University of Tampa M. Lacrosse: Eric Dance Enjoying Decision to Play Lacrosse



Eric Dance was born into a football family and grew up playing the game. He did not begin his athletic career as a lacrosse player nor did he ever imagine himself playing lacrosse. Dance’s friend came down to Tampa from the northeast and showed him the ropes on the game. This change from football to lacrosse began early on in middle school and has been consistent ever since. “The second I started playing I got hooked. I played football for my entire life and it was cool to be able to do something different, still physical and still active but different.” Read More…

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University of Tampa Men’s Lacrosse Beat Florida Southern in Opener, 12-7



LAKELAND, Fla – The University of Tampa men’s lacrosse team scored five second quarter goals, including three in a 40 second span, while the Spartans defense held the Moccasins to two second half goals, en route to a 12-7 win over Florida Southern Friday night at Bryant Stadium. With the win the Spartans improve to 1-0 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Moccasins fall to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in the DSC. Read More…

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Sunshine State Conference Announces Plans to Sponsor Men’s Lacrosse Beginning in 2014



ORLANDO, Fla. – The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) will begin sponsoring the sport of men’s lacrosse effective with the Spring 2014 season. The addition of lacrosse will increase the number of sports sponsored by the SSC to 17. The move was recently approved by the Sunshine State Conference Presidents Council. League bylaws require that half of the conference’s member institutions offer a particular sport before it may become a conference-sponsored sport. Read More…

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Must See, Tampa Lacrosse Tour of the Re-Dedicated Bob Martinez Athletics Center

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TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa has released a video that allows fans to take a tour of the Bob Martinez Sports Center, which was re-dedicated in a ceremony on Sept. 27. Read More…

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University of Tampa Head Coach Rory Whipple Announces Fall Camp Programing

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Whipple Lacrosse, the camp network for the University of Tampa Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Rory Whipple, has announced camp programing for the fall and winter seasons. The organization that focuses on the development of lacrosse skill level in boys of all ages runs camps and clinics for local and national high school and youth campers. Read More…

Tampa to Host Deep South Conference Semi Finals as Tournament Schedule Released

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WINGATE, N.C.-The field has been set for the 2012 Deep South Conference Tournament, which will begin Tuesday night. The league is divided into North and South regions for the tournament. Tampa will be the number one seed in the South, while Mars Hill earns the top seed in the North. The Lions and Spartans both went 7-1 during DSC play this year, sharing the regular season conference championship. Read More…

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Tampa Posts Victory in Historic Night for the City of Tampa and University

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TAMPA, Fla. – In its first ever collegiate lacrosse game, the University of Tampa defeated Florida Southern College 7-4, in a Deep South Conference battle. Tampa goes to 1-0 on the season while Southern drops to 0-1. Read More…

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Tampa Lacrosse Among Two New Teams to Compete in Deep South Conference



WINGATE, N.C. – The Deep South Conference has added two new teams that will join the conference, starting in the 2012 season. Florida Tech and the University of Tampa will be members of the nine-team conference. This will be the first year of men’s lacrosse for both schools. The Tampa Spartans will be coached by Rory Whipple, the former coach at fellow DSC school Florida Southern. Whipple also coached at Bryant University, starting the lacrosse program there. Tampa’s first lacrosse contest will be Feb. 10, when they open league play against Florida Southern at 7 p.m. Read More…

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University of Tampa Men’s Lacrosse Set to Host Brogden Cup

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TAMPA, Fla. – Level 2 Sports has announced that teams from the United States and Canada will compete for the Brogden Cup at the U19 International Field Lacrosse Series at the University of Tampa from January 6-8. The event will be held at Pepin Stadium. Read More…

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UT Lacrosse Team Raise Awareness For Movember (Video)

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Movember is the reason Tampa laxers, Mike Tyrrell and Matt Peter, are sporting manly mustaches. Tyrrell, who happens to be Canadian, got his team involved with Movember. One of the many causes that allows your network to donate and change the face of men’s health. Read More…

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