Forget the Indy 500, the fast-paced sport of college lacrosse is on ESPN this weekend. The final four of the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Lacrosse Championships will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.
Here is the press release issued by ESPN.
NCAA D-I Men’s Lacrosse Semifinals and Championship on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPN360.com
This Memorial Day Weekend, ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPN360.com will present the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Semifinals and Championship from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
On Saturday, May 23, on ESPN2 HD, No. 3 Duke will face off against No. 2 Syracuse for the first semifinal at noon, followed by No. 5 Cornell vs. No. 1 Virginia at 2 p.m. The National Championship will air Monday, May 25, at 1 p.m. on ESPN HD. Dave Ryan, Quint Kessenich and Rob Simmelkjaer will team for the fourth year in a row to call all three games. ESPN360.com will simulcast every game.
In addition, for the second year in a row, during ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD will utilize “SkyCam” at the Final Four, which gives an aerial camera angle of the field. For a sixth consecutive year, officials will wear wireless mics to bring viewers closer to the on-field atmosphere.
The ESPN networks televise all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. In 2009, ESPNU featured 30 Division I regular-season college lacrosse games in national telecasts – more than any other network – including unprecedented coverage of 12 in high definition on ESPNU HD and ESPN2 HD.
Photograph Courtesy of Syracuse University Sports Information.