Lacrosse fans who were deprived of the college game’s main event this spring can look forward to a summer treat -- so long as the novel coronavirus doesn’t interfere, of course.
And, if all goes according to plan, some will be available on over-the-air TV.
The Premier Lacrosse League has unveiled its schedule for a two-week tournament, culminating in a Sunday, Aug. 9, championship game that will be shown on NBC.
The pro league debuted last summer with six clubs playing a touring schedule. Though the COVID-19 pandemic compressed this year’s summer slate, the league went ahead with plans to add a seventh club and put together this shortened format similar to the bubble approach other leagues like the NBA hope to utilize.
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The tournament will be conducted without fans at Zions Bank Stadium in Salt Lake City. All games can be seen on NBC network platforms.
The opener on July 25 will also be on NBC and features a rematch of last season’s finale as the defending champ Whipsnakes take on Redwoods at 4 p.m. ET. The expansion Waterdogs will debut against Atlas a day later, also on NBC at 4 ET. Also returning for season two are Chrome, Chaos and Archers.