Mariners to congratulate WWU men's basketball team
The Bellingham Herald
The national champion Western Washington University men's basketball team will be at Safeco Field on Saturday, April 14, for a special tribute prior to the Seattle Mariners' baseball game with Oakland, including the ceremonial first pitch by head coach Brad Jackson. The Vikings became just the second collegiate men's basketball team in the state of Washington to capture a national title, and the first in 36 years, with a 72-65 win over Montevallo (Ala.) on March 24, at Highland Heights, Ky. They won a school-record 31 games while also capturing the regular-season Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and earning a trip to the Elite Eight by winning the West Regional championship.