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The Hofstra Pride are the 12th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the CAA. Hofstra finished 5-9 overall in 2019 and 2-3 in SoCon play. The Pride failed to qualify for the CAA Tournament.
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2/15 vs. Michigan: Hofstra’s first two opponents of the 2020 season are against teams they’ve never played before in the regular season. After meeting Wagner in their season opener, the earliest opener in program history, Seth Tierney’s group will host a Michigan team that looks to bounce back after a disappointing 2019 season filled with injuries.
It’s hard to imagine a better collection of lacrosse talent in one place than what we’ll see at US Lacrosse for the Fall Classic this weekend. The gold and silver medalists from the most recent men’s and women’s World Lacrosse championships. The reigning NCAA Division I men’s and women’s champions. Some of the top young talent from Canada and the United States. Grab your popcorn, pull up Lax Sports Network and get ready for a great display of lacrosse.
The Marist lacrosse programs hosted the eighth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament at Tenney Stadium on Sunday, October 13. The event was a great success, as throughout the day it helped raise over $15,000 for the ETC foundation. The ETC Fall Lacrosse Tournament is held each year to honor the late Marist men’s lacrosse midfielder Edward Coombs, who tragically passed away in August 2011 prior to the start of his sophomore year. This is the fourth year in a row that Marist has hosted the event. Previously the event has taken place at Coombs’ alma mater, Hatboro-Horsham High School, in his hometown of Horsham Pennsylvania.
The 1989 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team, one of the greatest teams to take the field, will be honored at the Orange Alumni Classic on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 1989 squad won 14-straight games to conclude the season, including a 13-12 win in the NCAA title game vs. Johns Hopkins. The ‘89 squad had nine All-Americans and four players and legendary coach Roy Simmons Jr. would all go on to be inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
Former Maryland and McDonogh lacrosse great Taylor Cummings, now a standout midfielder on the United States women’s national team, says it’s “incredibly humbling” every time she steps on the field representing her country. This weekend will be extra special.
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Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday’s release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada for nationwide leadership of the industry.
he Tasmanian tiger, a large striped carnivore, is believed to have gone extinct over 80 years ago -- but newly released Australian government documents show sightings have been reported as recently as two months ago. Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) recently released a document detailing eight reported sightings of the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, in the last three years.
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