June 18th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

The University of Utah’s men’s lacrosse team will join the National Collegiate Athletic Association beginning in the 2018-2019 academic school year. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the decision, and Utah director of athletics Chris Hill made the announcement Friday. “A lot of research and effort went into our decision to add men’s lacrosse,” said Hill. “With several great club sports expressing an interest in achieving NCAA status, a working committee was formed to determine the parameters for adding a new sport. Among the factors considered were the potential impact on our other teams, financial self sustainability, compliance with Title IX and popularity in our community. Men’s lacrosse met those criteria. It is the first endowed program for University of Utah athletics. Nowadays, adding sports at the college level almost always requires an endowment, which resonated with the University-appointed committee.” –  Sara Weber, kutv.comRead More

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