ESPN Announces Coverage Schedule for 2020 Season

PHOTO BY JIM COWSERT


ESPN will offer more than 450 regular season college lacrosse games across ESPNU, ACC Network (ACCN), ESPN3, ACCNX and ESPN+ this season. ESPNU and ACCN will televise 53 matchups, with more than 400 available on ESPN3, ACCNX and ESPN+ via the ESPN App.

Highlights

  • Reigning NCAA men’s champion Virginia is set to appear on ESPN Networks eight times this season

  • Eighteen of the top 20 men’s teams in Inside Lacrosse preseason poll to appear on ESPN networks

  • Fifteen matchups featuring ranked opponents

  • Eight ranked women’s teams to be featured across ten women’s games on ESPNU and ACCN

  • Big Ten boasts top-ranked men’s team in No. 1 Penn State, which is coming off a program-best 16-2 season last year; slated to face No. 13 Johns Hopkins (April 11) and Michigan (April 19)

  • All Johns Hopkins men’s home games are set to air on an ESPN network

  • No. 20 High Point and Utah to both make their first appearance on ESPNU

  • Men’s conference championships: ACC (April 24 – ACCN, and April 26 – ESPNU), Ivy League (May 1 and 3, ESPNU), MAAC (May 2 – ESPNU), America East (May 2 – ESPNU); semifinals on digital networks: America East, Ivy League, MAAC, SoCon

  • Women’s conference championships: ACC (April 22-26, ACCN); digital networks: A10, America East, ASUN, Ivy League, SoCon

Commentators
Anish Shroff, in his third season, will serve as the lead play-by-play commentator for men’s lacrosse coverage on ESPN networks. Jay Alter, Jason Benetti, Chris Carlin, Booker Corrigan, Mike Corey and Chris Cotter will also handle play-by-play duties throughout the season.

Men’s analysis will be provided by: Quint Kessnich, Paul Carcaterra, Ric Beardsley, Ryan Boyle, Myles Jones, Doug Tarring, Matt Ward and Don Zimmerman.

Play by play commentators for women’s coverage include John Brickley, Mike Corey and Leah Secondo.

Women’s game analysts include: Sheehan Stanwick-Burch, Rachel DeCecco, Courtney Martinez, Halley Quillinan and Jon “​Stugotz”​ Weiner.

Weekly schedules and commentators will be available here throughout the season.

Games aired on an ESPN network will also be available through the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Championship Drive

ESPN will be providing complete coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship, beginning with the 2020 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Selection Special on Sunday, May 3 (9 p.m., ESPNU). Each round will air on ESPNU, and culminate with championship weekend from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on May 23-25 on ESPN2.

ESPN will also provide coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship, with championship weekend taking place at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md. (May 24-26).







ESPN/ACCN College Lacrosse Schedule
Men

Date

Time (ET)

Game

Network

Feb. 1 Noon Colgate at North Carolina ACCN
  2 p.m. Air Force at Duke ACCN
Feb. 7 4 p.m. Colgate at Syracuse ACCN
Feb. 8 1 p.m. Towson at Johns Hopkins ^ ESPN3
  2 p.m. Loyola at Virginia ACCN
Feb. 15 Noon Lafayette at North Carolina ACCN
  2 p.m. Binghamton at Syracuse ACCN
Feb. 22 Noon Princeton at Virginia ACCN
  1 p.m. North Carolina at Johns Hopkins * ESPN3
Feb. 25 5 p.m. High Point at Virginia ESPNU
Feb. 28 5 p.m. Richmond at Duke ACCN
  7 p.m. Hobart at Syracuse ACCN
March 1 Noon Cornell at Ohio State ESPNU
March 7 Noon Denver at Notre Dame ACCN
  1 p.m. Syracuse at Johns Hopkins & ESPN3
March 10 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Duke ESPNU
    Mount St. Mary's at Johns Hopkins %  ESPN3
March 15 4 p.m. Michigan at Notre Dame ESPNU
March 17 5 p.m. Dartmouth at North Carolina ESPNU
March 19 7 p.m. Virginia at Notre Dame ACCN
March 21 Noon Maryland at North Carolina ACCN
March 22 Noon Syracuse at Duke ESPNU
March 26 7 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ACCN
March 28 Noon Michigan at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
  2 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse ESPNU
April 2 7 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina ACCN
April 4 Noon Johns Hopkins at Rutgers ESPNU
  2 p.m. Duke at Notre Dame ESPNU
April 5 Noon Maryland at Michigan ESPNU
April 9 7 p.m. Duke at Virginia ACCN
April 10 7 p.m. Rutgers at Michigan ESPNU
April 11 Noon Penn Atate at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
    Army at Notre Dame ACCN
  2 p.m. North Carolina at Syracuse ESPNU
  4 p.m. Utah at Virginia ESPNU
April 18 Noon Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPNU
    Syracuse at Virginia ACCN
April 19 Noon Michigan at Penn State ESPNU
April 24 3 p.m. Detroit at Monmouth ESPNU
April 25 Noon Cornell at Princeton ESPNU
  2 p.m. Maryland at Johns Hopkins ESPNU

 

^ - airing Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU         

* - airing Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. on ESPNU            

& - airing March 8 at 10 a.m. on ESPNU        

% - airing March 11 at 5 p.m. on ESPNU   

ESPN/ACCN College Lacrosse Schedule
Women

Date

Time (ET)

Matchup

Network

March 5 7 p.m. Louisville at North Carolina ACCN
March 11 4 p.m. Hofstra at Boston College ACCN
March 12 7 p.m. Syracuse at Virginia ACCN
March 21 2 p.m. Boston College at Duke ACCN
March 23 6 p.m. East Carolina at North Carolina ACCN
March 25 7 p.m. Towson at Johns Hopkins ESPNU
March 28 Noon North Carolina at Boston College ACCN
March 29 2 p.m. Syracuse at Notre Dame ACCN
April 3 5 p.m. Rutgers at Northwestern ESPNU
April 4 1 p.m. Maryland at Johns Hopkins # ESPN3
April 9 6 p.m. Penn State at Ohio State ESPNU
April 16 7 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ACCN

# - airing April 5 at 8 a.m. on ESPNU

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