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New York NLL Team Names Regy Thorpe As Head Coach & General Manager

New York NLL Team Names Regy Thorpe As Head Coach & General Manager

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  via NLL press release   Team name and logo to be unveiled in February at the New York Open at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum NEW YORK, January 14, 2019 – The New York National Lacrosse League (NLL) team announced today that Regy Thorpe has been named Head Coach and General Manager for the franchise. A decorated former professional lacrosse player, Thorpe brings more than 20 years experience as a coach and general manager at nearly every level of men’s and women’s field and box lacrosse to his new position. The New York NLL team was awarded to live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates (“GF Sports”) in December 2018 and will begin play this December with home games at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE. The
National Lacrosse League Welcomes 13th Franchise

National Lacrosse League Welcomes 13th Franchise

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  Author's Note:  As one who grew up 10 minutes from the Nassau Coliseum and still roots strongly for my beloved NY Islanders I'm glad to see the area get the franchise again!   via NLL press release   The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, has announced expansion into the New York market under the ownership of live events and sports media entertainment company GF Sports and its affiliates (“GF Sports”). The team, which will begin play in 2019, will be the League’s 13thfranchise and play its home games at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “We are thrilled to welcome GF Sports, New York, and the great Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (NYCB LIVE) on L
NLL Announces Home Openers for the 2018-19 Season

NLL Announces Home Openers for the 2018-19 Season

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  via NLL press release   Philadelphia, November 28, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league, has released its revised 2018-2019 home opener details for each of the teams. The NLL’s 33rd season will begin as the Philadelphia Wings face off for their inaugural game at 1:00pm ET when they welcome the Buffalo Bandits to the Wells Fargo Center. The Georgia Swarm and Calgary Roughnecks will also play at home Saturday evening at 7:05pm ET and 9:00pm ET, respectively. “We are thrilled to get back to playing lacrosse and open the 2018-19 season,” said NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz. “With the addition of our new broadcast partners, Turner Sports and B/R Live, we will continue to bring the best lacrosse in the world to our fans acr
National Lacrosse League and PLPA Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

National Lacrosse League and PLPA Reach New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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  via NLL press release   PHILADELPHIA, November 24, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League and the Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) announced today that they have agreed to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. The collective bargaining agreement is for a five-year term beginning with the 2018-19 season. “We appreciate the efforts of the negotiating committee and their tireless dedication to reaching a fair and equitable agreement for both the NLL and the players. This agreement has created a clear path for incremental growth, not just for the players and the existing clubs, but for the sport of lacrosse as well.  Thank you also to the fans and the players for your patience as we worked through this situation,” said Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz.
NLL Cancels First Two Weeks Of The Season Due To Labor Issues

NLL Cancels First Two Weeks Of The Season Due To Labor Issues

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  MEDIA ADVISORY November 15, 2018 League Statement: The League suspended its 5:00pm deadline yesterday to allow the PLPA to provide a new counterproposal. After a thorough review of the PLPA’s counterproposal, it is clear we cannot accept the terms the PLPA has put forward, and therefore, have made a decision to reject it. We believe those terms would have both short and long term negative consequences on our member clubs and the League which we are not willing to accept. Therefore, there is not yet an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. With respect to the upcoming season, the PLPA has instructed its players not to attend training camps or submit to physicals, making the formation of rosters and operation of the opening of the season impossible. Therefore
2018-2019 NLL Schedule Released

2018-2019 NLL Schedule Released

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  via NLL press release   LINK FOR SCHEDULE (below article)   Philadelphia, September 6, 2018 – The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s indoor professional league, has released the schedule for the upcoming 2018-2019 regular season. The 33rd season of the NLL will begin with the league’s annual Face Off Weekend, which on Saturday December 1st will see the defending NLL Champion Saskatchewan Rush travel to the Infinite Energy Arena to meet the Georgia Swarm at 7:05p.m. ET, followed by the Buffalo Bandits hosting the Toronto Rock at the KeyBank Center for a 7:30p.m. ET face off. Week 1 will conclude with the Colorado Mammoth welcoming their West Division rival Calgary Roughnecks at 9:00p.m. ET. The following Saturday, December 8, the Rocheste
NLL Expansion Draft To Be Held Monday for Philadelphia and San Diego

NLL Expansion Draft To Be Held Monday for Philadelphia and San Diego

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  via NLL press release   Author's Note:  Including this here since a number of you do follow the NLL.  There will potentially be some players selected with Florida connections.   2018 EXPANSION DRAFT TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON FACEBOOK The National Lacrosse League has released final details for the 2018 Expansion Draft. The Philadelphia Wings and San Diego Seals will make their picks via a teleconference and video conference held at 4:30pm ET on Monday July 16th.   To join, select from the following options:  1) Web Browser – https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/jkswhsqu 2) Joining via a mobile device? a) Download the app from App Store or Google Play. iPhone/iPad : https://itunes.apple.com/app/blue-jeans/id560788314 Android : https://pl