Jan. 18, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Five Navy men’s lacrosse games will be televised by CBS Sports Network or the ESPN network family this season with the possibility of two additional contests should the Mids qualify for the Patriot League Tournament in April.
The historic March 17 Patriot League matchup between Navy and Holy Cross at the Mets’ Citi Field kicks off the national television broadcast schedule, as the Mids and Crusaders will square off on ESPN3 beginning at 12:00 pm. The first game of the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic which also features Colgate vs. Michigan (3:00 pm), had previously been schedule for a 4:00 pm faceoff, but was bumped up to accomodate the broadcast window. Meanwhile, the contest marks what is believed to be only the second Div. I men’s lacrosse game played at a Major League Baseball venue in the history of the sport. On May 8, 1971, more than 18,000 fans watched Navy post a 9-6 victory over Johns Hopkins at Houston’s Astrodome.
A week later, Navy will play Colgate in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. ESPNU will air the Patriot League showdown beginning at 2:00 pm, followed by the Johns Hopkins-Virginia contest at 4:30 pm.
CBS Sports Network will air back-to-back games at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium beginning with the annual Friday night lights showdown between Navy and Maryland on April 5 at 7:00 pm. A week later, the biggest rivalry in collegiate sports will be showcased with the annual Army-Navy game televised by CBS Sports Network at 2:00 pm.
ESPNU will broadcast Navy’s regular-season finale on April 20 against Johns Hopkins live from Homewood Field in Baltimore at 4:00 pm.
Navy, meanwhile, is looking to return to the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2009. CBS Sports Network will air both Patriot League Semifinal games (4:30 / 7:30 pm) on April 26, as well as the Patriot League Championship set to be played on April 28 at 3:00 pm.
Additionally, an audio broadcast of all 13 of Navy’s regular-season games will be offered this spring. WNAV (1430 AM, 99.9 FM) will once again partner with Navy to bring fans the action with Pete Medhurst returning for his 15th season as the Voice of Navy Lacrosse, while Joe Miller will make it a two-man booth with his added commentary.
As in years past, those Navy home games that are not televised (VMI, Detroit, Lafayette and Towson) will be available for viewing on Navy All-Access.
Following preseason scrimmages the next two weekends at Duke (Jan. 26 at 9:00 am), vs. High Point (Jan. 26 at 11:00 am) and at Virginia (Feb. 2 at 12:00 pm), Navy will officially open its 2013 campaign on Feb. 9 when it plays host to VMI. Game time is set for 12:00 pm at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
### Go Navy ###