MLL: Denver loses and Ohio wins

May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
June 3, 2017

With the College Lacrosse Championships dominating this past weekend, Major League Lacrosse only had two games, but they were very important for the standings. Rochester bested the previously undefeated Denver and Ohio stopped the visiting Florida Launch. These victories moved the Machine into third and the Rattlers into fourth place respectively. The Outlaws remain in first place, but now they find the Bayhawks close behind trailing by a game in…

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MLL: Upsets, comebacks and overtime – oh my!

May 19, 2017; Chesapeake, MD, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Chesapeake Bayhawks at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. Photography Credit: Jermain Rangasammy/Major League Lacrosse
May 25, 2017

Another weekend of Major League Lacrosse provided incredible action with upsets and overtime victories. The largest margin of victory was just three goals. The only thing that remained unchanged was the Denver Outlaws staying atop the standings. Denver remains an undefeated team after their bye week. Chesapeake moved into second place after a two-goal victory over Atlanta. Charlotte, which has improved every week, defeated heavily favoured Ohio at home and…

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MLL: Action filled weekend produces standings log-jam

John Locascio of the Rochester Rattlers.
May 19, 2017

During a time when the NCAA tournament dominates the lacrosse landscape, Major League Lacrosse again continued to play some high-level and entertaining lacrosse. The Charlotte Hounds secured their first win of the season and showed flashes of the team they will become. At this point, the league is showing some separation with Denver alone in first place while Ohio, Chesapeake and New York are now 2-1 and tied for second…

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MLL: New stars emerge for league in week 3

2014 MLL Championship Game - Denver Outlaws v Rochester Rattlers
May 12, 2017

I went into the third week of Major League Lacrosse with some serious doubts. There was no way that the league could keep up the level of play and close games from their first two weeks, right? Wrong! Overtime and comebacks again dominated the weekend as well as superstar performances. Rochester took Ohio to the wire and won in overtime to hand the Machine their first defeat of the season….

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MLL: Week two hijinks

CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 05:  Brendan Fowler #3 of the Charlotte Hounds wins a face-off against Greg Puskuldjian #94 of the Ohio Machine during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio won 14-12.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
May 5, 2017

The second week of Major League Lacrosse proved just as exciting and unpredictable as week one because many teams are still missing core players due to indoor or coaching commitments. This overlap makes the first four weeks of the league’s season important as no team wants to start 0-4 and battle uphill. Wiley veterans or players relatively new to the league use this opportunity to display their skills while many…

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Ric Beardsley: Making defense great again

Ric Beardsley (Photo: Ric Beardsley Twitter)
May 4, 2017

Ric Beardsley, legendary Syracuse defenseman and current coach, was one of the best to ever play at his position. A four-time All-American, he was known for his ability to throw devastating checks, make incredible passes and shut-down stellar attackmen. He was a player kids tried to emulate. During Beardsley’s playing days, collegiate teams like Syracuse, Hopkins, UVA and Maryland benefitted from national exposure. Watching their defensemen provided a wealth of…

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MLL opening weekend steals the show

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April 27, 2017

Major League Lacrosse kicked off the 2017 season amid the drama of NHL and NBA playoffs and the hype of early season MLB play and simply stole the show. Incredibly, all four opening weekend games ended in one-goal victories and two of the four went to overtime. Earlier in the year, commissioner David Gross announced that this would be his last season as the head of the league. Despite the…

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Tribe7’s Robert Little: Mad scientist or visionary?

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April 18, 2017

Welcome to an outside the box interview! Well, actually we’re stepping outside the box and kicking it aside! I had a chance to sit down with the founder and head of Tribe 7 Lacrosse, Rob Littell. Thanks to Rob for taking the time to speak with me.   You played in the North/South All Star Game and at Brown for Dom Starsia.  Pretty safe to say you love lacrosse?  …

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2016 MLL Championship: Outlaws Face Machine

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August 20, 2016

After one of the closest seasons in Major League Lacrosse history, the Ohio Machine are taking on the Denver Outlaws for the Steinfeld Trophy. What makes this past season stand out is that seven of nine teams ended up tied for first place. The MLL usually gets an idea of who is going to have a successful season after the fourth week of the season and the separation occurs at…

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Launch Seek Second Win, Host Hounds

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June 17, 2016

Spending a week in a car with your friend driving across the state of Florida is something many people find themselves doing at some point in their life.  Working while you do it is rare, but not unlikely.  To do that and then play one of the most competitive and athletic sports in American against each other is astounding.  Face Off Academy coaches Chris Mattes and Brendan Fowler and not…

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