Skyforce Announces 2007-08 Schedule

Sioux Falls, S.D. (July 24, 2007) – The Sioux Falls Skyforce will open their second season in the NBA Development League on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. CST when they host the Tulsa 66ers at the Sioux Falls Arena.

The Skyforce will play 50 regular season games, which consists of 24 home and road contests to go along with two games during the 2008 D-League Showcase that will take place from Jan. 14-17 at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho.

“We are very excited to feature 20 of our 24 home games on weekends to go along with our annual Christmas night game,” said Skyforce president/owner Mike Heineman. “Our fans will be able to see 12 different visiting teams take the court at the Sioux Falls Arena, the most since the 1995-96 season.”

Also highlighting the 2007-08 D-League Schedule is the All-Star Game, which will be played as part of NBA Jam Session presented by adidas during 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

With the expansion to 14 teams, the D-League is realigning into three divisions for the 2007-08 season. The Southwest and West Divisions will feature five teams while the Central Division will have four. The Sioux Falls Skyforce will play in the Central Division and will face divisional foes 10 times during the regular season while squaring off with non-division opponents twice.

“The realignment and scheduling structure encourages divisional rivalries,” D-League President Dan Reed said. “Plus, with this scheduling system, we had the ability to cut down on travel which we believe, in turn, will provide for a better product on the floor.”

The divisions for the 2007-08 season will break down as follows:

CentralSouthwestWest
Dakota WizardsAlbuquerque ThunderbirdsAnaheim Arsenal
Fort Wayne Mad AntsAustin TorosBakersfield Jam
Iowa EnergyColorado 14ersIdaho Stampede
Sioux Falls SkyforceRio Grande Valley VipersLos Angeles D-Fenders
Tulsa 66ersUtah Flash

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2007-08 season. Discounts and benefits are also available for groups of 10 or more. For information please contact a Skyforce representative at (605) 332-0605.


2007-08 Sioux Falls Skyforce Schedule
(Home games in CAPS - All times are CST)
Printable Schedule

NovOpponentTime
Sat 24TULSA 66ERS7:00 pm
Fri 30@ Austin Toros7:00 pm
DecOpponentTime
Sat 1@ Rio Grande Valley Vipers7:00 pm
Tue 4@ Idaho Stampede8:00 pm
Fri 7IDAHO STAMPEDE7:00 pm
Sun 9DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 pm
Fri 14@ Iowa Energy7:30 pm
Sun 16@ Dakota Wizards6:00 pm
Fri 21RIO GRANDE VALLEY VIPERS7:00 pm
Sat 22LOS ANGELES D-FENDERS7:00 pm
Tue 25FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS7:00 pm
Thu 27@ Iowa Energy7:30 pm
Fri 28COLORADO 14ERS7:00 pm
Sun 30@ Fort Wayne Mad Ants5:00 pm
JanOpponentTime
Thu 3@ Fort Wayne Mad Ants6:00 pm
Fri 4IOWA ENERGY7:00 pm
Sun 6IOWA ENERGY5:00 pm
Wed 9@ Dakota Wizards7:00 pm
Fri 11@ Bakersfield Jam9:00 pm
Sun 13@ Los Angeles D-Fenders4:30 pm
Mon 14@ Anaheim Arsenal (Showcase)*5:30 pm
Wed 16Austin Toros (Showcase)*12:00 pm
Fri 18ALBUQUERQUE THUNDERBIRDS7:00 pm
Sat 19UTAH FLASH7:00 pm
Fri 25@ Utah Flash8:00 pm
Sat 26@ Albuquerque Thunderbirds8:00 pm
FebOpponentTime
Fri 1FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS7:00 pm
Sat 2FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS7:00 pm
Tue 5@ Fort Wayne Mad Ants6:00 pm
Thu 7@ Iowa Energy7:30 pm
Sun 10@ Iowa Energy4:00 pm
Thu 14DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 pm
Sun 17@ Dakota Wizards6:00 pm
Tue 19DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 pm
Sun 24@ Iowa Energy4:00 pm
Mon 25@ Dakota Wizards7:00 pm
Wed 27@ Dakota Wizards7:00 pm
MarOpponentTime
Sat 1BAKERSFIELD JAM7:00 pm
Sun 2@ Fort Wayne Mad Ants5:00 pm
Thu 6@ Fort Wayne Mad Ants6:00 pm
Sat 8@ Tulsa 66ers7:00 pm
Tue 11IOWA ENERGY7:00 pm
Sun 16ANAHEIM ARSENAL7:00 pm
Fri 21IOWA ENERGY7:00 pm
Sat 22IOWA ENERGY7:00 pm
Fri 28DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 pm
Sat 29DAKOTA WIZARDS7:00 pm
AprOpponentTime
Fri 4FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS7:00 pm
Sun 6FORT WAYNE MAD ANTS5:00 pm
Fri 11@ Colorado 14ers8:00 pm

*NBA Development League Showcase (Jan. 14-17) will be played at Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho.