Nov. 13, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Seminole men’s and women’s basketball teams will appear on the Sunshine Network as Florida’s sports channel airs its annual Florida State Basketball Preview special beginning Nov. 17. The 30-minute show, hosted by Paul Kennedy, Charles Davis and Tom Block, will preview the 2004-05 season for Leonard Hamilton’s and Sue Semrau’s teams which begin play Nov. 19.
The Florida State men begin their season fresh from a second round NIT appearance in 2004 and are looking to build from the success it has achieved since Hamilton’s arrival in 2002. The Seminoles earned their first post-season bid since 1998 and will field a veteran team anchored by seniors Anthony Richardson and Adam Waleskowski. Florida State has earned national recognition from Dick Vitale and Any Katz of ESPN during the preseason. Both basketball experts have the Seminoles ranked in their respective rankings of the nations top 35 teams – Vitale has pegged Hamilton’s group at No. 30 and Katz has the team place at No. 33.
Florida State opens their regular season at home against Texas Southern Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in a game that will be televised live on the Sunshine Network. A total of 10 Seminole games are scheduled to appear on the Sunshine Network this season.
The women’s team advanced to the second round of the NIT in 2004 and has played in the postseason in two of the last three seasons. The Seminoles return nine players from that NIT team and head coach Sue Semrau will look to senior captains Linnea Liljestrand and Roneeka Hodges for leadership. Defense will be a priority with the quickness that the team will have predicating everything the Seminoles do.
The Seminoles are scheduled to appear on Sunshine six times with their first game coming during the first week of the season at Florida on Nov. 22. A total of four ACC games, including contests with ACC newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech, will be televised on Sunshine this season.
Florida State Seminoles Basketball Preview Special
Nov. 15 8:00 p.m
Nov. 17 12:00 a.m.
Nov. 17 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 17 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 20 8:30 a.m.
Florida State Men’s Basketball Regular Season Schedule On Sunshine
Nov. 19 6:00 p.m. vs. Texas Southern
Dec. 4 2:00 p.m. at Ole Miss
Dec. 12 3:30 p.m. vs. Florida International
Dec. 16 7:00 p.m. vs. South Alabama
Dec. 19 6:00 p.m. at Maryland
Dec. 21 7:00 p.m. vs. Jacksonville
Dec. 23 5:30 p.m. vs. Stetson
Dec. 30 10:00p.m. at LSU
Florida State Women’s Basketball Regular Season Schedule On Sunshine
Nov. 22 7:00 p.m. at Florida
Dec. 18 2:00 p.m. vs. UT-Arlington
Jan. 9 1:00 p.m. vs. Miami
Jan. 20 7:00 p.m. vs. North Carolina
Jan. 24 7:00 p.m. at Virginia Tech
Feb. 6 7:00 p.m. at Duke