Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Champion Challenge Games to Air on ESPNU

from press release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and BALTIMORE – ESPNU and US Lacrosse announced today that the sports network will air the U.S. men’s national team vs. Duke and the U.S. women’s national team vs. Duke games, part of the 2010 Champion Challenge at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The U.S. men’s national team game will air on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. with an encore presentation on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. The U.S. women’s national team game will air on Feb. 1 at 12 a.m. with a re-air on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

The fifth annual Champion Challenge will take place Jan. 30 – 31. The event, organized by US Lacrosse and sponsored by Champion Athleticwear, will feature the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams as well as Duke University men’s and women’s teams, the United States Military Academy’s men’s team, the University of Notre Dame and University of Florida women’s programs.

“US Lacrosse is dedicated to bringing more lacrosse to television and we’re pleased that ESPNU will air two Team USA games,” said Bill Schoonmaker, US Lacrosse’s chief operating officer. “The U.S. national teams feature the best men’s and women’s lacrosse players in the world and the Duke men’s and women’s teams are two of the best college lacrosse programs in the country. These will be two very exciting match-ups.”

ESPNU recently announced that the network will lead ESPN's college lacrosse coverage with more games than ever before in 2010, including 40 men's and women's regular-season contests combined, in addition to one live game each on ESPN2 and The networks will televise 59 games overall, including the two Champion Challenge games, 42 regular-season contests (up from 30 in 2009) and 15 NCAA Tournament games across ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and

US Lacrosse is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, and is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national lacrosse teams. Warrior Lacrosse is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. men's national teams program. deBeer Lacrosse is the official exclusive equipment and apparel supplier to the U.S. women's national teams program.

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