July 12, 2020
What we know about the 2020 WNBA schedule
After the league announced the official start date of the 2020 WNBA season Friday evening, details have begun to emerge about a preliminary regular season schedule. Continue reading with a subscription to The Next Get unlimited access to women’s basketball coverage and help support our hardworking staff of writers, editors, and photographers by subscribing today.…
After the league announced the official start date of the 2020 WNBA season Friday evening, details have begun to emerge about a preliminary regular season schedule.
At this time, multiple sources have confirmed the following surrounding a preliminary 2020 schedule:
Three games will be played on each game day, with the regular season ending Saturday, September 12.
At this time, there are no back-to-back game days scheduled for any teams.
Though all teams are on site at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, games will run as late as a 10 P.M. ET start time, though those have been kept to one per game day.
Mondays will mostly remain “off” days for games, with the exception of one Monday being used at this time.
According to one source familiar with the preliminary schedule, while broadcasting details are still being finalized, ESPN has slotted 24 games to air on one of ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, within the first three weeks of the schedule as part of a series of 12 doubleheaders. The same source indicated CBS Sports has been slated for 40 games, with final details still being worked out.
Howard Megdal contributed to this report.