ESPNU Warrior Classic to Feature Four Top-20 Men's Lacrosse Teams

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ESPNU Warrior Classic to Feature Four Top-20 Men's Lacrosse Teams

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April 19, 2010 

No. 10 Georgetown, No. 16 UMass, No. 18 Fairfield, No. 20 Denver Make up Inaugural Field

The ESPNU Warrior Classic, a men’s college lacrosse doubleheader, will feature four teams ranked among the nation’s top 20, according to the USILA Coaches’ Poll for April 12. Tickets are on sale now for the event that will be played Saturday, April 24, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

The doubleheader will feature No. 18 Fairfield vs. No. 20 Denver in the first game at 11 a.m. ET, followed by No. 16 Massachusetts vs. No. 10 Georgetown at 1:30 p.m. Both games will be televised live on ESPNU. Carter Blackburn will call play-by-play with analysis from Quint Kessenich, while Eamon McAnaney will report from the sidelines.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for senior citizens, children and students with ID (must show ID at box office). Children under 2 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Group discounts are available by calling the XL Center at 860-524-5794.

The Rentschler Field parking lot opens at 8 a.m. for the ESPNU Lacrosse Tour and Warrior FanFest, where fans can play games, win prizes and meet lacrosse legend Mike Powell.

ESPNU has been televising NCAA lacrosse matches since the first week the network was launched in March 2005.

ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation’s largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,000 telecasts of sporting events. Programming includes football, basketball, NCAA events, golf and NHRA events accounting for more than 2,200 live and/or original hours of programming. In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (e.g. – SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC).

ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events, including collegiate football events: the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Texas Bowl (Houston); the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards; collegiate basketball events: the 76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Cancun Governor’s Cup; Charleston Classic (S.C.); DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational; Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tipoff (San Juan); SONIC All-College Basketball Classic (Oklahoma City) and BracketBusters; as well as the new ESPNU Warrior Classic (Lacrosse) and the ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway. For more information, visit


Media Contacts: Charley Green, Media Coordinator, at 214-734-8028, [email protected]; Jenny Zimmerman, ESPN Communications, at 407-566-2213 or [email protected]

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