The WNBA season opens tonight but the first game for the local trio is Saturday.
The Chicago Sky, with rookies Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga) and Angie Bjorklund (University HS) opens at Indiana, with third-year veteran Briann January (Lewis and Clark HS).
You can find information about the two teams and the league in general at ESPN.com, WNBA.com and Sports Illustrated. Most predictions have the Seattle Storm repeating as WNBA champion with Indiana expected to make the East Division playoffs. It's about 50-50 on the Sky making the top 4 in the East for the first time ever.
Seattle raises its banner Saturday in a noon game on ABC.
Chicago-Indiana is at 4 p.m., and it can be followed through the WNBA website or the team websites.
By the way, the game tonight, 8 p.m. , is Minnesota, with No. 1 draft pick Maya Moore, at Los Angeles and Candace Parker.
Indiana plays its only game at Seattle on June 17, Chicago's only trip is the season finale on Sept. 11 (you don't suppose that will get overshadowed quite a bit, do you?).
Each team only has one appearance on ESPN2 (full schedule below), Tulsa at Indian on June 14 and Seattle at Chicago on July 19.
|Sat, June 4||3 p.m.||Phoenix at Seattle||ABC|
|Thu, June 9||7 p.m.||Washington at Atlanta||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, June 14||7 p.m.||Tulsa at Indiana||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, June 21||8 p.m.||Phoenix at San Antonio||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|10 p.m.||New York at Los Angeles||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, June 28||8 p.m.||Los Angeles at Connecticut||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, July 5||9 p.m.||Los Angeles at Phoenix||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Thu, July 14||9 p.m.||Seattle at San Antonio||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, July 19||7 p.m.||Seattle at Chicago||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sat, July 23||3:30 p.m.||WNBA All-Star Game (San Antonio, Texas)||ABC|
|Tue, Aug 2||8 p.m.||Phoenix at Minnesota||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, Aug 9||8 p.m.||Seattle at New York||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Tue, Aug 23||10 p.m.||New York at Phoenix||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|
|Sun, Aug 28||9 p.m.||Los Angeles at Seattle||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com|