May 22, 2024 - Sports

All aboard the Indiana Fever bandwagon!

The Indiana Fever's Caitlin Clark celebrates after making a basket as two teammates run up the floor.

Caitlin Clark plays in an Indiana Fever preseason game this month. Photo: Chris Torres/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Ohio does not have a WNBA team, but there's plenty of time to jump on the Caitlin Clark bandwagon and support the Indiana Fever.

Why it matters: Interest in women's sports is at an all-time high, fueled in part by Clark's record-setting college basketball career.

State of play: Indy is the closest WNBA city to Columbus, an approximately 2.5-hour drive west on I-70.

  • The team held the lucky No. 1 draft pick this year and selected Clark after the Iowa Hawkeyes finished runner-up in the March Madness tournament.
  • While the rookie's star power is leading to skyrocketing ticket prices at Fever road games, the home game prices at Gainbridge Fieldhouse are more manageable.

📺 Fever games are broadcast on a variety of networks and streaming services, including ESPN, ABC, CBS, ION, NBA TV and Amazon Prime Video.

The intrigue: Indiana's roster also features two former Buckeyes in guards Kelsey Mitchell and Celeste Taylor.

  • Mitchell is the all-time leading scorer in OSU history, while Taylor was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in her final collegiate season.
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