The NLL on CBS Sports Network returns on Saturday, April 6 when the Rochester Knighthawks host the Philadelphia Wings to open the broadcast schedule that includes three regular season games and select playoff games. (Photo: Larry Palumbo)
The National Lacrosse League on CBS Sports Network telecasts begin on Saturday, April 6, as the Philadelphia Wings take on the Rochester Knighthawks, live at 6pm Eastern. Saturday’s game marks the first of six consecutive weekends of live NLL broadcasts on the network. The national broadcasts continue into the 2013 Playoffs and culminate with the Championship Game on the weekend of May 10-12.
Reebok is the presenting sponsor of the NLL on CBS Sports Network telecasts. Additional sponsors include Marriott, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Bayer & the new movie, Fast & Furious 6.
Brent Stover returns for his second season as the lead play-by-play announcer for NLL on CBS Sports Network, with Ben Holden handling play-by-play for select games. Ryan Powell will serve as the primary color analyst. Powell played for Buffalo and Edmonton as part of an eleven-year NLL career (2001-2001) in which he scored 145 goals in 122 games played. Prior to the NLL, he played at Syracuse University, winning the NCAA Championship in 2000. Former NLL player Steve Panarelli will serve as color analyst for select games. Panarelli played as a defenseman for the Stealth franchise & Philadelphia Wings during three NLL seasons (2008-2010). He also played at Syracuse and was a member of the NCAA title winning team in 2004. The broadcast schedule is listed below.
About CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network is the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, available to 104 million homes throughout the United States and Canada. CBSSN is available on local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. The network is available in Canada on on Rogers (Ch. 416), Cogeco (Ch. 744), Bell ExpressVu (Ch. 1432), Eastlink (Ch. 134, 206 or 168), Sasktel (Ch. 425) and BellAliant TV (Ch. 479).
For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, visit cbssportsnetwork.com.
NLL on CBS Sports Network Schedule (all times Eastern)
Sat. April 6, Philadelphia at Rochester, 6pm
Sat. April 13, Toronto at Philadelphia, 4:30pm
Sat. April 20, Rochester at Buffalo, 7:30pm
Weekend of April 26- 28 Divisional Semifinals
Weekend of May 3-5 Semifinals (East & West Division Championship Games)
Weekend of May 10-12 Championship Game, presented by Reebok