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ESPN Schedule Set for Champion Challenge

January 7, 2013    12882 Views

BALTIMORE, Jan. 7, 2012 – 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 - 2 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) *

* Indicates 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: For more information about the U.S. national teams, visit

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.

About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 400,000 members in 64 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport.

About Champion®
Since 1919 Champion Athleticwear has offered a full line of innovative athletic apparel for men and women including sports bras, activewear, team uniforms, sweats and accessories. Champion Athleticwear can be purchased at most sporting goods and department stores. For more information please contact us at 1-800-999-2249, visit or at or follow us on Twitter @Championusa. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI)

About ESPN3
ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via It is currently available to 73 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider.

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