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The Return of the WNBA

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Get ready for live basketball!

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The best women’s basketball league in the world is BACK!

Well, almost! The WNBA’s 24th season will tip-off on Saturday. All 12 teams will be competing in a truncated 22 game regular season at the IMG Academy in sunny Bradenton, FL. Between July 25th and September 8th, every team will play each other twice. The season is primed to happen fast and furious with three games being played every single day (except Mondays). A standard playoff format will follow the conclusion of the regular season.

Your Minnesota Lynx will play their first game on Sunday 7/26 at 11am Central Time against the Connecticut Sun. Eight of their 22 games will be aired on National TV (ESPN, ESPN 2 or CBS Sports). There’s no word on how many games FSN will carry locally. As usual, the best way to get your WNBA fix is via WNBA League Pass. At $17 for the entire season its still the best value in sports!

Here is the Lynx 2020 regular season schedule. Be sure to pay attention to those tip-off times. They’re a little more varied that usual.

The Lynx are currently halfway through their two week training camp and are looking to re-load around Sylvia Fowles and 2019 rookie of the year Napheesa Collier. They’ve got two exciting rookies on board as well as a number of players who will be given more opportunity and looking to put their stamp on the league. While the team doesn’t appear to be in contention for a WNBA title, there is a larger-than-usual feeling of “anything can happen” this season.

So get ready for what will surely be an entertaining, but extremely different WNBA campaign. It’s all going to happen in the blink of an eye. The “Bradenton Bubble” campus where every player or team personnel staff member will reside adds an extra layer of intrigue and novelty to this season. Minnesota guard Lexie Brown has posted what looks to be the first in a series of updates on her life in the bubble.

As for Canis Hoopus, we’ll be bringing you lots of Lynx coverage over the next two months. Every game will be recapped by myself or another writer. I’ll be hosting another season of the “Los Lynx Talk Show” podcast where I talk to media members and Lynx players. Look for a season preview podcast and post later this week!