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.
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