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Busy day on the Gonzaga beat and a couple of hours this afternoon spent co-hosting a weekly radio show with Toby Howell on KGA AM-1510.
I put together a Gonzaga notebook for Thursday's S-R with the first item concerning Angel Nunez's hardship waiver appeal. It was denied by the WCC, which means Nunez is now listed as a senior. Gonzaga plans to appeal the decision to the NCAA. I've added notebook items on Matt Santangelo returning to the analyst role on GU radio broadcasts, Mike Hart returning to the program to be the video coordinator and John Jakus being hired as director of operations. He'll spend this season learning from Jerry Krause, who is stepping down from the director of ops position he's held since 2001.
—The Bulldogs also released their non-conference schedule. Most of the matchups have been publicized (UCLA, Arizona, WSU, Memphis, SMU, etc.) but there were a few new names dotting the home schedule (an exhibition game vs. Thompson Rivers from Kamloops, B.C., Texas Southern, Southeastern Louisiana, etc.)
A bit more on Gonzaga's schedule.
It's not filled with quite as many marquee non-conference dates as usual, particularly at home, but there will be numerous challenges for the Bulldogs. With the WCC's addition of Pacific, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament last year, GU's non-conference schedule shrinks by two games.
The toughest non-conference stretch — other than the Maui Invitational and meetings with Dayton, likely Baylor and possibly Syracuse — will likely come in December when Gonzaga visits West Virginia and Kansas State. There's also a Feb. 8 matchup at Memphis (ESPN's College Game Day will be there). Memphis is 5-1 against Gonzaga since 2006.
Gonzaga will play 15 home games this season (not counting the Battle in Seattle vs. South Alabama), including six non-conference games at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
There were no surprises on the official schedule released Monday by Gonzaga. Most of the opponents have been known for a while.
The top non-conference home games are against Colorado State and New Mexico State, both NCAA Tournament qualifiers last year, and rival Washington State. Colorado State knocked off Missouri before falling to eventual national champion Louisville. NMSU lost to Saint Louis in the opening round.
The road schedule is highlighted by the Maui Invitational, dates with Memphis and West Virginia, and a contest with Kansas State in Wichita.
Here's a link to the full schedule. There's also a list below.
The Pac-12 released its early television schedule today, and with it, three kickoff times for Washington State games this season.
— 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 at USC (FOX Sports 1)
— 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 vs. Arizona State (ESPN)
— 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 at Washington (FOX)
— WSU's Sept. 14 game against Southern Utah will be broadcast by the Pac-12 Networks, though no kickoff time has been announced yet.
I've seen some consternation over the fact that the Aug. 31 opener at Auburn hasn't been selected for TV yet, but I wouldn't read too much into that. Since it's an SEC home game, the TV information will be dictated by the SEC and its television contracts, not by the Pac-12. So a kickoff time and/or TV listing should be available when the SEC announces its own TV schedule.
Here's the rest of the conference's early TV schedule:
A quick post here to pass along WSU's 2012-13 men's basketball schedule, which was released late this afternoon. Read on.
About the time 7-foot Polish center Przemek Karnowski was committing to Gonzaga in early May came word that the Zags would be facing Kansas State in the 2012 Battle in Seattle. The matchup became official today with an announcement from Idol Sports and Entertainment.
The game will be played December 15th at KeyArena. Gonzaga is expected to play a return matchup against K-State in Wichita or Kansas City in 2013-14. More below.
The Bulldogs' non-conference slate also will include a visit to Oklahoma State on New Year's Eve.
I put together a notebook, instead of an advance of Thursday’s Lewis-Clark State College game, that deals with Gonzaga’s tough non-conference schedule and its 3-point defense. Here’s a link.
A few other items from Tuesday’s media day. Keegan Hyland remains a spectator at practice following his concussion last month. He said he’ll be visiting the doctor again this week in hopes of being cleared.
Also, Gonzaga’s Demetri Goodson ranks ninth nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.88).
The AFL schedule was released Wednesday and Spokane learned that it will visit San Jose to open the 2011 season.
And more below.
I believe these (and others) have been mentioned here before, but GU has officially released five of its non-conference games (Illinois, WSU, Baylor, Oklahoma City and Memphis) for the upcoming season. More here.
The complete schedule will be released at a later date.
Spokane will entertain Milwaukee on Friday, April 2, in the inaugural game of the new AF1. Five more games are scheduled on April 3. Three teams in the 15-team AF1 have first-week byes.
Spokane has two bye weeks (Week 4 and Week 11). Shock home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. Spokane has home-and-home games against Milwaukee, Utah, Cleveland, Arizona and Jacksonville, and single games with Bossier-Shreveport, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Tulsa, Iowa and Chicago.
The Shock close the season at Orlando, home vs. Tulsa, at Milwaukee, home vs. Arizona, at Cleveland, at Iowa, home vs. Chicago and at Orlando — five long road trips in the last eight games.
AF1 has not announced division alignments or playoff formats. It would appear Spokane is in a division with Milwaukee, Utah, Arizona, Cleveland and Jacksonville, but remember that the Shock played Iowa twice last season and the two were in different af2 divisions. The schedule also indicates AF1 has a national television agreement, but there has been no official announcement.
Here’s the AF1 release.
Find the entire AF1 schedule below.