NEW YORK – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced today that games will resume this evening and the games of Aug. 26-27, which were postponed as players reflected upon and discussed recent events across the nation, have been rescheduled. The new dates and times are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 31
Chicago at Indiana 6:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Los Angeles at Minnesota 10:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Monday, Sept. 7
Connecticut at Phoenix 6:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Sunday, Sept. 13
Dallas at New York 12:00 p.m. ET (CBSSN)
Las Vegas at Seattle 3:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
Washington at Atlanta 5:00 p.m. ET (Facebook Watch/Oculus Venues)
With the resumption of play, the WNBA will continue its commitment to social justice. Since tipping off the regular season at IMG Academy, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA season, the league’s social justice platform has highlighted the #SayHerName campaign, which was started by the African American Policy Forum and helps raise awareness of and seeks justice for the women and girls who have been the forgotten victims of police brutality and racial violence.
“The WNBA 2020 season has been dedicated to working toward social justice in society and fighting against systemic racism and police brutality,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “Together with the Players Association, we have launched the WNBA Justice Movement, convened the WNBA/WNBPA Social Justice Council, and focused on system and policy issues targeted to address the tragic stories highlighted through the “Say Her Name” campaign.
“Over the past two days, the WNBA and the players paused to further reflect as individuals and as a collective on the racial inequalities in our society. We fully support WNBA players as they continue to make their voices heard in advocating for and driving action that will lead to a better future for the Black and Brown people in our communities.”
The WNBA resumes play tonight with the Napheesa Collier-led Minnesota Lynx against Betnijah Laney and the Atlanta Dream at 7 pm ET. This weekend games are highlighted by two nationally televised Saturday matchups consisting of the Seattle Storm, led by Breanna Stewart matching up against Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky on ABC at 2 pm ET, followed by the league’s first ever CBS game, with the Dallas Wings, led by Arike Ogunbowale against Kelsey Mitchell and the Indiana Fever at 4 pm ET.