John Carroll University (OH DIII) Adds Men's and Women's Lacrosse

John Carroll University President Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., announced today that men's and women's lacrosse will debut as varsity sports at the Division III school, with competition beginning during the 2013-14 academic year.

“We are excited to add one of the fastest growing sports in the country to our varsity athletics program,” said Father Niehoff. “With this level of student and alumni interest in lacrosse, we know it is the right time for us move forward with expanding our varsity sports in this way.”

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Lindenwood (MO) Officially Granted NCAA DII Membership

Lindenwood University President James D. Evans, PhD received notification today from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) that the University has been granted provisional membership by the NCAA Division II Membership Committee. Lindenwood remains on track to become a full NCAA member for the 2013-14 school year.

“We are very pleased with today's news,” said Evans. “Many people all across our campus have been working toward this goal for some time. I am proud of their hard work, and thankful for the support of our board of directors, who made this possible when our journey began three years ago.”

In its provisional year, Lindenwood will continue to follow all NCAA Division II regulation and rules. Lindenwood can begin using the NCAA brand for promotional and recruiting purposes, including the NCAA logo, but it is ineligible for postseason competition for the year.

Lindenwood is a new member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) and will begin conference play this fall. The MIAA sponsors championships in 19 sports and is currently a 15-member conference with schools in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The Lions have their first NCAA/MIAA home football game on September 8 against Southwest Baptist.

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Tusculum College (TN DII) To Add Lacrosse

Men's lacrosse is currently played at Catawba, Coker, Lenoir-Rhyne, Mars Hill, Queens and Wingate, while women's lacrosse is sponsored at Catawba, Lenoir-Rhyne, Newberry and Queens.

Tusculum is poised to add both men's and women's lacrosse in advance of the 2013-14 season, while Wingate and Coker also plan to develop women's programs prior to it becoming a SAC sport.

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Things that nobody reads in America today:

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Not that baseball games don't have a pace. They do: snails escaping a freezer.

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