NLL and ESPN announce 2015 schedule

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Live coverage begins with season opener airing exclusively on ESPN3 on Friday, Jan. 2

(ISN) – The National Lacrosse League has announced a total of 21 NLL games will air live on ESPN platforms during the 2015 season. Coverage begins with the Buffalo Bandits at New England Black Wolves live exclusively on ESPN3 via WatchESPN on Friday, Jan. 2 from Mohegan Sun Arena as the league opens its 29th year.

“We’re very excited to offer even more National Lacrosse League action on the ESPN networks this season,” said George Daniel, NLL Commissioner. “We look forward to continue showcasing the hard-hitting, fast-paced action on the Worldwide Leader in Sports with this expanded schedule.”

“This is our fourth straight year of showing the National Lacrosse League on ESPN platforms and we’re happy to be able to offer fans more games than ever before,” said Brian Kweder, Sr. Director, Programming & Acquisitions, ESPN. “With interest and participation in the sport of lacrosse continuing to grow in the United States, we are pleased to be associated with North America’s top indoor lacrosse league.”

NLL on ESPN3/WatchESPN schedule (all times Eastern):

Friday, January 2
Buffalo Bandits at New England Black Wolves- 7 p.m. (EXCLUSIVE)

Saturday, January 3
Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks- 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 10
Calgary Roughnecks at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.
Toronto Rock at Vancouver Stealth- 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Vancouver Stealth at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.
Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks- 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 31
Calgary Roughnecks at Toronto Rock- 7 p.m.

Friday, February 13
Edmonton Rush at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.

Sunday, February 15
Rochester Knighthawks at New England Black Wolves- 6 p.m. (EXCLUSIVE)

Saturday, February 21
Vancouver Stealth at Calgary Roughnecks- 9 p.m.

Friday, March 13
Toronto Rock at Buffalo Bandits- 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15
Minnesota Swarm at Colorado Mammoth- 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 21
Edmonton Rush at Toronto Rock- 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 29
Vancouver Stealth at Colorado Mammoth- 8 p.m.

Friday, April 3
Calgary Roughnecks at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 4
Edmonton Rush at Vancouver Stealth- 10 p.m.

Friday, April 10
Edmonton Rush at Calgary Roughnecks- 9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17
Rochester Knighthawks at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 18
Rochester Knighthawks at Vancouver Stealth- 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 26
Buffalo Bandits at New England Black Wolves- 6 p.m. (EXCLUSIVE)

Saturday, May 2
Edmonton Rush at Colorado Mammoth- 9 p.m.

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