National Lacrosse League and ESPN Announce Schedule of Games on ESPN Networks

ESPN to Broadcast 10 Regular Season Games Beginning with San Diego Seals vs. Colorado Mammoth. Saturday, December 11, 8:30pm ET. All regular season games streamed live on ESPN+
Devan Kaney
Devan Kaney
PHILADELPHIA - Dec. 1, 2021 - PRLog -- The National Lacrosse League (@NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, announced today that ESPN will televise an exclusive slate of 10 regular season games on its linear networks during the 2021-22 season, beginning with the San Diego Seals vs. the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday, December 11. The schedule, which will feature every U.S.-based NLL team at least once, will include games airing on ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS. As previously announced, all NLL regular season games will be distributed on ESPN+, the largest number of live televised games in the history of the league.

The ESPN TV schedule is as follows (all times ET, schedule subject to change):
  • Saturday, December 11, San Diego @ Colorado, 8:30 p.m., ESPNews
  • Saturday, January 8, Georgia @ Philadelphia, noon, ESPNews
  • Saturday, January 15, Albany @ Philadelphia, noon, ESPNews
  • Friday, January 21, Georgia @ Rochester, 6:30 p.m., ESPNU
  • Saturday, February 12, New York @ Georgia, 6 p.m., ESPNews
  • Friday, February 18, Albany @ Buffalo, 7:30 p.m., ESPNews
  • Saturday, March 26, Colorado @ Panther City, 9:30 p.m., ESPNU
  • Saturday, April 2, Philadelphia @ New York, 8 p.m., ESPNU
  • Saturday, April 9, New York @ Buffalo, 5 p.m., ESPN2
  • Saturday, April 23, Georgia @ Panther City, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU

"We are excited to announce the schedule of games to showcase all our U.S. franchises on ESPN's linear networks as an integral part of the most comprehensive broadcast package in the history of the league," said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. "These excellent matchups and time slots will give maximum exposure to our game and its amazing players and will further drive interest in the full slate of games fans can enjoy every weekend on ESPN+ as well as TSN in Canada."

Schedule highlights include:
  • Georgia Swarm and superstar Lyle Thompson will appear four times
  • The Philadelphia Wings and New York Riptide will make three appearances each
  • Panther City Lacrosse Club inaugural season broadcast from Dickies Arena

Highlighting the on-air commentator roster are play-by-play voice Brendan Glasheen (@BrendanGlasheen) and analyst Mitch Belisle (@MBelisle85) on December 11th. Tabitha Turner-Wilkins (@TabTurnerTV1) and Devan Kaney (@Devan_Kaney) will share the floor reporter duties.

Glasheen is a rising announcer who has called NLL games the past three seasons, including Game 1 of the NLL Finals in 2019. This season, he will also call the Albany FireWolves home games for ESPN+.

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