Article yesterday on Inside Lacrosse speculated that Hopkiins has been approached by the B1G for associate membership. Not a lot of substance to the story, but if true this is huge news for lacrosse. Would get the B1G to 6 teams, the magic number for conference formation and an AQ.
Hopkins is the lacrosse version of Notre Dame. Proud program with a ton of tradition. Think they are the center of the lacrosse universe. Have always been independant. Only lacrosse program with their own TV deal (ESPN) to cover every home game. Etc. Lacrosse is their only D1 sport. Everything else is D3.
From a B1G perspective interesting that they would actually consider an affiliate member. Whole story is probably not a big deal to the majority, but for lacrosse followers this would be a major change to the landscape.
edit: Due to popular demand, changed the title. Figured the fact that this was for lacrosse and had nothing to do with football would be assumed.