Cougs Get Fancy Scoreboard for Beasley Coliseum

Cougs Get Fancy Scoreboard for Beasley Coliseum
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University athletics' new scoreboard in Beasley Coliseum is up and ready for the start of basketball season later this month.

The scoreboard features four large video screens, programmable videos and a digital message ring around the bottom that can be programmed on the fly.

The previous scoreboard was installed in 1992, said Leo Udy, director of Beasley Coliseum. As a result, "everything was out of date and no one made parts for it any longer."

The decision to purchase a new scoreboard was precipitated in the spring when the board had a "major failure" during a game against Gonzaga and could not be brought back.

Purchase of the $3 million scoreboard was approved in March by the university's Board of Regents.

The scoreboard was manufactured by Daktronics, which also constructed the scoreboards at Martin Stadium, Bohler Gym, Bailey-
Brayton Baseball Field, and the soccer field.

Installation of the board began in mid-August and was completed last week.

The WSU men's and women's basketball teams will tip off this season with the annual Midnight Mayhem, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Bohler Gym. The first home basketball game of the season will be WSU women vs. Seattle Pacific, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.