LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/5/12
From Press Release
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) recently announced the television schedule for the 2012 season. The network will air live 14 nationally televised games in addition to all 18 episodes of ‘Inside the MLL,’ the League’s 30-minute magazine show.
“We are very excited about this new partnership with CBS Sports Network,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We’re thrilled to bring 14 live games to fans in addition to our magazine show ‘Inside the MLL,’ which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Major League Lacrosse and its star players.”
The first nationally televised game of the season will be Friday, June 1 featuring a matchup between the MLL Champion Boston Cannons and the Rochester Rattlers at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The game will air live at 7:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network. CBSSN will feature several high profile games this season, including the Denver Outlaws’ annual fireworks game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Wednesday, July 4. The Outlaws will play the expansion Ohio Machine at 9:00 PM, ET. Additionally, CBSSN will televise a number of games featuring two of MLL’s 2012 expansion teams, the Charlotte Hounds and the Ohio Machine.
In addition to regular season matchups, CBSSN will also air the second Semi-Final Game on Saturday, August 25 during the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend in Boston, Mass. The No. 2 seed will play the No. 3 seed at 4:00 PM, ET.
Play by play announcer Dave Ryan and analyst Evan Washburn will call the MLL action. Both Ryan and Washburn were announcers for the Rochester Rattlers last season. Washburn also will be the host of “Inside the MLL,” along with features reporter Chantel McCabe.
CBS Sports Network is seen in 45 million homes and is available to 98 million households across the country. The Network is available through local cable and video providers and nationally via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and DISH Network Channel 152. CBS Sports Network is also available in Canada on the following video providers: Bell TV, Eastlink, Cogeco, Rogers, Bell Aliant, and Sasktel.
For more information and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
2012 Major League Lacrosse Schedule on CBS Sports Network
Date, Game, Time (EST)
FRI 6/1, Cannons @ Rattlers, 7:00 PM
SAT 6/2, Nationals @ Hounds, 7:00 PM
SAT 6/9, Lizards @ Cannons, 7:00 PM
SAT 6/16, Cannons @ Hounds, 7:00 PM
SAT 6/16, Rattlers @ Outlaws, 9:30 PM
SAT 6/23, Nationals @ Rattlers, 7:00 PM
WED 7/4, Machine @ Outlaws*, 9:00 PM
FRI 7/6, Lizards @ Rattlers, 7:00 PM
THURS 7/19, Outlaws @ Cannons, 7:00 PM
SAT 7/21, Nationals @ Lizards, 7:00 PM
SAT 7/28, Hounds @ Lizards, 7:00 PM
SAT 8/4, Lizards @ Bayhawks, 7:00 PM
SAT 8/11, Cannons @ Machine, 7:00 PM
SAT 8/25, MLL Semi-Final*, 4:00 PM
*Machine @ Outlaws = Fireworks Game
* MLL Semi-Final = No. 2 Seed vs. No. 3 Seed Boston, MA