In 2000, the ESPN family carried three NCAA lacrosse games and two MLL games. In 2005, the ESPN family carried 13 NCAA lacrosse games and eight MLL games. In 2008, ESPN and ESPN2 aired two NCAA regular season and three tournament games, two episodes of “Inside Lacrosse on ESPN” and 11 MLL games, and ESPNU aired 47 NCAA regular-season and tournament games and one episode of “Inside Lacrosse on ESPN.”
In 2000, Time Warner produced five men’s and four women’s lacrosse games. In 2005, TW carried or produced 14 men’s lacrosse games and produced one women’s game. In 2008, TW produced/aired 13 men’s games, three NLL games and carried 21 MLL games.
CSTV/CBS College Sports
CBS College Sports launched in 2002 as CSTV, and in 2005 it broadcast 21 live college games and the IFWLA World Championship. In 2008, the network broadcast 21 live college games, including the Division I women’s semifinals and finals and the championships for men’s and women’s DII and DIII.
In 2000, CN8 aired two college lacrosse games. In 2005, it aired six college lacrosse games. Their 2008 college lacrosse schedule featured 13 games, including the ECAC Game of the Week.