Disorder At The Border

Feb. 13, 2002

Santa Clara, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Ruff Riders, the largest student organization on campus, has officially launched ticket sales for its annual West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament Road Trip.

This year's WCC Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, February 28 through Monday, March 4 at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego. This year's trip will mark the second consecutive year that the Ruff Riders will travel to the University of San Diego campus seeking a pair of WCC titles.

"This is by far the biggest Ruff Rider event of the year," said Ruff Rider co-president Blaze Smallwood. "We've all been looking forward to this trip for a long time, while some of us have been waiting since March 5th (when Gonzaga squeeked out a 3-point victory in the WCC Men's Final)."

Click here to view photos from the 2001 WCC Road Trip.

The Ruff Rider WCC Tournament bus will depart Santa Clara University on Friday, March 1 at 9 a.m. and head south for the border. Following a full weekend of Bronco basketball, the bus will return to Santa Clara following the men's final on Monday, March 4th.

Tickets are on sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday at the Ruff Rider table in front of SCU Connections in the Benson Memorial Center. All Ruff Riders are encouraged to buy their tickets early as space is limited and only open to club members. Ticket sales will cease once all seats are sold out.

Two ticket prices are offered for the road trip. They are:

$60 - includes round-trip bus fare, three (3) nights hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Mission Bay (official Ruff Rider hotel in 2001 & 2002) and WCC game tickets.

$35 - includes three (3) nights hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Mission Bay (official Ruff Rider hotel in 2001 & 2002) and WCC game tickets (transportation not included).

For more information regarding the Ruff Riders' WCC Basketball Tournament Road Trip, please email co-presidents Blaze Smallwood at bsmallwood@scu.edu or Brendan Donckers at bdonckers@scu.edu.