff1
08-07-2013, 04:26 PM
Can someone tell me the logic in paying someone to play us? Is it better than splitting the revenue for a home and away series? Did we not even want a home and away but we have to buy out teams to take the big risk/reward of playing at Gonzaga?

The Rams have been pretty good the last couple years.

I heard this from Dr. Jerry Hisself...we do not play home and home games against teams with low RPI's...so that leads to guaranteed games (on occasion) in the Kennel..

KStyles
08-07-2013, 04:52 PM
We usually play on New Years eve, and it's usually a pretty good game. I'm looking to see a game added for that date, hopefully at home.

My guess is the CSU game will be either Nov. 11-15 or Dec. 3-4, and the other non-conference game take up the other slot. Those are both within periods of 7+ days with no scheduled game. I don't see a mid-week game between BIS and K-State, as that'll be finals week.

Just thinking out loud here, but counting backward from March 1, and trying to fit 18 conference games in, I don't think there will be a ton of room for a non-conference game on NYE.

If GU has 4 weeks of 2 home games, 4 weeks of 2 away games, and the Portland/Memphis weekend of Feb 5 or 6 and 8th, that fills up all 9 weekends (Weds./Thurs. & Sat.) in 2014 before the tourney on March 6th. They'd still have to squeeze in the other Portland game sometime in late 2013, I'd guess anywhere between Sat the 28th and Tues the 31st.

This is just going off what I recall of past WCC scheduling patterns, but they may change it up a bit with the addition of Pacific.

ZagsZombieNation
08-07-2013, 05:11 PM
I'd say that there is a great chance that Gonzaga will face Portland on Thursday 2/6/14.

If we look at the last 3 times Gonzaga played Memphis:

2009: @ Portland Th. 2/5, vs. Memphis Sat. 2/7
2010: vs. Portland Th. 2/4, @ Memphis Sat. 2/6
2011: @ Portland Th. 2/3, vs. Memphis Sat. 2/5

This makes even more sense when you consider that the WCC is returning to the travel partner system which it has not had since 2010-11. (Doesn't work with an odd number of teams in the league)

ZagaZags
08-07-2013, 11:55 PM
Gonzaga will host Colorado St.
https://twitter.com/slipperstillfit/status/364824988068483072

If the Zags are indeed playing Washington St. and Coppin St., then I believe the non-conference schedule would be complete.

Kelly Olynyk and Colton Iverson might have a wager on that game.

exclusivelee
08-08-2013, 10:20 AM
Big 12 announced their conference schedule (http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208973161&DB_OEM_ID=10410) today (Aug 8, 2013). Last year they announced their conference schedule on Aug 9, 2012.

Last year, the Zags announced their conference schedule on Aug 8, 2012

Hoping we get some news soon

CDC84
08-08-2013, 01:09 PM
The Colorado State scheduling set up is yet another example of why Gonzaga is not a mid major program.

zag67
08-08-2013, 03:53 PM
So CDC why is that. I do not understand thx

maynard g krebs
08-08-2013, 05:01 PM
So CDC why is that. I do not understand thx

Obviously not CDC, but this one is easy enough. In the heirarchy of college sports, the top programs buy guarantee games, and lesser programs go on the road with no return game, as the Zags used to do. In the most basic terms, anyway.

CDC84
08-08-2013, 06:53 PM
Moreover, Colorado State isn't your typical "guarantee game" opponent. Those kinds of teams are typically Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UC-Riverside, Radford, etc. CSU is a school with 24,000+ students. They play in a building that seats more than the MAC. The Rams play in a league that was number one in the RPI last year. They were a NCAA tourney team a year ago...

As Angelo suggested, MWC teams rarely see ESPN games. Their games are typically on CBS Sports Network (which few people get) at late hours. The league gets horrible national exposure for the quality of basketball that's played within it. Gonzaga's brand name and cozy relationship with ESPN gives them significant scheduling power.

Zagalicious
08-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Isnt Co State at K2?

Reborn
08-09-2013, 11:39 AM
yes

ZagsZombieNation
08-11-2013, 07:05 PM
Gonzaga vs. Colorado State, November 11 on ESPNU, part of the 24 hour tip-off marathon.

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule

With 12 known non-conference games now + 18 conference games, I believe there is only one more non-conference game to announce (possibly Coppin State).

KStyles
08-11-2013, 07:15 PM
Gonzaga vs. Colorado State, November 11 on ESPNU, part of the 24 hour tip-off marathon.

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule



CSU date added. Still have openings for 1 more regular season game and 1 preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). A possible opponent for an opening may be Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85).

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 11: vs. Colorado State (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 21: vs. Washington State (http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/2482985.pdf) (K2)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

zag67
08-11-2013, 07:24 PM
So if Oakland is considered part of Maui, are we allowed one more game?

ZagsZombieNation
08-11-2013, 07:47 PM
So if Oakland is considered part of Maui, are we allowed one more game?

I'm pretty sure 31 games is the maximum. I think its 27 games plus an early season tournament. That's what Gonzaga had last year, 31 regular season games and they played 4 games as part of the Old Spice Classic (including the non-Bracketed West Virginia game).

If that's the case, I think there's just one opening left.

ZagaZags
08-11-2013, 08:54 PM
CSU date added. Still have openings for 1 more regular season game and 1 preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). A possible opponent for an opening may be Coppin State University (http://www.guboards.com/showpost.php?p=922389&postcount=85).

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 11: vs. Colorado State (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 21: vs. Washington State (http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/2482985.pdf) (K2)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

Are we playing Texas ( secret scrimmage ) in Denver?

KStyles
08-11-2013, 09:14 PM
So if Oakland is considered part of Maui, are we allowed one more game?

There's two options for regular season contests:

1. a maximum of 29 contests

2. a maximum of 27 contests plus an exempt multi-team event (which may have up to 4 games within a 14 day period).

Maui is an MTE, so GU is allowed 27 contests outside of those 4 games (and with 18 conference games, that leaves openings for 9 more non-conference games). They've got 8 scheduled, which leaves one opening for a regular season game. Preseason is separate, and is limited to a maximum of 2 exhibition games (against non-D1 teams) and/or practice scrimmages.

Edit: pretty much what ZZN said

KStyles
08-11-2013, 09:19 PM
Are we playing Texas ( secret scrimmage ) in Denver?

It seems to be the tradition, though I haven't seen anything about it. In the past, Jeff Goodman has kept up a list of the secret scrimmages, though I haven't seen one this year.

SteelZag
08-12-2013, 12:22 PM
Travel back to campus for Bryant game would be a hassle, but if the players were polled, I can pretty much guess what their answer would be.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/23114362/report-wichita-state-wants-in-on-big-seasonopening-event-in-dallas

Give the Zags an early game against WSU and I'm all in.

B LAKE ZAG
08-12-2013, 01:59 PM
Espn had there tip on marathon schedule on there but gonzaga vs Colorado st wasn't on there.

Angelo Roncalli
08-12-2013, 02:10 PM
The CSU menís basketball team will play at Gonzaga on Nov. 11 in a game aired nationally on ESPNU.

The game is part of ESPNís Tip-Off Marathon to begin the 2013-14 season, which will include more than a dozen games in more than 24 hours of basketball action.

Colorado State University will tip-off against Gonzaga following the conclusion of a Kent State and Temple matchup. The official tip time is not set, but it will be roughly 7 p.m.

The game will be the first time CSU basketball has had a game aired on the ESPN family of networks since losing 87-64 to Duke in December of 2011.



http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20130812/SPORTS0202/308120017/Colorado-State-basketball-team-part-ESPN-Tip-Off-Marathon-against-Gonzaga

sittingon50
08-12-2013, 02:34 PM
until now: ESPN "U". Ugh.

MDABE80
08-12-2013, 03:00 PM
I'm not chosey when it comes to ESPN 50..........it's uplinked and nationwide.........just so long as it's in the "family of Networks".

exclusivelee
08-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Espn had there tip on marathon schedule on there but gonzaga vs Colorado st wasn't on there.

Oh it's there. Nov 11 on ESPNU at roughly 6 pm PST

You forgot to read the article at the beginning of the page:

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule



The best thing about the college basketball offseason is that it ends. The second best thing about the college basketball offseason is that when it ends, it ends so quickly and so exhaustively that within a few days you have to remind yourself that there was ever an offseason in the first place. By mid-November, it's impossible to imagine life without basketball.

We have the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon to thank for that. Hey, it might still be warm outside and the campus dorms are mostly empty here in the dog days of August. But exactly three months from now, college hoops will be back in full force with the Marathon, which will include more than a dozen games in more than 24 consecutive hours of basketball in what has become a great annual excuse to call into work sick.

At 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 11, the Marathon begins with an ESPN2 women's doubleheader (Stanford-UConn; then Tennessee-North Carolina) and an ESPNU men's doubleheader (Kent State-Temple; then Colorado State-Gonzaga). At 7:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 12, the Marathon ends with a Champions Classic doubleheader that very well might match up four of the nation's top five teams (Kentucky-Michigan State; Kansas-Duke).

DixieZag
08-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Colorado state is a quality addition.

The exposure is nice also.

Most of the tough games this year have one of those "@" symbols in front of them - that'll be difficult. We best win the games we're supposed to.

B LAKE ZAG
08-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Yeah I didt see that

exclusivelee
08-13-2013, 01:48 PM
Coppin St at the MAC on Dec 1

via @RealReconizeRiq (https://twitter.com/RealReconizeRiq)

KStyles
08-13-2013, 01:59 PM
Coppin State added (https://twitter.com/RealReconizeRiq/status/367388685224120320). To the best of my knowledge, that should pretty much do it for the regular season, barring any misinformation in or false assumptions I've made based on the links below. Still have one opening for a preseason contest (either another exhibition or a closed-doors practice scrimmage). Now we're just waiting on the WCC to release the conference schedule.

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 11: vs. Colorado State (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 21: vs. Washington State (http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/2482985.pdf) (K2)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 1: vs. Coppin State (https://twitter.com/RealReconizeRiq/status/367388685224120320) (K2)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

Conference (18 games)

Home & Away: Portland, St. Mary's, Santa Clara, San Francisco, BYU, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Loyola Marymount

Zagdawg
08-13-2013, 02:47 PM
Disclaimer---We don't know how good a team will be prior to the year for sure-- their freshmen/redshirts/transfers/injuries can come into play and skew a team either direction.

If we use last years RPI (Real Time RPI)--at a quick glance --- here is what this upcoming years teams woud look like (keep in mind previous years RPI do not affect upcoming years RPIs).

This excludes WCC tourny games. Another item -- we will only get one of the top RPIs at the Maui tourney -- depending on who we get will affect total ().

This year opponents
Top 25 qty 3 (2)
Top 50 qty 7 (6)
Top 100 qty 16 (13)
Top 200 qty 26
200+ qty 7 (with 6 games of the 7 due to our conference teams)

Last year opponents

Top 25 qty 2
Top 50 qty 9
Top 100 qty 14
Top 200 qty 23
200+ qty 10

SLOZag
08-13-2013, 03:00 PM
This is a blog -- a place where opinions are most important. What are you doing introducing facts?

Sarcasm note: +1 to Zagdawg!

KStyles
08-15-2013, 11:24 AM
http://i.imgur.com/SPO1EON.jpg (https://twitter.com/WCChoops/status/368085605957107713)

KStyles
09-05-2013, 10:49 PM
Realized I never added the WCC schedule after it was released. Aside from the Coppin State game, everything has a pretty official source. I can't imagine the schedule looking much different than this.

Preseason

October 25: Simon Fraser University (http://athletics.sfu.ca/news/2013/7/24/MBB_0724133425.aspx?path=general) (K2)

Non-Conference (9 Games + One Multi-Team Event (Maui Invitational))

Nov. 9: vs. Bryant (http://news.providencejournal.com/sports/college/2013/03/bryants-next-for-gonzaga.html) (K2)
Nov. 11: vs. Colorado State (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87213/espn-tip-off-marathon-running-schedule) (K2)
Nov. 17: vs. Oakland (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (K2 - Maui Invitational Opening Game)
Nov. 21: vs. Washington State (http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/2482985.pdf) (K2)
Nov. 25: vs. Dayton (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 26: vs. Baylor/Chaminade (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Nov. 27: vs. Minnesota/Syracuse/California/Arkansas (http://assets.espn.go.com/pdf/2013/0715/finalized_maui_bracket.pdf) (Lahaina, HI - Maui Invitational)
Dec. 1: vs. Coppin State (https://twitter.com/RealReconizeRiq/status/367388685224120320) (K2)
Dec. 7: vs. New Mexico State (http://www.ktsm.com/sports/menzies-announces-2013-14-nmsu-mens-basketball-schedule) (K2)
Dec. 10: @ West Virginia (https://twitter.com/JeffTourial/status/362250994437996546)
Dec. 14: vs. South Alabama (http://www.battleinseattle.com/2013/06/state-farm-battle-in-seattle-announced/) (Seattle, WA - Battle in Seattle)
Dec. 21: @ Kansas State (http://www.intrustbankarena.com/events.asp?id=11&pid=504&task=display) (Wichita, KS - Wichita Wildcat Classic)
Feb. 8: @ Memphis (https://twitter.com/MattStarkFOX13/status/360522127666987008)

Conference (18 games) (http://www.wccsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/gonz-m-baskbl-sched.html)

Dec. 28 vs. Santa Clara
Dec. 30 vs. San Francisco
Jan. 2: vs. Saint Mary's
Jan. 4: vs. Pacific
Jan. 9: @ Portland
Jan. 16: @ Pepperdine
Jan. 18: @ Loyola Marymount
Jan. 23: vs. San Diego
Jan. 25: vs. BYU
Jan. 30: @ Santa Clara
Feb. 1: @ San Francisco
Feb. 5: vs. Portland
Feb. 13: vs. Pepperdine
Feb. 15: vs. Loyola Marymount
Feb. 20: @ BYU
Feb. 22: @ San Diego
Feb. 27: @ Pacific
Mar. 1: @ Saint Mary's

Of course, we'll find out for sure when the official schedule is released, which I'd imagine would be no later than sometime this month.

TravelinZag
09-06-2013, 09:59 AM
Opponents scheduling complicated by conference realignment and other factors. Imagine, however, that the Tribute to Heathcoat could have been arranged and a late cancellation for the BIS could have been avoided. Add
to the schedule Michigan State and a high quality BIS opponent, delete South Alabama and don't even think about Coppin. Result: a great schedule without the huge travel burdens of many past seasons. Alas! Not for lack of trying by GU's staff. Thanks for the hard work.

Won't discuss what can't be controlled. The WCC scheduling has been discussed to death elsewhere on this board, and features at least six games guaranteed to lower the Zags RPI (win or lose) against very weak teams.

In short: close, a cigar, but perhaps not a smoke! Before its too late: anything, even another exhibition, rather than a Coppin, please.

Thanks, KStyles, for keeping track of this for us. Now if the TV "suits" could remove their heads from nether regions long enough to give us times we'd have a schedule (speaking of lack of control).

ZagaZags
09-06-2013, 10:54 PM
Do you know when Kraziness In The Kennel is? I'm thinking it could be as soon as Sept. 27th. http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/03/ncaa-moves-start-of-college-basketball-practices-up-two-weeks/

KStyles
09-07-2013, 01:03 AM
Do you know when Kraziness In The Kennel is? I'm thinking it could be as soon as Sept. 27th. http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/05/03/ncaa-moves-start-of-college-basketball-practices-up-two-weeks/

I don't. Someone on campus might know. Like the article said, I know the rules changed this year so first practice could be Sept. 27, but in the past it has been on/near Fall Family Weekend. That was probably because that was close to the first allowable time, but I don't know what they'll do this year. I've searched but I haven't found a date yet. IMO, I'd think they'd do it a week or two after practice starts, just to get some time to work together again (outside of summer practice) and put on a good show but I don't know. Also, PK won't be in Spokane until the 4th week of September, don't know if that'll factor in at all.

http://i.imgur.com/XAjMtWz.gif

Zagdawg
09-07-2013, 08:23 AM
Family Weekend is Oct 25-27 this year.


http://www.gonzaga.edu/campus+resources/Offices-and-Services-A-Z/university-events/Fall-Family-Weekend/default.asp