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Posted by Rachel Margolis on January 10, 2013

2013 Collegiate Lacrosse Schedule Features Debut of the ESPNU Wednesday Men’s Lacrosse Game of the Week

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ESPN’s 2013 college lacrosse schedule features an increase in games, plus the debut of the ESPNU Wednesday Men’s Lacrosse Game of the Week showcasing nationally-ranked teams and high-quality games. This year’s coverage includes 55 total games – 44 regular season, 48 men’s and seven women’s – including the crowning of the ACC, BIG EAST, America East and Ivy League tournament champions. All ESPNU programming will be available on computers at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Play commences on Friday, Feb. 8 with Siena facing No. 6 Johns Hopkins at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.

Schedule Highlights:

  • ESPNU will be the home to 38 games – 33 regular season, 36 men’s and two women’s matchups
  • The Wednesday Men’s Game of the Week on ESPNU opens March 6 and runs through April 10, including a top-10 matchup between ACC rivals No. 4 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina on March 13, at 7:30 p.m.
  • ESPNU will air all three games of the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship from Chapel Hill, N.C., on Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28, while the 24-hour sports network will carry a BIG EAST men’s semifinal and the title game, along with America East and Ivy League men’s title games
  • ESPN3 will have a minimum of 17 games – 12 men’s and five women’s, plus a live airing of a BIG EAST Men’s Championship semifinal game on Thursday, May 2
  • The men’s schedule includes at least one appearance from each team in the top 10 of the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 and 14-of-16 teams that qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championship
  • A rematch of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship semifinal featuring currently-ranked No. 2 Maryland at No. 4 Duke on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. on ESPNU
  • An additional top-five men’s game include No. 5 North Carolina at No. 2 Maryland on Saturday, March 23, at noon (ESPN3)
  • Games from five in-season men’s tournaments – Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic in Chester, Pa., home to the 2013 NCAA Championship weekend, on Saturday, March 9; Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Classic in Denver, on Saturday, March 16; Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic in Flushing, N.Y., on Sunday, March 17; Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic in Baltimore, on Saturday, March 23; and Konica Minolta Big City Classic in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 27
  • The women’s schedule includes at least one appearance from five teams in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20 – No. 3 Northwestern, No. 6 Duke, No. 9 Penn State, No. 13 Georgetown and No. 16 Johns Hopkins
  • The entire ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship, also from Chapel Hill, N.C., will be on ESPN3 on Friday, April 26 and Sunday, April 28

This season, the network’s 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 and Eamon McAnaney (Notre Dame defenseman). Courtney Martinez-Connor (Four-time NCAA Championship at Maryland) will handle analysis of the women’s games.

ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Men’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetworks
Sun, Jan 271:30 p.m.*US Men’s National Team at No. 1 Loyola (Md.)ESPN3
Fri, Feb 85 p.m.Siena at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Feb 231 p.m.^Michigan at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPN3
Fri, Mar 15 p.m.No. 13 Princeton at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 211 a.m.No. 2 Maryland at No. 4 DukeESPNU / WatchESPN
Tue, Mar 55 p.m.Mount St. Mary’s at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 65 p.m.UMBC at No. 2 MarylandESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 85 p.m.UMBC at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 9NoonWhitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): St. John’s at No. 14 SyracuseESPN3
 2:30 p.m.Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn vs. VillanovaESPN3
 5 p.m.Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn State vs. No. 8 LehighESPN3
Sun, Mar 10TBDStony Brook at No. 2 MarylandESPN3
Wed, Mar 137:30 p.m.No. 4 Duke at No. 5 North CarolinaESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 161 p.m.No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 14 SyracuseESPNU / WatchESPN
 4 p.m.Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Loyola (Md.) vs. Air ForceESPN3
 6:30 p.m.$Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Denver ESPN3
Sun, Mar 17TBDMetropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Michigan vs. No. 11 Colgate ESPNU / WatchESPN
 TBDMetropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Holy Cross vs. NavyESPN3
Wed, Mar 206 p.m.No. 12 Massachusetts at No. 8 LehighESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 225 p.m.No. 20 Yale at No. 13 PrincetonESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 23NoonNo. 5 North Carolina at No. 2 MarylandESPN3
 2 p.m.Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 11 Colgate vs. Navy ESPNU / WatchESPN
 4:30 p.m.Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore, Md.): No. 9 Virginia vs. No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 276 p.m.Brown at No. 5 North CarolinaESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 30NoonNo. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 5 North CarolinaESPNU / WatchESPN
 2 p.m.No. 5 Maryland at No. 9 VirginiaESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 35 p.m.Villanova at GeorgetownESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 57 p.m.Albany at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 65 p.m.No. 14 Syracuse at No. 13 PrincetonESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 106 p.m.No. 7 Cornell at No. 14 SyracuseESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 126 p.m.No. 9 Virginia at No. 4 DukeESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 133 p.m.No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 2 MarylandESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 1411 a.m.Georgetown at No. 3 Notre DameESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 196 p.m.Harvard at No. 13 PrincetonESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 202 p.m.Villanova at No. 3 Notre DameESPNU / WatchESPN
 4 p.m.Navy at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 265 p.m.ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1ESPNU / WatchESPN
 7:30 p.m.ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 272 p.m.No. 1 Loyola (Md.) at No. 6 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
 4 p.m.Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 13 Princeton vs. No. 7 CornellESPNU / WatchESPN
 6:30 p.m.Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 281 p.m.ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): FinalESPNU / WatchESPN
Thu, May 24:30 p.m.BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #1ESPNU / WatchESPN
 7 p.m.#BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #2ESPN3
Fri, May 3TBDIvy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): Semifinal #1ESPN3
 TBDIvy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): Semifinal #2ESPN3
Sat, May 410 a.m.America East Championship (Stony Brook, N.Y.): FinalESPNU / WatchESPN
 NoonBIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): FinalESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, May 511 a.m.Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): FinalESPNU / WatchESPN

* – exhibition game; tape delayed on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
^ – tape delayed on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
$ – tape delayed on Monday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN
# – tape delayed on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU / WatchESPN

ESPNU & ESPN3 2013 Division I Women’s Lacrosse Schedule (subject to change)

DateTime (ET)GameNetworks
Sun, Jan 27^11 a.m.Champion Challenge: US Women’s National Team at No. 3 NorthwesternESPN3
Sat, Mar 2TBDVanderbilt at No. 6 DukeESPN3
Wed, Mar 135:30 p.m.No. 13 Georgetown at No. 16 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 21NoonNo. 9 Penn State at No. 16 Johns HopkinsESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 26TBDACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1ESPN3*
 TBDACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2ESPN3*
Sun, Apr 28TBDACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): FinalESPN3*

^ – exhibition game; tape delayed on Monday, Jan. 28 at noon on ESPNU / WatchESPN
* – also available out of market

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