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Hamilton Going 'National' this Season

March 21, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Hamilton Nationals News Release

(Hamilton, March 21, 2013)... The Hamilton Nationals will appear on four nationally televised games this season, as part of the partnership between Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and CBS Sports Network. The Nats will make their 2013 CBS debut on Thursday, May 23rd, when they take on the Ohio Machine at 7:30 p.m. in Delaware, Ohio.

Hamilton's road games at Chesapeake and Rochester will also receive national TV exposure. The Nationals will battle the defending MLL Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks on June 1st at 7:30 p.m. The following month, Hamilton takes the short drive to Rochester, NY to play the Rattlers at 3:00 p.m. at Sahlen's Stadium on June 7th. The final installment features a home matchup against the Denver Outlaws at McMaster University at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. August 10th.

This season, CBS Sports Network will air 20 nationally televised games in addition to all 18 episodes of "Inside the MLL," the League's 30-minute magazine show. The first nationally televised game of the season will be Saturday, May 18th, featuring the Rochester Rattlers and the Denver Outlaws, from Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game will air at 10:00 p.m., on a one hour same-day delay on CBS Sports Network. In addition to regular season matchups, CBS Sports Network will also air the second Semifinal Game on Saturday, August 24th during the 2013 MLL Championship Weekend from PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The No. 2 seed will play the No. 3 seed at 4:00 p.m. Play-by-play duties will, once again, be handled by Dave Ryan, while "Inside the MLL" host Evan Washburn will provide color commentary. "Inside the MLL" will air on Thursdays starting on April 25th at 7:00 p.m., just in time for the start of the 2013 season.

"We are very excited to expand the number of games on CBS Sports Network to 20 this season," said MLL Commissioner David Gross. "Paired with our weekly magazine show 'Inside the MLL' it will give our fans unfettered access to the best the MLL has to offer."

CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is available to 100 million homes nationwide through local cable, video and telco providers including Verizon FiOS (Channel 94), AT&T U-Verse (Channel 643, 1643 in HD), via satellite on DirecTV (Channel 613), and Dish Network (Channel 158).

For more information and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

Hamilton's national TV schedule

Thursday 5/23/2013 Hamilton Ohio 7:30 PM

Saturday 6/1/2013 Hamilton Chesapeake 7:30 PM

Sunday 7/7/2013 Hamilton Rochester 3:00 PM

Saturday 8/10/2013 Denver Hamilton 3:00 PM

Saturday 8/24/2013 2013 MLL Semifinal #2 4:00 PM

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