WNBA Unveils Regular Season Schedule Featuring WNBA Tip-Off 2013 Presented by Boost Mobile

– 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever Begins Title Defense in San Antonio May 24 –
– WNBA Tip-Off 2013 presented by Boost Mobile Includes National Telecasts Featuring Debuts of Highly Anticipated Rookie Class –

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 – The defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever tips off the league’s 17th season as part of WNBA Tip-Off 2013 presented by Boost Mobile on Friday, May 24, when 2012 WNBA Finals MVP Tamika Catchings leads the Fever into San Antonio to face the Silver Stars.

WNBA Tip-Off 2013 presented by Boost Mobile will feature a total of six games including a nationally televised doubleheader on ESPN2 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, featuring the Washington Mystics at the Tulsa Shock (3 p.m. ET) followed by the Chicago Sky at the Phoenix Mercury (5 p.m. ET). The Memorial Day games are likely to include the debuts of the top four picks from the highly anticipated 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, widely considered to be one of the deepest draft classes ever.

“There’s lots of excitement heading into the 2013 season. Fueled by the anticipated draft class, ESPN has decided to move the telecast of the WNBA Draft presented by State Farm into a primetime window on April 15th and to tip off our broadcast season with a doubleheader on Memorial Day,” said Laurel J Richie, WNBA President. “Needless to say, we think this is a wonderful way to start the season.”

Also highlighting the national television schedule will be Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2013, when ABC showcases the best women’s basketball players in the world Saturday, July 27. Tip off at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and NBA TV will feature over 80 contests, including postseason games, and showcase the league’s most talented players and competitive rivalries.

ESPN2 will air 13 regular-season games throughout the season and cap it off with extensive coverage of the WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. All games will be available in high definition and telecasts on ESPN and ESPN2 will also be available on WatchESPN. In addition, WNBA LiveAccess provides online and mobile viewing of live and archived WNBA games all season long.

The 2013 WNBA season marks the fifth year of the league’s eight-year deal that allows ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 to televise games. The agreement extends the league’s relationship with ESPN, which commenced in 1997, to 20 years.

NBA TV will broadcast more than 40 games throughout the regular season and provide additional post-season coverage. The NBA TV schedule will be announced at a later date.

Other key television match-ups during the 2013 WNBA regular season will put MVPs, All-Stars, and key rookies front and center:

  • Following the Memorial Day telecasts, ABC and ESPN2 will telecast a pair of matchups featuring the last three WNBA Most Valuable Players – 2009 MVP Diana Taurasi and the Mercury will visit 2011 MVP Catchings and the Fever June 8 (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET); and the Connecticut Sun, led by last year’s MVP, Tina Charles, will tip off against the Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 12 (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET).
  • ESPN2 will feature a rematch of the 2011 WNBA Finals presented Boost Mobile when the Atlanta Dream, led by All-Star Angel McCoughtry, visits the All-Star laden Minnesota Lynx, led by Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, and Lindsay Whalen on July 9 (9 p.m. ET).
  • The Shock hosts the Sparks in a nationally televised clash of Western Conference foes on ESPN2 July 11 (9 p.m. ET). An improving Tulsa team won its final two meetings with playoff-bound Los Angeles last year.
  • Each of the final seven ESPN2 telecasts will feature former league MVPs, with a pair of MVPs going head-to-head July 18 at 10 p.m. ET when Phoenix (Taurasi, 2009) visits Los Angeles (Candace Parker, 2009).
  • The defending Western Conference champion Lynx will try to exact a measure of revenge against the Fever when it hosts Indiana Aug. 24 (ESPN2, 7:00 p.m. ET).
  • The 2013 WNBA regular season runs from Friday, May 24, to Sunday, Sept. 15.

    Month-by-Month Schedule || Team-by-Team Schedules || Full Regular Season Schedule || National Television

    2013 WNBA Regular Season Schedule
    Day Date Visitor Home Local (Home) Eastern
    Fri.May 24, 2013IndianaSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.May 25, 2013TulsaAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.May 25, 2013New YorkConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sun.May 26, 2013SeattleLos Angeles5:30 PM8:30 PM
    Mon.May 27, 2013WashingtonTulsa2:00 pM3:00 PM
    Mon.May 27, 2013ChicagoPhoenix2:00 PM5:00 PM
    Fri.May 31, 2013AtlantaIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.May 31, 2013TulsaNew York7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.May 31, 2013ConnecticutChicago7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Sat.June 1, 2013ConnecticutMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.June 1, 2013Los AngelesSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sun.June 2, 2013AtlantaWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.June 2, 2013TulsaChicago5:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.June 2, 2013PhoenixSeattle6:00 PM9:00 PM
    Wed.June 5, 2013IndianaNew York10:30 AM10:30 AM
    Thu.June 6, 2013PhoenixMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 7, 2013WashingtonConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.June 7, 2013New YorkAtlanta7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.June 7, 2013ChicagoSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 7, 2013TulsaSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.June 8, 2013PhoenixIndiana3:30 PM3:30 PM
    Sat.June 8, 2013MinnesotaWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.June 8, 2013TulsaLos Angeles7:00 PM10:30 PM
    Sun.June 9, 2013AtlantaNew York3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.June 9, 2013San AntonioChicago5:00 PM6:00 PM
    Tue.June 11, 2013San AntonioMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Wed.June 12, 2013ConnecticutIndiana8:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 14, 2013SeattleAtlanta7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.June 14, 2013ConnecticutNew York7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.June 14, 2013MinnesotaTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 14, 2013Los AngelesPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.June 15, 2013San AntonioLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Sun.June 16, 2013IndianaWashington2:00 PM2:00 PM
    Sun.June 16, 2013ChicagoAtlanta3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.June 16, 2013PhoenixTulsa3:30 PM4:30PM
    Sun.June 16, 2013SeattleConnecticut5:00 PM5:00 PM
    Tue.June 18, 2013WashingtonSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Wed.June 19, 2013MinnesotaPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Thu.June 20, 2013ChicagoTulsa11:30 AM12:30 PM
    Fri.June 21, 2013SeattleSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 21, 2013WashingtonPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.June 21, 2013MinnesotaLos Angeles8:00 PM11:00 PM
    Sat.June 22, 2013ChicagoIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.June 22, 2013Seattle Tulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sun.June 23, 2013AtlantaConnecticut3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.June 23, 2013San AntonioNew York3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.June 23, 2013TulsaMinnesota6:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sun.June 23, 2013WashingtonLos Angeles5:30 PM8:30 PM
    Tue.June 25, 2013IndianaAtlanta12:00 PM12:00 PM
    Tue.June 25, 2013PhoenixSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Wed.June 26, 2013New YorkChicago11:30 AM12:30 PM
    Thu.June 27, 2013PhoenixWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.June 28, 2013TulsaIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.June 28, 2013WashingtonAtlanta7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.June 28, 2013Los AngelesMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.June 28, 2013New YorkSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.June 29, 2013PhoenixConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.June 29, 2013Los AngelesChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sun.June 30, 2013San AntonioAtlanta3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.June 30, 2013TulsaWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.June 30, 2013SeattleIndiana6:00 PM6:00 PM
    Tue.July 2, 2013SeattleChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tue.July 2, 2013TulsaConnecticut8:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tue.July 2, 2013New YorkPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Tue.July 2, 2013MinnesotaLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Thu.July 4, 2013New YorkLos Angeles12:30 PM3:30 PM
    Sat.July 6, 2013San AntonioLos Angeles2:00 PM5:00 PM
    Sat.July 6, 2013ConnecticutIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.July 6, 2013SeattleWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sun.July 7, 2013ChicagoNew York3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.July 7, 2013PhoenixMinnesota6:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.July 9, 2013SeattleNew York7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.July 9, 2013AtlantaMinnesota8:00 PM9:00 PM
    Wed.July 10, 2013WashingtonChicago11:30 AM12:30 PM
    Wed.July 10, 2013San AntonioPhoenix12:30 PM3:30 PM
    Thu.July 11, 2013MinnesotaIndiana12:00 PM12:00 PM
    Thu.July 11, 2013Los AngelesTulsa8:00 PM9:00 PM
    Fri.July 12, 2013ChicagoConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.July 12, 2013WashingtonSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.July 13, 2013IndianaNew York6:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sat.July 13, 2013MinnesotaTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sun.July 14, 2013San AntonioConnecticut5:00 PM5:00 PM
    Sun.July 14, 2013Los AngelesPhoenix3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.July 14, 2013AtlantaSeattle6:00 PM9:00 PM
    Tue.July 16, 2013San AntonioWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Wed.July 17, 2013TulsaSeattle12:00 PM3:00 PM
    Wed.July 17, 2013AtlantaLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Thu.July 18, 2013ChicagoNew York11:00 AM11:00 AM
    Thu.July 18, 2013PhoenixLos Angeles7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.July 19, 2013WashingtonIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.July 19, 2013MinnesotaSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.July 19, 2013ConnecticutTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.July 20, 2013New YorkChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.July 20, 2013ConnecticutSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.July 20, 2013Los AngelesSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sun.July 21, 2013IndianaWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.July 21, 2013AtlantaTulsa3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Sun.July 21, 2013MinnesotaPhoenix3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Tue.July 23, 2013New YorkIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Wed.July 24, 2013ChicagoWashington11:30 AM11:30 AM
    Wed.July 24, 2013PhoenixMinnesota12:00 PM1:00 PM
    Wed.July 24, 2013ConnecticutAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.July 25, 2013New YorkSan Antonio11:30 AM12:30 PM
    Thu.July 25, 2013IndianaTulsa11:30 AM12:30 PM
    Thu.July 25, 2013SeattleLos Angeles12:30 PM3:30 PM
    Wed.July 31, 2013New YorkWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.August 1, 2013IndianaConncecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.August 1, 2013PhoenixSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.August 2, 2013San AntonioMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.August 2, 2013Los AngelesTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.August 2, 2013WashingtonChicago7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Sat.August 3, 2013ConnecticutNew York6:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sat.August 3, 2013ChicagoIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.August 3, 2013AtlantaPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sun.August 4, 2013Los AngelesWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.August 4, 2013TulsaSan Antonio3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Sun.August 4, 2013SeattleMinnesota6:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tues.August 6, 2013WashingtonNew York11:00 AM11:00 AM
    Tues.August 6, 2013Los AngelesConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tues.August 6, 2013IndianaChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tues.August 6, 2013MinnesotaSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tues.August 6, 2013SeattlePhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Thu.August 8, 2013Los AngelesIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.August 8, 2013WashingtonMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.August 9, 2013ChicagoConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.August 9, 2013TulsaPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.August 9, 2013San AntonioSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.August 10, 2013Los AngelesNew York3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sat.August 10, 2013AtlantaIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sun.August 11, 2013ConnecticutWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.August 11, 2013TulsaPhoenix3:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.August 11, 2013MinnesotaChicago5:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.August 11, 2013New YorkAtlanta6:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.August 11, 2013San AntonioSeattle6:00 PM9:00 PM
    Tue.August 13, 2013ChicagoLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Wed.August 14, 2013AtlantaConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Wed.August 14, 2013IndianaPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Thu.August 15, 2013ChicagoSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.August 16, 2013ConnecticutAtlanta7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Fri.August 16, 2013WashingtonNew York7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.August 16, 2013TulsaMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.August 16, 2013IndianaLos Angeles8:00 PM11:00 PM
    Sat.August 17, 2013PhoenixSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.August 17, 2013IndianaLos Angeles7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sun.August 18, 2013WashingtonAtlanta3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.August 18, 2013ConnecticutChicago5:00 PM6:00 PM
    Sun.August 18, 2013New YorkMinnesota6:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.August 20, 2013MinnesotaAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.August 20, 2013ChicagoWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.August 20, 2013PhoenixTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tue.August 20, 2013Los AngelesSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Wed.August 21, 2013San AntonioIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.August 22, 2013MinnesotaConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.August 23, 2013AtlantaWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.August 23, 2013San AntonioTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.August 23, 2013New YorkChicago7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Fri.August 23, 2013SeattlePhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.August 24, 2013IndianaMinnesota6:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.August 24, 2013ChicagoAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sun.August 25, 2013SeattleSan Antonio3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Sun.August 25, 2013New YorkConnecticut5:00 PM5:00 PM
    Sun.August 25, 2013TulsaLos Angeles5:30 PM8:30 PM
    Tue.August 27, 2013MinnesotaNew York7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.August 27, 2013SeattleSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Tue.August 27, 2013ConnecticutLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Wed.August 28, 2013WashingtonAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Thu.August 29, 2013ConnecticutSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Fri.August 30, 2013IndianaNew York7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.August 30, 2013San AntonioTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.August 31, 2013AtlantaChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.August 31, 2013SeattleMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.August 31, 2013Los AngelesSan Antonio7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.August 31, 2013ConnecticutPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    SunSeptember 1, 2013New YorkTulsa3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Mon.September 2, 2013Los AngelesAtlanta6:00 PM6:00 PM
    Wed.September 4, 2013IndianaAtlanta7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Wed.September 4, 2013Los AngelesMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.September 6, 2013WashingtonConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.September 6, 2013AtlantaNew York7:30 PM7:30 PM
    Fri.September 6, 2013Los AngelesTulsa7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Fri.September 6, 2013IndianaChicago7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Fri.September 6, 2013San AntonioPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.September 7, 2013ConnecticutIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Sat.September 7, 2013MinnesotaSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sun.September 8, 2013PhoenixAtlanta3:00 PM3:00 PM
    Sun.September 8, 2013ChicagoWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.September 8, 2013TulsaSan Antonio3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Tue.September 10, 2013WashingtonIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.September 10, 2013PhoenixNew York7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Tue.September 10, 2013MinnesotaSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Wed.September 11, 2013AtlantaConnecticut7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Wed.September 11, 2013PhoenixChicago7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Thu.September 12, 2013SeattleTulsa7:00 PM8:30 PM
    Thu.September 12, 2013MinnesotaLos Angeles7:30 PM10:30 PM
    Fri.September 13, 2013New YorkIndiana7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.September 13, 2013ConnecticutWashington7:00 PM7:00 PM
    Fri.September 13, 2013AtlantaChicago7:30 PM8:30 PM
    Fri.September 13, 2013San AntonioPhoenix7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sat.September 14, 2013ChicagoMinnesota7:00 PM8:00 PM
    Sat.September 14, 2013TulsaSeattle7:00 PM10:00 PM
    Sun.September 15, 2013IndianaConnecticut1:00 PM1:00 PM
    Sun.September 15, 2013New YorkWashington4:00 PM4:00 PM
    Sun.September 15, 2013AtlantaSan Antonio3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Sun.September 15, 2013PhoenixLos Angeles2:00 PM5:00 PM

    * Schedule subject to change
    More »

    Video

    USA vs. Canada

    Team USA toppled Canada, 71-56, on Monday night in Bridgeport, Conn. Nneka Ogwumike was the team's leading scorer with 10 points.

    Quigley with the SWEET Crossover move!

    Check out Allie Quigley with the double crossover move to get to the hoop during Game 3 WNBA Finals!

    Taurasi hits the Go-Ahead AND1 to WIN the WNBA Finals!

    Check out Diana Taurasi hitting the biggest shot of the series to put the Mercury ahead for good in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

    WNBA Spotlight Presented by Boost Mobile: Episode 12

    This week, the WNBA Spotlight shines on Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky.

    2014 WNBA Finals – Game 3 Minimovie

    An all-access look at the thrilling conclusion to the WNBA Finals – a back and forth classic that crowned the Phoenix Mercury the 2014 champions