March 4, 2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - West Coast Conference Commissioner Michael Gilleran announced on Sunday that the 2008 WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be held at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the campus of the University of San Diego.
"We're excited that the University of San Diego will once again have the opportunity to host the conference's marquee event," said Gilleran. "San Diego will serve as an excellent host site for WCC basketball fans. The staff at San Diego is both highly competent and experienced, and I'm confident they will manage an exciting event."
The dates for the 2008 tournament will be March 6-10, 2008.
"The San Diego International Sports Council and the Convention and Visitors Bureau were very helpful in putting together our proposal to bid and (WCC Commissioner) Mike Gilleran made the comment to me that it's a very impressive package," said Ky Snyder, USD Executive Director of Athletics. "Those two groups together did a great job. We're excited to have the WCC Tournament returning to USD and the city of San Diego."
In 2003, the WCC Executive Committee decided to rotate the conference's premier event between the league's three West regions on a two-year basis. With the 2007 WCC Men's Tournament championship game tipping off at 6:00 pm (PST) on Monday evening, the Pacific Northwest's two-year stint will be complete.
The WCC Tournament, which returns to Southern California after a four-year hiatus, has been held in San Diego on three other occasions. The Jenny Craig Pavilion served as the host site from 2001-2003.