UPDATE: It appears that Bol Kong has been cleared to enter the country and is currently at Gonzaga. Amazing news as his eligibility for this season had nearly reached the 11th hour.
There's no point in writing a long intro to this post. Just a quick thank you to a loyal reader for hooking us up! Without further introduction, the 2009-10 schedule...
|2-Nov||U of Alberta||Kennel|
|14-Nov||Mississippi Valley State||Kennel|
|17-Nov||Michigan State||East Lansing|
|24-Nov||UW or Uof A||Maui|
|25-Nov||Chaminade, Maryland, Cincy, or Vandy||Maui|
|2-Jan||U of Illinois||United Center|
|28-Jan||Santa Clara||Santa Clara|
We are only a month away from midnight madness and the beginning of practice so it's only fitting that we get a sneak peek at the schedule. The first thing that immediately jumped out to me was just how early Michigan State does appear on the schedule. I've never known Mark Few to schedule such an early road test like the one he has slated for this young team. The other thing that really stuck out to me is the stretch from December 31st-January 16th. In this half month, Gonzaga has two difficult nonconference games against Oklahoma and Illinois and the three best WCC teams all on the road. After that stretch, the schedule is all pretty downhill from there aside from the Memphis away game.
We are going to have much, much more schedule breakdown as the season approaches but for now we'd love to hear some initial thoughts on what should be a great year of Gonzaga basketball.