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ESPN TV Lineup Set for Champion Challenge

BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse today announced the television schedule for Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 27. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams will be in action against both defending NCAA champions — Loyola University (men’s) and Northwestern University (women’s) — on ESPN3 and ESPNU. All games at the eighth annual Champion® Challenge will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Both games will air live on ESPN3 and later will re-air on ESPNU. Read More…

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Loyola Maryland Greyhounds attack Justin Ward (15) runs to the goal during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Loyola Maryland Greyhounds attack Justin Ward (15) runs to the goal during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

BALTIMORE — US Lacrosse today announced the television schedule for Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, set to take place on Sunday, Jan. 27. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams will be in action against both defending NCAA champions — Loyola University (men’s) and Northwestern University (women’s) — on ESPN3 and ESPNU.

All games at the eighth annual Champion® Challenge will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Both games will air live on ESPN3 and later will re-air on ESPNU. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Northwestern University
Sunday, Jan. 27 – 11 a.m. ET (ESPN3)
Monday, Jan. 28 – 12 a.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 – 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Loyola University
Sunday, Jan 27 – 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Sunday, Jan. 27 – 10 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 – 1 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

* Game to be re-aired on ESPNU following live ESPN3 broadcast as noted

Also participating in the Jan. 25-27 event will be the English and Haudenosaunee women’s national teams, University of Notre Dame men’s team, Syracuse University women’s team, Jacksonville University men’s team, Rollins College women’s team and Stetson University women’s team.

In addition to playing, the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams will host instructional clinics for youth and high school players in grades 1-12 Saturday, Jan. 26. The U.S. men’s and women’s national team coaching staffs also will offer clinics for local coaches to learn “The Team USA Way.”

For more information about Champion® Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, including Team USA rosters and the full event schedule, visit: www.uslacrosse.org/2013championchallenge. For more information about the U.S. national teams, visit www.uslacrosse.org/teamusa.

Champion is the official apparel sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. deBeer is the official equipment sponsor of the U.S. women’s national teams. Marriott, Nationwide and Shock Doctor are official sponsors of the U.S. National Teams Program.

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