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 Konica Minolta 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 Konica Minolta 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)
|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.||Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):
Syracuse vs. Georgetown
|Noon||Maryland at Towson||ESPN3.com|
|1:30 p.m.||Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):
Cornell vs. Virginia
|4 p.m.||Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic (Baltimore):
Johns Hopkins vs. UMBC
|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.||Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):
Rutgers vs. St. John’s
|4 p.m.||Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):
Johns Hopkins vs. North Carolina
|6:30 p.m.||Konica Minolta Big City Classic (East Rutherford, N.J.):
Syracuse vs. Duke
|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
|5:30 p.m.||ESPNU Warrior Classic (East Hartford, Conn.):
Rutgers vs. Syracuse
|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)
ESPN Network’s 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
|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
(James M. Shuart Stadium, Hempstead, N.Y.): Game 2
|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)
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