It's hard to believe but basketball season is right around the corner.
A sure sign of that is Gonzaga's Kraziness in the Kennel, the first chance for fans to check out the latest edition of the Bulldogs. The event, which features a team scrimmage, poster giveaway and autograph session, will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Doors open at 3 with festivities beginning at 4. If past seasons are any indication, get there early. The place is typically packed.
The Bulldogs, 32-3 last year, return starting guards Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. Sam Dower and Przemek Karnowski, backups last season to the frontcourt tandem of Elias Harris and Kelly Olynyk, both of whom have moved on to the NBA, will take on larger roles. Familiar faces returning include David Stockton, Kyle Dranginis and Drew Barham. Newcomers include freshmen Luke Meikle and Ryan Edwards, and transfers Gerard Coleman (Providence), Angel Nunez (Louisville) and Kyle Wiltjer (Kentucky). Coleman is eligible immediately and expected to contribute at the '3', Nunez, a 3/4, becomes eligible in December. Wiltjer will sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules.