Those of you who hadn't planned on checking out tonight's Gonzaga - St. Mary's hoops game on ESPN2 (11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PST) may want to reconsider.
At least for a minute.
St. Mary's College has recently installed new lights inside McKeon Pavilion, home of the WCC's Gaels. None other than industry leader Musco Lighting did the job, per St. Mary's College's specifications..
Here's the result:
Uh, not exactly TV friendly to put it mildly.
We're told that when St. Mary's complained to Musco about the glare, Musco washed their hands of the project, saying the work was done as ordered.
So, with a national audience tuning in to see the 23rd ranked Gaels host the rival Zags tonight, the St. Mary's staff turned to the college theater department for help.
The hope was that gelling the lights with sheets of full opal would cut the glare while maintaining an acceptable light level.
We haven't heard if the Moraga, CA Fire Marshall has been clued in.
Will McKeon Pavilion burn to the ground?
Will the theater department be credited with an assist?
Will the V-1 go insane?
Tune in tonight and find out!