Saturday, November 27, 2010

Western Washington University Women's Basketball

Last night Wayne and I treated ourselves to a Western Washington University women's basketball game.

Western Washington University
began as a "normal school" focusing on the preparation of women to become teachers. It has evolved into one of six state funded universities in Washington. There's still an emphasis on the field of education, but the over 13,000 students also receive undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, environmental studies, the arts, humanities, science and technology.

Western has a dynamite women's basketball team. This was our first game and we had a great time. It happened to be the first night of a two day tournament. Western played California State University East Bay with a 68 to 39 win. They followed that up with a game this evening against Montana State Northern.

At the half there was a chance for local second graders to play a "game" on the university court. The Blues vs. Reds did an admirable job, with one future star scoring a basket to the roar of the crowd.

Western is the host of many sports and performing arts events. Check out their schedules. There is probably something that you'd really enjoy. -- Margy


  1. What fun for you and Wayne, Margy. Aren't the little guys too cute?
    I hope the team continues to perform well.
    I've gone to watch a few high school basketball games when Dick is refereeing. I'm probably the only person in the crowd cheering for the ref.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Here are those differences again! In the UK girls generally play netball and boys play basketball. Very similar games but slightly different rules. x

  3. Art and I spent several fun weekends at Western Washington University watching our youngest son play basketball tournaments when he was highschool. I love basketball, especially college ball.

  4. I'm glad you and Wayne had a chance to go out, Margy. Basketball tournaments are so exciting...long ago, I was once a cheerleader for our school team.