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Jan. 18, 2022 — A convenient solution

This April, a new made-for-TV men’s lacrosse competition will showcase the proposed 6-v-6 Olympic format as well as an underserved group of lacrosse players in America.

The six teams in the proposed Next Collegiate Lacrosse league are Bowie State, Delaware State, Lincoln University, the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Coppin State, and Morgan State.

If you haven’t caught on yet, these six institutions of higher learning are historically-black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The NCL is to be given coverage on Next Level Sports, a digital network which is carried on a number of major cable systems nationwide. Next Level is a network which traces itself all the way back to the failed America One Network of the 2000s, but has a significant lacrosse presence with its partnership with Lax Sports Network.

This is a competition which is taking advantage of the low roster requirements of the Olympic rules, and is going to give small colleges across America the idea of starting a short-sided lacrosse team.

If this works out, this could be an absolute paradigm-changer.