BTN to Air Two Penn State Lacrosse Games
March 21, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State lacrosse will receive its first air time on Big Ten Network in high definition when men's and women's lacrosse are broadcast on Apr. 13-14. The Nittany Lion men's lacrosse team hosts Towson Apr. 13 at 1 p.m., a game that will be shown live on BTN, while the women's team will play Ohio State on Apr. 14 at 1 p.m. with a same day, tape delay broadcast on BTN at 6:30 p.m. ET.
For the men's lacrosse team, the regular-season home finale against Towson game will be Senior Day in Happy Valley. The Penn State-Towson game will be the third men's lacrosse game shown live this year and its second national broadcast. PSU defeated Denver Feb. 17 on NBC Sports Network and played Lehigh Mar. 9 at Chester's PPL Park on ESPN3.com with a tape delayed broadcast on Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia.
On the women's side, the American Lacrosse Conference matchup between Penn State and Ohio State pits the traditional Big Ten Conference members on BTN. The opening draw is slated for 1 p.m. and the Big Ten Network will broadcast the game that night at 6:30 p.m. A week later the Nittany Lions tangle with Johns Hopkins for a Sunday, Apr. 21 broadcast on ESPNU.
The lacrosse broadcasts bring Penn State's spring sports event total on Big Ten Network to eight with three baseball games, two softball games and PSU's spring football game set to air. Baseball's first BTN game is Sunday at Indiana (Noon ET), while softball's home doubleheader against Purdue is set for a live broadcast on Apr. 17 (5 p.m. ET).
Additionally, Big Ten Network will air nine Big Ten championships including baseball, softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track & field and women's rowing. Penn State sponsors all of those sports except for rowing.
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