[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom the ping-pong table in the garage of the lacrosse house in Eugene, Oregon, to the glow party on Princeton lawn, college students all over the country are going to have a little extra fun today. You see, today is Mardi Gras, and in the United States, Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) parties have become quite the tradition.
In honor of such wild day, I thought we’d revisit last month’s Mardi Gras Lacrosse Tournament, which featured, quite possibly, the muddiest lacrosse game ever played in Louisiana. Connor always speaks highly of his trips to New Orleans, and I can’t wait to join him for a visit one day. From my understanding, the players who attend the Mardi Gras tourney bring with them a contagious passion for the game!
Have a happy Fat Tuesday everyone!
This month is all about the little things here at LAS. In addition to new content, you can expect to see some small changes on our website to help improve the user experience. Expect more info about LAS Insider, too.
The final round of our Show Us Your Wall contest is in motion. Pick your favorite wall to help decide the winner!
Pssst…New contest goes live 3.7!
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Lacrosse Magazine’s first High School lacrosse rankings of 2014 were released last week along with the March Issue of LM which featured Jake Seau (son of NFL great Junior Seau) on the cover…
Why do we rank High School lacrosse teams in this way? It doesn’t really make any sense. (LAS)
Ever heard of the “Pure Substitution Effect?” According to journalist Lincoln Caplan, it “occurs when a new technology replaces an old one very quickly and changes the way the action is done.” This happened back in the day when Caplan played lacrosse for Harvard and everybody suddenly started using plastic sticks. He believes the same thing will happen to journalism thanks to the technological advances of the near future. (mediabistro)
You can learn A LOT from watching lacrosse on TV. Just ask Connor Wilson! (LAS)
Week 9 of NLL action featured a few doozies! (NLL.com)
US Lacrosse continues to pump out valuable content for aspiring lacrosse coaches, including “6 Objectives For Every Youth Lacrosse Practice.” Worth a read for every coach, no matter what level. (US Lacrosse)
“For some reason, when it came to lacrosse, I was always under the impression that it looked like quidditch, but with butterfly nets instead of magic.” Daniel J. Rouse shares his view after watching his first NLL game… (Telegraph)
After major wrist surgery, Denver’s Harrison Archer is persevering. (Denver Post)
The guys over at Stylin’ Strings worked their magic for Bolthouse juice company. Always cool to see non-endemic brands getting into the game! (YouTube)
The Tufts women’s lacrosse program has new life and a stronger foundation. (Tufts Daily)
Get to know Wesleyan women’s lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick. (Wesleyan Argus)
The Middlebury men’s lacrosse team has a new approach. (LaxMagazine)
The Lynn University men’s lacrosse team kicked off its inaugural season against Wheeling Jesuit. Who wouldn’t be excited about an away game in Boca Raton, Florida? (LAS)
The “rising stars” on the Baltimore lacrosse scene are worth learning more about. How do you measure up to these kids? (Baltimore Magazine)
Hats off to Denver Outlaws attackman Jeremy Boltus who is shipping out to Afghanistan for his first deployment. (MLL)
Visible 30 second shot clocks on college lacrosse field and why we need them… (Baltimore Sun)
A look at what Notre Dame did right and wrong against Penn State’s zone defense last week. (OFD)
Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership brought 35 youngsters to the University of Virginia campus for a weekend of lacrosse and mentorship. Highlights included playing at halftime of the Virginia/Syracuse matchup! (Cavalier Daily)
Stay informed about the FIL World Championships as Denver 2014 nears! Check out Connor’s International Lacrosse Updates and stay tuned for more! (LAS)
Still hungry? Check out this week’s College Lacrosse Video Explosion!
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