Team USA vs. Loyola (M), Northwestern (W) Set for Sunday

BALTIMORE, MD US Lacrosse announced the television schedule for Champion Challenge, which is set to take place on Sunday, January 27. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams will be in action against both defending NCAA champions Loyola University (men's) and Northwestern University (women's).

All games at the eighth annual Champion Challenge will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Both games will air live on ESPN3 and later will re-air on ESPNU. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

U.S. Women's National Team vs. Northwestern
Sunday, Jan. 27 11:00 a.m. ET (ESPN3)
Monday, Jan. 28 12:00 a.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

U.S. Men's National Team vs. Loyola
Sunday, Jan 27 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
Sunday, Jan. 27 10:00 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*
Monday, Jan. 28 1:00 p.m. ET (ESPNU)*

* Game to be re-aired on ESPNU

Also participating in the Jan. 25-27 event will be the English and Haudenosaunee women's national teams, University of Notre Dame men's team, Syracuse University women's team, Jacksonville University men's team, Rollins College women's team and Stetson University women's team.

In addition to playing, the U.S. men's and women's national teams will host instructional clinics for youth and high school players in grades 1-12 Saturday, Jan. 26. The U.S. men's and women's national team coaching staffs also will offer clinics for local coaches to learn "The Team USA Way."

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Loyola Notes

Loyola University Maryland will play its first outside competition of the 2013 season when it takes on the U.S. National Team in the Champion Challenge in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The game is slated for an 11:00 a.m. faceoff at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at DisneyWorld.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, the broadband arm of ESPN, with Mark Dixon (play-by-play) and Quint Kessenich (color) calling the action. Paul Carcaterra will be the sideline analyst.

In addition to the live broadcast on ESPN3, the game will air twice in a tape-delayed basis on ESPNU. Those broadcasts will take place at Monday, January 28, at 12 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Champion Challenge
The Greyhounds will take part in the 8th-annual Champion Challenge, an event hosted by US Lacrosse in the Orlando area. The U.S. Men's National Team will take on Loyola as well as Notre Dame at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. Additionally, the U.S. Women's National Team will play Northwestern and Syracuse.

Exhibition Action
The game against the U.S. National Team will be the first of three exhibition games the Greyhounds will play prior to opening the 2013 regular season. Loyola will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for a Friday, February 2, game at North Carolina, and the Greyhounds will host Harvard on Saturday, February 9, at Ridley Athletic Complex.

Television Dates Announced
In addition to Loyola's exhibition game against the U.S. National Team, three Greyhound games will be broadcast this season. The Greyhounds' home opener against Maryland on Saturday, February 23, will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network, the first non-event based men's lacrosse game the network will air.

The game against Air Force in the Whitman's Sampler Mile-High Classic on Saturday, March 16, will air on ESPN3, and the Greyhounds' Saturday, April 27, game at Johns Hopkins will air on ESPNU.


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