PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Lacrosse Voted Ineligible for Conference Tournament

Penn State men’s lacrosse will not be able to participate in the 2013-14 Colonial Athletic Association tournament, per InsideLacrosse.com.

According to the report, CAA athletic directors voted on the decision to bar the Nittany Lions from competing in the tournament at the recommendation of the league’s men’s lacrosse coaches. Penn State joined the league, which is made up of Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, Massachusetts, Penn State, and Towson, in 2010. The team will leave the CAA after this coming season to join the Big Ten, which is the reason for this vote.

“While we are not in favor of the decision by the CAA administrators, we understand they had the right to do so according to the CAA by-laws,” Penn State men’s lacrosse SID Jeremy Fallis told Inside Lacrosse. “It’s disappointing that our seniors won’t have the opportunity to compete for the CAA Tournament title and its automatic NCAA bid. Nevertheless, we’re incredibly excited to get back to work this fall as we try to earn a second-straight NCAA at-large bid this upcoming spring.”

Penn State is the defending runners-up in the conference after losing to Towson in the conference finals last year, 11-10. The Nittany Lions did earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as an 8 seed last year, where they lost in the first round to Ivy League champions Yale.

Because of this ruling, Jeff Tambroni’s Nittany Lions will be unable to automatically qualify for the NCAA Tournament by winning their conference tournament — for those unaware of how college lacrosse’s postseason works, think of automatic qualifying for winning your conference tourney in college basketball — and will be forced to rely on an at-large bid like they did last season.

About the Author

Comments

More by Bill

Mute Cities Is Not Your Average State College Band

The men of Mute Cities don’t want to be the usual, run-of-the-mill bar band. They have aspirations beyond State College, not wanting to be stuck in the trap of being a band that never gets out of Happy Valley.

Penn State is Awesome, Take Advantage of That: Bill DiFilippo’s Senior Column

Penn State Students Tailgate a Final

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Students were delayed hours on Tuesday afternoon while trying to purchase on-campus parking permits.

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend