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NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse 2014 Schedule Features Marquette, Bucknell, Loyola, Towson, Michigan, Georgetown, Florida, Northwestern, UMBC, Penn State And Ohio State
NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Releases 2014 Schedule Featuring Ohio State, Michigan, Princeton, UMBC, Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Navy And Loyola
Exciting Fall Ball played at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Hopkins topped UMass 10-7. RHS Productions.
Scrimmage played at Homewood Field on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
NCAA Lacrosse: Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse To Join “Big Ten” Conference Along With Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State And Rutgers
After 130 years as an independent in men’s lacrosse, Johns Hopkins will be joining the Big Ten. An announcement has been scheduled for Monday morning when the university will confirm the move, according to sources and a published report.
The news conference will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cordish Lacrosse Center on Johns Hopkins’ campus in Baltimore.
Big Ten and university officials would not comment on the move.
The addition of Johns Hopkins will give the Big Ten its sixth member – a requirement for the conference to earn an automatic qualifier to the NCAA tournament.
The announcement comes 17 days after a seven-member special committee recommended May 17 that the university seek conference affiliation after the team had spent the past 130 years as an independent.
During an ensuing conference call with athletic director Tom Calder and coach Dave Pietramala, Pietramala had said that he would like the Blue Jays to begin conference play in 2015.
Johns Hopkins’ move is the latest in the conference realignment wave in men’s lacrosse. In 2011, Syracuse announced that it would leave the Big East for the ACC, and Notre Dame followed the Orange in September. The month before the Fighting Irish’s announcement, Loyola, which captured the national championship in 2012, said it would switch from the Eastern College Athletic Conference to the Patriot League for the 2014 season.
In November, Maryland and Rutgers announced that they would join the Big Ten.
NCAA Lacrosse: The “2013 Men’s Lacrosse Championships” Will Be The First Held Without Either Johns Hopkins Or Virginia; “Three Of The Top Four Seeds Have Never Won A National Title”
“…(don’t be surprised if) there’s a first-time champion for the third time in four years…Three of the top four seeds have never won a national title, and neither has eighth-seeded Penn State. Syracuse isn’t the traditionally imposing No. 1 seed the tournament has always enjoyed, though the likes of Ohio State and Denver have never experienced a national title game, either…”
In truth, this is as wide open as the regular season suggested it would be. The absence of a dominant team or two, far more than anything else, has created the opportunity for a team that simply strings its two or three best games together at the right time to win a title.
But where are Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Virginia? Finished with their seasons by the first weekend in May. In fact, it will be the first NCAA tournament ever without either Hopkins or Virginia.
Those decisions, too, were not shocking. Virginia’s fate was sealed with a losing record. Hopkins and Princeton simply didn’t muster deep enough resumes.
Instead, change continues to come. Over the last three years, 30 schools have reached the NCAA tournament. Bryant and Detroit will make their first appearances this year. Albany, Penn State and Towson are ending droughts of at least five years. And now, more than ever before, the turnover in the field is to be expected.