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Nll Returns On Universal Sports Network

18 games live on UniversalSports.com with ‘NLL Game of the Week’ in 2015

The National Lacrosse League announced today that Universal Sports Network will showcase an “NLL Game of the Week” during the upcoming 2015 NLL regular season. The new agreement, which marks the league’s first full season on Universal Sports Network, makes 18 games available LIVE on UniversalSports.com to all fans in the United States, including non-subscribers of Universal Sports Network. An encore presentation of the “NLL Game of the Week” will also air every Thursday on TV.

“Universal Sports Network is a great broadcast partner to showcase NLL action each week,” said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. “We are truly excited to continue our relationship with USN for another season.”

LIVE coverage begins on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. when the Colorado Mammoth visit the Minnesota Swarm during NLL Face Off Weekend 2015 to open the league’s 29th year. Fans can watch an encore presentation of the season opener on Universal Sports on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. ET. The ‘NLL Game of the Week’ runs each week through Saturday, May 2 when the Buffalo Bandits host the New England Black Wolves during the final weekend of the regular season.

“It is no secret that lacrosse is growing in popularity across the U.S.,” said Robert James, Universal Sports’ Senior Vice President of Content and Communications. “Our partnership with the NLL will tap into their incredible fan base and deliver live, weekly action to a wider audience.”

NLL Game of the Week on UniversalSports.com and Universal Sports Schedule (all times Eastern):

Saturday, January 3
Colorado Mammoth at Minnesota Swarm (8 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, January 8 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 10
Rochester Knighthawks at New England Black Wolves (7 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, January 15 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 17
Buffalo Bandits at Vancouver Stealth (10 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, January 22 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Minnesota Swarm at New England Black Wolves (7 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m.

Saturday, January 31
Colorado Mammoth at Vancouver Stealth (10 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, February 5 at 4 p.m.

Friday, February 6
Rochester Knighthawks at Minnesota Swarm (8:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, February 12 at 9 a.m.

Friday, February 13
Toronto Rock at Minnesota Swarm (8:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, February 19 at 3 p.m.

Sunday, February 22
Colorado Mammoth at New England Black Wolves (1 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, February 26 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
Colorado Mammoth at Buffalo Bandits (7:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m.

Friday, March 6
Toronto Rock at Colorado Mammoth (9 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, March 14
New England Black Wolves at Minnesota Swarm (8 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 21
Minnesota Swarm at Buffalo Bandits (7:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 28
Minnesota Swarm at New England Black Wolves (7 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 4
New England Black Wolves at Buffalo Bandits (7:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 11
Buffalo Bandits at Minnesota Swarm (8 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 18
Calgary Roughnecks at Minnesota Swarm (8 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, April 23 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 25
Vancouver Stealth at Buffalo Bandits (7:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, April 30 at 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 2
New England Black Wolves at Buffalo Bandits (7:30 p.m. LIVE Online)
TV: Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m.

Universal Sports Network is the premier multi-platform media destination of year-round Olympic, endurance and action sports programming. The network is available on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country. To find USN on your channel finder, please visit UniversalSports.com.

Schedule subject to change.

About Universal Sports Network
Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multi-platform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, cycling, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online, or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year. For more information, please visit UniversalSports.com.

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