Feb. 28, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - When June Daugherty signed on to be the head coach of the Washington State women's basketball team, her ultimate goal was to have more community involvement in the program and to improve attendance numbers.
Cougar fans have done just that since her arrival, improving home attendance by 363 percent from last season. WSU is averaging 1,824 fans per home game this season, up from 503 fans per home game in 2006-07. WSU currently ranks sixth in the conference in home attendance, up from 10th the previous season.
With only two more home games on the docket, Friday against No. 8 California (7 p.m.) and Sunday against No. 7 Stanford (noon), Daugherty would like to increase that number to 400 percent.