Connecticut Sun Schedule 2014
Another exciting season of WNBA action is upon us and no team is looking forward
to a clean slate like the Connecticut Sun. One of the most consistent franchises in the league, the Sun suffered a down season
in 2013 and are looking to rebound in 2014. They are bringing back All Star Katie Douglas, who was with the Sun from 2001-2005,
and they are hoping that this fan favorite can help get them back to the top of the table. A day at a Connecticut Sun game
is the perfect family outing, where friends and family meet to enjoy a day of fantastic basketball and community spirit. Check
out the long list of exciting games on the Sun schedule and get down to the Mohegan Sun Arena to cheer on the home team.
new season tips off with a thrilling Opening Night match-up against the New York Liberty, one of the toughest teams in the
league. The number one rebounding team last season, the Liberty and their superstar guard Cappie Pondexter are always a threat
and a victory could be the momentum that the Sun need to get the season started.
Another exciting match-up that Sun
fans will be looking forward to is the June 25 game against the reigning Eastern Conference champs, the Chicago Sky. The Sky
come to town with one of the brightest stars in the league in reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year, Elena Della Donne, who averaged
over 18 points and 5 and a half rebounds per game. Della Donne is one of the most exciting players in the league and the Sun
will have to account for this budding superstar. Luckily, the Sun have a few of their own, including their own former Rookie
of the Year and first overall pick out of the University of Connecticut Huskies in 2010, Tina Charles. The Sky versus Sun
match-up could be a preview of things to come this season, so get your tickets to see the best in the conference at the Mohegan
Connecticut Sun History
The WNBA franchise known as the Connecticut Sun began as the Orlando
Miracle as a part of the expansion of the league in 1999. The Miracle played as the sister team of the Orlando Magic, but
soon after the WNBA released their ownership of the individual franchises, the owners of the Miracle decided that they know
longer wanted to own the team, and sold the rights to the franchise to the Mohegan Tribe. The Mohegan Sun made history by
becoming the first professional sports franchise to be owned by a Native American Tribe. The Tribe moved the franchise to
Connecticut, one of the hottest spots in the country for women's basketball, thanks to the illustrious history of the University
of Connecticut Lady Huskies. Now based in Uncasville, Connecticut, the re-branded Sun began overhauling their roster in the
hopes of bringing the Sun to the top of the ranks of the WNBA. One strategy was to draft hometown heroes, signing former Huskies
like center Rebecca Lobo. The current Sun roster features four ex-Connecticut Huskies, adding to the thrill for local fans.
Since the move, the team has found much success, yet are still chasing their first WNBA championship.
Sun Fan Experience
The Connecticut Sun enjoy one of the most passionate fan bases in the WNBA, especially when they
are able to cheer on favorite players like Tina Charles, Renee Montgomery and Kalana Greene, who starred at the University
of Connecticut. Playing their home games at the Mohegan Sun Arena, a state of the art stadium that offers fans all of the
best amenities. The Mohegan Sun Arena also plays host to the biggest names in entertainment and sports, from NCAA Tournament
games, UFC fights to concerts by stars like Cher, The Killers and Bruce Springsteen. Don't miss the chance to see the world's
greatest female basketball players in one of the greatest basketball hotbeds in the world.
Connecticut Sun Team
one of the most consistent teams in the WNBA, the Connecticut Sun have had some of the biggest names in the league don the
navy, gold and wine. With alumna like superstars Rebecca Lobo, Nykesha Sales, and Margo Dydek, the Sun have always been one
of the most thrilling teams to watch. Thanks to current stars like former UConn Huskies greats Tina Charles and Kalana Greene
and former Tennessee Lady Vol and Olympic Gold Medalist Kara Lawson, the current Sun team has the talent to take them all
the way to the Finals.
Connecticut Sun Trivia
The Connecticut Sun have been considered to be the best
WNBA team to have yet to win a championship. What happened in the two trips the Sun made to the WNBA Finals?
made it to the WNBA Finals in 2004 before being beaten by the Seattle Storm. They returned the following year, but fell short
of their goal after losing to the Sacramento Monarchs.