FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
MATT RAMBO AND WHIPSNAKES MEET RYDER GARNSEY AND REDWOODS IN INAUGURAL PLL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY ON NBC
Coverage Begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC; Post-Game Show to Follow at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Championship Weekend Coverage Begins Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET with Archers-Atlas on NBC Sports Gold; Winner Gets Next Year’s First Overall Draft Pick
Pick Your Way to Watch: NBC Sports Gold Offers Discounted Pass for This Weekend’s Games, as well as Individual Game Passes
NBC to Utilize Skycam System for Championship Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 18, 2019 – NBC Sports presents coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League’s inaugural Championship this Saturday, September 21, as Matt Rambo and Whipsnakes LC take on Ryder Garnsey and Redwoods LC at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Championship weekend coverage begins Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” with the First Draft Pick Game, as Archers LC meets Atlas LC with next year’s first overall draft pick at stake.
Whipsnakes LC advanced to the PLL’s first-ever Championship after defeating top-ranked Chaos LC in the first week of the postseason, 15-7. Rambo, Whips attackman and a Jim Brown Most Valuable Player award nominee, led the league in regular-season points with 42 and hopes to lead his team to its first Premier Lacrosse League title.
Redwoods LC also advanced to the Championship following a convincing 12-7 win over the No. 1-seeded Chaos last weekend. Redwoods attackman Ryder Garnsey had 24 points in the regular season and is up for the PLL’s inaugural Rookie of the Year award, along with fellow teammate Tim Troutner.
Whipsnakes and Redwoods faced off twice in the regular season, splitting wins. Redwoods LC gave Whipsnakes LC their first loss of the season back in Week 5, 14-11; but, the Whips beat Redwoods in their second meeting in Week 9, 17-4 – the widest margin of victory in a game this season.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call this weekend’s games from Red Bull Arena on NBC and NBC Sports Gold, with Chantel McCabe as a reporter. Matt Rambo of Whipsnakes LC as well as Redwoods LC’s Ryder Garnsey and Eddy Glazener will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews Saturday on NBC. In addition to select players, each team’s head coach will be mic’d up for the duration of the Championship as well.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” is available now for a Playoff Special Price of $9.99. Additionally, for the first time domestically, NBC Sports Gold has launched two single-game subscriptions – First Draft Pick Game and Championship – which are available for $5.99 each. For more information on “Premier Lacrosse League Pass”, click here.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
|Sat., Sept. 21||11:30 a.m.||Archers LC vs. Atlas LC||NBC Sports Gold|
|2:30 p.m.||Redwoods LC vs. Whipsnakes LC||NBC*|
*All television coverage simultaneously live streams via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
For the entire 2019 PLL schedule and more details on NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the PLL’s inaugural season across NBC Sports platforms, click here.
ABOUT THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE:
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the game has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season began this June, with six teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with postseason and the PLL Championship. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:
For more details on the partnership between NBC Sports and the PLL announced in October, click here.