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Women’s Basketball Releases 2004-05 Schedule

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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