Notre Dame has ranked among the top 20 in the nation in average attendance the past six seasons, including a No. 11 ranking in 2005-06 when the Irish attracted 6,601 fans per game and the third sellout in program history.

Multiple Options Available To Watch #11/10 Irish In Preseason WNIT Championship Game

Nov. 18, 2004

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – There is no shortage of options for fans wishing to watch the No. 11/10 Notre Dame women’s basketball team as it plays host to No. 10/9 Ohio State in the championship game of the Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Joyce Center. Here’s a look at the ways the public can see one of the top early-season matchups in women’s college basketball:

• Live and in person — Tickets are still available for Saturday’s championship game by contacting the Notre Dame athletics ticket office at (574) 631-7356. Fans also may stop by the ticket office windows, located at Gate 10 of the Joyce Center. Prices are $10 for adults, $7 for youths (21 and younger) and seniors (55 and older), and Visa, Mastercard and American Express are all acceptable forms of payment. Notre Dame women’s basketball season ticket holders should be aware that Saturday’s game is NOT included as part of the regular season package and tickets must be purchased separately for this game.

• Internet television — The game will be televised live via broadband Internet connection at with Kevin Heilbronner and former Louisville head coach Martin Clapp on the call. As an added bonus, fans can receive $1 off the pay-per-view ticket fee when they visit the web site and enter Notre Dame’s exclusive access code (WNITND11). The telecast will be available on-demand for 30 days following the game, so fans, friends and family can replay all the excitement from this year’s Preseason WNIT championship game for up to one month.

• Cable television — Several Comcast SportsNet affiliates around the country will televise the game either on a live or tape-delayed basis. Those outlets carrying the game live on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET) include: Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet West and Comcast SportsNet Portland. Those outlets showing the game on a delayed basis include: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (Sunday at 2 p.m. ET) and Comcast SportsNet Southeast (Monday at 3 p.m. ET). In addition, American Forces Television, which broadcasts to more than one million U.S. service men and women in 176 nations, will televise the game either live or delayed, depending on the country. Additional cable clearances may be added prior to Saturday’s tip-off.

Notre Dame will enter Saturday night’s game on the heels of a 76-65 victory over No. 6 Duke on Wednesday night at the Joyce Center. Both the Irish and Ohio State are making their first-ever appearance in the Preseason WNIT championship game.

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