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Zagdawg
04-04-2017, 09:24 AM
Even without a title, Gonzaga's remarkable run forever alters the perception of its program

"Gonzaga's trip to the title game may have come up a few possessions short, but it remains the culmination of a programís unique and unimaginable rise out of the unknown."

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/04/04/gonzaga-march-madness-national-title-game-north-carolina-mark-few?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Pallet
04-04-2017, 09:37 AM
Great article!

I hope the video referenced in the article comes out, it sounds amazing.

U Zig, I Zag
04-04-2017, 09:46 AM
Luke Winn is consistently the best writer, long form, about this sort of thing. GREAT read.

Birddog
04-04-2017, 09:49 AM
Thanks for the link, that was really good.

MontanaCoyote
04-04-2017, 09:55 AM
Yes! We Have Arrived, We are Recognized and, most and best of all, We are Clean and We are Respected and We are Proud.

We lost a game, but won hearts and minds. Hold your heads high, boys! Nothing beats that!

sittingon50
04-04-2017, 01:57 PM
Great article.

Sarenyon
04-04-2017, 03:00 PM
That was excellent.

Radbooks
04-04-2017, 03:03 PM
Another nice article on NBC Sports:

Gonzaga is still the best story of the Final Four (http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2017/04/04/gonzaga-is-still-the-best-story-of-the-final-four/)


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The best story of this Final Four wasn’t North Carolina’s redemptive run to a national title or South Carolina getting to the final weekend of the college basketball season 44 years after the last time that they won a tournament game. It wasn’t Isaiah Hicks’ star turn, where he went from playing like he was shaving points to scoring the biggest basket on Monday night, or Joel Berry II’s parents embracing the tattoo they never wanted him to get in the first place.

The results didn’t matter.

The best story of the Final Four was Gonzaga, college basketball’s ultimate rags-to-riches tale.

There is never going to be another Gonzaga. It’s not possible. The blueprint that they’re built from is irreplicable. When Mark Few joined the program nearly 30 years ago as a graduate assistant, the Zags were coming off of a season where they won four games. It was the worst job in the WCC, and it wasn’t particularly close. Why would anyone choose to go to college in the eastern-most corner of Washington when they could play at, say, Loyola Marymount or Pepperdine?

zagfan24
04-04-2017, 06:05 PM
Another great one

https://theringer.com/gonzaga-bulldogs-ncaa-championship-cinderella-powerhouse-contender-north-carolina-f2fac457c598