UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar seems to favor giving Husky Hoopla another try next season.
Last Friday, the Huskies tipped of preseason camp with a public scrimmage and other festivities, instead of the private off-campus camp Romar had favored.
"There are some adjustments that need to be made," he said. "I think it has the potential to be pretty good."
Like many of those in attendance -- including me -- Romar believes some of the non-basketball "entertainment" should be trimmed or tossed.
And after being encouraged by the large turnout for the evening-opening volleyball game, Romar was disappointed by how few fans were still around when the event concluded with a 10-minute running-clock scrimmage by the men's team.
Romar is convinced that something near 9,000 fans jammed Hec Ed toward the end of the volleyball match , even though official paid attendance was listed at 6,216. However, less than half of that number stayed for the scrimmage. (At its peak, I would have estimated the crowd at around 7,500 ... when I walked in near the end of the first volleyball game, I thought the place was three-fourths full.)
Considering the plusses and minuses, Romar figures it's worth another try.
"I would think so at this time," he said. "We've got a whole year now to fine-tune it."