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Atlas' Pat Young cradles the ball while under pressure from Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during a Premier Lacrosse League game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images for Premier Lacrosse League

Premier Lacrosse League to Play in 11 Cities in 2021

The Premier Lacrosse League will return to in-market events after conducting a bubble season in 2020 in Herriman, Utah. The 2021 season will begin June 4 with the PLL Championships set for September 19. In total, the professional league will host game weekends in 11 cities, including an All-Star weekend and a three-weekend playoff structure. […]

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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles (11) smiles after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the FCS championship game against James Madison on January 20, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)

NCAA Opens Spring Bidding for Lacrosse, Tennis and FCS Football

The NCAA has opened up for bidding additional spring championship events that were rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including preliminary rounds for the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Division I Football Oversight Committee will identify up to 16 potential hosts and then select eight first-round hosts from those preapproved sites. The quarterfinal and […]

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Steve Stenersen Announces Departure from US Lacrosse

Steve Stenersen will leave as CEO of US Lacrosse after having led the organization since its inception in 1998. He will depart by the end of 2021 after a multi-year series of strategic conversations between Stenersen and the US Lacrosse Board of Directors about succession planning and the national governing body’s evolution. Stenersen has held […]

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World Lacrosse Announces New Dates for 2022 World Championship in Maryland

World Lacrosse has announced that the rescheduled 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in Maryland will be held June 29–July 9. The competition, which is expected to include as many as 30 national teams, will be staged at Towson University. The championship was originally scheduled for July 2021, but was postponed one year over concerns […]

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Upstate New York Sports Facility Begins Construction in March

Utica College in New York will break ground on a $3.5 million sports facility on campus for Division III sports and more thanks to a $2 million gift with completion of the program scheduled for fall 2021. The facility will be the site for outdoor track and field for the Pioneers, who have not had […]

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Major League Lacrosse chose Navy–Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, to conduct its abbreviated 2020 season. Photo: Anne Evans/MLL

Two Largest Outdoor Lacrosse Leagues Announce Merger

The two largest outdoor professional lacrosse leagues have announced a merger, with future seasons existing under the Premier Lacrosse League brand. The merger of the upstart PLL with Major League Lacrosse, which just completed its 20th season, is a significant development in the future of the outdoor version of the sport at the professional level. […]

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NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Championships Awarded to Lawrence Tech

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has awarded Lawrence Technological University hosting rights for the 2022 and 2023 Women’s Lacrosse National Championships in partnership with the Detroit Sports Commission. Blue Devils Stadium will host the events as the women’s lacrosse championship will get its own host site and break from the men’s lacrosse invitational for […]

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Home of Nuggets, Avalanche Becomes Ball Arena

Like a shopper going for a value combo, the Ball Corporation has expanded on its partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment that will stretch across two continents, three cities and is highlighted by a new naming rights deal for the home of three professional sports franchises in Denver, Colorado. The home of the NBA’s Denver […]

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Athletes Unlimited Starting Women’s Lacrosse League

Athletes Unlimited, which has worked to bring new alternatives to professional women’s sports including softball and volleyball with unique formats for competition, will be starting a women’s lacrosse league that will run at a site to be determined from July 19 through August 22, 2021, after the 2021 World Cup is completed. The league will […]

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Stanford forward Erica McCall and South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson jump for the opening tip during a NCAA Women's Final Four game on March 31, 2017 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tampa, Phoenix Selected as Future NCAA Women’s Final Four Hosts

The NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2025 will be hosted by Tampa, Florida, and the 2026 Women’s Final Four will be hosted by Phoenix, Arizona, as the hosts for the 2022–2023 through 2025–2026 championship events were released on Wednesday. Amalie Arena will serve as the site in 2025, while Talking Stick Resort Arena will host […]

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