Per the WNBA, the 2020 regular season schedule was announced today. The schedule has been expanded to 36 games (vs. 34), including 18 on the road and 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 2020 Sun schedule is included below.
Another new component of the 2020 schedule is the Commissioner’s Cup. This new event will consist of designating a portion of regular-season games – 10 per team – as counting toward Cup play. Cup games will be the first home game and first road game each team plays against its five conference rivals, all completed from May 15 – July 10 before the WNBA takes a month-long break while many WNBA players participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan. The Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game is tentatively scheduled to be played on Friday, Aug. 14, two days before regular-season play resumes on Sunday, Aug. 16 following the Olympic break.
After advancing to the 2019 WNBA Finals, the Sun open the 2020 campaign with a home game against New York on Saturday, May 16 at 7pm in the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Liberty will have the first overall pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft.
Connecticut will have two additional home games in May. On Tuesday, May 19, the Sun will host the Chicago Sky and on Sunday, May 24, Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks visit Mohegan Sun Arena. Both contests tip-off at 7pm. The Sparks will be looking for redemption after being swept by the Sun in the 2019 WNBA Semifinals. The Sun’s May line-up also includes visits to New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Phoenix.
During the month of June, Connecticut will host four games in Uncasville. The Sun welcomes New York for the second time of the young season, as well as hosting the Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream. Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird also return to Connecticut with the Storm on Friday, June 5 for a 7:30pm tilt.
Connecticut will also face Chicago and Dallas on the road on June 3 and June 9, respectively. The Sun ends the month with a stretch of three road trips; first visiting Atlanta on June 21, Chicago on June 24 and ending it with a stop in Washington, DC to face the Mystics on June 28. This will be the first contest between the two 2019 WNBA Finals contenders since October 10. Tip-off is set for 3pm at the Entertainment and Sports Arena and will be broadcast on ESPN2.
In July, the Sun competes in four games before the 2020 Olympic break. On July 5, Connecticut hosts the Mystics at 3pm. On July 8, the team hosts Atlanta at 11:30am for its 3rd Annual Camp Day. Connecticut has two road games in July, including July 2 in New York and July 10 in Indiana. The Sun’s game on July 2 at New York is set for 8pm on ESPN2.
Upon return from the Olympics, where the United States Women’s National Team will be in pursuit of its 7th consecutive Gold Medal, the Sun will resume the season on Aug. 16against the Minnesota Lynx. Game time is scheduled for 12pm at Mohegan Sun Arena and will be televised on ESPN. Connecticut will also welcome Chicago, Los Angeles, the Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix throughout August. Diana Taurasi and the Mercury visit Mohegan Sun on Thursday, Aug. 27 for a 7pm tip-off.
September will be a busy month for the Sun, as they see action in 10 contests, half of which are a part of a five-game road trip in an eight-day span. Connecticut opens the month with a home game against Dallas on Tuesday, Sept. 1 before starting the hefty road trip. The first leg of the trip will be in Minnesota on Sept. 4 and Dallas on Sept. 6. The Sun then have back-to-back games against Las Vegas and Phoenix on Sept. 8and 9. They close out the stretch on Sept. 11 in Seattle.
Connecticut makes its way home for a three-game home stand on Sept. 13, Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 vs. the Lynx, Aces and Fever, respectively. The Sun concludes the regular season on the road vs. the Mystics on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 3pm on ABC.
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