BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Field Finalized



Top-seeded Denver will square off with No. 4 Rutgers Thursday at 4:30 p.m., while second seed Marquette battles host and third-seeded Villanova at 7 p.m. in games that will stream live on BIGEAST.com. Saturday’s championship game between the semifinal winners is set for 4:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. Read More…

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2014 Big East Conference Lacrosse Preview

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The Big East has gone a drastic change for 2014. Gone are perennial powerhouses Syracuse and Notre Dame to the ACC and in are one of the nation’s fastest growing programs in Denver and second year program Marquette. Read More…

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Notre Dame Lacrosse 2013 Big East Favorite

May 20, 2012; Chester, PA USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish goalie John Kemp (1) makes a save against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals at PPL Park. The Fighting Irish won 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


NOTRE DAME, Ind. – With five first-place votes, the University of Notre Dame was selected as the favorite to win the 2013 BIG EAST men’s lacrosse championship in a poll by the league’s seven head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own programs. Fighting Irish senior goalie John Kemp was tapped as the league’s preseason co-defensive player of the year. Read More…

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Notre Dame’s Head Coach Reacts to Joining ACC (Video)

May 31, 2010; Baltimore, MD, USA; Notre Dame defenseman Neal Hicks (11) gets cross checked by Duke midfielder Sam Solie (23) during the first half of the 2010 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE


The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to accept the University of Notre Dame as a new member. The Irish will compete as full members in all conference sponsored sports with the exception of football which will play five games annually against league programs. To say the least, the lacrosse coaches are pumped to join the ACC. Read More…

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Notre Dame to the ACC, Speculations and Questions Answered in Press Conference

May 26, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish midfield Will Corrigan (17) controls the ball during the second half of the NCAA Division I semifinals against the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE


Earlier today, Lacrosse Playground reported the move Notre Dame has made to join the ACC. Yet, a lot of questions have created speculation for what the future holds. Read More…

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2012 Rutgers Lacrosse Fall Ball, “Bigger, Faster, Stronger”

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Rutgers’ strength and conditioning program does everything possible to get the most out of its athletes. The lacrosse team has been focused and driven to succeed. Hard work always pays off. We hope the 2013 season will bear fruit from what these young men are doing. Read More…

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NCAA Division I Coach Joins Frisco Lacrosse Association to Head the Girl’s High School Program

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Frisco, Texas July 11, 2012 – Lellie Swords, a former NCAA division I head coach, joins Frisco Lacrosse Association (FLA) as head coach of the girls high school team. As a four-year starter at James Madison (VA), Swords continued her lacrosse career with coaching stops at George Mason and powerhouses Cornell and Johns Hopkins before accepting the head coach position of the Cincinnati Bearcats, where she remained for five years building a formidable BIG EAST program. Read More…

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Syracuse Makes Deal to Leave Big East Early to Join ACC

Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange midfielder Hakeem Lecky (8) opens the game with a goal against Duke Blue Devils midfielder Jake Tripucka (7) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE


USA Today’s Erick Smith first reported that Syracuse University will be leaving the Big East Conference in order to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school reached a deal with the Big East, which has waived a 27 month exit window so the school can join the ACC July 1 of next year. However, the school will have to divvy out more than $7 million dollars to the league as part of the agreement. Read More…

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Notre Dame Lacrosse, The Walls of Arlotta Parts 1-4

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The show follows Irish coach Kevin Corrigan and his 2012 Notre Dame squad from a March 10 overtime win at Hofstra through the BIG EAST season-opening win over Rutgers on March 25—including footage of Irish wins over Denver (in three overtimes) and Ohio State. It also features plenty of looks away from the lacrosse field, including a team visit to New York City during its road trip to play at Hofstra. Read More…

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Derek Maltz Shines for Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Against Hobart, 13-12

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GENEVA, N.Y. – Sophomore Derek Maltz (Ashburn, Va.) became the first Orange player since 2008 to score six goals in a game, and No. 15 Syracuse (7-5) survived a second-half Hobart scare to defeat the Statesmen (3-8), 13-12, on Tuesday, April 17 at Boswell Field and secure the Kraus-Simmons Trophy for the sixth straight season. Read More…

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