PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League has announced its national television package for the 2015 men's and women's lacrosse seasons. FOX Sports is slated to carry six Ivy League regular-season games, including a pair of University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse games and one for the Penn women, while ESPN3 and ESPNU will once again carry the Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament in May.
The League expands its relationship with FOX Sports to lacrosse for the first time with five men's games and one women's game after two successful football seasons with the network. The six-game schedule includes two men's games on FOX Sports 1, the nation's fastest-growing sports cable network, and four games on FOX College Sports (FCS).
Penn’s March 28 men’s lacrosse game with Yale at Franklin Field will be televised live on FOX Sports 1. That game will now face off at 5:30 p.m., instead of at its original start time of 3 p.m. On Saturday, April 11, both the Penn men’s and women’s teams are at Harvard, and both of those games will be televised by Fox College Sports. The men will face off at noon that day, followed by the women at 3 p.m.
The other Ivy League games to be carried by the Fox networks include the men’s opener on Saturday, March 14 between Cornell and Yale in New Haven, Conn., on FCS. The Big Red hosts area rival Colgate on Tuesday, March 17 in the conference's first-ever lacrosse broadcast on FOX Sports 1. On the final day of the regular season, FCS will televise the Princeton men at Cornell.
The 2015 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament, to be played at the site of the team with the best conference record, is set to be carried live once again by the ESPN family of networks. The semifinals on Friday, May 1 will be carried live on ESPN3 and the championship game on Sunday, May 3 will be televised live on ESPNU.
2015 Ivy League Lacrosse Television Schedule
Saturday, March 14 - Cornell at Yale, 12:30 p.m. (FOX College Sports)
Tuesday, March 17 - Colgate at Cornell, 7 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
Saturday, March 28 - Yale at Penn, 5:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
Saturday, April 11 - Penn at Harvard (men), noon (FOX College Sports)
Saturday, April 11 - Penn at Harvard (women), 3 p.m. (FOX College Sports)
Saturday, April 25 - Princeton at Cornell, 1 p.m. (FOX College Sports)
Friday, May 1 - Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals, 5 and 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Sunday, May 3 - Ivy League Men's Lacrosse Tournament final, noon (ESPNU)