It’s been 15 years in the making, but finally someone took it all away from the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
All right, not all of it.
Not all the history – not the charmed rise from mom-and-pop store to national franchise, not the Bracketville thrills, not the Spokane mania, not the investment that got the gym built, not even entrée into this year’s NCAA tournament.
And not – forgive the odious term, please – the brand.
But for the first time in the decade and a half, the Zags have no championship banner to hang.
No regular-season title. And now no West Coast Conference tournament championship.