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Will University Of Minnesota Add Men’s Lacrosse As Sport?

By David McCoy, CBS Minnesota, 04/16/17, 12:00AM CDT


Pop quiz: Can you name the fastest-growing sport in the United States?

The answer is lacrosse. And the rate of its growth has been remarkable, especially here in Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota hasn’t added a men’s sport in decades. But with the game exploding in popularity, could lacrosse be next?

You get a new respect for the dedication of college athletes, when they’re at the University dome by 5:30 a.m. for a 6 a.m. practice.

And these guys aren’t even on scholarship.

“We’re trying to do everything that the other D-1 teams are doing,” coach Rich Limpert said. “We’re just doing it on our own.”

Welcome to the world of Gophers men’s lacrosse. It’s not a D-I sport at Minnesota, but it’s acting like one for a reason.