Shacobia Barbee is one of two returning starters for the Lady Bulldogs.
Sept. 25, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- A dozen of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs' 29 regular-season games will be televised during the 2013-14 season. The Southeastern Conference announced the league's TV package on Wednesday.
For Georgia, 10 of 16 SEC dates and two non-conference games will appear on television. The Lady Bulldogs will appear on ESPNU and SEC TV once each, SportsSouth three times and CSS on seven occasions.
In non-conference play, home dates with Kennesaw State on Dec. 15 at 2:00 p.m. and Illinois on Dec. 28 at 4:00 will air regionally on CSS.
On Feb. 16, Georgia's 1:00 p.m. matchup against Florida in Athens will air nationally on ESPNU as part of "Play 4Kay," the partnership between the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) to promote awareness and raise funds for research to cure women's cancers.
Games at Florida at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 19 and at Alabama at 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 26 will be shown on CSS in conjunction with "We Pat Back" Week, a week-long initiative by the SEC and its member institutions focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, and its fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Additional TV appearances include: at Vanderbilt on Jan. 2 at 9:00 p.m. on CSS; vs. Tennessee in Athens on Jan. 5 at 4:00 p.m. on SportsSouth; vs. Texas A&M in Athens on Jan. 12 at 2:00 p.m. on SEC TV; vs. Arkansas in Athens on Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. on CSS; vs. Kentucky in Athens on Jan. 30 at 9:00 p.m. on SportsSouth; at Mississippi State on Feb. 2 at 3:00 p.m. on CSS; and vs. Mississippi State in Athens on March 2 at 1:00 p.m. on SportsSouth.
Georgia has long been one of the most televised women's basketball programs in the nation. All told, the Lady Bulldogs have appeared on TV nearly 400 times over the past 30 seasons. The 2013-14 season will mark the 16th straight campaign with double-digit television contests. Georgia has had 230 TV outings over that span, an average of more than 15 per season.
The Lady Bulldogs begin official practices for the upcoming season next week. Georgia returns two starters - sophomores Shacobia Barbee and Tiaria Griffin - and six additional letterwinners from last year's team, which finished 28-7 and advanced to the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament.
Georgia opens the season on Sunday, Nov. 10, when the Lady Bulldogs host Presbyterian at 2:00 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum. Season tickets are just $40 and are on sale now via georgiadogs.com, by calling 877-542-1231 or in person at the UGA Ticket Office in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall from 8:30 a.m. though 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.