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The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world, announced today that ESPN will televise an exclusive slate of 10 regular season games on its linear networks during the 2021-22 season, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 11 with San Diego playing at Colorado at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS.

The schedule, which will feature every U.S.-based NLL team at least once, will include games airing on ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS. As previously announced, all NLL regular season games will be streamed live on ESPN+, the largest number of live televised games in the history of the league.

“We are excited to announce the schedule of games to showcase all our U.S. franchises on ESPN’s linear networks as an integral part of the most comprehensive broadcast package in the history of the league,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “These excellent matchups and time slots will give maximum exposure to our game and its amazing players and will further drive interest in the full slate of games fans can enjoy every weekend on ESPN+ as well as TSN in Canada.”

The news follows a recent announcement that 20 regular season games will appear on TSN’s linear networks across Canada. Every regular season game will also be distributed on ESPN+ and TSN digital platforms throughout 2021-22. Playoff schedules will be announced at a later date.

Schedule highlights include:

  • Georgia Swarm and superstar Lyle Thompson will appear four times

  • The Philadelphia Wings and New York Riptide will make three appearances each

  • Panther City Lacrosse Club inaugural season telecast from Dickies Arena


Time (ET)
Sat, Dec. 11 8:30 p.m. San Diego at Colorado ESPNEWS
Sat, Jan. 8 Noon Georgia at Philadelphia ESPNEWS
Sat, Jan. 15 Noon Albany at Philadelphia ESPNEWS
Fri, Jan. 21 6:30 p.m. Georgia at Rochester ESPNU
Sat, Feb. 12 6 p.m. New York at Georgia ESPNEWS
Fri, Feb 18 7:30 p.m. Albany at Buffalo ESPNEWS
Sat, March 26 9:30 p.m. Colorado at Panther City ESPNU
Sat, April 2 8 p.m. Philadelphia at New York ESPNU
Sat, April 9 8:30 p.m. New York at Buffalo ESPN2
Sat, April 23 8:30 p.m. Georgia at Panther City ESPNU