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NLL Playoff Picture Clears Up PLL Week 1 Rosters

By Lacrosse Playground | May 22, 2022 |
This weekend has provided some clarity regarding the NLL's impact on the opening day PLL rosters. The Chaos roster will look dramatically different to start the 2022 season.

NCAA Week 15 Betting with Billy Costigan

By Lacrosse Playground | May 21, 2022 |
We’re down to eight teams left competing to hoist the trophy on Memorial Day. Let’s take a quick look at what happened in the first round and then dive into the upcoming quarterfinal matchups this weekend. It’s shaping up to be another great weekend of games to enjoy whether you have money on the line or not!

Can Anyone Beat Maryland?

By Lacrosse Playground | May 20, 2022 |
How good are the Terps? During the second half of the season, they scored 19 goals per game on 44 possessions, leading to a roughly 7% increase in conversion rates, totaling an average of 43.94% per game. They also stayed consistent on defense, only allowing on average 8 goals on 35 possessions per game, culminating in a 24.10% conversion rate for their opponents. This data shows that while their offense was already very productive during the first part of the season, it managed to improve during recent games, all while slightly improving effectiveness on the defensive end.

How to Make the PLL Championship Series Even Bigger

By Lacrosse Playground | May 19, 2022 |
Yesterday, the PLL announced they would be restoring the Championship Series this February with a sixes style tournament. A brilliant idea as we were immediately begging for a "winter classic" as soon as the Utah tournament ended two summers ago. Here's how we'd make the event even bigger.

PLL Adds Winter Classic Event

By Lacrosse Playground | May 18, 2022 |
As part of a refreshed model, the top four teams from the preceding PLL regular season standings will qualify for the tournament. Highlighted by the PLL’s mission of trailblazing the future of professional sports, including its broader push for inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games in LA, the Championship Series will be played in Sixes-format. Qualifying teams will travel a 12-man roster to the 2023 tournament to compete in round robin play, finishing with a single-elimination playoff.

Minnesota High School Rankings May 17 Powered by Team Minnesota

By Lacrosse Playground | May 17, 2022 |
Lacrosse Playground and Team Minnesota are excited to present a weekly high school poll for Minnesota boys’ and girls’ programs.

NLL Playoff Watch from the PLL Perspective

By Lacrosse Playground | May 16, 2022 |
For a big portion of this spring, we've been tracking Kyrie Irving's production and suggesting that his streaky effectiveness would be something that the PLL, specifically the Chaos, could expect from their players returning from the NLL.

NCAA Week 14 Betting with Billy Costigan

By Lacrosse Playground | May 14, 2022 |
Place your playoff bets with lacrosse's sharpest mind. Welcome back fans! I hope you’re fired up for some action this weekend, because it’s…TOURNAMENT TIME! That’s right folks, May Madness is here as the 16 team (18 if you count the two opening round play-in games) NCAA 2022 Men’s Lacrosse Championship Tournament kicks off Saturday. 

Episode 1: The PLL Narrative

By Lacrosse Playground | May 11, 2022 |

The debut episode of The PLL Narrative, our new PLL specific podcast, has arrived.

We’ll discuss past draft day swings Read more

Minnesota High School Rankings May 10 Powered by Team Minnesota

By Lacrosse Playground | May 10, 2022 |

Lacrosse Playground and Team Minnesota are excited to present a weekly high school poll for Minnesota boys’ and girls’ programs.… Read more

No Defense in Durham

By Lacrosse Playground | May 9, 2022 |

For the majority of the spring, Duke’s offensive personnel decisions were peculiar.

Most of this anxiety stems from the 2021 … Read more

Blinded by the Takes – May 9

By Lacrosse Playground | May 9, 2022 |

A mini collection of thoughts from the weekend.

The Final Duke Doomsday Clock

On Saturday, things were looking really good. … Read more