KRAZINESS IN THE KENNEL IS 11 DAYS AWAY!
In other news...
--As we reported earlier, Devonte Elliott was not on campus this weekend. We haven't received a definite word as to why but most speculation points to the fact that he has not posted a test score in the SAT or ACT; something which is required before taking official visits. We expect Devonte to be on campus at some point as Gonzaga is one of the leaders in this recruitment. It would have been nice to get the California kid here before the extreme cold and snow hits in Spokane!
--Rankings, rankings, rankings! In the next few weeks we should be drown in college basketball preseason rankings. USA Today will be releasing their college basketball preview soon and they have put out a little information already. The college basketball writers have named Gonzaga one of their "Elite Teams to Beat" this season. Joining the Zags is Memphis, Michigan State,
--Kennel Club shirts will be white this season. The past two seasons have had the students clad in red shirts and the change is a welcome one. We are very excited about the choice as it should stand out very well on TV. If your disappointed with the color this season, don't be...it seems to work well for Penn State.
--Lauren Ames posted a shutout for the lady Zags soccer team on Sunday afternoon against Weber State. The two teams battled to a scoreless draw. With the tie, the women's non-coference schedule has concluded and they will begin play in the difficult WCC. The draw moves Gonzaga to 5-6-2 on the year.
--Looking around at the WCC, Terrell Vinson shocked the recruiting world when he spurned Georgetown and Maryland to head west and play for Bill Bayno and Loyola Marymount. Vinson, the 81st best player in the nation per Rivals, is one of the best players to ever commit to a WCC school. It is also a tremendous get for the Lions because he attends high school across the country in Maryland. Congrats to LMU and Coach Bayno. The WCC is a fast rising conference and it looks like LMU will be right in the thick of things in years to come. For more on how the WCC recruited in 2008, check out our breakdown back in May.
--Looking at future Gonzaga opponents, we reported earlier that Nate Miles of Connecticut had been arrested for violation of a restraining order. The arrest has led to Miles' expulsion from the university. This should affect UConn this season as Miles was expected to contribute as a freshman. The Zags will take on the Huskies December 20th at Key Arena in Seattle. FYI...click here for a rundown of Connecticut basketball players who have been in trouble in the past. Very head scratching indeed.