2022 Big Ten Preview

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The Big Ten is one of the best conferences in college lacrosse, as is evidence by them having at least one representative playing on Championship Weekend each of the past two seasons. That includes Maryland being the NCAA Runner-up last spring, which was a much different season for the Big Ten as they played a conference-only schedule.

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2022 Big East Preview

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Since the advent of the modern-day Big East, there have primarily been two teams who have dominated on the lacrosse field: Denver and Georgetown. The Pioneers won the conference title in 2014 as well as in 2015 when they won the national title. In recent years, the Hoyas have become the team to beat as they have won the past three conference titles (2018, 2019, 2021) and will be the favorite coming into 2022. You can practically pencil in a Denver-Georgetown Big East title game meeting at this point.

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After a “Foundational Year” in 2021, Michigan is Ready to Keep Improving

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In 2021, Michigan churned out a 3-9 record. And while in many instances winning just three games would be seen as a failure, for Michigan those three wins signified growth – especially considering that they were faced with a challenging Big Ten only schedule as well as the restrictions and protocols that came with COVID.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are the 54th DI team and fourth from the Big Ten to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Buckeyes are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-7 overall against a Big Ten-only schedule.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

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The Penn State Nittany Lions are the 44th DI team and third from the Big Ten to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-7 against a Big Ten-only schedule. Their season ended in the Big Ten quarterfinals against Johns Hopkins.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Michigan Wolverines

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The Michigan Wolverines are the 42nd DI team and second from the Big Ten to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Wolverines are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 3-9 against a Big Ten-only schedule. The Wolverines saw their season come to an end in the Big Ten semifinals against Rutgers.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are the 39th DI team and first from the Big Ten to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 9-4 overall (8-2 Big Ten) against a conference-only regular season. They saw their season end in the NCAA Quarterfinals in an overtime loss to North Carolina.

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2022 Schedule Preview: Johns Hopkins Blue Jays

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The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays are the 20th DI program and first in the Big Ten to announce their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Blue Jays are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-9 overall (2-8 Big Ten) against a Big Ten-only schedule during the first season of the first season of the Peter Milliman era.

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Despite An Unusual First Year to The Milliman Era, The Future Looks Bright At Johns Hopkins

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After putting Cornell back on track, which included leading them to an NCAA Quarterfinals appearance in 2018, Peter Milliman was handed the keys to the ship at Johns Hopkins and tasked with doing much of the same. But his first year at Homewood would be one of the most unusual in college lacrosse history.

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After Another Transfer Portal Heavy Offseason, How Far Can Rutgers Go?

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Just over a minute after watching North Carolina attackman Chris Gray ride all the way back and force a Rutgers turnover, the Scarlet Knights saw their historic season come to an end as Connor McCarthy put one past Colin Kirst to send the Tar Heels to Championship Weekend.

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