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Feedback: Zag, Eag nations stand proud

Zag nation stands proud

At the end of the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ loss to Duke on Sunday in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament, we posted a photo from the game on Facebook, asking our friends to “like” it if they were proud of the accomplishments of this year’s men’s and women’s teams. The response was immediate and heartfelt. More than 16,000 people liked the post and more than 500 commented. Here’s a sampling of the comments.

Congrats to the Gonzaga and Eastern Washington basketball teams for making it to the Big Dance and for making Spokane proud.

L. David Carpenter


Mary Lawlor

Great run. Love the ZAGS. Boys and Girls rocked the season

Rhys Evans

8 months to go 

Larry Hasse

They both were great.

Diana Dawson

Two of their greatest Texas fans were there to cheer them on!

Edee Peterson Hunt


Jane Greene

Very nice that Eastern and the Zags represented our area in a very positive way

Anjali Barretto

Couldn’t agree more! Our Zags are awesome and make us proud. Congrats to Coaches Few and Fortier and the team for a great run. Next year, Zags!

Shannon Hogan Hickman

The ZAGS did great. Excellent season, thanks

Peggy Cote

We sure are proud of all of you

James M Hagins Jr

Proud always of Zags and Eags men & women’s programs

Joshua Bishop

Great year for men and women. Saw big hearts and determination by both. Great job.

Andrea Williams

Love you Gonzaga so proud….. win or lose always a ZAG 

Vicki McBride

How could you not be proud!

Patti McMaster

Thank you Kevin & Gary for 4 great years. You will be missed! Zag for Life Class of ’77

Jackie Newton

Very Proud!

Dee M. Grim


Ginny Howard

Good go at it, Gonzaga University. 

Ann Finke

Great season, fun to watch.

Russ Olsen

They will just reload. Great run for seniors, thanks guys

Sandi Wagner Solverson

Love our Zags!

Rae Presnell 

Go ZAGS, we love you

William Leahy

They gave us hope and joy in the great northwest. They zigged good.

Michaelle Sande

What a great year for both the men’s and women’s teams! So proud of all the players and coaching staff.

Sharyle Blosser Croswhite

Great season, lots of fun and yells. Thanks guys & gals.

Brandie Henderson

It really was a heck of a run!

Suzanne Cross

Great game. Nothing to be ashamed of.

Diana Courneya

No matter what, I love my Zags, they played a hell of a game. GO ZAGS

Katherine Rieckers

I love this sentiment and I support the community that supports one of their finest contributors!

Louise Sullivan

Thank you seniors

Judy Mur

Thanks for the memories

Dino Roberts

Top 8 again … epic year … wow!

Sean Nemec

Proud to be a ZAG.

Jackie Laughlin

Great year … hold your head up high you are champions.

Maria Tamez

Enjoyed watching both men’s & women’s games during basketball season. Thank you!

Lisa Olmer Wilson

Great season, Zags! Spokane is proud.

Brad Young

Congratulations women and men! You both made Washington proud!

Steven D. Howard


Lenore Romney

We’re proud alright … great run for both Zag teams … loved watching you … stand proud!

Brandon Blank


Russ Fox

I just hate you only get these guys for a short time. Exciting season, thanks Zags

Kelli Mason Hill

What an AWESOME season! Hold your heads high and be proud of yourselves! You have nothing to be ashamed of. Spokane is behind you 100%! Way to represent!

Kathleen McAllison

You guys rock

Pam Whittekiend

Very proud of our “DOGS,” we were represented well!

Thomas Edward Cutting

Sabonis had a great game, looking forward to next year with a solid lineup!

Chuck Pray

Great run for both the women and the men. This has been a fantastic team, I hope they all continue to do well in every endeavor. I will always be a Zag.

Steven J. Heinen

Fantastic year guys! Thank you Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr, Byron Wesley!

Mary Jo Robinson

Agreed! We had a wonderful ride! And I enjoy watching games with fellow Zags of all ages!

Marlene Smith


Arnie Saddler

Amazing season. Thank you Zags. Made life so much better to watch you play!

Karen Ward

I love them. Win or lose.

Lori Rukes

But Elite 8 is AWESOME! Another great year Zags … thanks!

Dan Mary Russell

You guys rock, amazing year

John Finney

You gentlemen have played with honor and integrity. Be PROUD of what you have done this year!

Carol Ichinose

Yes! We are so proud of the season you’ve given all your fans. It’s always hard when the season ends. We are proud to wear our Sweet Sixteen and Elite 8 shirts.

Denise Woodbury

You make the whole Northwest proud Zags! We’ll miss you Kevin, Gary and Byron—wish you the best in your futures! We look forward to the returning Zags! This was an awesome season! Thanks so much. 

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