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Friday, August 14, 2009

Nice visibility for two top Division II programs:

The Bentley University women's basketball team will receive national television exposure when its Northeast-10 Conference game with Franklin Pierce University on February 20 is televised live on the CBS College Sports Network. Tip-off at Bentley's Dana Athletic Center will be 12 noon.

The Bentley-Franklin Pierce encounter, a rematch of the 2009 Northeast-10 playoff championship game, is one of eight that is be a part of the NCAA Division II men's and women's basketball television package.

"We are honored to have been selected appear in a nationally televised game as part of CBS College Sports' DII basketball package," said Bentley Hall of Fame coach Barbara Stevens, winner of 774 games in her career. "We are proud of our rich tradition of women's basketball at Bentley and look forward to representing not only Bentley University, but the NE-10 in this game.

Franklin Pierce, runner up to last year's champion, University of Minnesota Mankato, will be under new leadership (Steve Hancock) as former coach Mark Swasey has moved over to lead the California University of Pennsylvania's Vulcans.