Four of the last five national champions have started their season in the Face-Off Classic:in 2007, Syracuse in 2008, Duke in 2010 and Virginia in 2011.
Lacrosse fans circle the date for the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on their calendars each year. This year's Face-Off Classic is set for Saturday, March 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore with a game lineup that once again pits the top teams in college lacrosse against each other. Four of the six participating teams are ranked in the top 10 of the current Nike/Inside Lacrosse media poll, including the No...Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic
(Saturday, March 10 at M&T Bank Stadium)
Game No...The first of two Ivy League-ACC match-ups has Princeton facing North Carolina. Over the past few years perhaps no team in college lacrosse has assembled as much young talent as North Carolina. Much is expected of a Tar Heel team that will be hungry to make a statement of its own while making the program’s first appearance in the event. Last season, the Tigers were hit hard by injuries and finished the year with a losing record for only the second time in over two decades...The Blue Jays welcome back talent and depth in virtually every position. Tickets can be purchased for the 2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. Ticket prices are: $35 for Club Level seats; $22 for Lower Level reserved seats; $18 for groups of 10 or more; and $12 for groups of 100 or more. In addition to the Ravens’ box office, fans can purchase through Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. Fans can also visit FaceOffClassic.com to check the schedule and details on ordering tickets.
“This is a great lineup with the top three teams in the nation playing in the event,” stated Andy Bilello, Associate Publisher for Inside Lacrosse and the event’s director. “The first game welcomes back Princeton, an original Face-Off Classic participant facing a newcomer in North Carolina...Cornell could easily be a preview of the national title game. Then, the day concludes with No...It’s an exciting group of teams getting an opportunity to play on a big stage.”
The event often raises the level of play for all teams involved. “In the last five years, we have seen five games go to overtime and nine games overall decided by three goals or less. We expect more thrilling finishes on March 10,” continued Bilello.
2012 Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll (week of March 5)
(Bold indicates team is a 2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic participant)
2. Johns Hopkins
7. Notre Dame
8. North Carolina
10. Penn State
18. Ohio State
“Our entire organization looks forward to continuing our commitment to the game of lacrosse, especially with our strategic decision to extend our title sponsorship of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our sports marketing initiatives have consistently proven to be very effective in building brand awareness of Konica Minolta. In partnership with our friends at Inside Lacrosse, we look forward to sharing a great day of fast-paced action with lacrosse fans across the country.”
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