Six Stanford Games To Be Televised In 2008-09
Oct. 6, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford Women's Basketball will have at least six contests televised during the upcoming 2008-09 regular season, with four Pac-10 contests set to be shown on Fox Sports Net and two non-conference games set for the ESPN family of networks.
The total number of regular-season games could reach eight, should FSN choose to pick up a pair of Stanford contests over the schedule's final two weeks.
Stanford's television schedule opens up Tuesday, Dec. 16 on the road as the Cardinal head to Durham to battle the Duke Blue Devils at 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN. The Cardinal's final game of that southeastern swing, a rematch of the 2008 national championship game Sunday, Dec. 21 at Tennessee, will air on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. PT.
Two of Stanford's originally-scheduled Pac-10 dates have been moved to accommodate the TV schedule, starting with the Cardinal's game against California in Berkeley, which has been moved from Saturday, Jan. 17 to a 3 p.m. tip on Sunday, Jan. 18 on FSN.
The second change comes two weeks later, as Stanford's home date against UCLA has been moved from Saturday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, Feb. 1 for a 1 p.m. tip to be shown on FSN.
Stanford's game at Washington will be televised by FSN Sunday, Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m., while the return date for the Battle of the Bay against California will be shown on FSN at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.
FSN holds the option to pick up Stanford's contests at USC (Sunday, March 1) and at home against Arizona State (Saturday, March 7), bringing the total possible number of televised games to eight for the Cardinal.
FSN will also air both Pac-10 Tournament semifinal contests as well as the tournament's title game on March 14 and 15, respectively.
Stanford opens the new season with a pair of home exhibitions against Chico State on Nov. 1 at 12 p.m., and against Vanguard at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
The Cardinal will open the 2008-09 regular season Friday night, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., hosting the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Maples Pavilion. Stanford's 2008-09 slate features 13 teams that reached the postseason last year.