2008 Schedule Announced
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever has announced its 2008 Women’s National Basketball Association schedule. Indiana will play 34 regular-season games beginning with a home and season opener Saturday, May 17, against the Washington Mystics.
Eastern Conference finalists in two of the past three seasons and playing under the direction of first-year Head Coach Lin Dunn, the Fever’s schedule includes 20 games against the East and 14 against the West. With the recent addition of the yet-to-be-named Atlanta franchise, the WNBA returns to a 14-team schedule, the same as in 2006. The Fever will play three games apiece against Eastern Conference foes Connecticut, Detroit, Chicago and Washington; and square off against New York and newcomer Atlanta four times. Home and away games are scheduled against each of seven Western Conference opponents.
Indiana will appear twice on the WNBA’s 23-game national television schedule. Both games are on ESPN2 – at Connecticut on May 27, and at New York on June 26. The team’s local television schedule is yet to be determined.
The 2008 schedule also includes a month-long hiatus to accommodate the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, China (August 8-24). With more than 25 WNBA players expected to compete during the 2008 Olympic Games, the league has not scheduled any games between July 28 and August 27. Instead, the WNBA season will be extended by three weeks so WNBA players can represent their home countries in the 2008 Olympic Games. Similar to the 2004 season that also saw a break in the schedule for the Olympics, WNBA teams and players will remain active in the communities while on hiatus from regular season action.
Following the 2008 Olympic Games, the WNBA will tip off the second half of the season on August 28. The regular season schedule concludes on September 14 with the playoffs scheduled to begin on September 18.
Fever schedule highlights for the upcoming season include:
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