Nov. 18, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team announced its 2014 schedule today (Monday, Nov. 18). The slate features 15 matches and will pit the Maize and Blue against six NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago.
Featured on the home slate will be marquee matchups against perennial powers Cornell (March 1), future Big Ten Conference member Maryland (March 18), and Yale (Saturday, April 19). Overall, the Wolverines will host seven home games, with five inside the Big House, and one matchup inside Oosterbaan Field House on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
The 2013 season begins on the road against the Penn State Nittany Lions in a matchup with Creators Trophy implications on Saturday, Feb. 8, in State College, Pa. U-M's first home game of the season will take place inside Oosterbaan Field House on Friday, Feb. 14, against the Mercer Bears at 7 p.m.
Following the tilts against Nittany Lions and Bears, U-M will travel to Pontiac, Mich., to take on local rival Detroit on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. from Ultimate Soccer Arena, site of the first-ever U-M varsity contest.
Three days later, the Wolverines will venture to Baltimore, Md., for the second straight season to face the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at 1 p.m. from historic Homewood Field.
Following a three-game Spring Break slate that will pit the Wolverines against the Cornell Big Red on Saturday, March 1, in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines will embark on their travels to the Carolinas. The Maize and Blue will first square off against the High Point Panthers on Wednesday, March 5, in High Point, N.C., before concluding the trip with a tilt against a first-year program in the Furman Paladins on Saturday, March 8, in Greenville, S.C.
The final year of ECAC Conference play commences on March 15, as U-M travels to Louisville, K.Y., to take on the Bellarmine Knights on the road for the second straight season at 1 p.m. After home matchups against the Maryland Terrapins on March 18 (4 p.m.) and the St. Joseph's Hawks (3 p.m.) on March 22, the Maize and Blue treks to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face the Air Force Falcons on March 29 at 1 p.m. MST.
The final two ECAC matchups will see the Wolverines host the Fairfield Stags on April 5 at 3 p.m. at Michigan Stadium. Following the hosting of the Stags, U-M will take on Ohio State in Columbus on May 12 at time and venue that will be announced at a later date.
U-M will close out its regular season with a pair of home matchups that will coincide with the Michigan women's lacrosse team, first against the Yale Bulldogs on Saturday, April 19, at 4 p.m. and lastly on Saturday, April 26, at noon against the Robert Morris Colonials inside Michigan Stadium.
The final ECAC Tournament will take place May 2-4 in Columbus, Ohio. Four of the five remaining teams in the conference will make the tournament, with semifinal action on May 2. The tournament championship and chance at the NCAA automatic-qualifying berth will take place on May 4.
In total, U-M's 2014 opponents totaled a combined record of 117-96 a year ago. For the team's eight road games, the Wolverines will travel 4,092 miles.
Ticket information will be available on MGoBlue.com/tickets soon. Season tickets are $35.
*Michigan will compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference during the 2014 season, before joining the newly formed Big Ten Conference in 2015.