Here’s another release that I found in the Fang’s Bites inbox from late last year. This is even timelier than the ESPNU SEC college baseball release that I just posted. Starting this coming weekend, the networks of ESPN will begin to air college lacrosse games. The season culminates with the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore on Memorial Day Weekend. Lots of games with many concentrated in the Maryland-DC-Virginia corridor which is a hotbed for lacrosse.
We have your schedule right here.
ESPNU announces its 2011 college lacrosse coverage of more than 50 games – including a rematch of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game between Duke and Notre Dame in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 20, at noon on ESPN and ESPN3.com. The schedule includes 53 total games – featuring 35 regular-season matchups, 33 men’s and two women’s games and all 15 games of the NCAA Men’s Championship. Coverage begins on ESPN3.com – one of 12 exclusive games for the online network – with Johns Hopkins at Towson Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon ET. All games on ESPN and ESPN2 will also be simulcast on ESPN3.com.
Schedule highlights include:
- The Face-Off Classic from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore – home of the 2011 NCAA Championship – Saturday, March 12. ESPNU will air a BIG EAST matchup between Syracuse and Georgetown at 11 a.m., and a non-conference game pitting Cornell vs. Virginia at 1:30 p.m. ESPN3.com will carry the third game of the event – Johns Hopkins against UMBC at 4 p.m.
- The Big City Classic at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, April 3, in its second year at the newly opened stadium. The tripleheader will include BIG EAST teams Rutgers vs. St. John’s at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.com, followed by two games on ESPNU – Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina at 4 p.m., and Syracuse vs. Duke at 6:30 p.m., the winners of the last three NCAA Championship titles.
- The ESPNU Warrior Classic at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., Saturday, April 23, which will showcase CAA opponents Massachusetts and Hofstra will face-off at 3 p.m., followed by a BIG EAST tilt between Rutgers and Syracuse at 5:30 p.m.
- Eleven of 16 teams that qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championship will be featured, including five appearances from the defending national champion Duke.
- Johns Hopkins women’s program will be shown twice on ESPNU – at Georgetown on Wednesday, March 16, at 6 p.m. and at home against Penn Wednesday, March 23, at 5 p.m.For the fifth straight year, the ESPN networks will televise the complete NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, beginning with first-round action on Saturday, May 14. ESPNU will televise six first-round and two quarterfinal games May 14-22. ESPN2 will televise two-first round games and two quarterfinals, plus the National Semifinals Saturday, May 28 at 4 & 6:30 p.m. ESPN will offer the National Championship game Monday, May 30 at 3:30 p.m. ESPN3.com will simulcast the entire championship weekend.
ESPN Network’s 2011 College Lacrosse Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game Network Sat, Feb 19 Noon Johns Hopkins at Towson ESPN3.com Sun, Feb 20 Noon Duke vs. Notre Dame (Jacksonville, Fla.) ESPN/ESPN3.com Sat, Feb 26 Noon Loyola (Md.) vs. Towson ESPN3.com 1 p.m. Siena at Johns Hopkins ESPNU 3 p.m. Georgetown at Maryland ESPNU Sat, Mar 5 1 p.m. Princeton at Johns Hopkins ESPNU 1 p.m. Maryland at Duke ESPN3.com Wed, Mar 9 7 p.m. Manhattan at John Hopkins ESPNU Fri, Mar 11 7 p.m. North Carolina at Princeton ESPNU Sat, Mar 12 11 a.m. Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Syracuse vs. Georgetown ESPNU Noon Maryland at Towson ESPN3.com 1:30 p.m. Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Cornell vs. Virginia ESPNU 4 p.m. Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC ESPN3.com Wed, Mar 16 6 p.m. Georgetown at Johns Hopkins (women) ESPNU Thu, Mar 17 7 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ESPNU Sat, Mar 19 Noon UMBC at Maryland ESPN3.com 6 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Syracuse ESPNU Tue, Mar 22 7 p.m. Dartmouth at North Carolina ESPNU Wed, Mar 23 5 p.m. Penn at Johns Hopkins (women) ESPNU Sat, Mar 26 Noon North Carolina at Maryland ESPNU 2 p.m. Virginia at Johns Hopkins ESPNU Sat, Apr 2 Noon Maryland at Virginia ESPNU Noon Hofstra at Towson ESPN3.com Sun, Apr 3 1 p.m. Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Rutgers vs. St. John’s ESPN3.com 4 p.m. Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina ESPNU 6:30 p.m. Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):Syracuse vs. Duke ESPNU Fri, Apr 8 7:30 p.m. Albany at Johns Hopkins ESPNU Sat, Apr 9 Noon North Carolina at Virginia ESPN/ESPN3.com Noon Binghamton at UMBC ESPN3.com 4 p.m. Syracuse at Princeton ESPNU Sun, Apr 10 Noon Georgetown at Notre Dame ESPNU Sat, Apr 16 5:30 p.m. Virginia at Duke ESPNU 8 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Maryland ESPNU Sat, Apr 23 3 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):Massachusetts vs. Hofstra ESPNU 5:30 p.m. ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):Rutgers vs. Syracuse ESPNU 8 p.m. Navy at Johns Hopkins ESPNU Sat, Apr 30 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Johns Hopkins ESPN3.com 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse ESPNU Fri, May 6 8 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU TBD Ivy League Semifinal (site of regular-season champion): Game 1 ESPN3.com TBD Ivy League Semifinal (site of regular-season champion): Game 2 ESPN3.com Sun, May 8 Noon Ivy League Championship(site of regular-season champ) ESPNU
ESPN Network’s 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game Network Sat, May 14 Noon First Round (Site TBD): Game 1 ESPN2/ESPN3.com 2:30 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 2 ESPNU 5 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 3 ESPNU 7:30 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 4 ESPNU Sun, May 15 1 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 5 ESPN/ESPN3.com 3 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 6 ESPNU 5:15 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 7 ESPNU 7:30 p.m. First Round (Site TBD): Game 8 ESPNU Sat, May 21 Noon Quarterfinal(James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y.): Game 1 ESPN2/ESPN3.com 2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal(James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y.): Game 2 ESPN2/ESPN3.com Sun, May 22 Noon Quarterfinal (Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.): Game 3 ESPNU 2:30 p.m. Quarterfinal (Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass.): Game 4 ESPNU Sat, May 28 4 p.m. Semifinal (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore): Game 1 ESPN2/ESPN3.com 6:30 p.m. Semifinal (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore): Game 2 ESPN2/ESPN3.com Mon, May 30 3:30 p.m. National Championship(M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore) ESPN/ESPN3.com
And that should do it unless I find another release from last year that still can be posted tonight.