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LSN Set to Kick Off 21st Season

Aug. 31, 2017

 2017 Lafayette Football Live Broadcast Outlets
9/2 at Monmouth ESPN3
9/9 vs. Sacred Heart LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN
9/16 at Villanova LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, ESPN3, PLN
9/23 vs. Princeton LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN
9/30 at Holy Cross LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, MASN-HD, PLN
10/7 vs. Fordham LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN
10/14 at Harvard NESN, Ivy League Network
10/21 vs. Bucknell LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN
11/4 at Georgetown PLN
11/11 vs. Colgate LSN -- RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN
11/18 at Lehigh LSN -- MASN, RCN-4 & 1004 HD, RCN-8 & 608 HD, WBPH-60 HD, PLN, additional outlets TBD

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette Sports Network, which begins its 21st season, will produce live coverage of eight games on the 2017 Lafayette football schedule. LSN, which is available in HD on all outlets, can be seen worldwide via the Patriot League Network ( In addition, LSN is continuing its long-standing television distribution partnerships with RCN, WBPH-60, MASN and ESPN (ESPN3, ESPN College Extra).

Gary Laubach will handle all of the Leopards' play-by-play duties for the 21st season and will be joined by analyst Mike Joseph '88 for his eighth year in the television booth. In his 20th year as a member of the broadcast team, John Leone will report on the Leopards from the sidelines.

LSN's telecasts of home games from Fisher Stadium will again feature a game day set as a pair of Lafayette All-Americans - Phil Ng '88 and Maurice Bennett '06 - return as analysts on the game day set that handles LSN's pre-game, halftime and post-game shows.

LSN's traditional live distribution to more than 10 million viewers on RCN-TV and WBPH-60 covering all of Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey 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 be seen on the HD tier (1004 in the Lehigh Valley and 608 elsewhere).

Nationally, LSN telecasts will be picked up for the 17th straight year by DirecTV and Dish Network outlets, with all telecasts on WBPH-60 and select ones on the Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). All televised games will be available live on WBPH-60 HD, located on channel 60 on DirecTV and 8169 on Dish Network in the Philadelphia market.

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. Many LSN football telecast will air tape-delay on MASN or MASN2.

Nine of Lafayette's 11 games will be streamed live on the Patriot League Network. The Patriot League Network is premium web-based programming produced by the member institutions of the Patriot League and select television production partners. Viewers can watch streaming video of Lafayette contests and other exclusive content online for free on smart TVs, computers, tablets or mobile devices. There are no per-game, monthly or annual subscriptions fees to access content on PLN.

Select games will air live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, as a part of LSN's continuing partnership with ESPN. Many LSN telecasts will also be distributed on ESPN College Sports Extra, ESPN's pay-per-view service available through DirecTV, Dish Network and cable systems nationally.