Parity and Growth

For the sport of lacrosse to become mainstream it needs teams besides the usual suspects to succeed.  We have seen examples of parity creeping into the sport, but this year talk has heated up more than ever.  Trevor Tierney defines parity in the sport of lacrosse as "when different teams are in the final four each year".  While we are probably some time removed from seeing that definition become reality, we are slowly getting there.

The Orange Blog has a revealing article about Dave Urick and his discussions with (ex Hobart Lacrosse player) Florida A.D. Jerry Foley about the growth of the sport of and UF's lacrosse future (or lack there of).

Gillette Stadium will host the 2011 NCAA Championship Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals.  Gillette will be the first professional football stadium to host a quarterfinal game.

Quick Hits

-1st year program Jacksonville wins again and is undefeated at the Ashley Sports Complex

-MLL's Bayhawks have new owners and a name change

-Gay lacrosse player comes out

-Iowa Men's Lacrosse (MCLA-1) featured in school newspaper

-7th Grader starts his own lacrosse apparel company

-NCAA Lacrosse teams attracting more Canadians

-EA Sports cancels NCAA College Basketball video game series