24 Jun 2014

ESPN Announces Broadcast Schedule

ESPN Announces Broadcast Schedule

(BRISTOL, CT) ESPN today announced its broadcast schedule for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship, set for July 10-19 in Denver. ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry more than 40 games from Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, site of lacrosse’s largest international event ever with 38 nations participating.

Team USA will play a minimum of five games on ESPNU and be featured in the event’s pool-play opener against Canada at 9 p.m. ET Thursday, July 10, on ESPN2. The game is a rematch of the 2010 championship game, which Team USA won 12-10.

The semifinals and championship games game will be televised on ESPNU on Thursday, July 17 and Saturday, July 19, respectively. ESPNU’s coverage begins with Australia vs. USA on Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. ET, and ESPN3’s package starts with the Netherlands vs. China on Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. ET.

The FIL World Lacrosse Championship includes a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable analysts: Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team), Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Quint Kessenich (four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins) and Jamie Munro (former Division I & Major League Lacrosse head coach). Play-by-play announcers include Joe Beninati (Bowdoin College goalie), Mike Corey and Booker Corrigan.

ESPN has featured coverage of numerous lacrosse events in recently, including Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, each January and a full schedule of collegiate lacrosse games culminating with NCAA Division I Championship weekend played over Memorial Day weekend.


The 2014 FIL World Championship ESPN broadcast schedule
(all times Eastern)

Schedule is subject to change.

Thu, July 10 • 9 p.m. • Canada vs. USA • ESPN2
Fri, July 11 • 10 a.m. • Netherlands vs. China • ESPN3
Fri, July 11 • 1 p.m. • Scotland vs. Thailand • ESPN3
Fri, July 11 • 4 p.m. • Germany vs. Belgium • ESPN3
Fri, July 11 • 7 p.m. • Australia vs. Japan • ESPN3
Fri, July 11 • 10 p.m. • England vs. Iroquois • ESPN3
Sat, July 12 • 10 a.m. • Korea vs. Sweden • ESPN3
Sat, July 12 • 1 p.m. • France vs. Ireland • ESPN3
Sat, July 12 • 4 p.m. • Japan vs. Iroquois • ESPN3
Sat, July 12 • 7 p.m. • Australia vs. USA • ESPNU
Sat, July 12 • 10 p.m. • Canada vs. England • ESPN3
Sun, July 13 • 10 a.m. • Wales vs. New Zealand • ESPN3
Sun, July 13 • 1 p.m. • Germany vs. Hong Kong • ESPN3
Sun, July 13 • 4 p.m. • England vs. Australia • ESPN3
Sun, July 13 • 7 p.m. • Japan vs. USA • ESPNU
Sun, July 13 • 10 p.m. • Iroquois vs. Canada • ESPNU
Mon, July 14 • 10 a.m. • White #1 vs. Turquoise #1 • ESPN3
Mon, July 14 • 1 p.m. • Red #1 vs. Grey #1 • ESPN3
Mon, July 14 • 4 p.m. • Japan vs. Canada • ESPN3
Mon, July 14 • 7 p.m. • England vs. USA • ESPNU
Mon, July 14 • 10 p.m. • Iroquois vs. Australia • ESPN3
Tue, July 15 • 10 a.m. • Elimination Game • ESPN3
Tue, July 15 • 1 p.m. • Elimination Game • ESPN3
Tue, July 15 • 4 p.m. • Japan vs. England • ESPN3
Tue, July 15 • 7 p.m. • Iroquois vs. USA • ESPNU
Tue, July 15 • 10 p.m. • Canada vs. Australia • ESPN3
Wed, July 16 • 10 a.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Wed, July 16 • 2 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Wed, July 16 • 6 p.m. • Quarterfinals #1 • ESPN3
Wed, July 16 • 9 p.m. • Quarterfinals #2 • ESPN3
Thu, July 17 • 10 a.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Thu, July 17 • 1 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Thu, July 17 • 4 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Thu, July 17 • 6:30 p.m. • Semifinals #1 • ESPNU
Thu, July 17 • 9:30 p.m. • Semifinals #2 • ESPNU
Fri, July 18 • 10 a.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Fri, July 18 • 1 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Fri, July 18 • 4 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Fri, July 18 • 7 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Fri, July 18 • 10 p.m. • Consolation Round • ESPN3
Sat, July 19 • 1 p.m. • Fifth-Place Game • ESPN3
Sat, July 19 • 4 p.m. • Third-Place Game • ESPN3
Sat, July 19 • 9 p.m. • Championship Game • ESPNU

—from USL press release (republished with permission)

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About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently has 50 member nations and sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor.) The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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  1. July 5, 2014
    Thanks Tim. I was made aware of that and have purchased the package. do you know if the streaming will be of the ESPN broadcast or will Coaches Aid run their own cameras and commentary? Also, Foxtel which carries ESPN in Australia recently added the semis and final to its schedule. So at least we will get something
  2. June 27, 2014
    Dear FIL, I find it odd that the world cup is only broadcasted in the US. Considering the game enjoys its highest popularity in the US, it would seem only logical to try and use the event to further promote and popularize the game around the world rather than restrict it to where ESPN can make a buck. In Manchester, a small English outfit managed to stream games live to a WW audience. how come a broadcasting giant like ESPN with worldwide reach is not making anything available outside the US? Not in the best interest of the game.
    • July 1, 2014
      Thanks for the feedback, Miron. The Streaming schedule for the 2014 World Championships was announced on the WorldLacrosse2014 website on June 27th. It was just republished on the FIL site today. CoachesAid will be handling the streaming/replay packages which are available at: http://coachesaid.com/channel.aspx?channel=125.
      • July 6, 2014
        ah yes .... the streaming schedule. One would have thought that the FIL would not resort to the marketing schemes used by some of the more unscrupulous enterprises but I guess this was not to be. CoachesAid will not be showing any blue division games. in fact it won't be showing any game that is covered by ESPN. the disappointing thing is that one had to read the actual schedule rather than be lured into a false sense of expectation by the grand promises as none of this was mentioned anywhere. You didn't get my $30 (CoachesAid did) and you lost me as a supported. Clearly a profitable approach.

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