Baltimore, Md. and Ramsey, N.J. -- Four BIG EAST men's lacrosse teams have been selected to participate in a pair of high profile lacrosse triple-headers. Syracuse will face Georgetown on March 12, 2011 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., while Rutgers will square off against St. John's on April 3, 2011 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Also on April 3, Syracuse will face nonconference foe Duke at 6:30 p.m.
Bob Carpenter, Publisher of Inside Lacrosse Magazine, announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, has continued its commitment as title sponsor of two of the "must-attend" events in lacrosse, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic and the Konica Minolta Big City Classic.
The Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will be played on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
The Konica Minolta Big City Classic will be played on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J.
Inside Lacrosse has set the standard for the promotion of lacrosse with its event properties. These events create an unparalleled game-day experience in college lacrosse's regular season. Inside Lacrosse has drawn more than 165,000 fans to its eight events, including 66,395 fans to its three events in 2010.
2011 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic Features a Tripleheader at M&T Bank Stadium with the following games:
Game No. 1 - Syracuse vs Georgetown (11:00 am)
Game No. 2 - Cornell vs Virginia (1:30 pm)
Game No. 3 - Johns Hopkins vs UMBC (4:00 pm)
Now in its fifth year, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic gives fans the chance to celebrate the start of another season by placing many of the nation's top-ranked teams in the same stadium on the same day. This year the event moves to the second weekend of March, with three games scheduled at M&T Bank Stadium.
BIG EAST rivals Syracuse and Georgetown will face off in the first game at 11:00 a.m. EST. The Orange will enter the 2011 season eager to assert their championship pedigree after losing in the NCAA Quarterfinal last year.
The new-look Hoyas will be hungry to make a statement while making their first appearance in the event.
2011 Konica Minolta Big City Classic Returns to the New Meadowlands Stadium with the following lineup:
Game No. 1 - Rutgers vs St. John's (1:00 pm)
Game No. 2 - Johns Hopkins vs North Carolina (4:00 pm)
Game No. 3 - Duke vs Syracuse (6:30 pm)
Last year the Konica Minolta Big City Classic broke the attendance record for a regular season, lacrosse-only event with 25,742 fans at the state-of-the-art New Meadowlands Stadium.
The schedule for the third edition of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic has been set. BIG EAST neighbors Rutgers and St. John's will face off in the first game at 1:00 p.m EST.
The third game will feature a matchup between the 2010 NCAA Champions from Duke and 2008 and '09 champ Syracuse. The Blue Devils and Orange will face-off at 6:30 p.m. in their first regular season meeting since 1992.