Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals & Championship TV Information

Just as is the case with the women's championship, ESPN also has exclusive TV rights to the men's lacrosse championship. The biggest difference is that none of the men's semifinals are streamed online. Instead they are shown on ESPN2 with the championship taking place on ESPN. As is the case with most NCAA Sports, the men's lacrosse semifinals and championship are also done for the radio by Dial Global Sports. On the men's side you have a huge surprise in the Finals in unseeded Cornell. Will the Big Red do the Ivy League proud? You also have a huge underdog in 7-seed Duke, but given that the Dukies are a regular powerhouse, not many people will be surprised there. The other two semifinalists are Syracuse and Denver, both of whom were expected to be there. Here's the final release from ESPN regarding the men's lacrosse championship. 

2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Semifinals Set; Starts Saturday

Top-seeded Syracuse leads the field for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual on ESPN networks Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The semifinals air on ESPN2 and WatchESPN with No. 7 seed Duke facing unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m., followed by Syracuse against No. 4 seed Denver at 5 p.m. The 2013 season will culminate with the National Championship game Monday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN.

ESPN has covered 30 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships since 1980 and 2013 marks the 19th consecutive year of televising the championship weekend games.
Additional production details will be released later this week.

ESPN’s top lacrosse commentating team will again be in position for championship weekend.
  • Veteran play-by-play voice Eamon McAnaney will lead the booth
  • Joining McAnaney is analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra – during their college careers – Kessenich (Johns Hopkins) and Carcaterra (Syracuse) both played in four NCAA Championships and each won a national title with their respective teams.
  • Host Anish Shroff and analyst Mark Dixon will cover the National Semifinals from ESPNU’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters
  • The duo will be at Lincoln Financial Field for the National Championship on Memorial Day with pregame and halftime reports
  • In addition,  Shroff and Dixon will anchor  the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show on ESPNU and WatchESPN, immediately following the title game, which will include game reaction, postgame celebration, trophy presentation and net cutting
ESPN Digital
  • Both semifinals will be shown on WatchESPN
  • The title game will be on WatchESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN MobileTV
  •’s Dana O’Neil will have all the weekend’s coverage from Lincoln Financial Field, including game previews and columns
ESPN International
  • The semifinal games will be shown live on ESPN Europe and ESPN Middle East
  • The title game will air live on ESPN Brazil, ESPN Caribbean, ESPN Europe, ESPN Latin America, ESPN Middle East and Africa and ESPN PacRim
ESPN’s Coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network(s)
Sat, May 25 2:30 p.m. Semifinal: Game #1 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.) – No. 7 Duke vs. Cornell
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
  5 p.m. Semifinal: Game #2 (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.) – No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 4 Denver
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
Mon, May 27 1 p.m. National Championship (Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich & Paul Carcaterra
ESPN / WatchESPN / ESPN3 / ESPN Mobile TV
  3:30 p.m. 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championship Post Game Show
Anish Shroff & Mark Dixon

 And in case you haven't seen the Dial Global release, here's what they have to say.

2013 Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Dial Global Sports!

2013 Lacrosse Championships on DGS 
Dial Global Sports, in conjunction with the NCAA Radio Network, is excited to once again bring the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship to a national radio audience as well as listeners on, and SiriusXM.

The 2013 semifinals and championship game will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Broadcast coverage of the National Semifinals begins with Game One at 2:15 PM Eastern on Saturday, May 25th.

The winners of Saturday’s semifinals will advance to the National Championship Game on Memorial Day—Monday, May 27th. Dial Global’s broadcast of the championship game will begin at 12:45 PM Eastern.

Dave Ryan will handle play-by-play duties for the third consecutive year. 2004 national champion Steve Panarelli is back for his second year as Dial Global’s lacrosse analyst. Jason Horowitz will host the pregame and postgame shows and report from the sidelines during the action.

Click here to listen to highlights from last year’s championship game and here for postgame interviews with members of the 2012 champions, Loyola-Maryland.

The Dial Global broadcast can be listened to online and through most mobile devices through the Dial Global Sports Player

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