For the fourth season of LF2 Basketball 13 teams have been accepted by the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) to participate.
After all the drama of the 2012-2013 L2F season in which two teams had pulled out and a third team had not started, the FFBB were more strict in allowing teams to take part.
After 33 seasons of playing in the top division Aix-en-Provence pulled out of the LFB lacking the deposit of 54,000 Euro into the guarantee fund. As the club does not owe anybody money they have been allowed to play in LF2.
The other three news clubs for the LF2 basketball edition have won promotion from NF1: AL Aplement le Havre, Charnay-lès-Mâcon and Avenir Basket Chartres.
The reason for only 13 instead of 14 teams in this division this season is that there is a legal battle with Perpignan Basket.
Perpignan was thrown out of the LFB despite finishing 3rd last season due to a number of financial irregularities. Hence they were demoted to the regional league (Division 6).
The club fought the decision and came up with a rescue plan for LF2 which was accepted by the Sports Court of Arbitration. However the FFBB rejected the appeal and refused Perpignan Basket a place in the second division.
The regular season tips off on Saturday, 12 October 2013 and comes to an end on Saturday, 26 April 2014.
The post season between the top four teams, known as the LF2 final four, is hosted by the winner of the regular season during the weekend of the 17 - 18 May 2014.
All the stories for this season will appear in the right menu of this page.
La Ligue Féminine 2, la LF2 ou L2F, entame leur quatrième édition. Pourtant au lieu de 14 formations comme prévu dans cette compétition, il y a que 13. Perpignan Basket, l'année dernière en LFB, a été retrogadé à cause d'un déficit budgétaire. Mais la FFBB a refusé la proposition de conciliation du CNOSF.
Hainaut Basket et Arras, pourtant relégués, ont été repêché en LFB après Perpignan Basket avait définitivement perdu leur place et Aix-en-Provence volontairement est descendu en L2F.
Les équipes promues en LF2 sont AL Aplement le Havre, Charnay-lès-Mâcon et Avenir Basket Chartres.
La saison régulière débute samedi, le 12 octobre 2013 et prend fin samedi, le 27 avril 2014.
Le LF2 final 4 (finale à 4) pour le titre "Champion de France LF2", se déroulant le 17 et 18 mai 2014, est disputé entre les quatre meilleures équipes de la saison régulière dont la première classée accueille la finale. Celle-ci est déjà qualifiée pour accéder en ligue féminine de basket.
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Date created: 27 September 2013
Last updated: 19 May 2014
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LF2 basketball season articles
21 April 2014: Season almost over with one round to go
28 March 2014: Dunkerque Malo hit Roche Vendée
20 March 2014: Perpignan strive
09 March 2014: No luck for Reims BF
03 March 2014: First defeat for COB Calais
24 February 2014: Reims in trouble
09 February 2014: Charnay is suffering another defeat
03 February 2014: Who can challenge COB Calais?
26 January 2014: Perpignan are closing down
19 January 2014: CFBB win at last this season
13 January 2014: Aix-en-Provence at the bottom, COB Calais at the top
05 January 2014: Roche Vendée or COB Calais?
22 December 2013: COB Calais, only team left unbeaten
15 December 2013: Reims at the wrong end of the table
08 December 2013: Mourenx dislodge Roche Vendée
1 December 2013: Illkirch Graffenstaden bring down Pau Lacq-Orthez
24 November 2013: Limoges in trouble
17 November 2013: Higher and higher for Calais and Roche
11 November 2013: Perpignan or not Perpignan, that is not the question
2 November 2013: Finally a victory for Charnay Basket
27 October 2013: 40 points and more from Dace Pierre-Joseph
21 October 2013: COB Calais dominated north coast derby
13 October 2013: Reims BF get off to a flying start
28 September 2013: One on one with Taelor Karr
27 September 2013: One on one with Sébastien Devos