MLL Reveals Charlotte and Columbus Will Be Home to Next Franchises

Major League Lacrosse has approved expansion to Charlotte, N.C. and Columbus, Ohio for the 2012 season, according to Commissioner Dave Gross.

The league's Board of Managers met Friday and got the required 75% approval to add two new franchises.
Ideally, the league would like to expand to 16 teams by the end of the decade, adding two more in 2012, another two in 2013, and an additional six some time thereafter. The league has identified 19 potential markets to explore expansion, including Charlotte and Columbus.

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Quick Hits:

-NLL Reaches Broadcast Agreement with Versus

-Interview with New USC Coach Munday

-US Lacrosse Discusses Western Growth

-Project MLL Texas

-Will Marquette Lacrosse Hurt Syracuse?

-Pro Lax Heads South

-Lax Tournament in New Zeland

-Charlotte Is For Lacrosse Lovers 

-Can Cal Lacrosse Be Saved?

-Piedomont (GA) Add's Women's Lacrosse

-Charlotte MLL Facebook

-MLL Comes to Columbus

-Columbus Welcomes the MLL

SUNYIT Add's Men's and Women's Lacrosse

UTICA, NY – The SUNYIT Athletics Department is proud to announce the additions of both men’s and women’s lacrosse to its intercollegiate sports programs, with both teams set to start competition during the 2011-12 season.

“Lacrosse is an exciting new addition to our growing sports program,” said SUNYIT Athletics Director Kevin Grimmer. “With the Wildcats’ success in the NEAC, along with our outstanding facilities, SUNYIT is certainly a top destination for competitive student-athletes.”

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-Illinois Puts On Hold It's High School Lacrosse Championships 

-Nationals Expected to Announce Move to Hamilton in Near Future

-Lacrosse Standouts Coming From Dallas High School

-Corpus Christi to Host Lacrosse Event

Mid Winter Links

The lacrosse world has been quiet lately but here are some links of interest that have popped up over the last couple weeks.

-MLL Teams React to New Draft Date

-USC Names It's First Coach in Program History

-What Men's Lacrosse Can Learn From Football

-Launching A Lacrosse Program in Minnesota

-DII Lacrosse May Be Close to Playoff Expansion

-AMC Names First Head Coach

-Interview with the English Lacrosse Association

-Box Lacrosse and Germany

-Toronto Nationals Remain Homeless