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MAAC Names Lacrosse "Core Sport," Funding to Increase

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From our friends at GREAT LAX STATE. It looks like the MAAC is finally going to get its act together and push its membership to start playing the game on a leveler playing field: "Another major component of the strategic plan is to elevate men's and women's lacrosse to core sports beginning in 2014-15. At that time, the league's members will begin a multi-year plan to increase funding for lacrosse, which will include an increase in full-time coaching positions and scholarships. "The decision to elevate the sport of lacrosse to the level of a core sport in the MAAC is a tremendous opportunity for our conference," said Bill Maher, Director of Athletics at Canisius College. "The growth of lacrosse nationally over the past 10 years has been remarkable and this will position our member institutions to build the MAAC into one of the top leagues in the country" We'll see how this plays out, but after so many years of taking shots to the chin, it looks like the MAAC is going to at least try to fight back (on paper).