Different task this week
February 26, 2008, 12:11 am
Filed under: Basketball

I got a call from my editor this morning and received an assignment for this weekend. I will be stepping out of my normal WSU role and covering the Northwest community colleges basketball tournament, a four-day extravaganza held in a 5,000-seat venue next to a small airstrip in beautiful Kennewick, Wash. The Spokane Community Colleges men are a No. 1 seed and are expected to do very well — probably take the cake. The women are ranked in the Top 8 and should do alright.

I’m charged with covering the men’s games and keeping an eye the women’s games.¬† This is a good way for me to continue to develop my sportswriting — and deadline writing — chops before I take on the WSU beat full-time. It also is a good way for me to miss watching both WSU basketball games this weekend (California on Thursday, Stanford on Saturday). Hopefully, I’ll be able to follow them somewhat closely — since, you know, that’s my job. (Thank God for GameCast.)

Anyway, it should be an interesting trip. I’ll be all on my own for four days and four nights, enveloped in basketball and bad hotel coffee. Perhaps I’ll do another video of my road trip.


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