Women's Basketball Italy Tour

May 27, 2004

COMO, Italy - The Washington State women's basketball team spent its final full day in Italy at the city of Milan.

The Cougars left Como at 10 a.m. for a one-hour bus ride to the city. Upon arriving at Milan, the first stop was a quick tour of the Castello Sforzesco. The Cougars toured the outside of the impressive structure, which is home to three museums.

Afterward, the team walked to Milan's Duomo (Catherdral). The Duomo is the world's largest Gothic cathedral, begun in 1386 but added to in each century thereafter. While struck with the beauty of the outside and inside of the structure one aspect of the Duomo especially caught the Cougars' attention: The Duomo is home to a nail from the cross of Christ. The nail has been displayed over the high altar since 1461.

After the tour of the Duomo, the team was free to shop and see the sites of Milan.

After Milan, the Cougars boarded the bus back to Como at 6:30 p.m. Upon arriving back to the city, the team ate one last dinner in Italy.

The dinner consisted of pizza, pasta and chicken. Needless to say, no one left the restaurant with an empty stomach.

The team flies out of Milan Friday morning. After stopovers in Copenhagen and Seattle, the Cougars are due back in Pullman late Friday night.

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