Fan Festivities Planned For Women's Basketball Opener
Nov. 8, 2012
THE FLATS - The Georgia Tech women's basketball team will open its 10th season under head coach MaChelle Joseph against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
The Yellow Jackets enter the game ranked No. 22 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the USA Today Sports/ESPN Coaches poll while the Lady Vols are ranked No. 20 by the AP and No. 16 by the coaches. The contest with Tennessee will also be the inaugural women's game in McCamish Pavilion.
The day will begin with Nell on Wheels, the traveling pre-game roundtable show hosted by former Auburn and Olympic coach Nell Fortner, at noon outside the west entrance of McCamish Pavilion. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.
Once action moves inside the arena, Georgia Tech will continue the day's celebrations.
Georgia Tech Athletics will celebrate the 60th anniversary of women at Georgia Tech, an initiative started by Georgia Tech first lady Val Peterson. The women who will be recognized all graduated from the Institute and have gone on to success in their chosen career fields.
Tech will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inception of Title IX by honoring several women who played prominent roles in the advancement of women's athletics.
The first 1,000 fans to enter the new Pavilion will receive a free t-shirt and fans will receive a free commemorative ticket following the game.
With the additional pomp and circumstance surrounding the opener, the parking lot to McCamish Pavilion will be by permit only and parking along 8th Street will not be allowed. The public is welcome to park in East O'Keefe lot (entrance off of 6th Street), Lower Peters (enter off of Fowler Street) or in other available street parking, all of which are free.
Parking along Fowler Street will be ADA parking by handicap permit only.
Tickets are still available for only $10, or $5 for groups of 15 or more. The Super Sunday Plan, which includes a ticket to the Tennessee, Marquette and Georgia games, is available for only $20. All tickets can be purchased online at RamblinWreck.com or by calling the Georgia Tech ticket office at 888-TECH-TIX.
Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women's basketball on Twitter, @GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball, for an inside look at the program.