January 17, 2004 - by
On The Road With The Seminoles

Jan. 17, 2004


Although the Florida State women’s basketball team will play its next three games at home, beginning with Monday’s 4:30 p.m. contest vs. NC State, the team has played seven of its last nine games on the road. Despite all of the travel, the players are expected to keep up with their class work, their bills and everything else that comes with college life. Senior Trinetta Moore, who will be writing a feature each week for the remainder of the season, takes us through the Tribe’s last road trip.

ON THE ROAD AT WAKE FOREST

By Trinetta Moore

Today is Jan 14, 2004. The second week of classes has started for the spring semester and we are getting ready to leave on another road trip. Here’s a look:

11:00 a.m. Woke up. I was able to sleep in today because I didn’t have class.

12:30 p.m. Bags were packed and I was ready to leave for practice

1:30 p.m. Time for practice. Everyone was really energetic today. We watched our scouting report on Wake Forest. Our boys were here today to make us better. Practice was short and sweet.

3:45 p.m. Practice is over. We have about an hour to get treatment if we need it and shower and be on the bus by 4:45 p.m.

5:00 p.m. We boarded our charter flight to Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Everyone was hungry. Luckily on the plane we each have our own little snack bag that will hold our tummies until dinner.

6:30 p.m. The plane touched down. Because we charter, we have a bus that meets us at the plane to take us to our destination which was The Chop House Restaurant. Every once in awhile, we get to go out as a team to a nice restaurant. Everyone was excited to finally eat a full course meal. Because we have such a big party, it felt like forever until we got our food, but in the end, it was well worth the wait.

9:30 p.m. Checked into the hotel – the Adam’s Mark. Each trip we are assigned to a different roommate, which is good because it helps us to get to know each other better off the court.

11:00 p.m. Lights out – time for bed. This is our GA’s favorite time because they get to go to each individual room to check to see if the players are there. As if any of us would every think about sneaking out!

January 15, 2004

10:00 a.m. Everyone is awake and has eaten breakfast by now.

10:30-
12:30 p.m. Study Hall. Even though we miss class for a day, we’re not relaxing. We all come together in a room and study so we won’t get behind in our class work.

1:30 p.m. Shootaround. This is the time we get focused on what we need to do for tonight’s game.

3:00 p.m. Pregame meal. Four hours before every game we have this meal as a team to have energy and by game time the food will already be well digested.

5:45 p.m. By this time, the team and staff are checked out of the hotel. We bus over to the gym and we’re on the court by 6:05 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Game time! Beat the Demon Deacons!! We started off slow but everyone stepped it up in the second half and we came away with the 81-73 victory.

10:00 p.m. We boarded our bus to head to the airport. We are all tired and hungry but happy.

10:30 p.m. Charter flight home. Everyone was excited about the win and we couldn’t wait to get home. We had to wait for awhile before the plane actually took off, but once it did, boy did it go!

12:15 p.m. Touched down in Tallahassee. The bus was there to pick us up and we headed back to the Basketball Training Center where are cars were parked. We all headed home to get some sleep since we are expected to be in class the next day – no matter how early our class is!

It’s always great to win, but especially great when it’s on the road! But as you see, even though we have the opportunity to travel a lot, it’s not all “fun and games.”

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