Only two weeks left in the NLL regular season and the playoff picture is almost complete. Toronto knocked Philly out of playoff contention and punched their ticket to the big dance simultaneously. The East Division is now all locked up – Minnesota and Philadelphia are warming up their golf games already. The first two seeds are Edmonton and Calgary respectively. Colorado earned a big win over Edmonton this past weekend control their own destiny – one more win gets them into the playoffs or a Stealth loss.
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Major League Lacrosse has seemingly gone away from using the grippy, neon orange balls that they have used in the past. This caused quite a stir on Twitter, especially from the Chesapeake Bayhawk’s head coach Dave Cottle. At first the rumor was that grippy balls picked up too much dirt, making them hard to see on TV. When the discussion turned to the color of the balls being the issue, the best tweet came in the form of Trevor Tierney appealing to Connor Martin.
The NLL is winding down, find out how your team is looking moving toward the playoffs. Plus highlights, NLL Live, predictions and more!
Andrew Suitor or the Minnesota Swarm wore the name of a lifelong fan who lost her life in the off-season. The link between lacrosse players and their fans couldn’t be any closer.
From the zoo, to the baseball park, to the pizza shop…being on the Ohio Machine has it’s benefits! Find out what kind of changes Ohio is going through and what that could mean for 2014!
Could the NHL All-star Sidney Crosby make the jump to the National Lacrosse League?
There are only a few weeks left in the NLL season and the playoff race is in full force. Rochester and Edmonton have locked up a playoff spot in the East and West respectively. Buffalo and Calgary are good position as well and can lock up playoff berths with at least one more win. The rest of the league is clamoring for the last two spots. The race couldn’t be closer as Philadelphia and Vancouver have gained wins recently.
After eight long, cold months (in most MLL climates), 2014 Faceoff Weekend is just three weeks away. If you can’t wait until then you’re in luck, because teams will open their training camps this weekend in anticipation for the 14th MLL season. The New York Lizards will be the first to open when they do so tomorrow on Long Island.
LXM Pros Erik Krum, Shamel Bratton, Matt Russell, and Peter Baum discuss their own upbringings in the sport, including the experience of getting recruited and turning pro, and the apparent differences in the sport of lacrosse when it comes to East Coast versus West Coast.
We are absolutely loving Garrett Thul right now. The man was a beast at Army, and when he played in the Salt Shakerz tourney a couple years back he was unstoppable. Now, he’s one of 30 guys vying for 23 spots on Team USA, and he’s ripping it up as a rookie in the National Lacrosse League.
Sportscasters, College Presidents, and the even the average man on the street, typically dismissed the idea that college athletes should get paid. A select few saw a new potential reality, but now that Northwestern’s Football Team has been granted the right to unionize, people are starting to approach the topic with more nuance (well, sometimes…) and some deserved gravitas.
Welcome to another week of great NLL Lacrosse action! We’re previewing the weekend’s games, talking about last week’s games, making picks, and talking fantasy lacrosse!
The Buffalo Bandits won the MILL title in 1992 and 1993. In 1994 they made it back to the Finals where they took on the Philadelpia Wings. The Wings had both Paul and Gary Gait on their team, as well as some other real legends, and they wanted to knock off the Bandits badly.
Welcome to a Throwback Spotted! We have found some YouTube footage of Dallas Eliuk, an NLL Hall of Fame goalie who played most of his career with the Philadelphia Wings, as a contestant on The Price Is Right, of course hosted by the legendary Barker.
There wasn’t much action that went down at the NLL trade deadline, but there was plenty of action to go around last weekend.