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More on Michigan Going D1

11 years ago Michigan added Men's Soccer.  Now they are on the verge of a National Championship.  Will a Division 1 Men's Lacrosse team at Michigan be able to produce the same results in a decade?  Maybe quicker?  According to the Michigan Men's Soccer Coach Michigan approaches Non-Revenue sports differently than most big time athletic departments:

"A lot of people wanted to point the finger at gender equity. It's not gender equity, it's finances and it's decisions that athletic departments make on how they want to spend or not spend their money," Burns said. "There are a lot of programs that wish there were only two sports — football and spring football."

Recently Michigan A.D. Dave Brandon spoke with Inside Lacrosse about the potential transition.  Rumors are the official announcement could be as early as January:

Insidelacrosse.com -- The possibility of lacrosse becoming a varsity sport at the University of Michigan appears to be closer to becoming a reality. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon, who spoke with IL Monday morning on the issue, has made unofficial comments regarding the potential of adding both a men's and women's lacrosse program, but did not officially comment as to when a decision will be made.

"We're highly interested in adding lacrosse as a varsity sport," Brandon said. "We're in the process of doing a review of how that would work and the costs associated and reaching out to donors to see what kind of support we have. We're in investigation mode. We very much would like to do it but we have to first prove it's a viable option."

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