Tuesday Lax Links

-Big Ten Coaches Talk First Year of B1G Lacrosse

-Q&A With First Year Program North Greenville University (DII SC)

-Track Lacrosse Team Posters Here

-West Texas A&M May Add DII Varsity Lacrosse

-Lacrosse Showcase Comes to Cherokee, Georgia

-NJIT Ready for First Year

-Swimming Tries to Stay Relevant in Ever Changing NCAA

-With Games in Dead of Winter, College Lacrosse Has Gone Mad 

-Help Grow Colombia Lacrosse

-Ohio College Plans to Start Athletic Department

-Lacrosse Growth Infograph

-Texas HS Gets First D1 Commitment

Sunday Lax Links

-2015 Lacrosse Broadcast Schedule

-Maryland, UNC to Matchup in Newport Beach, CA

-Football Major, Basketball Minor?

-More Lacrosse Being Played in Feb Than Ever

-Altitude TV to Air Seven Denver Games

-NYC Youth Lacrosse Programming Growing

-Elon WLax Improving Entering Second Season

-Gardner-Webb WLax Makes Debut

-Third Times a Charm for UPike Lacrosse

-South Florida Lacrosse Continues to Grow

-Lacrosse Expanding in Nova Scotia

-The Problem with Live Streams

NAIA Looking to Add Lacrosse Invitational in 2017

Ottawa University is excited to be a part of a quickly growing and widely-popular sport -- men's and women's lacrosse. The NAIA lacrosse coaches' association and the NAIA national office are looking at ways to take this sport -- which carries the 'emerging sport' status -- to the next level. If the sport meets certain benchmarks and passes through the appropriate process, that next step could be a national invitational in the 2017 season.

As outlined in the NAIA's October webinar, men's lacrosse had 23 varsity and 15 club teams at the NAIA level while women's lacrosse had 20 varsity and six club teams in April of 2014. To be considered for an Invitational by the NAIA there must be 25 sponsoring institutions, a sports manual, and it has to be approved by the National Administrative Council. With a number of NAIA institutions adding lacrosse in the past nine months, the number of teams should easily surpass association requirements this coming April.

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Quick Hits

-What Can Ultimate Frisbee Learn from Lacrosse's Growth

-Helping Grow the Game in Jamaica

-Lacrosse a Hit in North Carolina Town

-Jefferson Academy (CO) Adding Lacrosse

-After Cutting Football, Lacrosse on Short List of New Sports at Menlo College (NAIA CA)

-Marquette Building Indoor Facility for Lacrosse

-Lacrosse Continues to Grow in Taiwan

-Lacrosse Growth in South England

-Lyon College (Arkansas) to Start Sponsoring Sports

-UT Chattanooga Cuts Track and Field