Gonzaga’s ties to southern Nevada are much deeper than just being the Bulldogs’ second home court. During the West Coast Conference Tournament, Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley introduces you to the “Zags of Las Vegas”
If you could pick an era’s Dream Team of successful and powerful women lawyers from Gonzaga, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything quite like what was happening on the banks of the Spokane River in the late 1980s and early ’90s.
Katherine Morgan, the former president and CEO of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber – and current senior vice president at Bank of America – simply couldn’t bring herself to leave Orleans Arena after the Zags’ loss in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship.
The leader of the Zags has been known to come to the West Coast Conference rally in various wild outfits – like showing up last year in a full Gonzaga men’s basketball uniform – but this one was a little different.
The connection doesn’t even seem real, let alone likely. How does the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the mixed martial arts juggernaut that is the face of the fastest growing sport in the world, have ties to Gonzaga University, a small Jesuit school known for its overachieving basketball team and its incredible ability to be mispronounced by nearly everyone outside of Spokane?