Inside Lacrosse: Across the Nation

March 03, 2011

• The NCAA Division II and III championship games will now be played at 4 and 7 p.m., respectively, on Memorial Day Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The later start results from the expiration of CBS College Sports' contract to broadcast the games, and the time slots no longer being tied to programming choices. As of right now, neither game will be televised, but both games will be available via live stream online.

• The NCAA has given initial approval for the Division II tournament to expand to eight teams in the 2012-13 season. The NCAA Championship Committee approved the matter, and it now has to get financial approval from the NCAA. There are currently four teams in the tournament.

• Major League Lacrosse Commissioner Dave Gross confirmed that the league will allow its players to participate in the 2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic from May 21-28 and still play in MLL this summer. The U.S. roster includes Brendan Mundorf (Mount St. Joseph, UMBC) and Kyle Hartzell (Archbishop Curley). Gross said MLL took off the May 28-29 Memorial Day weekend to accommodate the event and avoid conflict with the gold-medal game. But the event also scheduled Team USA for the first weekend of the event, causing players to miss two weeks of MLL games.

Recruiting

• Landon defenseman Mark Strabo (class of 2012) has committed to Princeton, joining his older brother, Jack. He also considered Harvard, Cornell, Maryland and Notre Dame.

• Maryland has picked up class of 2012 recruit Charles Sipe, a faceoff specialist from St. Anne's Belfield (Va.).

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