October 19, 2008

Matador Basketball Season Tickets Remain On Sale

Oct. 19, 2008

Northridge, Calif. - The 2008-09 basketball seasons for both the Cal State Northridge men's and women's basketball teams promise to be a year of excitement and plenty of action.

Season tickets remain on sale for the 14-game home slate for the defending regular season Big West champion men's basketball team, while the CSUN women's team will enjoy a 15-game home slate at The Matadome.

The Matador men's team is an overwhelming pick to win the Big West title in 2008-09. Cal State Northridge returns a majority of its team, including three starters and three all-conference selections. The Matadors chalked up a 20-10 overall record last year and a 12-4 league record.

The Matador women are much improved this year, and several key scorers from last year's team return to form the nucleus of the team's expected success in 2008-09.

Season tickets for the 14-game men's basketball home schedule can be purchased for as low as $90. Season tickets for the 15-game Matador women's home schedule are available for as low as $55.

Group tickets and CSUN Faculty/Staff ticket discounts are also available.

Cal State Northridge Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Season Ticket Sections 2, 3 or 4 --- $125
Season Ticket Section, 1 or 5 --- $100
CSUN Faculty/Staff Section 2, 3 or 4 --- $100
CSUN Faculty/Staff Section 1 or 5 --- $90
Season Parking Pass --- $70

Cal State Northridge Women's Basketball Season Tickets
Season Ticket --- $75
CSUN Faculty/Staff Season Ticket - $55

Alumni Analysis
The Cal State Northridge Alumni Association is sponsoring the Matador Express Bus Trip! Destination: Long Beach for a major Big West men's basketball game between the Matadors and the Long Beach State 49ers on January 17, 2009. Tipoff is slated for 3:00 p.m.

Join other Matador fans as they travel to Long Beach for this rivalry matchup. Included are transportation, meal and game ticket. Matador fans can purchase seats for the reduced rate of $40 per person through October 31.

For more information on Matador season tickets, go to www.gomatadors.com

Tip-Off Basketball Rally Set For Saturday at The Matadome
There is an old cliche "If it's FREE, it's for ME."

That's why Cal State Northridge men's and women's basketball fans are INVITED to the second annual Tip-Off Rally on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at The Matadome.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations taking place across the CSUN campus, Matador basketball fans are invited to attend a sneak preview of the 2008-09 men's and women's basketball teams.

Admission is FREE.

The evening's activities start at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude around 9:00 p.m.

Fans will have an opportunity to meet the coaching staffs and players of both programs, get autographs of your favorite players, purchase season tickets and Matador basketball gear, along with plenty of food and drinks.

The Matador men's team is also planning on holding a scrimmage.

Matador men's basketball head coach Bobby Braswell (the 2007-08 Big West Coach of the Year) and Staci Schulz (the women's head basketball coach) will provide plenty of insights and answer questions as both teams prepare for an exciting 2008-09 hoops season.

Four national pre-season publications have picked the Matadors basketball team to win the Big West title this year. The Matadors will be led by Tremaine Townsend, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, who led the Big West in rebounding (9.8 rpg) and blocked shots (1.3 bpg) last year; guard Deon Tresvant, a Big West selection and the team's leading scorer (13.9 ppg) from a year ago; and Josh Jenkins, the senior point-guard who led the Big West in assists (191) last year.

The Matador women return several veteran players including senior guard Whitney Ligon, who returns as the team's top scorer (12.1 ppg).

For more information on the Tip-Off Rally or purchasing season tickets, to www.gomatadors.com

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