Lacrosse Television Schedules

Feb. 19, 2015

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The inaugural Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons feature a robust slate of television coverage, with more than 40 games featuring Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers set to air nationally on BTN or an ESPN network. In addition, approximately 30 games will air on BTN Plus.

BTN will broadcast 25 games with the first taking place on Wednesday, March 18, when Maryland’s top-ranked women’s team hosts Pennsylvania. The first Big Ten men’s lacrosse game on BTN will feature the Terrapins entertaining Michigan on Sunday, March 29.

BTN will also provide live coverage of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Tournaments. The network will air the semifinals and final of the men’s tournament, and carry the semifinals of the women’s event. The men’s tournament will be held from April 30 to May 2 at Maryland, while the women’s event will be hosted by Rutgers from April 30 to May 3.

BTN’s lacrosse coverage will also include a 60-minute BTN Lacrosse Preview Show at 4 p.m. ET on March 24, and a special BTN Originals mini-series, in which the cameras go behind-the-scenes with the Penn State and Maryland men’s teams leading up to the highly anticipated April 4 contest. More details will be announced at a later date.

Seventeen men’s and women’s games are scheduled to air on ESPNU or ESPN3, including the championship game of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. Maryland’s men’s team, ranked No. 7 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse Men’s Media Top 20 poll, will travel to No. 14 Yale this Saturday in a game that will air on ESPN3. ESPNU will also serve as the broadcast home for the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships.

The six programs that comprise Big Ten men's lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century. Johns Hopkins has played since 1883 and leads all schools with 44 national championships. Maryland has claimed 11 national titles, while Rutgers has also won a national championship. The Scarlet Knights launched men's lacrosse in 1887, followed by programs starting in 1913 for Penn State, 1924 for Maryland, 1953 for Ohio State and 2012 for Michigan.


 

 

Big Ten women's lacrosse features teams that have won 24 national championships and 20 of the 33 NCAA championships, including nine of the last 10. Maryland won its 12th national championship this year, and claimed seven straight from 1995 to 2001. Northwestern has won seven NCAA titles, highlighted by five consecutive from 2005 to 2009 and most recently in 2012. Penn State has earned five national championships, including NCAA titles in 1987 and 1989. 

A complete listing of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse games set to appear on BTN Plus will be available on BTN.com in the coming weeks, and is subject to change. Below is the complete schedule of games to appear on BTN or an ESPN Network.

2015 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Television Schedule (All times Eastern)
Saturday                  Feb. 21                    Maryland at Yale (M)                                               Noon                       ESPN3
Saturday                  Feb. 28                    Northwestern at North Carolina (W)                       Noon                       ESPN3
Saturday                  Feb. 28                    Princeton at Johns Hopkins (M)                              1 p.m.                      ESPN3@
Saturday                  March 7                   Navy at Johns Hopkins (M)                                     Noon                       ESPN3 ^
Saturday                  March 14                 Johns Hopkins at Syracuse (M)                               2 p.m.                      ESPN3
Wednesday             March 18                 Penn at Maryland (W)                                             7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  March 21                 Ohio State at Notre Dame (W)                                Noon                       ESPN3
Saturday                  March 21                 Ohio State at Notre Dame (M)                                4 p.m.                      ESPNU
Saturday                  March 21                 Virginia at Johns Hopkins (M)                                  6 p.m.                      ESPNU
Sunday                    March 22                 Syracuse at Northwestern (W)                                1 p.m.                      BTN
Sunday                    March 22                 Colorado at Michigan (W)                                       3 p.m.                      BTN
Thursday                 March 26                 Maryland at Northwestern (W)                                7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  March 28                 Rutgers at Johns Hopkins (M)                                 2 p.m.                      ESPNU
Saturday                  March 28                 Penn State at Rutgers (W)                                      1 p.m.                      BTN
Sunday                    March 29                 Louisville at Northwestern (W)                                1 p.m.                      BTN
Sunday                    March 29                 Ohio State at Penn State (M)                                  3 p.m.                      ESPNU
Sunday                    March 29                 Michigan at Maryland (M)                                        5 p.m.                      BTN
Tuesday                  March 31                 Lehigh at Rutgers (W)                                             7 p.m.                      BTN
Thursday                 April 2                      Northwestern at Michigan (W)                                7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 4                      Penn State at Maryland (M)                                    4 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 4                      Ohio State at Penn State (W)                                  6 p.m.                      BTN
Sunday                    April 5                      Johns Hopkins at Ohio State (M)                             TBA                         BTN
Thursday                 April 9                      Michigan at Penn State (W)                                    7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 11                    Penn State at Johns Hopkins (M)                            6 p.m.                      ESPNU
Sunday                    April 12                    Ohio State at Michigan (M)                                      2 p.m.                      ESPNU
Sunday                    April 12                    Maryland at Rutgers (M)                                         TBA                         BTN
Wednesday             April 15                    Maryland at Johns Hopkins (W)                              8:30 p.m.                 ESPNU
Thursday                 April 16                    Rutgers at Ohio State (W)                                       7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 18                    Maryland at Ohio State (M)                                     11 a.m.                    BTN
Saturday                  April 18                    Michigan at Johns Hopkins (M)                               2 p.m.                      ESPNU
Sunday                    April 19                    Rutgers at Penn State (M)                                      TBA                         BTN
Thursday                 April 23                    Penn State at Maryland (W)                                    7 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 25                    Ohio State at Rutgers (M)                                       Noon                       ESPNU
Saturday                  April 25                    Penn State at Michigan (M)                                     6 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  April 25                    Johns Hopkins at Maryland (M)                               8 p.m.                      BTN
Thursday                 April 30                    Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinal #1              5:30 p.m.                 BTN
Thursday                 April 30                    Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinal #2              8 p.m.                      BTN
Friday                      May 1                      Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinal #1         5:30 p.m.                 BTN
Friday                      May 1                      Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinal #2         8 p.m.                      BTN
Saturday                  May 2                      Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Final                          8 p.m.                      BTN
Sunday                    May 3                      Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Final                     Noon                       ESPN3#

@ Will air on ESPNU via tape delay on Sunday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
^ Will air on ESPNU via tape delay on Sunday, March 8 at 10 a.m.
# Will air on ESPNU via tape delay on Sunday, May 3 at 5 p.m.