Welcome to the first post in this season's blog. Tip-off is a little under 90 minutes away but check back at around 5 p.m. for a halftime update of today's game against Chicago. Players to watch for on the Sky: Candice Dupree (former Temple teammate of current Sun guard Kamesha Hairston), Dominique Canty (an eight-year veteran) and Chasity Melvin. Also making her return to Mohegan Sun Arena is forward Brooke Wyckoff, who the Sun lost to the Sky in the 2005 expansion draft that November.
It will be interesting to see how the Sun come out in today's game, considering their habit of starting slow. But coach Mike Thibault asserted that his team turned a corner despite its loss in Detroit on Friday. Remember, the Sun opened its last game against Chicago in a rut, fell behind by 17 at one point and then rallied to win in it overtime.