I've arrived at Portland's Rose Garden for today's Media Day. UW and Mississippi State take their turns at practice and interviews in the early afternoon. Here's the interview schedule for the three teams of primary interested to UW fans:
12:05 p.m. Mississippi State student-athletes
12:20 p.m. Mississipi State coach
12:50 p.m. Purdue student-athletes
1:05 p.m. Purdue coach
1:35 p.m. Washington student-athletes
1:50 p.m. Washington coach
Each team also practices in the Rose Garden today, and to my taste it's one of the fun days in sports as the arena is thrown open and fans are invited to come watch for free. Free! Imagine. Something in sports free in 2009.
Mississippi State goes at 12:45, the Huskies go from 2:15 to 2:55.
I'll be back after each with highlights as our coverage counts down to the Huskies NCAA tournament opener at around 1:45-2 p.m. Thursday from the Rose Garden.
Meanwhile, here's my story from today, comparing the last UW tournament team led by Brandon Roy with this UW tournament team led by Jon Brockman.