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Notre Dame To Participate In Inaugural Super Six Series
Junior guard Natalie Novosel and the Fighting Irish will play host to UCLA on Nov. 18 (7 p.m. ET) at Purcell Pavilion as part of the inaugural Super Six Series announced Wednesday.
 
Junior guard Natalie Novosel and the Fighting Irish will play host to UCLA on Nov. 18 (7 p.m. ET) at Purcell Pavilion as part of the inaugural Super Six Series announced Wednesday.

Oct. 13, 2010

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame women's basketball program has been selected as one of the two BIG EAST Conference representatives for the inaugural "Super Six Series," a new challenge event developed by the nation's top six conferences (BIG EAST, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC).

The Super Six Series, which is committed to run through at least the 2011-12 season, matches two teams from each of the participating conferences in six high-profile early-season games at on-campus sites. Each conference will have one home and one road game annually in the Series, with games played during the opening two weeks of the season.

The Fighting Irish have been awarded the BIG EAST's home game for this year's Super Six Series, as they welcome Pac-10 member UCLA to Purcell Pavilion on Nov. 18 for a 7 p.m. (ET) contest. The Bruins lead the all-time series between the schools, 8-4, although this year's matchup will be the first between Notre Dame and UCLA since Nov. 14, 1998, when the Fighting Irish posted a 99-82 victory in South Bend. Notre Dame also has won three of the past five games in the series.

Pittsburgh will join Notre Dame in flying the BIG EAST banner for the 2010-11 Super Six Series, with the Panthers traveling to Big Ten standard bearer Minnesota on Nov. 17. The remaining Series games for this year are listed at the end of this release, with dates and times subject to change, and potential television coverage to be announced at a later date.

The Fighting Irish have two starters and eight monogram winners returning for the program's 34th season in 2010-11, joined by a three-player freshman class that has been ranked as high as eighth in the country by some media outlets. Notre Dame is coming off a 29-6 season that saw it rise to No. 3 in the national polls and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the eighth time in the past 14 years.

Season tickets for the 2010-11 Notre Dame women's basketball campaign are available by contacting the Murnane Family Ticket Office by phone (574-631-7356) or in person (Gate 9 in the Rosenthal Atrium at Purcell Pavilion) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) weekdays. Fans also can purchase tickets on-line through the official Notre Dame athletics ticketing web page (www.UND.com/tickets). A limited number of single-game tickets are expected to go on sale Oct. 21.

 

 

For more information on the Notre Dame women's basketball program, sign up to follow the Fighting Irish women's basketball Twitter pages (www.twitter.com/ndwbbsid or www.twitter.com/notredamewbb) or register for the Irish ALERT text-messaging system through the sidebar on the women's basketball page at UND.com.

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2010-11 Women's Basketball Super Six Series (all times Eastern)
Nov. 17 - Pittsburgh (BIG EAST) at Minnesota (Big Ten) - 8 p.m.
Nov. 18 - UCLA (Pac-10) at NOTRE DAME (BIG EAST) - 7 p.m.
Nov. 18 - Duke (ACC) at Auburn (SEC) - 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 - Michigan State (Big Ten) at Baylor (Big 12) - 8 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Vanderbilt (SEC) at Florida State (ACC) - 2 p.m.
Nov. 22 - Nebraska (Big 12) at Washington State (Pac-10) - 10 p.m.

Event Calendar

Delta

November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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