Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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|10 weeks 6 days ago||Furman not a pushover||
Thanks for the synopsis. I would agree with pretty much everything except for the quality of one team: Furman
Furman is taking this Lacrosse thing seriously. They hired Richie Meade, the 2014 Men's National Lacrosse team head coach. His name and the school will attract some talent. I know a scrimmage is not necessarily a good judge of things but they did scrimmage perennial DII power Limestone evenly last weekend and lost to preseason #17, Lehigh, 13-6 today. While they are still a good target for a win, they will be tough. They certainly will not stink. I would at least move them up to the fair chance.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Free Wi-FI||
That is all it would take. Cell service would help as well.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Plenty of time to tool around||
I agree that spending time on the phone at a football game seems pretty lame. But when so much time is spent watching the redhat sell refrigerators, I also understand wanting to know what else is going on in the world cuz not much is happening in the stadium. UMich tries to keep things interesting but 4 hours for a football game? C'mon.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||New Big Ten teams||
Now that it seems there is a six team B1G Lacrosse conference on the horizon, does this add any impetus for other B1G schools to add lacrosse? Now that the conference has a bigger presence, lacrosse wise, on the East Coast, is there more reason for Illinois or Minnesota or hopefully Sparty, to add Lacrosse as a D1 sport?
|1 year 1 week ago||But the unexpected good||
The unexpected good thing about this event that while really cool thing for the Huskers to do for the kid, this video is winning the Top Video replay ever on ESPN. That means we won't have to watch Clowney knock Vincent Smith's head, (helmet,) off every week.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Naismith||
This has to be Burke's. He has carried his team further in the Dance than any of the others.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||You should get outside the||
You should get outside the Midwest….
Penn State – You should know this
Bellarmine – Louisville
Johns Hopkins - Baltimore
Army – West Point (That’s in NY)
High Point - High Point, NC
Hobart – Geneva, NY, (think Finger Lakes)
Fairfield – Fairfield, CN
Colgate – Hamilton, NY (think Syracuse)
Loyola - Baltimore
Air Force – Colorado Springs
Delaware – (do we have to pin it down any more?)
Ohio State – ummmm
Detroit – 3 guesses
St. Joseph's - Philadelphia
Denver – see Detroit
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Gerald Logan is now the||
Gerald Logan is now the starting goalie as Emil Weiss went back east. From person at the game, (one of the stripes,) he said that Logan was great. 6 goals against and 16 saves is pretty decent.
Tim Sullivan does a great job at Great Lax State and I cannot get on his site as well.
The MGoBlue recap is pretty good.
They played Marquette which is a first year team, (but supposed to be decent given their rookie status,) and dominated. Not saying a lot but could be a lot worse.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Kansas got 8 more first place||
Kansas got 8 more first place votes than last week while Michigan went up 13 from 1 vote to 14 votes. Duke lost all 20 of their #1 votes. Some coaches taking longer to decide Michigan is back?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||as well||
as the fact they are giving me more credit for being smart and marrying my wife who is an alum as well! Bonus!!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Parking!||
I like it!
Not only does it matter in seat location, it matters to the parking lots. If you have enough points you get into one of the closer athletic department lots. I don't think the prices change with your location so it's a big deal whether you have more points. You could be by the tennis building down State street or by Oosterbaan and Yost.
With the money we sunk into the U the least they can do is give us a little credit for it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Adding one||
Northwestern is logical but with already having a Women's team the Title IX hurdle is bigger. But that is the most logical school for the lacrosse Demographic. MSU alumni are still mad at their school and they do not have the alumni interet in the club like Michigan did. At Minnesota the school is just starting to work with the club program.
More expansion? If the ACC has cracks then perhaps Virginia would want to join. There are obviously better football schools but UVA would be my selfish pick for another Lacrosse team.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Adding Lacrosse Schools||
Another case for Rutgers is they already play Men's Lacrosse. Conference's need 6 schools playing Lacrosse for that conference to get an automatic qualifier into the National Championship tournament. We've been wondering which B1G schools would add lacrosse. Forget that. Adding schools that already play is genius. Maryland is a power and Rugers is no slouch. So it's not like we wouldn't have good competition
So with Rutgers and Maryland, we'd be at five. Next?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||But this would be great for Lacrosse.||
OK, so I have no clue if this Maryland and Rutgers thing is real and it seems pretty crazy, but if both were to join the B1G it is a big deal for Michigan Men's Lacrosse. Yes we are part of the ECAC for Men's Lacrosse but with the addition of Rutgers and Maryland, The B1G would be at 5 schools playing lacrosse. One more and the B1G would have its own Auto Qualifier for the National Tournament. Still one away but if the confrence is really out shopping who know what other team might jump in.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Spring trip||
This is pretty typical for many northern teams. They take the Spring school vacation and make a southern trip out of it where they get a chance to practice outside and get a couple of games in against schools that are down there or other teams that have traveled as well. As Devotee points out this is what they did last year playing Jacksonville and Mercer one weekend in Jacksonville. Gets the kids out of Ann Arbor and into hopefully some decent weather.
Add to that the exposure to recruits from the area and it is a good plan. The club team used to hit California, Florida, Arizona for their spring trips. Hell, when we played club ball in the 70s we used to go drive to Miami. I always thought it was nice when they asked to see our U of M ID cards, like they were expecting us.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Detroit Game at Night||
The Detroit game will be a nice event. It's late in the season so the weather will be decent. It is on a Wednesday so since high school teams ususally play on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays they will be able to come. Should be a crowd that will rival the OSU game with a lot of kids and parents that would be at other games on a Saturday.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That's rich.||
This year maybe they aren't favored so all of a sudden a call for responsible discourse. @#$@$# That!
|1 year 27 weeks ago||USC may not be that far off||
The other thought is Stanford where again the same demographics that made Michigan a good fit for lacrosse could see Stanford adopt. Stanford has plenty of big young money that could fund a new sport.
But you are right that the geography is an issue. That didn't stop USC from elevating women's lacrosse to a varsity status. But adding Women's lacrosse beforehand doesn't help because now you already have the women's roster counted for Title IX so you don't have that sport to add to balance the addition of the Mens roster which is larger and acutally needs more than a womens team roster to get equal participation.
And as you mention we have Air Force and Denver in Colorado. They put a lot of fans in a stadium for the CSU vs Colorado game each year. With Denver's rise and the general high popularity of lacrosse in Colorado, those two state schools should consider it.
The way Richmond added Men's lacrosse was interesting. They actually cut men's soccer. That to me is unthinkable due to soccer's popularity. But Richmond said that they had a far better chance of getting close to a championship because while there are many D1 soccer teams there are 60 something D1 lacrosse teams.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Don't count out Texas||
There is a great deal of interest in Lacrosse at Texas. They just spent $4 milliion dollars to renovate a rec sports area. It is now called the Caven Lacrosse and Sports Center at Clark FIeld. Used for other sports and activities? sure. But those artist renditions and the lines on the field at dedication were lacrosse field markings.
Wolv, this may be one of those places where the club helps bring a varsity program to the school. Texas adding might even be a bigger deal than Michigan adding. The Aggies in that state would be salivating as well....
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Agreed||
With Laxalum. And Detroit was in the running for an NCAA berth in their own confernce so they probably aren't looking to leave.
I don't know if Furman has declared where they intend to go for league affiliation. They won't be championship material for some time but with a coach like Richie Meade they certainly aren't thinking about just participating. Michigan will hopefully be ready much sooner but Furman might be a choice.
That and it would be a nice place to go for a game in the early part of the season.....
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Club teams do not necessarily help||
Michigan went D1 because of the demographics fit, a progressive AD, and an energized alumni base due to JP's efforts. The club program was also an affect of this. Do not expect a strong club program at MSU to create the D1 team. The club at MSU has very little ties to the athletic administration there.
There are some strong alumni supporters for D1 lacrosse at MSU but they are not working with the club.
The best demographics to fit lacrosse would be Northwestern. But I think more BCS teams will have to show up before the other B1G ADs get serious about lacrosse. When USC and Texas start programs then maybe the schools like Illinois and Minnesota will start thinking about it.
Michigan needs to be in a strong conference for the competition for development and rankings. A B1G league would not serve that purpose for many, many years.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||"LIkes" mgoweather||
Loves having weather advice tailor made for Michigan Football!!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Now you're talking!||
Furman announced last week. Boston University announced yesterday they were moveing to Div 1 lacrosse. "Converstaions" are being heard at a lot of institutions that don't want to be left behind. Brandon pulled the trigger at the right time. If they ever move the tournament west, Ann Arbor would have to be considered now.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||You weren't the only ones conflicted...||
The Janer family of Rochester Hills had a son playing on each squad. They had special shirts to show their split loyalties . Shown here on the MGOBlue phot gallery:
|2 years 9 weeks ago||True dat||
Still stands absolutely. Besides being crazy they are often the best athletes on the field and they are the quarterbacks of the defense. Go ot a game and if you hear a vocal keeper you will hear them tell the D wher the ball is, when to slide, where to be and which f^%ker to crush whenever the opportunity arises.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||but wait there's more!||
A D1 team will have 45 or more players. DIII will vary between low 20s and 45 or more for the better teams.
As teams go from offense to defense they will try to match up subs so that as the attacking team gets their offensive players on, the offensive players from the defending team will go at the same time. At any sidelines Out of Bounds you will get a substitution horn and coaches will fix any issues on the field or replace a line or players.
The game is played in 15 minute stop time quarters. 2 minute break between quarters except for halftime which is 10 minutes. Teams get 2 timeouts, (max 2 minutes,) per half which can only be called during a dead ball or during live ball by that teams coach or field player when the team has possession of the ball behind a line called the restraining line.
Except for snow conditions covering lines, (and sometimes the game is still played,) the only time the game is called due to weather is lightning. So pretty much like football. You pretty much won't start a game with snow covering the field but if it starts snowing during the game, you are going to finish it.
Of course the one rule in lacrosse is that there is an exception to every rule.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I played back then as well...||
You used to be able to release upon gaining the attack box. No longer is the case. Penalties are served until goal is scored if releasable and not simultaneous.
And technically the whole arm is not fair game. The arm is the grey zone where the officials decide if you are trying to "get stick" or just trying to punish. Not enough pages for discussion of that. Stick is fair game. Hand on the stick is part of the stick.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Goalies||
The general consensus is that goalies are crazy. We love them that way. But as the play gets better, they get hit less and less. The sweatpants aren't to provide padding but to hopefully help snag balls with the loose fabric.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Good officials||
will see it before you start playing and send you to the bench to take it off. No penalty needed.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Michigan games broadcast?||
The Jacksonville and Mercer games on 3/2 and 3/4 will be webcast via LaxxTV. Details are here: http://laxx.tv/signup/?games but basically it is $4 a game or $25 for the season. So far only games I see avaialble on any venue.