Press Release for Thursday, August 27, 2009

Women's basketball releases 2009-2010 schedule

Jeff Wuerth

Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations

(904) 620-4027

 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.

The 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 road.

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.


“We 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.”


UNF 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

enters a 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.


Before 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.

On 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 basketball team.


The annual SunTrust River City Rumble matchup with Jacksonville is slated for Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at UNF Arena.

The 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.

A 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).


 Single-game 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.