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SportsNet New York To Televise Syracuse-Georgetown Beatdown

As the release from Inside Lacrosse illustrates:
Syracuse, NY - Time Warner Sports 26 in Syracuse will carry the Orange lacrosse doubleheader at Georgetown live on Saturday, March 10. The SU women’s team will play the Hoyas at 12:00 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field on Georgetown’s campus with the men’s game to follow at 2:45 p.m.

Both games are being televised on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. Leif Elsmo will handle the play-by-play duties for both games. Kim Simons will be the analyst for the women’s game with Jack Emmer doing color for the men’s contest.

The Orange women are 1-2 and will host Binghamton at the Dome on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. The men’s team is also 1-2 after losing consecutive games to Army and Virginia.

Even though the release does not indicate that SNY will carry the SU-GU contest, the regional sports network will in fact show the game. As the network's website notes, SNY will carry the game live at 3:00 and rebroadcast the tilt at 8:00 PM.

Eds. Note: The Syracuse-Georgetown game is slated to face-off at 2:45. Thus, the SNY broadcast is likely to commence at that time rather than 3:00, consequently preempting its competition highlights of the FIVB Women's World Championship. Condolences to all the women's volleyball fans who were hoping to see six-foot women not spike the ball.

This broadcast continues SNY's infatuation with the Syracuse Orange. Throughout the basketball season, SNY has televised, albeit on tape delay, Syracuse Sidelines, a magazine show produced by Time Warner Sports 26. In addition, the network has consistently carried Syracuse's ESPN Regional contests during its basketball campaign.

Overall, the network has become a haven for Orange enthusiasts living and working in the greater New York metropolitan area. The tradition is expected to continue next Saturday when Johns Hopkins travels to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse in a St. Patrick's Day showdown set to be televised by Time Warner Sports 26.

Update: SNY will broadcast the Syracuse-Johns Hopkins game on March 17, 2007. The game, however, will be shown on delay at 11:00 PM because the network is airing the Hockey East Tournament Championship starting at 2:00 PM.


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