I woke up this morning and the sun seemed to be shining a little brighter and the birds chirping a little louder. That tiny hole in my soul that has been hurting since last March finally feels healed. It’s happening, everyone, it’s happening. Gonzaga Basketball season is back upon us. That’s right, in five short days, we’ll be back in the Kennel. Today everything feels right in the world.
Hopefully have all purchased your Kennel Club Shirts/Memberships, exchanged the offical ones, and begun to mentally prepare yourselves for the season that is oh so close to us. With the start of Basketball Season, and October, for that matter, so begins the absolute insanity of events over the next couple of weeks. If everything snuck up on you, like it did me, you’re in luck, because I’m about to lay it all out and give you the 411 on everything Kennel Club that is quickly approaching.
First, and most importantly, #DougieC. And no, folks, I’m not talking about Dickie V. Dougie is Dickie’s biggest zag fan, his brotha from anotha motha. Dougie is the Zag that Dickie would be in another life. If you haven’t seen his most current Kennel Report, you’re missing out on vital information as well as too many #lolz to count. Do it.
So basically, come to Women’s Basketball Fan Fest, this Saturday at 2pm, in the Kennel, duh. Everyone who attends will be entered to win a free hotel room for you and three friends at Battle in Seattle, Dec. 15th. Help us support the #Zagbabes on there quest to a FOURTH CONSEQUTIVE Sweet 16. Props, ladies, can’t wait to see you do it again.
And, oh yeah, if you somehow haven’t heard, KRAZINESS IN THE KENNEL is less than two weeks away. We’ll be going Zombie Nation crazy in the stands, the bomb squad will be doin’ their thanggg on the floor, those GU dancers will be struttin’ their tail feathers, and our favorite boys will finally be back on the court. Kraziness starts at 4pm and is open to the public. So, if your parents or relatives are in town for Fall Family Weekend, don’t even think about letting them miss out on all the fun! Bring ‘em on over! If nothing else, you wont want them to miss the debut of the most epic Big Head Gonzaga has ever known… #KO.
In other news, the rest of this week is looking a little something like this:
THURSDAY 10/11 Women’s Soccer PRIDE GAME @ 3pm: First 100 students through the gate wearing this year’s Kennel Club Shirts get a free embroidered fleece blanket. How neat is that?!
FRIDAY 10/12 Men’s Soccer PRIDE GAME @ 3pm: First 100 students through the gate wearing this year’s Kennel Club Shirts get a free reversible Gonzaga Basketball jersey. These could be the most sought after promo item of the year, you’re going to want one.
SATURDAY 10/13 Women’s Basketball Fan Fest @ 2pm: Like I’ve said, like Dougie C has said, it’s a must see.
SUNDAY 10/14 Men’s Soccer PINK ZONE GAME @ 2pm: Wear pink, support breast cancer awareness, and cheer for the Zags. KC Board will be distributing pink headband/sweatbands and other fun pink accessories to help you represent!
But wait, there’s more! In the spirit of keeping you in the loop, here is the list of ticket distributions for this season, as emailed to you by Connor, KC President. Keep in mind travel plans for breaks, especially Thanksgiving, and also try to consider how you might want to accommodate for the St. Mary’s game on Jan 10th. This game is over Christmas Break, but only four short days before second semester starts back up. So come back early, watch the Zags stomp on the Gaels, and have the best weekend ever.
|Northwest Nazarene (Oct 27)||Sunday, October 21||7:00pm|
|Southern Utah (Nov 9)||Sunday, November 4||10:00am|
|West Virginia (Nov 12) &South Dakota (Nov 18)||Sunday, November 11||10:00am|
|Lewis-Clark State (Nov 29) &Pacific (Dec 1)||Sunday, November 25||7:00pm|
|Illinois (Dec 8)||Sunday, December 2||7:00pm|
|Battle in Seattle: Kansas State (Dec 15)||Sunday, December 9||7:00pm|
|Campbell (Dec 19), Baylor (Dec 28) &Saint Mary’s (Jan 10)||Monday, December 10-Friday, December 14||10am-5pm(Ticket Office)|
|BYU (Jan 24) &San Francisco (Jan 26)||Monday, January 21||7:00pm|
|Pepperdine (Feb 7) &Loyola Marymount (Feb 9)||Sunday, February 3||10:00am|
|Santa Clara (Feb 20) &San Diego (Feb 23)||Monday, February 18||7:00pm|
|Portland (Mar 2)||Sunday, February 24||10:00am|
|WCC Championships (March 6-11)||Wednesday, February 27||7:00pm|
Last, but definitely not least, SOCIAL CLUB! #welovebeinglegal. The dates of the bar tabs for this year that will be taking place again at the Tailgater have been confirmed. Membership to social club gets you admission to each tab, as well as three beers per tab, appetizer deals, and $4 shot and mixed drink specials. Free buses for members will run after the games to the Tailgater and back.
Sign ups for social club will begin 10/16 and continue throughout the year. So, this means that if you turn 21 mid-season, as long as you sign up by Tuesday before the Thursday tab, you can join the second you turn 21+. Also, graduate and law students are welcome as well, the more the merrier. It’s going to be a killer time.
-Saturday, December 8th vs. University of Illinois
-Thursday, January 10th vs. Saint Mary’s
-Thursday, January 24th vs. BYU
-Thursday, February 7th vs. Pepperdine
-Saturday, February 9th vs. LMU
-Saturday, February 23rd vs. San Diego
-Saturday, March 2nd vs. University of Portland
As you can see, tons of KC fun is coming up! So darn much to get excited for myself and the entire board can’t hardly stand it. If you have any questions, as always, hit us up on firstname.lastname@example.org or @kcboard on Twitter or Gonzaga Kennel Club on Facebook or http://www.gonzagakennelclub.com. Also, make sure to follow us on instagram (@kcboard) to make sure you are as connected as can be. Best of luck this week! Go Zags!!
-Meg [KC Public Relations Manager]