Nov. 19, 2009
This season, the West Coast Conference women's basketball programs will be participating in the third annual Pack the House Challenge, a national effort in which conferences and institutions compete to build attendance. One winner from each of the 31 conferences and one from a group of independent institutions will be named. Selections are based on marketing plan creativity and attendance criteria. The NCAA will award prizes and donate money to the nonprofit organization of each winning institution's choice. All fans in attendance will have a chance to win prizes.
The WCC is one of seven conferences to have all of its member institutions participate in each of the three years the program has been around. In all, 276 NCAA Division I schools have signed up, which makes up about 80 percent of all DI schools that sponsor women's basketball, and each of the 32 conferences are represented.
Last season, Gonzaga was the winner out of the WCC and was one of 72 schools from across the country to break its single-game home attendance record in its Pack the House game. The Zags had their first sell-out ever for a women's game when they hosted the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. Below is a list of all the upcoming Pack the House games WCC schools will be participating in.
SCHOOL DATE OPPONENTGonzaga University November 22, 2009 WashingtonLoyola Marymount University January 23, 2010 Gonzaga UniversityPepperdine University January 21, 2010 Gonzaga UniversitySaint Mary's College (CA) January 28, 2010 Pepperdine UniversityUniversity of San Diego November 14, 2009 UC-San DiegoSanta Clara University February 4, 2010 St. Mary's CollegeUniversity of Portland February 6, 2010 GonzagaUniversity of San Francisco December 22, 2009 University of Tennessee