Highlights on the 2014 Sky broadcast schedule include the May 16 home opener against the Indiana Fever and the July 11 contest against Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury. Fans can also use WNBA’s LiveAccess at www.chicagosky.net to follow the Chicago Sky.

The U Too, part of the Weigel Broadcasting Co., will host the regular season programming. Brooke Weisbrod and Lisa Byington and Patricia Babcock-McGraw return as the Sky’s broadcast team for the second year as color commentator, play-by-play announcer and sideline reporter respectively. They will call The U Too telecasts as well as WNBA LiveAccess webcasts. The U Too can be seen over-the-air on WCIU-DT 26.2 or on cable channels XFINITY 248/360, RCN 35 and WOW 170.

“We’re excited that The U Too will continue to be the television home for Sky basketball,” said Vice President and General Manager at WCIU-TV Robert Ramsey. “Last season proved how exciting the future is for the Sky and their fans. We’re happy to be bringing that excitement into the fans homes.”

The Sky renews a partnership that helped the franchise earn some of the strongest ratings in the WNBA in 2013. The Sky’s June 2 game against the Tulsa Shock last season earned a .9 HH rating, a 2 share in Live SD, a .4 rating and a 1 share with males aged 25-54 according to Nielsen.

“Weigel made it possible for fans to take a journey with us last season to our first playoff berth,” said Chicago Sky President and CEO Adam Fox. “Having the chance to showcase our games again on The U Too station is an outstanding opportunity to continue to highlight our team and build a lasting partnership with Weigel Broadcasting Co.”

The WNBA experienced record gains in television viewership across all networks during the 2013 season including Weigel Broadcasting Co., ESPN2 and NBATV. In addition to the local broadcasts, ESPN2 will televise a record seven Chicago Sky games during the 2014 season including two match ups against the defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx (5/26 and 8/7) and a road game versus Los Angeles Sparks stand out and Naperville native Candace Parker (7/1).

With the growing popularity of the WNBA, Weigel Broadcasting Co. and the Chicago Sky expect both the team and television ratings to show continued growth throughout the 2014 season. Sky games will be available in more than 8 million homes in the greater Chicago area this summer. A full Sky television broadcast schedule is included below.