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Just an update to let you know the B10 has not forgotten about UMD's great lacrosse programs.
Edit: Someone just mentioned to me that maybe you guys wouldn't want this. They said JHU is a hated lacrosse rival of yours and maybe you wouldn't want them as a lacrosse member of the B10. Sorry, I thought this was good news. I wasn't trying to troll.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by MrWoodson 18 months ago
Not really in favor of having partial members. I wonder if this is also about academics, research, their med school and shit like that. I would think JHU would have to bring a lot more to the table than lacrosse to get brought into the B1G. Isn't the U. of Chicago still technically a member? in terms of academics, CiC, research etc?
UofC is still a member of the CIC but not the B10. It's the only one. As for JHU being an associate member of the B10 for one sport, it would be a first. And I hadn't thought of the research angle, but JHU is huge in research so it's a very good question whether they would be considered for CIC membership. The B10 and CIC would never do it just to get JHU's lacrosse, but if they see enough benefits going both ways on the research side I could see it being discussed. But it will not be a lacrosse decision.
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Against it only because I detest partial memberships in conferences.
And for reference, think of Hopkins lacrosse fans as Dook fans-lite.
I'm not much of a lacrosse fan, but wouldn't this be good for MD lacrosse? I think MD would want to demonstrate to potential recruits that it still plays in a good lacrosse conference.
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I certainly can't see how the addition of lacrosse as a Big Ten sport would be bad for us.
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I think this would be awesome, not only for Maryland Lacrosse, but for the sport in general. If Lacrosse was made a Big Ten sport, what other schools would field a team?
enough benefits? For the CIC, JHU would immediately be a top 3 research institution.
Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State currently have teams. Maryland and Rutgers would make five. You need at least six (Hopkins?) to receive an NCAA AQ bid.
I think you nailed it. Much better idea bringing in a Lacrosse power house as a partial conference member to get to six, than to start up a program at a school that has never had one....and I can assure you, the Iowa's, Indiana's, Wisconsin's an Nebraska's of the world aren't Lacrosse hotbeds.
I don't see whay we cannot schedule Mi, Penn St, OSU, RU, then a bunch of out of conference games like Navy, Loyola, Hopkins, etc. Would like to play a few ACC teams as well if they don't prevent schools from scheduling us. Not terrbbly concerned about the AQ conf bid.
Was ACC grandfathered in the 6 team minimum requirement? Obviously, ACC only been playing with 4 teams as far as I know
ACC has no AQ, but really doesn't need one as all teams are high quality. Big Tens a little different, unlikely teams would leave their current AQs unless they were joining an AQ conference.
Ah. Makes sense, I just assumed ACC had the auto qualifier
Yeah, the ACC tournament champion has made the NCAA tournament literally every year since the ACC tournament began in 1989, so not having one hasn't hurt the ACC at all.
The ACC would have been eligible for one once Syracuse and Notre Dame joined, but us leaving screwed that up.
Too bad we can't just start a b10 league. Us, rutgers, Ohio state, psu plus Michigan even wo auto bid. I guess those programs who play in an auto league would be reluctant to leave
Yeah, it's a completely different ballgame up there. They need a shot at that AQ.
If the rumors about Virginia to the Big Ten end up being true (god I hope not), that'd be a sixth team.
Northwestern? Or do they just have a womens program?
Northwestern only has a NCAA-level women's team.
They're worth bringing up, though, because Michigan is slated to start a women's lacrosse team next year. So, once Maryland and Rutgers join, the Big Ten could at least start up a six-team women's lacrosse conference.
It was never a recruiting issue over the years for Hopkins or Syracuse
Michigan fan here - I too am opposed to associate memberships in the Big Ten, but have a question for Terps fans: If JHU is putting all of its sports into the Big Ten, is it really an associate member? All of their D1 sports (which only happen to be lax teams) would be committed to the conference, just like any other Big Ten member.
Just a thought. As a DC-resident Michigan fan, I'd love as many chances to see Michigan lacrosse as possible around the area. I'm really excited that it looks like we'll be in the East division together for football. Really looking forward to tailgating a Michigan game in College Park in the near future.
I'm not really rooting for JHU... I'd rather see the Big Ten add another lacrosse school (not UVA please) or another existing Big Ten school find a way to start a lacrosse team.
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