FEVER ANNOUNCES 2011 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
The Indiana Fever has announced its 2011 Women’s National Basketball Association schedule. Indiana will play 34 regular-season games including its home and season opener on Saturday, June 4 against I-65 rival and Eastern Conference foe Chicago (7:00 p.m.).
A WNBA playoff participant in each of the past six seasons, the Fever opens its 12th season with home games against the Sky and New York Liberty. Following its opening game, Indiana hosts a Friday night game with the Liberty, June 10 (7:00 p.m.) before traveling to New York the following night to cap a weekend rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The following Tuesday, June 14, the Fever hosts the Tulsa Shock in its only ESPN national TV game.
The Fever enters the new season under the direction of fourth-year head coach Lin Dunn and a core of returning veterans that includes All-Stars Tamika Catchings, Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown. Hoping for a return to the WNBA Finals where it landed in 2009, Indiana will play a schedule that consists of 22 games against the Eastern Conference and 12 against the West. The Fever will play four games apiece against Eastern foes Atlanta, Chicago and New York; and square off against Connecticut and Washington five times. Home and away games are scheduled against each of six Western Conference opponents.
Indiana, which has seen an attendance increase in four straight seasons, will play 24 of 34 games during a Thursday-to-Sunday window each week. Indiana’s regular season schedule concludes Sunday, Sept. 11 when the Fever hosts the Atlanta Dream.
Fever schedule highlights for the upcoming season include:
|Fri.||10||New York||7:00 p.m.|
|Sat.||11||at||New York||7:00 p.m.|
|Sun.||31||Los Angeles||6:00 p.m.|
|Tue.||9||San Antonio||7:00 p.m.|
|Sat.||13||New York||7:00 p.m.|
|Tue.||16||at||San Antonio||8:00 p.m.|
|Thu.||18||at||Los Angeles||10:30 p.m.|
|Fri.||9||at||New York||7:00 p.m.|