New York, NY – May 17, 2018 – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) and the WNBA’s New York Liberty announced today the official telecast schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. MSG Networks (MSG or MSG+) will televise 32 of the team’s 34 regular season games, providing Liberty fans with extensive coverage of the team throughout the season.
This Sunday (May 20) at 7:00pm, MSG+ will telecast the season opener, as the Liberty battle the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. MSG+ will then televise the Liberty’s home opener against the Minnesota Lynx next Friday (May 25) at 7:30pm at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
All Liberty games televised on MSG Networks will also be live streamed on MSG GO, MSG Networks’ live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers. MSG GO enables fans, whether at home or on-the-go, to watch all of MSG Networks’ live Liberty game telecasts. MSG GO is available to subscribers of participating television providers who receive MSG Networks as part of their television subscription.
MSG Networks’ Liberty broadcast team for home games will feature play-by-play announcer Ed Cohen, along with analyst Julianne Viani.
The Liberty will tip off its 22nd WNBA season in pursuit of the WNBA Championship after posting the best record in the Eastern Conference last year for the third consecutive season. Leading the way again is five-time All-Star and five-time First Team All-WNBA selection Tina Charles, set to begin a fifth season with her hometown Liberty. Since joining the Liberty in 2014, Charles has been one of the more dominant and accomplished players in the league, winning the league scoring title in 2016 and finishing second in league MVP voting the last two seasons.
In addition to Tina Charles, the Liberty welcome back an impressive roster that includes two-time WNBA All-Star Epiphanny Prince and 3-point specialist Sugar Rodgers. After averaging 10.5 points per game and finishing sixth in the league in made three-pointers this past season, Rodgers was selected to her first-ever All-Star Game and awarded the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year. The team returns their veteran core of Kia Vaughn, Bria Hartley, Shavonte Zellous and Kiah Stokes, while also bringing in promising young rookie Kia Nurse.
The Liberty will be under the direction of new Head Coach Katie Smith this year, who spent the last four seasons on the staff as an assistant. Smith, who has been named to the 2018 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class, will be joined on the sidelines by Assistant Coach Herb Williams, Assistant Coach Barbara Farris and Director of Player & Franchise Development Teresa Weatherspoon.
Below is the complete regular season television schedule for the New York Liberty on MSG Networks. 32 of the 34 games will air on MSG Networks, with an additional two games airing nationally on ESPN2.
2018 New York Liberty Television Schedule
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ALL GAMES LIVE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED AS A TAPE DELAY