WCC To Hold Fan Interactive Basketball Tip-Off Event Thursday

            SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Gonzaga University head men's basketball coach Mark Few will join the other eight head coaches in the realigned West Coast Conference for its 2011-12 men's basketball tip-off event at neighboring YouTube headquarters Thursday.

            The event will give WCC fans the ability to interact with all nine WCC head men's basketball coaches through three different mediums, all available on WCCsports.com.

            Beginning at 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time, each WCC coach will take part in a live video interview in which fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook. The video interview with each coach will be streamed live on both YouTube.com and WCCsports.com. In addition, the coaches will participate in a live blog chat through the Cover It Live platform, taking questions from fans about the upcoming season.

            Coaches will also sit down with Jeff Lampe, host of the popular WCC Live Internet talk show to preview their team's season. The special edition of WCC Live will originate from YouTube and air from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific Time.

            Also at the event, each head coach will participate in a three-coach round table discussion on a variety of topics, with the chats to air on a future episode of The Road to Las Vegas during the WCC basketball season. Coaches will also spend one-on-one time with media members in attendance.

            For more details, to tune in, and to participate, fans can visit http://www.wccsports.com/ot/basketball-tip-off.html on Thursday. To ask questions of coaches via Twitter, please use the hashtag #WCChoops. On Facebook, post comments to the wall on Facebook.com/WCCsports.

            Few and the Bulldogs are in search of a 12th straight WCC regular-season championship and a 14th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga was 25-10 a year ago and advanced to the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament.

            Gonzaga plays its lone exhibition game of the season Friday at 6 p.m. against Carroll College of Helena, Mont.

            The WCC has a new, nine-team look this season with the addition of BYU. The Cougars officially joined the conference July 1.     


October 27, 2011 • YouTube headquarters, San Bruno, Calif.


Beginning at 12:30 p.m., coaches will sit down for a live one-on-one interview, taking questions from fans on-line.

Facebook: Submit questions at Facebook.com/WCCsports

Twitter: Submit questions using the hashtag #WCChoops


Beginning at 12:30 p.m., coaches will sit down for a live chat with fans taking questions through an interactive blog.


The popular weekly Internet talk show returns for a special edition live from the YouTube lobby! Join host Jeff Lampe as he chats with each WCC head coach. The show begins at 11 a.m.



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