The 2017 WNBA season tips off Saturday, May 13, 2017
The WNBA will tip off its 21st season on Saturday, May 13, 2017, with three games, highlighted by the defending WNBA champion Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Seattle Storm at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. Los Angeles, led by 2016 WNBA regular-season MVP Nneka Ogwumike and Finals MVP Candace Parker, will receive its championship rings in a pregame ceremony, while Seattle will feature nine-time All-Star selection Sue Bird and reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year Breanna Stewart.
In the other opening-day matchups, the New York Liberty, led by former league MVP Tina Charles, will host the San Antonio Stars, owners of the top pick in WNBA Draft 2017 (3 p.m. ET); and two-time WNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry and the Atlanta Dream will visit All-Stars Chiney Ogwumike and Alex Bentley and the Connecticut Sun (7 p.m. ET).
Throughout the 2017 season, ESPN’s family of networks will air up to 29 games, including every game of the WNBA Playoffs and WNBA Finals. NBA TV will televise more than 40 games during the regular season. The network’s schedule will be announced at a later date.
In addition, WNBA League Pass will provide online and mobile viewing of live and archived WNBA games for the entire season with enhanced options such as multiple-game viewing and DVR functionality as well as box-score and play-by-play overlays.
The 2017 WNBA regular season runs from Saturday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 3. [Full Schedule]
2017 ESPN/ESPN2 TV Schedule
|Sat.||May 13, 2017||Seattle||Los Angeles||2:00 PM||5:00 PM||ESPN|
|Thur.||May 18, 2017||Minnesota||New York||7:00 PM||7:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Tues.||June 6, 2017||Chicago||Los Angeles||7:00 PM||10:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Thur.||June 29, 2017||Seattle||Connecticut||8:00 PM||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Thur.||July 6, 2017||Los Angeles||Minnesota||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Tues.||July 18, 2017||Chicago||Seattle||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Thur.||Aug. 3, 2017||Atlanta||Minnesota||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Thur.||Aug. 10, 2017||Phoenix||Dallas||7:00 PM||8:00 PM||ESPN2|
|Thur.||Aug. 24, 2017||Los Angeles||Phoenix||6:00 PM||9:00 PM||ESPN2|
* Schedule subject to change