April 27, 2010

NLL Championship Game to Air on Versus

from press release

The National Lacrosse League announced today that VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, will air the 2010 NLL Championship Game, presented by Reebok, on Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m. ET.

The game will feature the champions of the Eastern and Western Divisions, in a one-game, winner-take-all final. Eight teams have advanced to the NLL Playoffs, which begin with the four Divisional Semifinal Playoff Games on May 1.  All NLL playoff games are single-game elimination. 

The NLL plays professional indoor lacrosse, and the 2010 season marks the league’s 24th season of play.

"The NLL features the world's best lacrosse players and we are pleased to have VERSUS telecast  the NLL Championship Game and present our dynamic sport to a national audience," said NLL Commissioner George Daniel. 

For more information, including live online broadcasts of playoff action leading up to the Championship Game, please visit the Official Website of the National Lacrosse League, NLL.com.

About the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League, North America's professional indoor lacrosse league, features the world's best lacrosse players.  The NLL has eleven franchises playing major North American arenas: Boston Blazers, Orlando Titans, Philadelphia Wings, Buffalo Bandits, Toronto Rock, Colorado Mammoth, Minnesota Swarm, Washington Stealth, Rochester Knighthawks, Edmonton Rush and Calgary Roughnecks. The NLL has averaged more than 10,000 fans per game over the last six years.


VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD).  Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming.  The network is home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including The Daily Line, Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau.  VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

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