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    http://www.espn.com/blog/collegebask...rsity-flourish

    Dana O' Neil: How basketball helped GU flourish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags_Fanatic View Post
    The value of all our degrees has risen exponentially.

    One can go anywhere in the country and that "Gonzaga" on the resume or the diploma on the wall "means" something to anyone who sees it, and I am speaking academically as much as notoriety.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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    Mike Roth Co-Architect of Hoops Success: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/arti...-hoops-success

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    The hallmark of a second class person is the resentment of another's success-R.W. Emerson
    Whatever you focus your mind on grows, grow a rose garden and not a weed patch-Dr Paul

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    Thanks to all contributors for the great combination of stories & sources in this thread.
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    Don't Let No. 1 Seeding Fool You: Gonzaga Is America's Cinderella

    Here is a good story around Gonzagas basketball history.

    "Jeff Eisenberg: "Players would sign out sweats and jerseys at the beginning of every school year and turn them back in nine months later. Sneakers were the only gear players received new, but obtaining a fresh pair typically required proving the old ones had a hole in the bottom."

    http://www.thepostgame.com/gonzaga-a...pite-no-1-seed

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    Default Proving you do NOT always get what you pay for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag buddy View Post
    You know things are getting insane when Seth Davis picks us to win it all.

    Thanks for posting
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    How many remember or know Gino?

    http://www.krem.com/sports/gonzaga/t...1984/425365312

    I do.

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    Przemek Karnowski’s biggest fan wished him luck on his way to the Final Four

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-him-luck-on-/

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    Gonzaga’s Mark Few reaching Final Four popular among coaching colleagues


    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-popular-amon/

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    John Blanchette: Gonzaga assistant Donny Daniels knows not to take Final Four for granted

    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...ny-daniels-kn/

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    Article posted today on ESPN.com "What Gonzaga's First Final Four Means to Mark Few's Legacy"
    Nothing new but a nice read nonetheless:

    http://http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19022386
    “I don’t expect us to be perfect anytime soon,” guard Silas Melson said, “but one thing I do expect is trying to get better every day and playing tougher, harder and more physical than the opponent.”

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    This one will help quench the thirst of the Zag Koolaid drinkers among us. I'm now going to need some Kettle Corn
    http://herosports.com/ncaa-tournamen...rediction-a7a7
    Final Four Prediction: Gonzaga Wins it All
    But they're not stopping at the Final Four. Here's why Gonzaga will go 2-0 this weekend and win the first championship in program history.
    If ya need a 'feel good' kick in the posterior .... read on
    http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/GoZagsTinySignGuyGlassesColor.png

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    Caught most of the segment with Bilas on Mike & Mike this morning. Jay says Karno's definitely NBA ready, though he had concerns about Shem's back and the 82 game schedule.

    He said the sure NBA prospect is Zach, and he wasn't sure that Zach's coming or going this year. I got the distinct impression that Jay thinks another year in college would be better for Zach's development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagger View Post
    This one will help quench the thirst of the Zag Koolaid drinkers among us. I'm now going to need some Kettle Corn
    http://herosports.com/ncaa-tournamen...rediction-a7a7
    Final Four Prediction: Gonzaga Wins it All

    If ya need a 'feel good' kick in the posterior .... read on
    A little perspective on that positive piece................
    http://herosports.com/contributor/colt-kesselring
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    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    From Blanchettes piece.............
    a gentleman in need worked his turf with a swatch of cardboard that read “Anything Helps” with the sign-off, “Go Zags.”
    Priceless!
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    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birddog View Post
    A little perspective on that positive piece................
    http://herosports.com/contributor/colt-kesselring
    http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/GoZagsTinySignGuyGlassesColor.png

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    Stewart Mandel showing some love to Rui, sounds like a Japanese media circus at the tourney for him. http://www.foxsports.com/college-bas...r-japan-033017

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    How Gonzaga Retooled on the Fly and has its Best Team Ever: http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-...-its-best-team

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    Beautiful Sports Illustrated piece written by a reporter/fan: https://www.si.com/college-basketbal...all-final-four

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    USA Today has a piece on the compensation perks some coaches receive for making the post-season, including travel packages for their family members ( Altman is highlighted )

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...tman/99733392/

    The one that made my jaw drop a little related to KU coach Bill Self:

    Self gets all of the athletics department’s royalty payments from the sale of in-store retail merchandise by KUStore.com during every June, including dorm sales during basketball camps.


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    SI's final Power Rankings. Zags come in at #1 but there is some amazing analysis by Luke Winn (as always) of how tourney teams are defending Karnowski. Also gives Zags a 45% chance of winning the whole damn thing which is nice

    https://www.si.com/college-basketbal...south-carolina

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