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Nov. 14, 1997

Boston College Prepares for Third Annual Reebok Classic

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- For the third consecutive year, the Boston College women's basketball team will participate in the annual Reebok Classic at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. The first game will feature Arkansas and No. 12 Iowa playing at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Eagles' matchup against No. 24 Texas at 3:00 p.m.

The games will be preceded by a free basketball demonstration clinic at 11:30 a.m., featuring WNBA stars Teresa Weatherspoon (New York Liberty) and Andrea Stinson (Charlotte Sting), as well as New York Liberty Head Coach Nancy Darsh.

"As a pioneer of the women's sports movement, Reebok has a rich history of supporting female athletes of all ages and abilities-- helping women to achieve their goals at any level," said Kathy O'Connell-Johnson, Group Director, Reebok Women's Sports Marketing. "Reebok is committed to providing women the opportunity to showcase their athletic skills, and events such as the Reebok Women's Basketball Classic do just that."

Tickets, priced at $16 & $13 for adults and half price for children under 12, are available now at the FleetCenter Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (617) 931-2000. Purchases can also be made online at

For every four tickets purchased, one ticket will be donated through local organizations, including the Big Sisters Association of Greater Boston, to youths who otherwise would not be able to attend. Group discounts are also available by calling (617) 624-1805.

The 1995 inaugural event set a record for the largest crowd ever to watch a women's basketball contest in Massachusetts (8,307). The 1995 mark was surpassed last season when a record 9,337 fans enjoyed the action.

Partners in this year's Reebok Women's Basketball Classic include The Boston Globe, Ocean Spray, Lady Foot Locker, Jam'n 94.5, Spalding and the Big Sisters Association of Greater Boston. For more information or for a complete list of upcoming FleetCenter events, please visit the arena's internet site at or call (617) 624-1000.

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