UCLA/Wash State: Sounds of silence in San Jose

By Lara Boyko - March 02, 2007

It's just under an hour before tip off of the UCLA vs. Washington State match-up and while there are no fans in the stands, the PA system has been tested and the warm-up music is about to go on.

Just as the music starts, the Washington State women's basketball team takes the court for their warm-ups.

UCLA has yet to appear on the court, but their abnoxious band is all set up (which means someone in security should be in trouble, or at least I hope so).

While there may not be much going on inside the HP Pavilion right now, outside is a different story. This is where a couple hundred aspiring women's basketball players have gathered to participate in a clinic being held by the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative and conducted by the teams who are not playng tonight. One day one of those youngsters outside could be playing in here where media like me are waiting to write about their greatness on the court.

Back to that UCLA band, as a USC alumni I learned about a new form of torture today - being on the same Southwest Airlines flight as the UCLA band and having to endure hearing the 8-count clap once on the flight. It sent a chill down my back just like the chill that is currently down my back from the air conditioning blasting in here.

Stay tuned...

Posted by Lara Boyko at 07:58 PM on March 02, 2007

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