We’re just a couple of hours away from the Storm opening the 2008 preseason in Chicago against the Sky. Alas, coverage options will be limited for tonight’s game. The Storm will broadcast the preseason finale against Indiana on radio, but not either of this week’s road games. Chicago isn’t broadcasting preseason games, so there will be no radio. Fortunately, because the game is played in a WNBA arena, you should be able to follow along on WNBA.com’s gamecast.
The Chicago Tribune had an article on tonight’s game, and here’s a release from the Sky. No. 2 overall pick Sylvia Fowles and defending Rookie of the Year Armintie Price both arrived in Chicago this week, but both will apparently see at least some time tonight. Candice Dupree, Dominique Canty and Jia Perkins are amongst the Sky players who remain overseas.
On Friday, the Monarchs will be broadcasting the game on local radio and it should be available via WNBA.com, though there are sometimes kinks in the technology to be worked out during the preseason.
As for Storm radio, a reader e-mailed to ask when Adia Barnes would be arriving in Seattle. Most teams, like the Storm, have to worry about players arriving late to camp, but we might be the only one with a color analyst playing overseas. Adia’s team, Phard Napoli, is in the Italian A1 League Finals, and trails 1-0. Thanks to the all-knowing Paul Swanson at the RebKell boards, here’s the rest of the schedule:
Game 2 — Thursday, May 1 at Schio
Game 3 — Saturday, May 3 at Schio
Game 4 — Tuesday, May 6 at Napoli (if necessary)
Game 5 — Friday, May 9 at Schio (if necessary)