HAMDEN, Conn. – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced the league schedule for the 2013-14 women's basketball season. Quinnipiac University will open its inaugural campaign in the MAAC on Friday, Dec. 6 against the reigning conference champions, Marist.
The Bobcats and the Red Foxes will square off on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center. Marist won its eighth straight MAAC championship last year, and like the Bobcats, made a trip to College Park, Md. for the NCAA Tournament. Marist was knocked out in the opening round with a loss to Michigan State. Quinnipiac's next conference game takes place in Buffalo with a trip to Canisius on Dec. 21.
Just three days before the New Year, Quinnipiac will host Niagara (Dec. 29) at the Bank, followed by a Jan. 3 pairing with Rider. The Bobcats then hit the road for a short trip to Fairfield on Jan. 5, with all the action taking place at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.
The Bobcats remain on the road for a trip to Iona on Jan. 10, before returning home to host Manhattan on Jan. 12. Iona was selected to finish just ahead of Quinnipiac in the 2013-14 MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, while Manhattan claimed 10th in the census after an eight-win season last year.
Quinnipiac then visits Saint Peter's on Jan. 16, before welcoming Siena to the Bank on Jan. 18. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Bobcats travel to New Jersey to face Rider, and will close out the month at home against Fairfield (Jan. 26).
The Bobcats open the month of February with their second trip to upstate New York to take on Niagara in Lewiston (Feb. 1). After a trip to Monmouth on Feb. 7, Quinnipiac returns home for its second meeting with Canisius on Feb. 9 at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Griffs finished seventh in last year's standings and collected 12 wins on the campaign.
Quinnipiac's home stretch consists of three games on the road, Marist (Feb. 14), Siena (Feb. 20) and Manhattan (March 1); and three games at home, Monmouth (Feb. 16), Saint Peter's (Feb. 22) and Iona (Feb. 27).
The 2014 MAAC Championships will be held Thursday, March 6 through Monday, March 10 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
Quinnipiac's 2013-14 television schedule will be released once finalized, complete with game times and broadcasting networks. As always, fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding all of Quinnipiac's Athletic teams at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
In addition, fans interested in purchasing tickets for the 2013-14 campaign can call the QU Ticket Office at 203-582-3905, visit the official website of Quinnipiac athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or make a trip to the TD Bank Sports Center Ticket Office.
Student-Athletes, parents and fans can download the 2013-14 QU Athletics schedules to your laptop and mobile devices for free by clicking in the iCalendar link at the bottom of each sport's homepage or the master schedule page. Fans can also follow Quinnipiac Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@QUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates.