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The St. John’s-Gonzaga football rivalry, as told by those who have lived it

By Jake Lourim, Washington Post, 11/08/19, 1:45PM EST


Chris Harrison, St. John’s class of 1990, has a neighbor who graduated from Gonzaga. Or at least he thinks he does.

“I don’t speak to him,” Harrison said, and it was not clear whether he was joking. “Whenever he puts out Gonzaga stuff, it pisses me off.”

On the other side, Aaron Brady, who coached at Gonzaga from 2010 to 2013, references an old alumni saying when talking about the matchup: “They always said you can go 1-9, but if you beat St. John’s, you’re good.”