Bootleg Video: Pac-10 WBB Media Day

Wednesday's annual Pac-10 Media Day brought coaches and players to San Jose to talk women's hoops. The conference is aiming to confirm that last postseason was no fluke, and optimism is surging. Many eyes and ears were fixed on Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and Brooke Smith, with the Cardinal again favored to win the Pac-10, but the most poignant session came from a grieving Arizona.

Following a famous 2004-05 season that put five teams from the conference into the NCAA Tournament (with all five teams advancing), there is a special buzz surrounding the Pac-10.  10 optimistic head coaches converged Wednesday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, each with one of their players, to speak with media from up and down the West Coast.  We have 62 minutes of footage of the Pac-10 coaches and players talking on the issues important to their team and upcoming season, with the event emceed by Fox Sports Net women's basketball broadcast analyst Mary Murphy.  The 10th and final program at the podium was the Wildcats, who spoke of the tragedy and aftermath of losing Shawntinice Polk.

California
Joanne Boyle and Reneé Wright video Q&A -

UCLA
Kathy Olivier and Nikki Blue video Q&A -

Washington
June Daugherty and Kayla Burt video Q&A -

Arizona State
Charli Turner Thorne and Emily Westerberg video Q&A -

Oregon State
LaVonda Wagner and Mandy Close video Q&A -

USC
Mark Trakh and Meghan Gnekow video Q&A -

Washington State
Sherri Murrell and Kate Benz video Q&A -

Oregon
Bev Smith and Brandi Davis video Q&A -

Stanford
Tara VanDerveer and Brooke Smith video Q&A -

Arizona
Joan Bonvicini and Natalie Jones video Q&A -


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