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Zags #14 in Preseason Coaches Poll

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The number one team at the start of last season's NCAA Tournament will start the 2013-2014 campain as the number 14 team in the nation, according to a preseason vote in the USA Today coaches poll.  Gonzaga, which finished number 12 in the final coaches poll last spring, garnered 270 points to edge Virginia Commonwealth for 14th.

The Bulldogs return two starters (Kevin Pangos, Gary Bell Jr.) from last year's squad that went 32-3 and earned a first-ever number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Gonzaga is 64 points behind #13 Memphis in this year's preseason poll.  The Zags and the Tigers will face off in Memphis on February 8th for ESPN College Game Day.

Gonzaga will open the season October 25th against Simon Fraser in an exhibition game that will be aired live on KHQ.  The regular season opener is November 9th against Bryant University and will also be broadcast live on KHQ.

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  • Former Zag Karnowski signs pro contract in Spain

    Former Zag Karnowski signs pro contract in Spain

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    Karnowski ended his career as Gonzaga's second all-time leader in blocks with 152 and sixth in total rebounds with 819. He also became one of eight players in school history to score 1,000 points and grab 600 rebounds during his time with Gonzaga.

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    Karnowski ended his career as Gonzaga's second all-time leader in blocks with 152 and sixth in total rebounds with 819. He also became one of eight players in school history to score 1,000 points and grab 600 rebounds during his time with Gonzaga.

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  • Former Zag Kudron signs pro contract to play in Spain

    Former Zag Kudron signs pro contract to play in Spain

    Kudron ranks 10th all-time in rebounds for GonzagaKudron ranks 10th all-time in rebounds for Gonzaga

    Kiara started in 56 of her career 126 games, and was on the court for 97 Gonzaga wins. She became the 17th member of the 600-rebound club finishing with 651, 10th all-time.

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    Kiara started in 56 of her career 126 games, and was on the court for 97 Gonzaga wins. She became the 17th member of the 600-rebound club finishing with 651, 10th all-time.

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    Seven Zags make Summer baseball All-Star rosters

    Courtesy: Gonzaga AthleticsCourtesy: Gonzaga Athletics

    Seven Gonzaga baseball players were named to All-Star teams in their respective summer baseball leagues recently, headed by a trio of Bulldogs in the Alaska Baseball League's Midsummer Classic and two more in the West Coast League's showcase game.

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    Seven Gonzaga baseball players were named to All-Star teams in their respective summer baseball leagues recently, headed by a trio of Bulldogs in the Alaska Baseball League's Midsummer Classic and two more in the West Coast League's showcase game.

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