Oct. 24, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - With the 2013-14 season less than three weeks away, the Florida State women's basketball program has announced that all 15 regular-season home games will be broadcast on either an ESPN platform (ESPNU, ESPN3) or through the Atlantic Coast Conference's regional sports networks.
"It's awesome that we are able to have every home game either on TV or on an ESPN platform this season," head coach Sue Semrau said. "This is big time for our fans and the families of our players. ESPN3 is fantastic. If you can't make it to a game, you can watch it from a mobile device or your computer. That's incredible to think about it, and it's also very exciting."
Twelve of Florida State's 15 home games will be broadcast on ESPN3.com, an online streaming service that delivers both live and replayed events. Fans can also access the 12 ESPN3-aired home games on their mobile and tablet devices by utilizing the free WatchESPN app.
ESPN3 services are free and available to select internet providers including Comcast XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Bright House Networks, AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum and BendBroadband.
"The ACC is at the forefront of promoting women's basketball and even more so at FSU we are lucky to have a tremendous athletic department and university that gives us the resources to broadcast all of these games," Semrau added.
The original women's basketball schedule released in September included nine home games that would air on ESPN3, ESPNU or through the league's regional sports networks. Six more ESPN3 games have been added to the broadcast slate, including UNC-Greensboro (Nov. 8), Prairie View A&M (Nov. 17), Stetson (Nov. 29), Jacksonville (Dec. 8), North Florida (Dec. 16) and Tennessee-Martin (Dec. 28).
Florida State has three home games airing on regular television networks. On March 2, FSU's final regular-season home game against Virginia airs on ESPNU beginning at 12:30 p.m. Games against North Carolina (Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.) and Boston College (Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.) will be broadcast on the ACC's regional sports networks.
Every ACC home game will be broadcast on an ESPN Network or a regional sports affiliate for the second consecutive year.
Overall, Florida State will have 16 of its 29 regular-season games televised or streamed on an ESPN platform, with possibly more being added. The `Noles have a road contest at Maryland on Feb. 20 that will be broadcast on the league's regional sports networks at 8:30 p.m.
The `Noles are coming off an entertaining 2012-13 season that included a 23-10 overall record. Highlighting the Seminoles' list of returnees is senior forward Natasha Howard, who is among the ACC's active career leaders with 26 double-doubles.
Fast-paced senior point guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado also returns for the Garnet and Gold after sharing floor time a season ago and dishing out 4.5 assists per game. FSU also welcomes back redshirt sophomore guard/forward Morgan Jones, who sat out last season after transferring from Northwestern, as well as redshirt junior forward Lauren Coleman.
FSU is bolstered by a talented class of newcomers, highlighted by freshman center Kai James. The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., native is a 2013 McDonald's All-American, giving Florida State three McDonald's All-Americans on the current roster including Howard and Jones.
Season tickets for the 2013-14 Florida State women's basketball season are on sale now and can be purchased at Seminoles.com or by calling the Seminole Ticket Office at 1-888-FSUNole.
Season tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for youth and seniors. For the third year in a row, FSU will offer a "Family Pack" for women's hoops season tickets which includes two adults and two youth tickets for $99. Additional youth tickets can be added $15 each.
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