February 1, 2010

ECAC Lacrosse League Announces “Game of the Week” Television Package

ECAC Lacrosse League Announces "Game of the Week" Television Package

Five Game Schedule Debuts Saturday, March 20 with Air Force at Loyola

CAPE COD, Mass. - Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rudy Keeling announced today that the conference will have a five game television package during the 2010 ECAC Lacrosse season.

"The ECAC is thrilled to be able showcase the talents of the student-athletes in our lacrosse league on national television," said ECAC Commissioner Keeling. "Not only will being on television create a positive atmosphere for the games, but it will also allow the country to see how competitive our league is."

The season-long package features some of the best lacrosse teams in the nation, including several top 25 teams battling for conference supremacy.  Legendary lacrosse broadcaster Leif Elsmo, who has announced lacrosse games for more than 20 years, will be the primary broadcaster for all five games. 

The "Game of the Week" debuts on Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. EST, with Air Force traveling to Baltimore, Md. to take on Loyola University Maryland at the Ridley Athletic Complex. 

On Saturday, March 27 Fairfield will host Hobart College in an ECAC grudge match.  The third game pits two of the conference's favorites as Ohio State takes on Loyola on Saturday, April 3 at 2:00 p.m.  Quinnipiac will travel to the University of Denver on Sunday, April 11, with that game being broadcast at 11:00 a.m. MST and 1:00 p.m. EST.  The last game of the package will be on Saturday, May 1 as the Buckeyes of Ohio State host Bellarmine at 1:00 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.   

These five games will be broadcast to over 60 million homes across the United States, playing in more than 15 states. The list below details what networks will be airing each ECAC Lacrosse League game. Additional affiliates and broadcasts in your local area may be added prior to the season. Please check back with www.ecaclacrosse.com for updates.

 

 

Date

Game

Time

Networks

March 20

Air Force at Loyola (Md)

1:00 p.m. EST

MASN, Comcast Network, TWC SportsNet, TW Sports 26, TWC 3, Cox Sports TV New England, Comcast SportsNet New England, Fox College Sports Pacific, The Mtn. Network, Comcast Entertainment Television, DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T UVerse, Fox Sports Pittsburgh, Cox Sports Televison South, Bright House Sports Network, Metro Sports (TX)

March 27

Hobart at Fairfield

1:00 p.m. EST

MASN, TWC SportsNet, TW Sports 26, TWC 3, Cox Sports TV New England, Comcast SportsNet New England, Bright House Sports Network, MSG+Plus, Cox 3, Metro Sports (TX), Fox College Sports, DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T

April 3

Ohio State vs. Loyola (Md)

2:00 p.m. EST

MASN, Ohio News Network, TWC SportsNet, TW Sports 26, TWC 3, Cox Sports TV New England, Comcast SportsNet New England, Bright House Sports Network, Cox 3, Metro Sports (TX), Fox College Sports, Directv, Dish, AT&T

April 11

Quinnipiac at University of Denver

11:00 a.m. MST

1:00 p.m. EST

MASN, TWC SportsNet, TW Sports 26, TWC 3, Cox Sports TV New England, Comcast SportsNet New England, Bright House Sports Network, MSG+Plus, Cox 3, Metro Sports (TX), Fox College Sports, Comcast Entertainment Television, DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T

May 1

Bellarmine at Ohio State

1:00 p.m. EST

MASN, TWC SportsNet, TW Sports 26, TWC 3, Cox Sports TV New England, Comcast SportsNet New England, Bright House Sports Network, Cox 3, Metro Sports (TX), Fox College Sports, Ohio News Network, Wazoo Sports Network, DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T

 

 

 

 

Network

Territory

Households

MASN

DC; MD; VA; DE; PA; NC

5,500,000

The Comcast Network

Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh; Baltimore; Richmond; Harrisburg 

4,200,000

MSG + PLUS

NY; NJ; CT

9,700,000

TWC SportsNet

Buffalo, NY

330,000

TWC SportsNet

Rochester, NY

310,000

TW Sports 26

Syracuse, NY

500,000

TWC 3

Albany, NY

425,000

Cox Sports TV New England

RI; CT

450,000

Comcast SportsNet, New England

MA; RI; CT; ME; NH; VT

4,600,000

Cox Sports Television

New Orleans

2,000,000

Fox Sports, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

3,000,000

Bright House Sports Network

Tampa; Orlando

1,600,000

Cox 3

Orange County, CA

350,000

Metro Sports, Texas

Dallas

500,000

Fox College Sports

National

10,000,000

Ohio News Network 

Ohio

1,700,000

Wazoo Sports Network

Kentucky

450,000

Comcast Entertainment Television

Colorado

750,000

Mountain West Conference Network

CO; NM; NV; UT; WY; CA; TX

7,000,000

DIRECTV Sports Pak

National

3,000,000

DISH Multi Sports Package

National

2,000,000

AT&T U Verse

National

200,000

 

About the ECAC®
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC membership covers 16 states and stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues. Through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse.

About the ECAC® Lacrosse League
Established in 1999, the ECAC Lacrosse League is a Division I men's lacrosse league. In 2005, Hobart College and Loyola University (Md.) joined the ECAC. Fairfield University joined the league in 2006. In 2010, the league added Ohio State, Denver, Air Force, Quinnipiac and Bellarmine.

For the latest news, information, and statistics about the ECAC Lacrosse League, go to the league's website: www.ecaclacrosse.com. Follow the ECAC Lacrosse League on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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