There is no question that the Gonzaga fans love their team and that the Zags are a state-wide phenomenon. I have been interviewed by five radio stations in the state, including two from Seattle. Also a newspaper reporter from Seattle called for details on the Zips. Seattle is on the other side of the state from Spokane, Gonzaga's home.
Here is more: UA ticket manager Keith Ford said he has requests for 200 tickets from Zags fans wanting to get some of the Zips allotment. Ford said between 175-200 UA fans have requested tickets.
On Tuesday night, I was watching the play-in game between Morehead State and Alabama State when the Zips got some love from the announcers. In talking about names, Humpty Hitchens of UA was mentioned. Seconds later, the zags vs. zips game was mentioned.
I am headed over to the Rose Garden in a bit after a walk around Portland, where the forecast is 55 and rain.