Terry Pluto wrote a really good column about Keith Dambrot and how the Zips coach has handled the past 10 days.
Here's the Cliff's Notes:
- Dambrot is taking the Zips to a tournament in Alaska (no, not the big one in Alaska). But still, some high-majors will be there. Also expect home games against Temple and St. Louis and road games against Clemson, Mississippi State or a Big Ten school. From my conversation with him, also expect road games against solid mid-majors from the Missouri Valley Conference.
- Dambrot isn't leaving anytime soon. He felt like it for a few days, then decided to let this week motivate him, not scare him away. The public support for the team has been phenomenal.
- Dambrot thinks the Zips can be even better next year.
Speaking of public support, UA is throwing a Celebration Night for the Zips on Monday evening at Rhodes Arena. It starts at 7 and fans will receive free pizza and pop. Players will sign autographs, too.
I really hope people show up. It's hard enough to get fans to come to a game against St. Francis. This is a pep rally for a team that won't play for another eight months.