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NCAA Lacrosse: “2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships” To Be Held May 25-27 At Lincoln Financial Field In Philadelphia, PA

2013 Lacrosse Championships

The 2013 NCAA Divisions I, II, III Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Division I quarterfinal winners will compete in semifinal matches held May 25. The Division II and Division III national championship games NCAA Men's Lacrosse 1will be conducted on May 26, and the national championship match of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship will be played May 27. Game times will be announced at a later date.

Quarterfinal contests will be held at noon ET May 18 and 2:30 p.m. May 19 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md., and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The quarterfinal action in Maryland will air live on ESPN2, while games held in Indianapolis will be live on ESPNU.

Championship weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia will begin on May 25. The Division I semifinals are set for 2:30 and 5 p.m. ET, both airing live on ESPN2.

The Divisions II and III championship matches are at 1 and 4 p.m. on May 26 and will be streamed live on NCAA.com.

The Division I championship game will air live at 1 p.m. May 27 on ESPN.

NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Dave Pietramala Previews 2013 Season (Video)

A look at the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse defense entering the 2013 season.

NCAA Lacrosse: Denver Men’s Lacrosse Opens 2013 Season At Duke On Feb 9

Denver men's lacrosse 2011 bannerThe Pioneers have made the NCAA tournament every year under Tierney. They stunned Johns Hopkins to reach Denver’s first-ever final four in 2011. Last May in the quarterfinals, Denver went down swinging hard in a 10-9 battle with ECAC rival and eventual NCAA champion Loyola.

When Denver opened its first two seasons under head coach Bill Tierney, the Pioneers played the victim each time in the same place. Denver began the 2010 and 2011 campaigns by getting smacked down in the Carrier Dome with six-goal losses to Syracuse.

“I did that [scheduling] on purpose. I knew we would probably get our brains beat in,” Tierney recalled. “I wanted [us] to see what a big-time program looked like.”

My, how the growing pains have subsided in the Rocky Mountains, where one of sport’s more promising programs pushed itself into the front-and-center area of the Division I men’s stage.

Tierney expects no such beat-down on Saturday, even though Denver is traveling for its opener to Durham, N.C., where Duke awaits with its impressive pedigree — six straight trips to the NCAA tournament semifinals and a national title in 2010.

The Pioneers have come a long way in a short span under Tierney, who enters his fourth season at Denver with a recent track record that indicates this could be the Year of the Pioneer.

Why not Denver? The Pioneers are coming off a maddening, 9-7 season that forced them to swallow an astounding six, one-goal decisions, including all four of their overtime games. Two of those one-goal losses came against Loyola, which beat the Pioneers three times in what was a signature mark in the Greyhounds’ first-ever march to an NCAA title.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/college_men/DI/2012-13/news/020613_why_not_denver_tierney_pioneers_can_make_a_run