Season tickets for the upcoming women’s basketball season are now available for purchase, offering a variety of packages and enhanced benefits for both new and existing season ticket holders.
Women’s season ticket holders are assured of receiving the best available seats inside Maples Pavilion, complete with benefits such as cost savings off single-game prices, priority access to purchase single-game and postseason tickets, ability to resell or transfer unused tickets online or by mobile device and an exclusive season ticket holder e-newsletter.
Women's basketball season tickets range from $280 ($250 for faculty and staff) for upper sides reserved to $394 ($350 faculty and staff) for lower reserved areas. Fans also have the option of purchasing a General Admission Flex Plan, which for $125 includes 25 vouchers good for any game except for Tennessee on Dec. 21.
The women’s home slate will feature 14 regular-season games and one exhibition (Nov. 3 against Vanguard). On top of the nine Pac-12 home contests, the non-conference schedule is headlined by a visit from Tennessee on Dec. 21 and tips off Nov. 15 against 2013 Big West champion and NCAA Tournament participant Cal Poly. Additional non-conference opponents include UC Davis (Nov. 17), West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga (Dec. 14) and New Mexico (Dec. 17).
The lone doubleheader on the schedule is set for Dec. 14, with the men facing UC Davis while the women host Gonzaga. Game times have yet to be determined.
Additionally, this year’s Maples Pavilion experience will be further enhanced with new and improved concessions, offering a variety of menu options for all fans.
Stanford face at least four NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago during the 2013-14 non-conference season. The Cardinal opens the new campaign on the road Saturday, Nov. 9 at Boston College before facing defending national champion Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford Monday, Nov. 11. Other 2013 NCAA Tournament teams on the non-conference schedule include Tennessee, Gonzaga and Cal Poly.
The slate also includes trips to Texas and Fresno State as well as a trip to Puerto Vallarta for the 2013 Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Stanford’s three opponents at the tournament are still to be determined.
“Our non-conference schedule follows our philosophy that preparation for the unique demands and challenges of the NCAA Tournament begins in November,” said Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball Tara VanDerveer. “We look forward to visiting and hosting some of the best competition from around the nation, which will prepare us for another competitive Pac-12 season and the postseason.”
The Cardinal’s full schedule, which will include TV broadcast information as well a finalized Pac-12 slate, is expected to be available in early September. Non-conference dates and times are also subject to change, and fans are encouraged to continue checking www.gostanford.com for updates.
Stanford, 13-time defending Pac-12 champion and winners of seven straight conference doubles (regular season and tournament titles in the same season), returns from its opening weekend in New England to pull the curtain on its 2013-14 home slate, hosting 2013 Big West champion Cal Poly (Nov. 15) and UC Davis (Nov. 17). Next, Stanford embarks on a four-game trip which takes the team to Austin to battle Texas on Nov. 23 then to Puerto Vallarta for three games in three days over Nov. 26-28.
The final four games of the non-conference season will keep the Cardinal in California, beginning with a three-game homestand against Gonzaga (Dec. 14), New Mexico (Dec. 16) and Tennessee (Dec. 21) and concluding Dec. 28 at Fresno State.
The 2013-14 season will feature many highlights for the Cardinal, among them the final collegiate season for two-time All-American and national player of the year candidate Chiney Ogwumike and head coach Tara VanDerveer closing in on becoming just the fifth women’s basketball coach to win 900 career games. VanDerveer enters this season with a career mark of 894-203, needing just six wins to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt, Sylvia Hatchell and C. Vivian Stringer in the 900-Win Club.
Ogwumike meanwhile is coming off of a dominant 2012-13 season in which she was named a consensus All-American and national player of the year finalist. The Cypress, Texas native also claimed her first Pac-12 Player of the Year after becoming the first player to capture the Pac-12 Triple Crown, leading the loop in scoring (22.4 ppg), rebounding (12.9 rpg) and field-goal percentage (58.6). She was also the only player in the nation to rank in the NCAA’s top seven in all three categories, finishing fourth in field-goal percentage, fifth in rebounding and seventh in scoring.
The Cardinal also returns four starters from a year ago as All-Pac-12 Team pick and junior point guard Amber Orrange (10.8 ppg, 4.08 apg in 2012-13), senior shooting guard Sara James (5.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg) and fifth-year senior forward Mikaela Ruef (4.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg) join Ogwumike back on The Farm.
Stanford 2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule (all times Pacific)
Sat., Nov. 9 – at Boston College – 10 a.m.
Mon., Nov. 11 – at Connecticut – 4 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 15 – Cal Poly – 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 17 – UC Davis – 2 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 23 – at Texas – TBD
Tues., Nov. 26 – vs. TBD – TBD (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Wed., Nov. 27 – vs. TBD – TBD (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Thurs., Nov. 28 – vs. TBD – TBD (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)
Sat., Dec. 14 – Gonzaga – TBD
Mon., Dec. 16 – New Mexico – TBD
Sat., Dec. 21 – Tennessee – TBD
Sat., Dec. 28 – Fresno State – TBD