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In men's college lacrosse, rules changes gain universal praise

In men's college lacrosse, rules changes gain universal praise

College lacrosse is beginning — albeit slowly — to regain its reputation as the fastest sport on two feet. New rules implemented in the offseason to accelerate the pace of play aren't showing up in the numbers. But anecdotally, what had devolved at times into a slow-plodding, low-scoring slog is turning into a fast-paced, action-packed thriller. "I think they're the best thing to ever happen to the game, to be honest with you," Denver coach Bill Tierney said. "The [NCAA] rules committee took charge of their charge, so to speak, and realized that the game was not getting any better. In fact, it was getting worse. As we increase our media coverage...

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