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2010 California Lacrosse Convention Will Be Held On November 13 At Cal State Fullerton

Register for the 2010 California Lacrosse Convention

Register for the 2010 California Lacrosse Convention

California State University, Fullerton (map and directions)

This is the premier educational weekend and networking opportunity for officials, coaches, players and fans to learn from recognized leaders in lacrosse from around the country! Visit www.californialacrosseconvention.com to register today.

Saturday, November 13, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Don’t miss the exciting schedule of classroom and hands-on demos covering all aspects of the game of lacrosse, including a vendor village.
Registration: $20 (includes parking)

Sunday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Attend certified US Lacrosse training clinics for both coaches and officials for FREE!

Boxed lunches by Panera Bread will be available for cash purchase both Saturday and Sunday at check-in.

Visit us online at www.californialacrosseconvention.com.

Generously sponsored by the

Please contact Nancy Sheinbein with questions at playlacrosse@sbcglobal.net. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available

The Future For Growth Of College Lacrosse: College Athletic Directors Will Fund Men’s And Women’s Lacrosse As They Compete For Top Rankings In The Highly-Prized “Directors’ Cup” Which Measures Universities Success In “All Sports”

“…athletics serve as the “front porch” of a university, a powerful marketing tool that generates free advertising on ESPN and the sports pages.”

“If we are going to compete in something, we want to win at it — whether it is in pediatrics or women’s gymnastics,” said J. Bernard Machen, president of the University of Florida, which built a $15 million complex for its women’s lacrosse program before the team had even played a single game. “It is important to our supporters, both financial and among our community. It is part of our culture. We want people to know that Florida is a place for winners.”

Stanford University remains the envy of college athletic programs around the country, winning the prized Directors’ Cup 16 years in a row for accomplishing the most success across all sports. But as The New York Times reports today, other institutions — even in the face of dire budget cuts — are investing in once-obscure sports that do not come close to paying for themselves. “Winning in all sports is what matters now,” write Joe Drape and Katie Thomas, “and the message is driven home from the highest levels of the university.”

In addition to the Directors’ Cup, universities now have an additional incentive: Beginning this fall, the Capital One Cup will reward NCAA Division I athletic programs for their cumulative on-field performance across multiple men’s and women’s sports with $200,000 to fund graduate-level scholarships for student-athletes. The award will be presented live during next year’s ESPY Awards on ESPN.

The sports network is one reason The Times says the emphasis on athletics pays off for universities. Sports serve as the “front porch” of the institution — a powerful marketing tool that generates free advertising on ESPN and in other media outlets. Economists, on the other hand, argue that the effect of a high-profile athletic program on increased alumni donations and higher application rates “doesn’t persist.”

For more:   http://athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=223&t=Minor-College-Sports-Getting-Major-Atten