NLL to Debut on Versus


The National Lacrosse League will drop the sticks on its 2007 national TV schedule on Versus on the next-to-last day of 2006.

The NLL defending champion Colorado Mammoth will host the Rochester Knighthawks Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. (EST) in the first of 17 Saturday-night contests the Comcast-owned network will air this season.

The telecasts will mark the first time the sport of lacrosse has a national weekly showcase in primetime, according to Versus officials.

The schedule includes the All-Star Game from Portland, Ore., March 10 and the championship May 12.