Oct. 9, 2015
EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette Sports Network is set to broadcast 11 of 13 women’s basketball home games this season. With the remaining two contests available on the Patriot League Network, fans will be able to watch every game from Kirby Sports Center on television or online.
All of the Leopards home games, whether televised or not, and all nine Patriot League road games will be streamed live for free on the PLN. Lafayette’s home opener against Duquesne (Nov. 20) and a non-conference matchup against St. Francis Brooklyn (Dec. 4) can be exclusively accessed on the PLN, while the first LSN televised broadcast will be Sunday, Nov. 29 versus Saint Peter’s.
LSN will also provide coverage for all scheduled postseason contests through the semifinal round. The Patriot League Championship game will be shown by CBS Sports Network on Saturday, March 12.
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 15th straight year by DIRECTV and DISH Network outlets, through WBPH-60. All televised games will be available live on WBPH-60, located on channel 60 on DIRECTV and 8169 on DISH Network.
Emmy-nominated local sports broadcaster Gary Laubach will handle all of the Leopards’ play-by-play duties for the 19th straight season. Former Lafayette men’s basketball coach John Leone will provide color analysis for the 19th season. The duo will be joined by Mike Joseph, who begins his first season as the crew’s sideline reporter. Joseph has worked alongside Laubach as the color analyst for Lafayette football for the previous six season.
2015-16 Lafayette Women’s Basketball Home Broadcast Schedule
Nov. 20 – Duquesne (PLN), 7 p.m.
Nov. 29 – Saint Peter’s (LSN), 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 – St. Francis Brooklyn (PLN), 7 p.m.
Dec. 6 – NJIT (LSN), 2 p.m.
Dec. 22 – Colgate (LSN), 5 p.m.
Jan. 6 – Army West Point (LSN), 7 p.m.
Jan. 9 – Boston U. (LSN), 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Navy (LSN), 2 p.m.
Jan. 30 – Loyola (LSN), 2 p.m.
Feb. 10 – Holy Cross (LSN), 7 p.m.
Feb. 17 – American (LSN), 7 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Lehigh (LSN), 2 p.m.
March 2 – Bucknell (LSN/ASN), 6 p.m.
March 5 – PL First Round (LSN), TBA
March 8 – PL Quarterfinal (LSN), TBA
March 11 – PL Semifinal (LSN), TBA
March 12 – PL Championship (CBS Sports Network), TBA