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Weekly Mashup, A Lot of Weekend Reading

Each Friday the Weekly Mashup brings you links to some of the articles you may not have seen that involve lacrosse or lacrosse players. Here are some of the news-makers from this week.

Each Friday the Weekly Mashup brings you links to some of the articles you may not have seen that involve lacrosse or lacrosse players. Here are some of the news-makers from this week.

Service Members Breathe Life into Base Lacrosse Team
It once played a significant role in Native American culture, and today lacrosse is known as one of the fastest growing sports in the world. In many tribes and societies hundreds of years ago, the sport was played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick and train warriors for battle. Keep Reading…

It’s Hoops Season,
Our good friend has just signed on to host live basketball broadcasts on Troy Machir is a Washington, D.C., native, a self-proclaimed sports aficionado/juggernaut and former college lacrosse goalie at Elizabethtown College outside Hershey, PA. A broadcast communications major, Troy has worked and interned for large-market TV stations and small town radio stations. Check him out on and next Monday at 7pm.

South Warren Spartan Lacrosse Online Fundraising Campaign
We’re raising funds for a very special cause and need your help to attain our goal. We’re raising money to have enough funds for equipment, and funding for people in our club. We love the sport of lacrosse and would be honored if you would help us out. Keep Reading…

Coker College Picks Smith to Lead Men’s Lacrosse
Coker College is pleased to announce the hiring of Tony Smith as the Cobras’ first ever men’s lacrosse coach. Smith will take the helm of the newly formed Coker lacrosse program starting December 1. Keep Reading…

Lacrosse Team Keeping Busy During Off-Season
The St. Edward’s University men’s lacrosse team is currently in its off-season, but has been using its time to rebuild the team and increase its fan base. Keep Reading…

Native American Encyclopedia
In many societies or tribes, the ball sport was often part of a night of partying, played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, develop strong, virile men and prepare for war. Legend tells of games with more than 100 players from different tribes taking turns to play. It could be played on a field many miles in length and width (present day lacrosse is played on a field 60 yards wide and 110 yards long); sometimes the game could last for days. Early lacrosse balls were large and hairy made of deerskin, clay, stone, and sometimes wood.They laxed all day er day. Keep Reading…

Tar Heel Lacrosse Players Visit Ronald McDonald House
This past Wednesday night, the UNC men’s lacrosse team had the opportunity to make the short trip over to the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill. The Ronald McDonald House is wonderful. Its underlying mission is, in so many words, to provide low-cost, temporary housing for families with children who have life threatening illnesses and are receiving specialized treatment at UNC Hospitals. Keep Reading…

Lifestyles: Q&A with Ben Quayle
If it’s possible for the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle to enjoy some anonymity, Ben Quayle may have had that when he walked on to the Duke men’s lacrosse team in 1995. Keep Reading…

Gates Hopes to Excite Future Lacrosse Players
Gates Youth Lacrosse coach Kregg Mills knew he was dealing with a crowd of kids who perhaps had never held a lacrosse stick before. At the start of a free clinic for kids in grades three through six, he made sure they all knew the game plan. Keep Reading…

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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