2010 Thus Far

As we kick things off at The Growth Blog we figured we would take a look at what 2010 has offered thus far when it comes to the growth of the sport.

The Big East and new men's program Jacksonville University are two new additions to the Division I world. Speaking of new programs, we will maintain a directory of new NCAA varsity programs as athletic departments add the sport.

Georgetown and St. John's played the first conference game in Big East Men's Lacrosse history, a 9-6 victory for the Hoyas. The Big East has also released a Men's Lacrosse Media Guide and began posting their weekly awards. The conference has television covered too with a Television Schedule Press Release which is essentially a portion of the ESPNU master schedule. Altogether ESPNU and the ESPN family of networks will be broadcasting 57 games. Laxpower lists over 90 games broadcast when you include CBS College Sports and several other networks.

In industry news lacrosse manufacturer Talon, know for it's durable wooden shafts, has been purchased by Easton-Bell, a leader in the sport manufacturing world. Easton is probably best known for it's Baseball/Softball and Hockey products. The company also owns Ridell which is a force in the football market, and makes the Revolution Series lacrosse helmets. You can find an interview with one of the founders of Talon at the LaxBuzz blog.