Jan. 5, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS – All-session tickets for the 2005 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will go on sale through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. EST, Saturday, Dec. 11.

The women’s tournament returns to Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse, featuring 10 games over five days, March 3-7, 2005, with no games on March 5 to make way for the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls’ State Basketball Finals.

All-session tickets for the general public are on sale for $55 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone numbers (317-239-5151 in central Indiana) and

This will be the 10th year Indianapolis has hosted the tournament, and the fourth straight year the event will have taken place at the Fieldhouse. The 2004 tournament drew a record 37,635 fans. In addition, the women’s championship game drew a single-session record of 9,417. Purdue captured the women’s tournament title for the second consecutive year, and a record fifth time in tournament history.

Additionally, all-session tickets are on sale now for each university’s fan block and can be obtained by picking up a ticket brochure at the university’s athletic ticket office or by calling the number below:

University of Illinois Ticket Office – (217) 333-3470 or (866) ILLINI-1
Indiana University Ticket Office – (800) 447-GOIU or (812) 855-4006
University of Iowa Ticket Office – (800) IA HAWKS or (319) 335-9323
University of Michigan Ticket Office – (734) 764-0247 or (866) 296-6849
Michigan State University Ticket Office – (800) GO-STATE or (517) 355-1610
University of Minnesota Ticket Office – (800) U-GOPHER or (612) 624-8080
Northwestern University Ticket Office – (847) 491-CATS
Ohio State University Ticket Office – (614) 292-2624
Penn State University Ticket Office – (800) 833-5533
Purdue University Ticket Office – (800) 49-SPORT or (765) 494-3194
University of Wisconsin Ticket Office – (608) 262-1440

2005 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule – March 3, 4, 6 and 7, 2005
Thursday, March 3 – Session One (first round, three games) – 3 p.m.
Friday, March 4 – Session Two (quarterfinals, two games) – 12 noon
Friday, March 4 – Session Three (quarterfinals, two games) – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 – Session Four (semifinals, two games) – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 7 – Session Five (final game) – 7 p.m.
All times are tentative and subject to change and are Eastern (EST).

Hotel Accommodations
Fans should contact the Big Ten Tournament Housing Bureau at 1-800-556-INDY (4639), 1-317-684-2573, or to reserve hotel rooms. More than 5,000 hotel rooms are in the downtown area within walking distance of the Big Ten women’s tournament action.

Media Information
Media credential applications will be distributed in January by the Big Ten Conference. Tournament logos are available through Indiana Sports Corporation upon request. For more information, visit or