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With change in Patriot League tournament, Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse adds Rutgers to 2019 schedule

With change in Patriot League tournament, Loyola Maryland men’s lacrosse adds Rutgers to 2019 schedule

Since the Patriot League adopted a tournament format in men’s lacrosse in 2004, there has been a weekend off between the end of conference play and the start of the NCAA tournament.

But beginning next season, the league tournament will be moved back to coincide with other conference tournaments that take place on the last weekend before the start of the NCAA tournament.

Loyola Maryland coach Charley Toomey is the first to acknowledge that he long resisted any such move, as the Greyhounds usually faced Johns Hopkins in that open week. But since the Blue Jays moved to the Big Ten Conference in 2015, the annual rivalry game has shifted to February.

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