Press Release for Thursday, August 27, 2009
Women's basketball releases 2009-2010 schedule
Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations
University of North Florida head women’s basketball coach Mary Tappmeyer announced today the full 30-game schedule for 2009-10.
Highlighting the Ospreys’ schedule are road contests against three ACC teams and two Big East teams, as well as 15 home games.
A-Sun schedule consists of a full 20-game round robin, with the Ospreys
playing each of its 10 conference foes once at home and once on the
Ospreys tip-off the season at home in an exhibition game against
Brewton-Parker (Ga.) on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at UNF Arena. UNF
then takes to the road for the next three games including trips to
Florida State (Nov. 13), Pittsburgh (Nov. 17) and South Florida (Nov.
21), before returning to UNF Arena for its regular season home opener
against Bethune Cookman on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
have a tough non-conference schedule this season with three ACC teams
and two teams from the Big East,” said Tappmeyer. “Our team will really
be tested on the road. It will challenge our team, but hopefully the
experience will really pay off when we get into conference play.”
hits the road for three of its next four contests beginning with a trip
to Campbell on Nov. 27 for the Atlantic Sun opener. The Ospreys are
home for a non-conference contest on Dec. 2, hosting Alabama State. On
Dec. 5 UNF travels to A-Sun foe East Tennessee State, and then
nine day break for exams. The Ospreys get back in action with a trip to
Winston-Salem, N.C. for a contest against Wake Forest on Dec. 14.
going in to the Christmas holiday, the Ospreys will host Jacksonville
State, South Carolina State and Savannah State in the Lady Osprey
Holiday Tournament (Dec. 17-18). The Ospreys will face S.C. State on
the opening day and will play Savannah State the second day.
Coming out of the break, UNF will travel to Miami for a Dec. 31 game against the Hurricanes.
Jan. 2 and Jan. 4 North Florida opens the home conference schedule with
games against Kennesaw State and Mercer, respectively. The games are
the first of nine Atlantic Sun doubleheaders with the UNF men’s
The annual SunTrust River City Rumble matchup with Jacksonville is slated for Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at UNF Arena.
rest of the home conference schedule is Belmont (Jan. 14), Lipscomb
(Jan. 16), USC Upstate (Jan. 21), Stetson (Feb. 11), Florida Gulf Coast
(Feb. 13), East Tennessee State (Feb. 25) and Campbell (Feb. 27).
The regular season will conclude with the Atlantic Sun Championship, March 3-6, in Macon, Ga.
season ticket for basketball is $120 and includes all men’s and women’s
home games, a total of 28 games on 19 event dates, including nine
Atlantic Sun Conference double headers. A special rate is available for
UNF Alumni ($110) and UNF Faculty and Staff ($105). A Family 4-pack is
also available for the season at $360. Select seating areas require an
Osprey Club membership (per seat donation).
pricing is $10. Children 2-and-under and any current UNF student with a
valid Osprey1 Card are admitted free. Student guest passes for those
events are $5 and limited to one per student.
For more information or to purchase basketball season tickets call 904-620-BIRD (2473) or email
UNF just completed the final year of the four-year reclassification period to a full-fledged member of Division I athletics.The
Ospreys began their transition from Division II athletics to Division I
at the start of the 2005-06 season and beginning this year will be eligible for all postseason play on the NCAA Division I level.