Entire Major League Lacrosse Season to Air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com

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May 11th, 2011

via press release:

Entire Major League Lacrosse Season to Air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com

The 2011 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) season will feature all 36 regular-season games streamed live on ESPN3.com as the eleventh season of MLL action is slated to begin Saturday, May 14, with a tripleheader. In addition, the2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game and the Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior will air on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.

The season opens with a tripleheader on ESPN3.com, featuring Long Island at Boston at 7 p.m. ET, Rochester at Chesapeake also at 7 p.m. and Hamilton at Denver at 9 p.m. ESPN2 will also air two regular-season games – Chesapeake at Long Island Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Rochester at Chesapeake Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m.

The 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game will take place Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com from Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. The season will culminate with theSports Authority MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 & 28, also on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.

Play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and analyst Quint Kessenich will once again serve as the commentator team for the MLL telecasts on ESPN2. Beninati will be returning for his 10th season, while Kessenich will begin his 11th. A variety of commentators for ESPN3.com will be utilized including announcing teams of Jason Chandler & Dave Evans, Scott Garceau & Evan Washburn, Dave Ryan & Charlie Lockwood, Joe Beninati & Quint Kessenich, Eamon McAnaney & Paul Carcaterra, Mike Evans & Ron Zwerin and Steve Warzala & Brian Shanahan.

ESPN has been the national television home of Major League Lacrosse since 2003, and in 2004 aired the New Balance Championship Game – the first live national telecast of a Major League Lacrosse competition.

2011 Major League Lacrosse Television Schedule (All times are Eastern and subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, May 14 7 p.m. Long Island at Boston ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Rochester at Chesapeake ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Hamilton at Denver ESPN3.com
Thu, May 19 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake at Hamilton ESPN3.com
Sat, May 21 7 p.m. Denver at Boston ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Long Island at Rochester ESPN3.com
Fri, June 3 7 p.m. Denver at Long Island ESPN3.com
Sat, June 4 7 p.m. Chesapeake at Boston ESPN3.com
Fri, June 10 7:30 p.m. Hamilton at Rochester ESPN3.com
Sat, June 11 6 p.m. Long Island at Boston ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Chesapeake at Denver ESPN3.com
Thu, June 16 7:30 p.m. Chesapeake at Long Island ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, June 18 7 p.m. Boston at Rochester ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Denver at Hamilton ESPN3.com
Fri, June 24 7:30 p.m. Hamilton at Rochester ESPN3.com
Sat, June 25 7 p.m. Boston at Chesapeake ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Rochester at Hamilton ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Long Island at Denver ESPN3.com
Fri, July 1 7 p.m. Long Island at Hamilton ESPN3.com
Sat, July 2 7:30 p.m. Rochester at Chesapeake ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, July 3 9 p.m. Boston at Denver ESPN3.com
Sat, July 9 7 p.m. MLL All-Star Game (Boston, Mass.) ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, July 16 7 p.m. Chesapeake at Hamilton ESPN3.com
8 p.m. Boston at Long Island ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Rochester at Denver ESPN3.com
Sat, July 23 7 p.m. Hamilton at Boston ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Long Island at Chesapeake ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Denver at Rochester ESPN3.com
Thu, July 28 7:30 p.m. Rochester at Long Island ESPN3.com
Sat, July 30 7 p.m. Hamilton at Chesapeake ESPN3.com
9 p.m. Boston at Denver ESPN3.com
Sat, Aug 6 7 p.m. Boston at Hamilton ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Chesapeake at Rochester ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Denver at Long Island ESPN3.com
Sat, Aug 13 7 p.m. Rochester at Boston ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Denver at Chesapeake ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Hamilton at Long Island ESPN3.com
Sat, Aug 27 Noon MLL Semifinal: Game 1 (Annapolis, Md.) ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
3 p.m. MLL Semifinal: Game 2 (Annapolis, Md.) ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Aug 28 3 p.m. MLL Championship (Annapolis, Md.) ESPN2 / ESPN3.com

About ESPN3.com
ESPN3.com is ESPN's live sports broadband network, a 24/7 online destination that delivers thousands of live, global sports events annually.  It is currently available in approximately 70 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or cable TV video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  It is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001, when the MLL was praised and heralded for its on-field play, regarded as the best ever seen. Major League Lacrosse has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. Comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Denver, Long Island, Rochester and Hamilton, Major League Lacrosse is in its eleventh season this year.

 

 
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