Thursday, December 13, 2007

With Maryland On Hold at the moment, the BasketCases would like to pass along to our readers some Mystics news . . .

Earlier today, the WNBA released its 2008 schedule. The Mystics' home opener at the Phone Booth is scheduled for Sunday, May 25th, at 4 PM vs the Houston Comets. Fans get their first look at the new Atlanta fill-in-the-blanks the following Tuesday, May 27th.

Because 2008 is an Olympics year, the WNBA schedule is a little odd. The season begins early, on May 17th (the Mystics play Indy on the road that Saturday). And the bulk of the season's games are scheduled for June & July. The Mystics play 10 games in June and 11 in July. Not quite 14 games in 31 days, but pretty intense nevertheless! Then in August the season is put on hold, so that the WNBA Olympians from the USA and other countries can all rejoin their national teams for the competition in Beijing. WNBA games resume the last weekend of August, and the regular season continues into September, with postseason play scheduled for late September through early October.

Last year, Maryland sent one of its two seniors, Shay Doron, to the WNBA. This April, the BasketCases wouldn't be surprised to see three of the Terps' seniors drafted. Two of them, Lang and Harp, are very likely to be picked early in the first round! We're certain other Maryland fans join us in hoping that at least one of this season's Terps ends up in a Mystics uniform next summer. In any event, the way to guarantee you don't miss a single appearance that Lang, Harp, Jade or Shay may make at the Verizon Center is to buy (or renew) your Mystics season tickets now! We've got ours!


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