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    What is the most memorable experience you've ever had that deals with Gonzaga?


    Something you saw IN PERSON.


    I'll post mine in a little bit....though I'm sure a few of you already have an idea as to what mine is, haha.
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    Default 2009 Maui

    My wife and I have seen the Zags play in...Hawaii..Seattle..Las Vegas...but unfortunately NEVER in Spokane...yet!!!

    So...I would say seeing the Zags win in Hawaii at the Maui Invitational last year...down 16 to Colorado....beating Wisconsin...and in a backyard brawl with Cincinnati in OT to win the title...We were down in front for the games...and after each win...we stood and high fived the team as they left the floor...each win was more exciting then the day before..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    What is the most memorable experience you've ever had that deals with Gonzaga?


    Something you saw IN PERSON.


    I'll post mine in a little bit....though I'm sure a few of you already have an idea as to what mine is, haha.
    Josh turning Tyler Hansborough into a whimpering little school girl while the Zags ran the Tar Heels off the floor. It was enhanced by the fact that I was able to get a luxury box at MSG for free.... that night totally rocked.
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    Default Top 3

    1) Zags crushing UW in their last game (to this point) in the Kennel
    2) College Gameday comes to GU complete with win over Stanford
    3) Zags OT win over Illinois in United Center, surrounded by screaming Illini fans

    /Will forever regret not going to Battle in Seattle when Ammo hit "the shot"

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    1 - Watching Gonzaga play Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble and LMU in the old Kennel. It was an event and even though we lost, it was truly exciting. Jim McPhee had 40+ in the game. Although I'm sure I attended games prior to that, it seemed like my first real college basketball experience that has obviously left a lasting impression.
    2a - College Gameday vs. Stanford in the new kennel (Thanks again GoZags!)
    2b - Watching my buddy and childhood friend Felix McGowan come off the bench to help Gonzaga beat St. Mary's, must have been 91 or 92. I think he made the bucket to send it into overtime and then had the hot hand and Fitz spread the court and let him go to work playground style.
    3 - Giving Father Tony a ride to the airport in my (very) beat up and messy old truck after one of the WCC tourney games at Santa Clara.

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    I've only seen a couple of games in person, in the last twenty years, but I used to see a lot when I lived in Spokane. However, one of the best games I have ever seen , was when I was on a business trip to Seattle, in I think, 1982. The Zags with John Stockton were playing the Huskies, and actually lost a very low scoring game by one point. Husky fans had a thousand reasons why the mighty Huskies only beat the lowly Zags by one point, but the real reason was John Stockton.
    I read on this board, sometimes, how John was a great pro who was only a very good college player, but I'm here to tell you that John Stockton was something else everytime I saw him play. If he had played at UCLA he would have been a top five draft pick.
    Anyway, hearing Huskies making excuses for a game they expected to win by 30 always makes me feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    1 - Watching Gonzaga play Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble and LMU in the old Kennel.
    2a - College Gameday vs. Stanford in the new kennel (Thanks again GoZags!)
    2b - Watching my buddy and childhood friend Felix McGowan come off the bench to help Gonzaga beat St. Mary's, must have been 91 or 92. I think he made the bucket to send it into overtime and then had the hot hand and Fitz spread the court and let him go to work playground style.
    3 - Giving Father Tony a ride to the airport in my (very) beat up and messy old truck after one of the WCC tourney games at Santa Clara.
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    I have two, my greatest zags memory (and it's not a very old one!) is and I can promise WILL ALWAYS be:

    My "Woohoo at GU" trip. The things I saw and experienced on this trip is beyond words. I always think back on how lucky I was to get to do what I did, and meet all the incredible GU fans I got to meet. (I feel like I've said this all before) :-) Well, get used to it! I'll never stop talking about it.


    Second, was the moment Elias Harris hit his patented "German step into the lane" shot in Illinois to put the zags in the lead over Illinois (which we went on to when shortly after) with my dad and brother. What REALLY made it special, was that it was the first game that my dad came with me to see the zags play. Very special.
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    Graduation and commissioning.
    Search.
    Road-tripping to Stateline with Ft Tony.
    Beers at the Bulldog with Fr Meehan.
    Throwing snowballs through open windows at DeSmet late at night during finals week.
    My first cross-country race in which Don Kardong ran.

    list could go on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Graduation and commissioning.
    Search.
    Road-tripping to Stateline with Ft Tony.
    Beers at the Bulldog with Fr Meehan.
    Throwing snowballs through open windows at DeSmet late at night during finals week.
    My first cross-country race in which Don Kardong ran.

    list could go on.
    What is search?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Throwing snowballs through open windows at DeSmet late at night during finals week.
    That is cold hearted and cold.

    BTW - You're cheating. Although opening up this thread, I think the LMU home game would still be toward the top of my list. It was pretty fun.

    PS - Used to run every Sunday morning with Don Kardong my Junior and Senior years. Very nice guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitzbuel View Post
    Throwing snowballs through open windows at DeSmet late at night during finals week.
    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    That is cold hearted and cold.
    As opposed to all those DeSmet residents pelting their fellow students with whatever (water balloons, snowballs, etc.) from the upper south-end balconies?

    Good on you Kitz!
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    1. Ammo's bank shot in Seattle to beat OSU. Loudest I have ever heard any crowd.

    2. The second loudest crowd I was ever a part of was when we ran Brandon Roy & Co out of the gym at K2. I remember the look of total shock on the Huskie's faces when GU out ran them down the court for an easy basket on the Zag's first possession. However, I'll always remember the most exciting play was a breakaway dunk by Nate Robinson. Man he could fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    What is search?
    Who is Fred?

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    Ammo banking in the 3PT shot against OSU at Key Arena

    Steve Nash upending our nation-leading home winning streak in the Kennel in 1992/1993 season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    What is search?
    Search relates to the spirtuality mission of the university.

    Search Retreats: The Search program has been at Gonzaga since the late 1960's. Thousands of Gonzaga students, mostly Juniors and Seniors, have "searched" on one of the four programs offered annually at Gonzaga's Bozarth Retreat Center.

    http://www.gonzaga.edu/Student-Life/...rituality1.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm720 View Post
    Search relates to the spirtuality mission of the university.

    Search Retreats: The Search program has been at Gonzaga since the late 1960's. Thousands of Gonzaga students, mostly Juniors and Seniors, have "searched" on one of the four programs offered annually at Gonzaga's Bozarth Retreat Center.

    http://www.gonzaga.edu/Student-Life/...rituality1.asp
    Very cool. Thanks for the explanation
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozagswoohoo View Post
    What is search?
    Was going to reply, got sidetracked and noticed that others filled you in. I'm with Kitz... was one of my fondest moments at GU.

    Kitz, did we ever work/attend Search at the same time?
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    Watching the Zags thump GA Tech @ Vegas in the company of fellow Class of 79 grads

    Watched the Zags beat SMC with the same group of grads+ a few more at the 08-09 WCC Tourney Final

    Attending the SMC @ GU game in K2 on 3/1/08. . .first & possibly the only time I'll see the team @ home. . .this one gave me chills.

    The non-basketball stuff:

    Getting married in the Jesuit House chapel with Fr. Costello presiding

    Was an RA in DeSmet Senior Year

    Working on the GU Bulletin six of 8 semesters.

    And the life-long friendships that started in Catherine-Monica, Alliance House, and Roncalli. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Watching the Zags thump GA Tech @ Vegas in the company of fellow Class of 79 grads
    I was at this game also with a good friend and fellow GU Alum of 1992.

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    Either Morrison hitting "the shot", or my first experience with UW at home my freshmen year in 2004. its a toss up, and i'd re-live either many, many times.

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    1. Ammo's bank shot in Seattle to beat OSU. Loudest I have ever heard any crowd.

    2. The second loudest crowd I was ever a part of was when we ran Brandon Roy & Co out of the gym at K2. I remember the look of total shock on the Huskie's faces when GU out ran them down the court for an easy basket on the Zag's first possession. However, I'll always remember the most exciting play was a breakaway dunk by Nate Robinson. Man he could fly!
    I have copied Larry Zags two favorites, because I was going to say the same thing. He is right that after Ammo's shot was the loudest I have ever heard a crowd.

    Regarding # 2 - The Husky game - the thing i remember most about that game was just as it ended. I was a big Nate Robinson fan even back then. Our seats are about 10 rows up right behind the visitors bench. I will never forget that at the final buzzer Nate walked balk to the bench, and he actually did look stunned - he kind of just was looking up and arround into the crowd with this look of disbelief. At the time, in spite of being so happy, I actually felt bad for him. Such a great athelete and competitor - I hated to see that look on his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a13coach View Post
    As opposed to all those DeSmet residents pelting their fellow students with whatever (water balloons, snowballs, etc.) from the upper south-end balconies?

    Good on you Kitz!
    Oh, I did that, too. Especially targeting unsuspecting students going into the Crosby library! I had the south-east corner room on the third floor my soph year.
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    1. Sitting with Jud and Beverly Heathcote and listening to his non-stop crusty commentary as the Zags defeated Maryland and George Washington at the BB and T in Washington, DC

    2. Reed Schifferman's game ending, season ending dunk punctuating an upset win over dreaded Idaho State in March of '75. Hondo (and I) believe Schiff's technical foul for dunking may have been the last one ever called in NCAA hoops -- as that rule was changed the following year.

    3. "Shot clock turned off.....Calvary.......Hall........8 to shoot........Hall...the runnerrrr......loose ball .....ITS GOOD!!!!.........4.4 to go............Shannon...'Don't want to foul'............Shannon..from the cornerrrrrrrrrr........AND IT'S OVER!!!!!......GONZAGA!!!, THE SLIPPER STILL FITS!!!.....THEY WIN IT 73-72........HOLY COW!!!!" Gus Johnson/Dan Bonner3/99

    4. Any number of Senior Nights over the years -- watching special kids share their moment with parents/siblings/girlfriends ----- saying good bye while the Kennel Club chants "Thank you Seniors" clap clap clap clap clap... "Thank you Seniors" clap clap clap clap clap. Watching the hugs with Fewie, Munse, Fitz, Adrian.



    Those are but a few of the highlights I've been fortunate enough to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Was going to reply, got sidetracked and noticed that others filled you in. I'm with Kitz... was one of my fondest moments at GU.

    Kitz, did we ever work/attend Search at the same time?
    Wow, you are going to make me go to the way back machine.

    Did Search spring my Jr year (88-89) and then worked a fall search and a spring search my Sr year (89-90), back on both.
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