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Feb. 24, 2019 — Equality should be effortless

Three days ago, the Big Ten Network announced its slate of broadcast lacrosse games for the main network. It’s a schedule which includes today’s enormous fixture between Maryland and North Carolina, a bellweather game for the women’s lacrosse season.

Unlike most every other network that shows lacrosse on TV, however, this year’s BTN schedule is dead solid equal: 14 men’s games and 14 women’s games.

Television network executives: equality isn’t that hard to do. And I think that especially goes with lacrosse, where ESPN produces a half-hour special previewing the men’s game, and not one second for the women’s game.