ESPN2 to air 11 HD MLL telecasts

ESPN2 will air eleven Major League Lacrosse (MLL) games this
season, all of which will be broadcast in high-definition.

“I think that fans will be very excited when they see the schedule that
ESPN has put together for us this season,” said Gross. “Not only does
this schedule feature some great match-ups, but amongst the live broadcasts
you’re also getting the All-Star Game, the first Semi-Final Game, and the NB
ZIP Championship Game. This is our sixth season with ESPN and they have proven
to be a most valued partner in helping grow the MLL and the entire sport of

ESPN2 has been the national television home of Major League Lacrosse since
2003, when the two parties agreed on a two-year commitment. In 2004, ESPN aired
the New Balance Championship Game, making it the first live national telecast
of a Major League Lacrosse competition. In November of that same year, ESPN and
MLL agreed on another two-year contract. In 2007, Major League Lacrosse and
ESPN signed a multi-year agreement which extends their relationship through the
2016 season.

Last season, ESPN introduced goalie cams, telestrators, and player
microphones to the MLL broadcasts in an effort to give fans a better feeling
for the intense action that takes place on the field. Also, all of last
season’s games were broadcast in high-definition for the first time. Prior to
the start of the 2007 season, ESPN sold presenting sponsorship of their MLL
telecasts to the U.S. Marine Corps. And earlier this month, the league
announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods would become the presenting sponsor of the
helmet cam.

The 2008 national broadcast schedule kicks off live from Harvard Stadium on
Friday, May 23rd when the Boston Cannons host the Rochester Rattlers.

2008 Major League Lacrosse Television Schedule on ESPN2 All times ET

Friday, May 23 Rochester @
Boston 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 5
@ Long Island 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 19 Washington @
Boston 7:30 PM
Friday, July 4 San Francisco @
Denver 9:00 PM
Saturday, July 12 Denver @
Los Angeles 10:00 PM
Thursday, July 17 MLL All-Star Game 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 26 Chicago @
Denver 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 2 Philadelphia @
Boston 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 9 San Francisco @
Los Angeles 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 23 NB ZIP Semi-Final Game 12:00 PM
Sunday, August 24 NB ZIP Championship Game 1:00 PM

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