February 14, 2023
Athletes Unlimited basketball games will now be available on WNBA League Pass
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The WNBA League Pass will now feature games played by Athletes Unlimited (AU) — a network of various professional women’s sports leagues — at no additional cost for its subscribers, the WNBA announced Tuesday. The WNBA’s live game streaming platform will include 25 out of 30 basketball games from AU’s basketball league commencing this winter.
“WNBA League Pass is the destination for women’s professional basketball and Athletes Unlimited is just the latest addition to our programming lineup,” said WNBA Chief Growth Officer Colie Edison in a press release. “We are committed to expanding our direct-to-consumer offering with year-round content, bringing our fans closer to the game they love.”
The 2023 Athletes Unlimited season will tip off on Thursday, Feb. 23, and conclude on Sunday, March 25. The five weeks of play will include 44 players competing on four teams and feature a 30-game schedule in Dallas, Tex., at the fair Park Coliseum.
“We are thrilled to partner with the WNBA to bring Athletes Unlimited’s exciting brand of basketball to the most passionate fans of the sport, WNBA League Pass subscribers,” said Cheri Kempf, Senior Vice President, Athletes Unlimited in an official press release. “Fans will enjoy seeing world-class athletes competing as individuals with our unique scoring system and fast-paced season.”
Along with the WNBA League Pass, CBS Sports Network will also present five games. Additionally, Bally Sports regional sports networks and the Women’s Sports Network will simulcast select games. Sports commentator Cindy Brunson will handle the play-by-play and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will provide analysis.
The WNBA Draft is slated to be held Monday, April. 10 and the WNBA’s 27th season begins on Friday, May. 19.
“With a number of WNBA players set to star in AU’s upcoming season, and with an additional group of talented, young players on AU rosters looking to make their mark, WNBA League Pass provides a terrific platform to further showcase these players and women’s basketball and a great leadup to the upcoming 2023 WNBA season,” said Edison.