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Loyola-Air Force game moved to Mile High Classic; Independence Classic unveiled

Inside Lacrosse announces first-ever tripleheader event in Chester, Pa.

The Baltimore Sun

4:31 PM EST, November 15, 2012

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The Loyola men's lacrosse game next season against Air Force will be part of the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic on Saturday, March 16, Inside Lacrosse announced Thursday.

The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, home of the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Loyola's game is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be followed by a game between Notre Dame and Denver at 8:30.

Loyola and Air Force were slated to play their at the Falcons' home field in Colorado Springs, but the game was moved to Denver to be a part of the event. The game is slated to appear on one of the ESPN networks with details to be announced later.

Also Thursday, Inside Lacrosse announced that the inaugural Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic will be played at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

The Independence Classic is a tripleheader with four of the six participating schools from Pennsylvania:

2013 Whitman’s Sampler Independence Classic (PPL Park, Chester, Pa., March 9)

Game No. 1 – St. John’s vs. Syracuse (noon)
Game No. 2 – Penn vs. Villanova (2:30 p.m.)
Game No. 3 – Penn State vs. Lehigh (5 p.m.)

2013 Whitman’s Sampler Mile High Classic (Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, March 16):

Game No. 1 – Loyola vs. Air Force (4 p.m.)
Game No. 2 – Notre Dame vs. Denver (6:30 p.m.)