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ESPN lacrosse schedule released: Villanova to be on TV in regular season for first time

Monday, 23rd January 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 1/23/12
From Press Releases

The No. 10 Villanova men’s lacrosse team will be featured on national television this season when the Wildcats host ninth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday, April 21st at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

The appearance marks the first regular-season national television appearance for the Wildcats in program history.

Villanova will also be featured locally on Time Warner Cable Sports (TWCS) and New York City’s regional sports network, SportsNet New York (SNY) on Sunday, March 25th when the Wildcats travel to Syracuse, N.Y. to face the Orange. Game time is scheduled for 2 p.m. on the Syracuse University campus.

Additionally, ESPN has also agreed to carry the entire inaugural BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which will take place from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, hosted by Villanova University. ESPNU will air Thursday’s first semifinal and Saturday’s tournament championship game live. Thursday’s second semifinal will be carried live on ESPN3 and shown via tape-delay on ESPNU.

The Wildcats will open their 2012 season on Saturday, Feb. 18th when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to face the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Game time is scheduled for Noon at Ulrich Sports Complex on the Lehigh University campus.

In all, ESPN – using ESPN, ESPNU, and ESPN3 – will telecast 49 games, 39 in the regular season. Two of the games will be women’s games, and six conference championships will be aired. Coverage begins with Johns Hopkins hosting Towson on Friday, Feb. 17, at 12:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

This season, the telecasts will include a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable lacrosse analysts: Ryan Boyle (four-time All-American at Princeton), Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Ryan Flanagan (All-American defenseman at UNC), Quint Kessenich (Four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins), Jamie Munro (All-American at Brown and former Denver head coach), and Matt Ward (former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton winner). Play-by-play announcers include ESPNU’s Anish Shroff, Joe Beninati (Bowdoin College goalie), Mike Corey, Ben Holden, and Eamon McAnaney (Notre Dame defenseman). Newcomer Courtney Martinez Connor (four-time NCAA champion at Maryland) will handle analysis of the women’s games.

ESPN 2012 Telecast Schedule (subject to change; all times Eastern)

Date Time (ET) Game Network(s)

Feb 17 5:00 p.m. Towson at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Feb 18 1:00 p.m. Duke at Notre Dame ESPN3
Feb 21 5:00 p.m. Delaware at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Feb 24 7:00 p.m. Maryland at Georgetown ESPN3
Feb 25 12:00 p.m. Stony Brook at Virginia ESPN3
Feb 25 3:00 p.m. Siena at Johns Hopkins ESPNU

Mar 2 5:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Princeton ESPNU
Mar 3 1:00 p.m. Duke at Maryland ESPN3
Mar 4 4:30 p.m. Syracuse at Virginia ESPN/ESPN3
Mar 6 7:00 p.m.* Manhattan at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Mar 7 5:00 p.m. Towson at Johns Hopkins (women’s) ESPNU
Mar 10 11:00 a.m. Princeton vs. North Carolina ESPNU
Mar 10 1:30 p.m. Cornell vs. Virginia ESPNU
Mar 10 4:00 p.m. UMBC vs. Johns Hopkins ESPN3
Mar 16 5:00 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ESPNU
Mar 17 2:00 p.m. Penn at Princeton ESPNU
Mar 17 4:00 p.m. Syracuse at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Mar 18 1:00 p.m. Denver at Notre Dame ESPNU
Mar 24 12:00 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina ESPNU
Mar 24 12:00 p.m. Duke at Georgetown ESPN3
Mar 24 2:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins at Virginia ESPNU
Mar 31 12:00 p.m. Virginia at Maryland ESPNU

Apr 1 1:00 p.m. Notre Dame vs. St. John’s ESPN3
Apr 1 4:00 p.m. Duke vs. Syracuse ESPNU
Apr 1 6:30 p.m. North Carolina vs. Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Apr 6 6:00 p.m.* Albany vs. Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Arp 7 12:00 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina ESPN/ESPN3
Apr 11 5:30 p.m. Virginia at Johns Hopkins (women’s) ESPNU
Apr 13 6:00 p.m. Duke at Virginia ESPNU
Apr 14 11:00 a.m. Rutgers vs. Syracuse ESPNU
Apr 14 1:30 p.m. Hofstra at North Carolina ESPNU
Apr 14 6:00 p.m. Maryland at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
Apr 20 5:00 p.m. ACC Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPNU
Apr 20 7:30 p.m. ACC Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPNU
Apr 21 3:00 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse ESPNU
Apr 21 5:30 p.m. Notre Dame at Villanova ESPNU
Apr 22 3:00 p.m. ACC Men’s Championship ESPNU
Apr 23 7:00 p.m. ACC Women’s Championship ESPNU
Apr 27 7:30 p.m. Virginia vs. Penn ESPN3
Apr 27 10:00 p.m. Duke at Denver ESPNU
Apr 28 5:00 p.m. Syracuse at Notre Dame ESPNU
Apr 28 7:00 p.m. Cornell at Princeton ESPNU

May 3 4:30 p.m. Big East Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPNU
May 3 7:00/10:30 p.m. Big East Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN3/ESPNU*
TBD TBD ECAC Men’s Championship ESPN3
May 4 5:00 p.m. Ivy League Men’s Semifinal #1 ESPN3
May 4 8:00 p.m. Ivy League Men’s Semifinal #2 ESPN3
May 5 12:00 p.m. Big East Men’s Championship ESPNU
May 5 2:00 p.m. Army at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
May 6 10:00 a.m. America East Men’s Championship ESPNU
May 6 12:00 p.m. Ivy League Men’s Championship ESPNU

* tape delay

If not already included, these games will be added to our TV Listings page. You can also find that link in the page footer as “Televised Games.”

For the sixth straight year, ESPN networks will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage will be in high definition across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU beginning Saturday, May 12 and concluding with the national title game on Monday, May 28. ESPN3 and ESPN Mobile will also feature select games. In addition, the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship semifinals and national title game will be aired on ESPN networks on Friday, May 25 and Sunday, May 27.



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