Women's Lacrosse Postseason Bracket Expanded

INDIANAPOLIS — Women’s rowing is one of three Division I sports whose championship brackets will expand in 2013. In August, the NCAA Executive Committee approved a budget that included a recommendation from the Division I Championships/Sport Management Cabinet to expand championships in the Football Championship Subdivision, women’s lacrosse and rowing.

The two women’s sports will expand their brackets in the spring of 2013, while the FCS bracket will expand in the fall of 2013. The FCS bracket will grow from 20 to 24 teams in 2013, while the women’s lacrosse bracket will increase from 16 to 26 teams and rowing moves from 16 to 22 teams in the spring.

Read More

Quick Hits:

Help Grow The Game in Nebraska

-Lacrosse Continues to Grow in D.C.

-A Team from Indiana and a team from Colorado are in the Top 5

-Lacrosse Shows Growth in Carrabus County, NC

-Growth of Lacrosse Challenges Virginia Town

-Kyle Harrison Talks Lacrosse Growth

-Growing the Game in Texas

-Building a Lacrosse Program at Kennesaw State

-Duluth, MN School Board Considers Adding Lacrosse

Big East Lacrosse Lives - Will Add Associate Members

The New Big East pressed forward into its future today, as Presidents of the member schools gathered in New York to announce a series of seminal developments that will help shape the basketball-focused conference, including an unprecedented partnership with FOX Sports that will grant the network exclusive media rights.

The new Big East will continue to invite and designate associate members, especially those from the current Big East schools, in a select group of sports, including lacrosse and field hockey.

Full Article

Quick Hits:

-Lacrosse Part of  Fox TV Deal for 'New' Big East

-Any New College Sports In Georgia Must First Be Approved by Regents

-Lacrosse Growing at Iowa State

-Johns Hopkins Considering Conference Affiliation

-Duke Universities Future in An Uncertain Sports Landscape

-Notre Dame Expedites Move to ACC for Next Year

-Growing Pains in the MCLA

-Stanford Adds Sand Volleyball as a Varsity Sport

-UMass Lowell AD Q & A

Minnesota AD Comments on D1 Lacrosse

The Gophers are getting closer to unveiling their vision for a major overhaul to their facilities for football, basketball and other sports.

Athletics director Norwood Teague said Thursday that the department's strategic facilities plan should be completed by mid-April. After that, department officials will begin a statewide tour to drum up fundraising. The eventual cost, Teague said, could be anywhere from $80 million to $125 million, but with some of the most outmoded facilities in the Big Ten, the university is trying to close the gap.

On potentially adding or cutting from the list of 25 Gophers sports teams: "There could be a time that could change, but I think it would be more of an addition than subtraction. ... [Adding lacrosse] is mentioned all the time. We'll look at it, but it doesn't mean it will happen any time soon."

Full Article

Quick Hits:

-Recruiters See Dallas As Lacrosse Hotbed

-The Grow Montana Lacrosse Experiment

-Bethlehem Schools Will Not Pay For Lacrosse

-The IOC Hopes To Draw Younger Audience With New Sport

-Big East & Catholic Schools Announce Split

Gardner-Webb University (DI NC) Adds Women's Lacrosse

BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb University's Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its February meeting to add women's lacrosse as the athletics department's 22nd sport. Gardner-Webb will be the ninth women's lacrosse program in the Big South Conference and will begin competition in 2014-2015. 

Current league members include Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Davidson (associate member), High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian and Winthrop.

"Our plan is to hire a coach this spring, so that person can begin recruiting and putting their vision for the program in motion," said Vice President for Athletics Chuck Burch. "We are excited to begin this process and look forward to becoming a very competitive program within the Big South Conference."

Full Article