After receiving three degrees from the University of Washington, I am embarrassed to say that I had never seen its women’s basketball team play until last Saturday. And I call myself a feminist!
The Husky women’s team doesn’t have a great ranking, seventh in the Pac-10. The UW men are third in the league. At the women’s game, one glance around Hec Edmundson Pavilion (which can hold 10,000) revealed a sparse crowd of 2,132. Our team lost to Oregon State University that day. The team has a lot of potential, but it never got fired up during the game.
I believe that not enough fans showed up. If it were a full house, the Husky women would probably have played several times better. It’s a Catch-22, though. More fans will start coming only if the team wins more games. ♦