ESPN Breaks Out Hi-Tech Gadgets For Lax Telecasts

(above) ESPN's SkyCam

The SkyCam returns for the fourth year to the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship on ESPN Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27, from Philadelphia. SkyCam footage will be used throughout the weekend telecasts.

The semifinals will be on ESPN2 as No. 7 seed Duke faces unseeded Cornell at 2:30 p.m., followed by top-seeded Syracuse against No. 4 seed Denver at 5 p.m. The National Championship game will air Monday at 1 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN. Eamon McAnaney will call the action with analyst Quint Kessenich and sideline reporter/analyst Paul Carcaterra.
  • Microphones will be worn by all three officials during the semifinals and championship, providing on-field dialogue throughout the telecast with periodic switches to each official.
  •  Additional microphones will be mounted on the goals and on-field audio will also be present.
  • The telecast will use nine cameras, plus the SkyCam and Super Slo Motion camera.
  • Among the stories ESPN will be tracking, include: Cornell’s Rob Pannell’s quest to break the NCAA Division I all-time scoring record; Denver’s Wesley Berg, averaging six goals per game during the postseason, is positioned to break the tournament scoring record; Duke, under coach John Danowksi, has been to the Final Four in each of his seven years; Syracuse returns to the semis for first time since 2009; and Denver coach Bill Tierney has amassed an impressive resume in his 27 years of coaching.


Anonymous said...

"ESPN Breaks Out Hi-Tech Gagets For Lax Telecasts"

I hope the DU faithful can tell me: What is a 'gaget'? Probably something to help the Pi-0's with their natural reaction when watching a sporting event.

dggoddard said...

Whoops. My mistake.