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Throwback Thursday: 2001 MLL Semifinal

0 - Published February 27, 2014 by in Major League Lacrosse, Pro Lacrosse

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! The year is 2001, and Major League Lacrosse has just completed their first season of real play. Long Island took down Rochester in the first semifinal, and now the Boston Cannons are taking on the Baltimore (now Chesapeake) Bayhawks!

Denver 2014 International Lacrosse Update #2

0 - Published February 26, 2014 by in Denver 2014, International

The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships are rapidly approaching! We’re all extremely excited. National teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!

Providence Beats Boston U 10-7

0 - Published February 26, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Providence College made the short trip up Route 95 to visit Boston University last night, and the host Terriers dropped a 10-7 decision to the visiting Friars. Originally, the game had been scheduled to be played in Providence, but weather forced a change to Boston, and the game was played at Nickerson Field, where the Boston Cannons used to play games.

Hot Pot: I Yelled At A Ref

0 - Published February 26, 2014 by in Club, Hot Pot

I’m telling you this story because we ALL make mistakes. We ALL lose our cool from time to time. I may sit back and lecture most of the time, but trust me, it all comes from personal experience. The dumb stuff? I’ve done it. The mean stuff? Done that too. The divisive, think-you’re-God’s-gift stuff? Yup, that too.

Mike Birney Scores from 20 Yards Out

0 - Published February 26, 2014 by in College, NCAA

We’ve seen some pretty impressive long-range goals scored in college lacrosse, but I don’t know that we’ve ever seen anything quite like this! Failed clears and weird bounces can produce typical 15 yard plus scores, but very rarely do you see an absolute bomb from well outside the restraining box… it’s even more rare to see on of those go in!

Early Thoughts On The NCAA D1 Lacrosse Season

0 - Published February 25, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The D1 NCAA Lacrosse season is well underway, and every single D1 program has played at least one game. Some teams have played as many as four games already, and we’ve got a couple of undefeated squads looking strong early. It’s time to run through the D1 scene and see where things stand.

MGLT Finals Video: One Muddy Lacrosse Game

0 - Published February 25, 2014 by in Adventures, Club, Videos

FULL Championship Game Video!!!! The Salt Shakerz made it back to the Finals of the Mardi Gras Lacrosse Tournament, trying to win their third straight title in NOLA. Voltron came down to the Big Easy from Upstate New York with other ideas! The fans got a great game to watch even though it was raining, but since it was also pretty warm, no one was complaining, except maybe the refs.

Photos: Yale Tops St. John’s 10-6

0 - Published February 25, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Yale hosted St. John’s in New Haven, CT for the Bulldogs’ season opening game last weekend and the Bulldogs came away with a 10-6 home win over the visiting Red Storm (1-1 with a win over Holy Cross). Around 1300 fans came out to see these two Top 20 teams play, which is a solid number for a February game!

College Lacrosse Video Explosion

0 - Published February 24, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Another great weekend of college lacrosse is in the books and some pretty superb video is already hitting the internet for many of these games. Gone are the days of reading score lines on the back page of USA Today… it’s the future. Take it to the house.

Traditional Thursday: Brine Edge Pita

0 - Published February 20, 2014 by in Stringing, Traditional

If you weren’t using a Brine Edge back in the late 90s and early 2000s people would look at you funny. It was the stick of sticks, the stick of kings, and the stick that everyone wanted to use. It was offset, had an open sidewall structure, and was basically the bomb diggity.

Throwback Thursday: UNC Vs Hop 1986

0 - Published February 20, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Last week we had UNC vs UVA for the whole enchilada that was 1986. This week, we’re going two days further back in time to see how UNC made it to the finals. How’d they do it? They knocked off legendary Johns Hopkins, that’s how!

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Virginia – Drexel Video Highlights

0 - Published February 19, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The Virginia Cavaliers men’s lacrosse team won their third game of the year (in their third one goal game of the year), topping Drexel 11-10. It’s hard to call a team battle tested this early in the year, but if anyone has the right to do so, it’s UVA.

Hot Pot: Five Lacrosse Practice Rules

0 - Published February 19, 2014 by in Hot Pot, Training

With almost every college in the country now “in season”, and many high schools starting up soon, it’s time to talk about that all important first practice. Here are some guidelines I use to make sure my team always has a great first practice of the Spring.

Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Wagner

0 - Published February 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Matt Poskay took over the Seahawks program in 2012, but Wagner has not seen a lot of improvement in the wins department as the program is 2-25 in those two seasons. To be fair, Wagner had only won two games total in the six years before that, so maybe it was actually a huge improvement.

Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: VMI

0 - Published February 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The NCAA D1 season is now well underway, and it’s only February. Instead of previewing these last few teams, we’ll talk about their 2014 seasons so far, assuming they’ve played games… We narrow down the alphabetical list with the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydets, located in Lexington, VA.

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Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Virginia

0 - Published February 18, 2014 by in College, NCAA

The NCAA D1 season is now well underway, and it’s only February. Instead of previewing these last few teams, we’ll talk about their 2014 seasons so far, assuming they’ve played games… We narrow down the alphabetical list with the Virginia Cavaliers, located in Charlottesville, VA. The Cavs are 3-0 right now, and each of their games have been decided by one goal. It’s clearly going to be a tight year for UVA.

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Denver 2014 International Lacrosse Update

0 - Published February 18, 2014 by in Denver 2014, International

The FIL 2014 World Lacrosse Championships are rapidly approaching. National teams around the world are preparing to make the trip to Colorado for two weeks (or more in some cases) in July, and that means a lot of training camps, scrimmages, and quite a bit of fundraising!

Game Photos: Notre Dame Dominates Jacksonville

0 - Published February 17, 2014 by in College, NCAA

Notre Dame took on Jacksonville down in Florida last night for the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic, and the Irish put an absolute beat down on Jacksonville. Notre Dame went up big early and cruised to a 19-7 win with plenty of players seeing time.