Aug. 12, 2004
The Florida State women’s basketball 2004-05 schedule, released Thursday afternoon, will feature some of the nation’s top teams, exciting intra-state rivalries, not to mention the fact that the new ACC has arrived. The Seminoles are no longer the new kids on the block as Miami and Virginia Tech were officially admitted to the league in July adding even more top competition to the nation’s most exciting conference. This year’s non-conference slate will also provide plenty of thrills with trips to rival-Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Missoula, Montana. In all, the Seminoles will face 15 teams that saw post-season action last year.
“We have a really strong schedule,” head coach Sue Semrau, who enters her eighth season, said. “We open with Xavier, who has a really strong team and then go to Florida right off the bat which is going to give us an idea of where we are but also give us some time to make adjustments for what we need to do as we get ready for conference play. Being able to go to San Juan and play a three-for-one is something that we’ve never done in this program. We play three games in three days down there right before Christmas.”
The schedule includes 14 regular-season home dates, including the eighth annual Seminole Classic, which features Eastern Kentucky, Appalachian State and 2004 WNIT team Miami of Ohio. FSU’s trip to the Montana Invitational in late December will put the Seminoles up against 2004 WNIT participant Louisville in the first round and a second round meeting with either Montana or Maine, both 2004 NCAA Tournament teams. The always-competitive ACC had four teams advance to the NCAA Tournament last year and six if you count newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech.
“Obviously our conference has not only gotten bigger, but it has gotten better,” Semrau said. “The two teams that have joined the league this year were NCAA Tournament teams last year and both of them will be primary partners for us. I really like the move to go to a 14-game league schedule. Being able to schedule two more non-conference games for every team will really help every team in the league. Our RPI as a conference won’t dip at all with the addition of these two teams, so that’s exciting. So I’m really excited about the fact that we’ve expanded. It will give us a little bit different feel than we’ve ever had in this conference.”
Florida State fans will have the opportunity to see the Seminoles on television a number of times throughout the regular-season as FSU will have four regionally-televised games as well as three contests on Sunshine Network.
A complete ACC Women’s Basketball Composite Schedule can be found on the league’s website at TheACC.com. Highlights of the 2004-05 ACC women’s basketball schedule are:
** The schedule boasts a record 44 televised games.
** ACC teams will make a record 80 television appearances, including 11 on ESPN and ESPN2, 13 on Fox Sports Net and 56 on the league’s regional sports networks which includes FSN South, the Sunshine Network and Comcast Sports Net.
** Six games of the 28th Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament to be held at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum will be televised – three on the league’s regional sports networks and three on Fox Sports Net.
** The three regional sports networks headquartered in the ACC region – FSN South, the Sunshine Network and Comcast Sports Net – will broadcast 32 games, including 28 conference match-ups which are distributed to over 19 million households.
** Fox Sports Net will televise five games on a national basis, including two Sunday contests on January 9 and February 27, both ACC Tournament semifinals and the 2005 ACC Championship game. ESPN and ESPN2 will televise seven games nationally including four conference match-ups.
** In addition to the 44-game television schedule, ACC Women’s Basketball will be featured in a nationally televised hour-long preview show aired on Fox Sports Net. The show is slated for November 28, at 5:00 pm and will be followed by the ACC Men’s Basketball preview show at 6:00 p.m.
Florida State University 2004-2005 Women's Basketball Schedule November Sun. 7 Miami Suns (Exhibition) 2pm Sun. 14 Premier Players (Exhibition) 2pm Fri. 19 Xavier TBD Mon. 22 @ Florida 7pm SUN Seminole Classic (Tallahassee, FL) Fri. 26 Appalachian St. vs. Miami (OH) 6pm FSU vs. E. Kentucky 8pm Sat. 27 Consolation/Championship 6pm/8pm December Thu. 2 Florida A&M 7pm Sun. 12 @ New Orleans 3pm Wed. 15 Florida Atlantic 7pm Sat. 18 UT-Arlington 2pm SUN @ San Juan Shootout (San Juan, PR) Mon.-Wed.20-22 Northwestern, UNC-Charlotte, Fordham N. Iowa, Toledo, Towson, UPR-Mayaguez @ Montana Invitational (Missoula, MT) Tue. 28 FSU vs. Louisville 7pm Wed. 29 Montana/Maine 7pm/9pm Fri. 31 Colgate TBD January Thu. 6 Georgia Tech 7pm RSN Sun. 9 Miami 1pm RSN Thu. 13 @ Clemson 7pm Sun. 16 Maryland 4pm Thu. 20 North Carolina 7pm SUN Mon. 24 @ Virginia Tech 7pm RSN Thu. 27 @ Miami 7pm Mon. 31 Virginia 7pm February Thu. 3 @ Lipscomb 7pm Sun. 6 @ Duke 4pm RSN Wed. 9 Clemson 7pm Sun. 13 @ Wake Forest 3pm Thu. 17 @ NCState 7pm Sat. 19 Virginia Tech 7pm Sun. 27 @ Georgia Tech 2pm March Fri.-Mon. 4-7 ACC Tournament (Greensboro, NC)TBD 19-21 & 20-22 NCAA First and Second Round TBD
All times Eastern SUN = Sunshine Network RSN = Regional Sports Network