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For the fourth consecutive year, ESPN will provide exclusive coverage of all 15 games from the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Coverage across ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN and ESPN3.com will begin May 15 and conclude May 31.
For the first time, every telecast will be available in high definition, an increase from the 11 high definition games in 2009. ESPNU HD will televise seven of the eight first-round games and the four quarterfinal contests May 15-23. ESPN2 HD will televise the semifinals May 29 while ESPN HD will offer a first-round matchup May 15 and the championship May 31. ESPN3.com will simulcast the semifinals and championship games. ESPNU televised 16 regular-season games in high definition this year.
Notable production elements will include NCAA officials wearing wireless microphones during the semifinals and championship for the fifth consecutive year and the use of the SkyCam camera positioned over the stadium for a sweeping, overhead view of the action.
Telecasts will include a deep roster of experienced and knowledgeable lacrosse announcers: Mark Dixon (former Johns Hopkins midfielder), Jack Emmer (former Army head coach and the NCAA’s winningest Division I head coach), Quint Kessenich (All-American at Johns Hopkins), Stephen McElduff (former North Carolina defensemen), Matt Ward (former Virginia attackman and 2006 Tewaaraton winner), Jamie Munro (All-American at Brown and former Denver head coach) and Paul Carcaterra (All-American at Syracuse and a member of 1995 National Championship team. Play-by-play announcers include Eamon McAnaney, Carter Blackburn, Ben Holden, Rob Simmelkjaer and Scott Garceau.
2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU
|Sat, May 15||Noon||Hofstra at MarylandScott Garceau & Jamie Munro||ESPNU|
|Noon||Johns Hopkins at DukeEamon McAnaney & Mark Dixon||ESPN / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV|
|2:30 p.m.||Loyola (MD) at CornellRob Simmelkjaer & Jack Emmer||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Denver at Stony BrookBen Holden & Stephen McElduff||ESPNU|
|7:30 p.m.||Mount Saint Mary’s at VirginiaCarter Blackburn, Paul Carcaterra, Matt Ward & Bob Holtzman||ESPNU|
|Sun, May 16||2:30 p.m.||Notre Dame at PrincetonBen Holden & Stephen McElduff||ESPNU|
|5 p.m.||Delaware at North CarolinaEamon McAnaney & Mark Dixon||ESPNU / ESPN Mobile TV|
|7:30 p.m.||Army at SyracuseRob Simmelkjaer, Jack Emmer & Jamie Munro||ESPNU|
|Sat, May 22||Noon||Quarterfinal # 1 – Princeton, N.J.Eamon McAnaney & Quint Kessenich||ESPNU|
|2:30 p.m.||Quarterfinal #2 – Princeton, N.J.Eamon McAnaney & Quint Kessenich||ESPNU|
|Sun, May 23||Noon||Quarterfinal #3 – Stony Brook, N.Y.Eamon McAnaney & Quint Kessenich||ESPNU|
|2:30 p.m.||Quarterfinal #4 – Stony Brook, N.Y.Eamon McAnaney & Quint Kessenich||ESPNU|
|Sat, May 29||4 p.m.||Semifinal #1 – M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore)Sean McDonough, Quint Kessenich & Eamon McAnaney||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV|
|6:30 p.m.||Semifinal #2 – M&T Bank StadiumSean McDonough, Quint Kessenich & Eamon McAnaney||ESPN2 / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV|
|Mon, May 31||3:30 p.m.||NCAA National Championship – M&T Bank StadiumSean McDonough, Quint Kessenich & Eamon McAnaney||ESPN / ESPN3.com / ESPN Mobile TV|
In addition to all 15 NCAA Tournament games, ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com combined to offer 40 regular-season contests, with 38 of the telecasts on ESPNU. It was ESPN’s most extensive schedule of games and an increase over the previous high of 30 set last year.