Nov. 24, 2004
Santa Clara will spend a week in Hawaii, participating in a competitive eight-team tournament, the Hawaiian Airlines Rainbow Wahine Classic. The Broncos are matched up against host Hawaii in the opening game, and then face Michigan State or Utah. The other half of the bracket includes Idaho, Georgia, California and TCU.
"These games provide a great opportunity for us early in the season to start our year on a positive note and give the players confidence," head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson said. "It's going to be key for us to have some success in that tournament."
Santa Clara's loss to Fresno State to open the schedule marked only the fourth season-opening loss for the Bronco program in the last 14 years, and the second straight.
In the Rankings
The Bronco program is known to play a tough schedule on a regular basis, and this year's was no exception. Santa Clara will host No. 14 Minnesota on Dec. 11 and could also face 15th-ranked Michigan State at the Hawaii Tournament. Additionally, non-conference opponent UW-Green Bay received votes in the Associated Press' opening poll.
Live on the Internet
Santa Clara's entire schedule returns to the Internet, as a live audio broadcast was available for a fourth season on www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. Additionally, Leavey Center contests can be followed online with a live statistical tracker, also located on SCU's official athletic website. By logging on, fans can receive real-time updated statistics direct from the official scoring computer, allowing users to listen to the audio broadcast and keep up with the statistics simultaneously. Anthony Passarelli return as the voice of the Broncos for a fourth season.
A Look Ahead: Broncos Renew Rivalry Series with San Jose State
Santa Clara will return to action on Dec. 3 with a visit to Bay Area rival San Jose State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Spartans' Event Center.
The Broncos are scheduled to make one television appearance this season during the WCC season. Santa Clara will play at Saint Mary's for a Saturday, February 12 game that will tip-off at 7 p.m., with live coverage by Fox Sports Bay Area.
Season/Game Tickets on Sale
Season and individual game tickets for Santa Clara University's nationally-recognized basketball team are on sale through the Department of Athletics' official website SantaClaraBroncos.com, and the athletic ticket office at 408-554-4660, between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In conjunction with its exclusive Internet partner, College Sports Online, the athletic department has developed an online ticket application that provides fans with the ability to purchase season tickets, family plans, individual matches or an all-sports pass via the official athletic website. A basketball season ticket package that includes the 14 home games is available for the adult price of $75 for general admission, while a family plan provides a family of five admission to each game for the low price of $100. Youth (12 and under) and senior (over 65-years-old) season tickets are also available for $40. Single matches are priced at $7 for adult general admission, $5 for youths and seniors and $2 for SCU students as well Bronco Kidz members. Single game team passes are also available for $35.