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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)

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Sun, Jan 27 1:30 p.m.* US Men’s National Team at No. 1 Loyola (Md.) ESPN3
Fri, Feb 8 5 p.m. Siena at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Feb 23 1 p.m.^ Michigan at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPN3
Fri, Mar 1 5 p.m. No. 13 Princeton at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 2 11 a.m. No. 2 Maryland at No. 4 Duke ESPNU / WatchESPN
Tue, Mar 5 5 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 6 5 p.m. UMBC at No. 2 Maryland ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 8 5 p.m. UMBC at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 9 Noon Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): St. John’s at No. 14 Syracuse ESPN3
  2:30 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn vs. Villanova ESPN3
  5 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (Chester, Pa.): Penn State vs. No. 8 Lehigh ESPN3
Sun, Mar 10 TBD Stony Brook at No. 2 Maryland ESPN3
Wed, Mar 13 7:30 p.m. No. 4 Duke at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 16 1 p.m. No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 1 Loyola (Md.) vs. Air Force ESPN3
  6:30 p.m.$ Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Lacrosse Classic (Denver, Colo.): No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Denver ESPN3
Sun, Mar 17 TBD Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Michigan vs. No. 11 Colgate ESPNU / WatchESPN
  TBD Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic (Flushing, N.Y.): Holy Cross vs. Navy ESPN3
Wed, Mar 20 6 p.m. No. 12 Massachusetts at No. 8 Lehigh ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Mar 22 5 p.m. No. 20 Yale at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 23 Noon No. 5 North Carolina at No. 2 Maryland ESPN3
  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 Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Mar 27 6 p.m. Brown at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Mar 30 Noon No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 5 North Carolina ESPNU / WatchESPN
  2 p.m. No. 5 Maryland at No. 9 Virginia ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 3 5 p.m. Villanova at Georgetown ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 5 7 p.m. Albany at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 6 5 p.m. No. 14 Syracuse at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Wed, Apr 10 6 p.m. No. 7 Cornell at No. 14 Syracuse ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 12 6 p.m. No. 9 Virginia at No. 4 Duke ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 13 3 p.m. No. 6 Johns Hopkins at No. 2 Maryland ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 14 11 a.m. Georgetown at No. 3 Notre Dame ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 19 6 p.m. Harvard at No. 13 Princeton ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 20 2 p.m. Villanova at No. 3 Notre Dame ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Navy at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 26 5 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7:30 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2 ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sat, Apr 27 2 p.m. No. 1 Loyola (Md.) at No. 6 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
  4 p.m. Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.): No. 13 Princeton vs. No. 7 Cornell ESPNU / 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 28 1 p.m. ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
Thu, May 2 4:30 p.m. BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #1 ESPNU / WatchESPN
  7 p.m.# BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Fri, May 3 TBD Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): Semifinal #1 ESPN3
  TBD Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): Semifinal #2 ESPN3
Sat, May 4 10 a.m. America East Championship (Stony Brook, N.Y.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
  Noon BIG EAST Championship (Villanova, Pa.): Final ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, May 5 11 a.m. Ivy League Tournament (Site of team with best League record): Final ESPNU / 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)

Date Time (ET) Game Networks
Sun, Jan 27^ 11 a.m. Champion Challenge: US Women’s National Team at No. 3 Northwestern ESPN3
Sat, Mar 2 TBD Vanderbilt at No. 6 Duke ESPN3
Wed, Mar 13 5:30 p.m. No. 13 Georgetown at No. 16 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Sun, Apr 21 Noon No. 9 Penn State at No. 16 Johns Hopkins ESPNU / WatchESPN
Fri, Apr 26 TBD ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #1 ESPN3*
  TBD ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Semifinal #2 ESPN3*
Sun, Apr 28 TBD ACC Championship (Chapel Hill, N.C.): Final ESPN3*

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

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