Jessica Knurick and the Owls will host UCF - the reigning CUSA Champs - Saturday, December 12th
Aug. 17, 2009
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team announced its schedule for the upcoming 2009-10 season today. The Florida Atlantic/Boca Bridge Hotel Holiday Tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, featuring the University of Mississippi, and a date with the University of Central Florida on Saturday, December 12 highlight the Owls' 16-game home schedule at the FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.
"This is one of the better schedules we've had here at Florida Atlantic," said FAU Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. "We are going to play some of the country's top teams, and that is exciting for us and for our program."
Dugan led FAU to an Atlantic Sun Conference Championship in 2006 and berth into the NCAA Tournament prior to the university's transition into the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) in 2006-07.
"The Sun Belt schedule is always so competitive," said Dugan. "We are right where we want to be after making a big move up the standings last year. This team is in position to have a really good conference season, and our tough non-conference schedule is going to help set that up."
Before the Owls begin its SBC schedule at the University of New Orleans on Wednesday, December 16, FAU will be put to the test in early-season games against Iowa State University, North Carolina State University, Eastern Kentucky University, Kent State University and Ole Miss.
The SBC home-opener will be Saturday, January 2 against the University of South Alabama, beginning a three-game conference homestand and initiating a two-month stretch to close out the year playing exclusively within the league.
The FAU athletics department is offering a series of ticket specials for the 16-game home schedule. Season ticket packages start at just $48 for adults and $35 for youth and seniors. If you are a men's basketball season ticket holder, you are eligible to purchase women's basketball season tickets for half price.
FAU has also created an all-sports ticket package for the 2009-10 season. This unique opportunity allows fans to purchase 20 tickets for $50, redeemable at any FAU home events in six different sports, including men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, baseball and softball. Not only will fans receive 20 tickets for $50, but the package also includes five coupons good for $5 worth of free concessions redeemable at any of the eligible sporting events, a $25 value.
Additional specials include "All-U-Can-Eat" seats for season ticket holders who upgrade their seats for an additional $99. This voucher will be good for "All-U-Can-Eat" hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and soft drinks for the entire season.
The FAU Arena also boasts newly-renovated luxury suites equipped with many amenities, including seating for 17 guests with a standing room capacity of 25, individual climate control and a bar area with a mini-kitchen. Suites may be leased on a yearly basis for $10,000, or for three years at $25,000. Per game pricing begins at $1,500 or three games for $2,500. For more information on luxury suites, contact Morgan Cyphers at 561-297-0408 or Dexter LaMont at 561-297-2953.
The FAU Ticket Office is located at FAU's Tom Oxley Center, 777 Glades Road,
Boca Raton campus, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 1-866-FAU-OWLS.