Sept. 30, 2009
AUBURN - The Auburn women's basketball team will appear on television at least eight times during the 2009-10 season as part of the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Television Package, the league announced Tuesday.
The overall conference package includes 68 games with teams appearing on ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports Net, CSS and the SEC Network.
"It is always great to get that television exposure and we are really excited about what the fans will see out of Auburn basketball this season," said head coach Nell Fortner. "We have a great group of players returning from last year's SEC Championship team and we are looking forward to getting the season started."
The Auburn portion of the schedule includes three games on CSS, three on Fox Sports Net, one on ESPNU and one on the SEC Network. Games broadcast on Fox Sports Net include Sun Sports, FSN Florida, FSN South and FSN Southwest. The entire SEC Tournament will also be broadcast with the first round and quarterfinals airing on Fox Sports Net. The semifinals will run on ESPNU while ESPN2 will carry the championship game.
The Tigers will make their first appearance on Thursday, Jan. 7 with a 6 p.m. matchup at Florida on CSS. Auburn then makes its first Fox Sports Net appearance three days later as it takes on LSU at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge, La.
Auburn then appears on CSS at 8 p.m., Jan. 21 against Vanderbilt, opening a stretch of four-straight televised games for the Tigers. The Tigers return to the tube at 1 p.m., Jan. 24 at Kentucky on the nationally-syndicated SEC Network.
The third and final appearance on CSS follows on Thursday, Jan. 28 as the Tigers head to Knoxville, Tenn., for a 6 p.m. tip against the Lady Vols. The four-game run ends on Jan. 31 as the Tigers host Georgia at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.
Auburn makes its next appearance on Sunday, Feb. 7 at in-state rival Alabama. The Tigers and Tide will tip off at 2 p.m. on Fox Sports Net. The final appearance of the regular season comes on Sunday, Feb. 14 with Auburn hosting LSU at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Net.
"It is exciting that five of our SEC road games will be televised this season, giving our fans the opportunity to see us play," said Fortner. "We are playing some great teams on the road and the fans will get to see us play the likes of Florida, LSU, Kentucky and Tennessee, along with the Alabama game."
Auburn is set to open its season with an exhibition game against Georgia State College and University at 2 p.m., Nov. 8 in the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The regular season is slated to open on Nov. 13 as the Tigers take on in-state rival Troy at 6 p.m.
Season tickets will go on sale Oct. 5. Individual packages are $50, while the family plan, which includes four tickets, is $150. Regular season-single game tickets are $5 and Auburn students are allowed in for free. Groups of 20 or more can purchase in advance for a discounted price of $2 per ticket. The exhibition game is free to the public.
For more information, please call the Athletic Department ticket office at 1-800-AUB-1957 or visit www.auburntigers.com.
Public tickets for the 2010 SEC Women's Basketball Tournament will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 1 through www.SECsports.com or by calling (800) 732-4849.
The SEC Women's Basketball Tournament will take place March 4-7, 2010, in Duluth, Georgia, at the Gwinnett Center. Reserved Books are available for $90 and General Admission Books are available for $60. Both books provide one ticket for each of the six sessions of the tournament. Single Session tickets for the women's tournament will go on sale beginning Monday, March 1.