# Formatting section title text only

There are several posts on this site about formatting section titles, but I haven't seen one yet shows me how to edit the section title without editing the default spacing. I would like to have something like

\section{May 10}


display

Lecture 16 (May 10)

where 16 is the section number, but keeping the old spacing.

Maybe something like this would work, using the titlesec package.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[explicit]{titlesec}

\titleformat{\section}%
{\Large\sffamily\bfseries}% format
{Lecture \thesection{} (#1)}%
{0pt}% horizontal sep
{}% before

\begin{document}
\section{May 10}
Here is the lesson material.
\section{May 11}
Here is the new and latest lesson material.
\end{document}