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Lacrosse the Internet: June 7, 2013

Let's the drop the big one now.

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NCAA D1 Lacrosse Conference Re-Alignment
While all of this re-alignment makes for great headlines within the lacrosse world, I’m much more curious to see what it will do for the game overall.

Year of the Underdog
I don’t think it was a surprise to anyone when Rob Pannell won the Tewaaraton Award this year. But what was a surprise was the way this season played out for Cornell… and now that I think about it… the season played out surprisingly for just about everybody.

Big Ten Makes Men's and Women's Lacrosse Official Conference Sports
Here's a big-time sign that lacrosse is arguably the fastest growing sport in the U.S. and quickly becoming one of its most popular.

Last of lacrosse independents finds a league
The anticipated became reality Monday with the announcement that the Big Ten will sponsor men's and women's lacrosse, beginning with the 2015 season, and that Johns Hopkins, the last fully independent school in Division I men's lacrosse, would join the league on an affiliate basis.

Big Ten to add lacrosse, but Gophers likely won't
The Big Ten is adding lacrosse as a sport in 2015. So, does that mean we’ll be seeing the Gophers compete in the sport soon?

Big Ten adds lacrosse as varsity sport, but IU, Purdue don't expect to participate
The Big Ten announced Monday that it will sponsor men’s and women’s lacrosse, but officials from Indiana and Purdue don’t expect to adopt the sport anytime soon.

Gene Doris Comments On Fairfield Lacrosse After Big 10 Announcement
Fairfield plans to have a plan.

U.Va. Lacrosse Adds Lynchburg Transfer
Through the haze, the humidity, the doldrums of wall-to-wall STL coverage of another ho-hum baseball victory* (because really, who needs the NCAA post-season anyway, right?) comes a refreshing nugget of lacrosse news.

Today's beats: Randy Newman has an interesting approach to diplomatic relations.