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Blog: Basketball Tip-Off event a resounding success

Nov. 2, 2011

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Blog post by Jeff Tourial

Last week, the nine WCC men's basketball head coaches gathered at YouTube headquarters near the WCC office in San Bruno, Calif., for an event we called the WCC Men's Basketball Tip-Off event. The intent was to blend a traditional media day with something more interactive, which allowed you, the WCC fans, to get involved.

We teamed up with our neighbor, YouTube, as well as Indianapolis-based WebStream Productions to put together a unique event. Local and national media got their one-on-one time with our coaches and WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich in a relaxed setting as opposed to a more formal press conference. We also set up three interactive stations to solicit fan participation. Coaches sat down with Jeff Lampe for a special WCC Live radio show, they joined us for a live blog chat with over 700 of you, and they took part in a live one-on-one interview with legendary broadcaster Barry Tompkins that was streamed to more than 5,000 people on YouTube and WCCsports.com. For those interviews, we asked your questions from Facebook and from Twitter.

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