Oct. 17, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette Sports Network will provide live television coverage of at least 10 games on the 2013-14 Lafayette men’s basketball ledger, while CBS Sports Network and Fox Sports will each show two contests. All of the LSN broadcasts will be shown for free on the Patriot League Network in addition to LSN partnering with ESPN for possible distribution on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.
LSN's traditional live distribution to more than 10 million viewers on RCN-TV and WBPH-60 covering all of Eastern Pennsylvania will be enhanced again this season by live coverage on all of RCN's cable systems in major markets along the East Coast. RCN subscribers in Boston (226,000), New York City (250,000), Philadelphia (382,000) and Washington, D.C. (131,000) will be able to watch Lafayette games live on the RCN-TV network. In addition to standard definition dial positions (4 in the Lehigh Valley and 8 elsewhere), RCN-TV can now be seen on the HD tier (1004 in the Lehigh Valley and 608 in Philadelphia).
Nationally, LSN telecasts will be picked up for the 13th straight year by DIRECTV and DISH Network outlets, through WBPH-60 and the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). All televised games will be available live on WBPH-60, located on channel 60 on DIRECTV and 8169 on DISH Network.
MASN, which is available regionally and nationally on DIRECTV channel 640 and DISH Network channel 432, is the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Baltimore Ravens and reaches nearly six million homes in a seven-state region from Harrisburg, Pa. to Charlotte, N.C. MASN continues as one of LSN's national distribution partners, airing select contests, to more than 65 million households via both DIRECTV and DISH Network for the fourth straight season.
CBS Sports Network will air two of the Leopards' Patriot League contests, at Loyola Maryland on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Lafayette’s home game against Colgate on Jan. 27 at 9 p.m., with the possible addition of one or two flex games at the end of the conference regular season. In addition, both semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament and the championship will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
Both of Lafayette’s road games against BIG EAST opponents, at Villanova and Seton Hall, will be covered by Fox Sports. The season opener on Nov. 8 against the Wildcats will air on Fox Sports 2, while the Dec. 27 matchup with the Pirates is scheduled to be shown on Fox Sports 1. Both contests will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
All 10 games will be streamed live worldwide on the Patriot League Network and select games will air live on ESPN3, ESPN Full Court or both as a part of LSN's partnership with ESPN. LSN's distribution on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court will be announced on a weekly basis throughout the season.
The Patriot League Network will also carry Lafayette’s home games against Penn (Nov. 30) and Immaculata (Dec. 17), in addition to all of the Leopards’ road Patriot League games.
Emmy-nominated local sports broadcaster Gary Laubach will handle all of the Leopards' play-by-play duties for the 17th straight season. Former Lafayette men's basketball coach John Leone will provide color analysis for the 17th season. In his 12th year as a member of the announcing crew is RCN's Dan Mowdy, who will report on the Leopards from the sideline.