WNBA Season Opens July 25 With Weekend Dedicated To Black Lives Matter Movement

The WNBA announced Monday the official timetable for its 2020 season that’s readied to be dipped into IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The WNBA Tip-Off ’20 gets underway July 25 with a tripleheader of video games on ESPN, ABC and also CBS Sports Network.

Throughout the organization’s opening weekend, all aspects of the video games including the organization’s 12 groups will be created to verify the Black Lives Matter activity and also honor the sufferers of cops cruelty and racial violence. On opening weekend July 25-26, group attires will certainly present Breonna Taylor’s name as well as gamers will have the option to continue to use the placard with Taylor’s name for succeeding games. Throughout the period, players will certainly use warm-up shirts with “Black Lives Matter” on the front and “Say Her Name” on the back.

” As we build on the momentum for women’s sporting activities as well as the WNBA from last period, we’re unbelievably happy to our broadcast companions who have actually shown a continued commitment to bringing the WNBA to fans throughout the country on their most significant platforms,” claimed WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a declaration. “This 2020 WNBA period will genuinely be one unlike any type of various other, as well as we’re eagerly anticipating using our collective platform to highlight the remarkable athletes in the WNBA as well as their advocacy for social adjustment.”

CBS Television Network and also CBS Sports Network will certainly include a schedule of 40 video games throughout the period including 11 doubleheaders as well as a tripleheader. This period marks the first time that the WNBA will certainly air a video game on CBS Television Network when No. 1 general choice Sabrina Ionescu and the New York Liberty tackle the Las Vegas Aces and two-time organization leading marker Angel McCoughtry on Saturday, August 29 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

The CBS Sports protection starts on July 25 on CBS Sports Network with the last video game of the opening day tripleheader including the Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics. It will be acted on July 26 with a battle in between the Dallas Wings as well as Atlanta Dream. Both games have 5 p.m. Eastern start times.

After opening weekend break, another 38 video games will certainly air between CBS Sports Network and CBS Television Network. Ionescu’s Liberty team will be included on CBS Sports Network 11 times with Dallas (10 times) as well as Los Angeles and Seattle (seven times) likewise obtaining a lot of air-time on the network.

” The WNBA features a few of the best basketball in the world and we look forward to one more superb period of the WNBA on CBS Sports Network,” said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports in a statement. “We are pleased to increase our collaboration this season as well as timetable a video game on CBS, as we broaden the reach, bringing the incredible talent of the league to an even larger audience. Our 40-game slate, using nationwide exposure of each video game, is really solid, highlighted by young celebrities and also tales, and we are thrilled to display them on CBS Sports.”

The complete schedule for the league’s 24th period can be found on the WNBA’s web site.

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