Denver Adds Cornell to 2012 Lacrosse Schedule

DENVER University of Denver head coach Bill Tierney announced today that the Pioneers will play the Cornell University Big Red on Tuesday, March 20 at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. Opening face-off is slated for 2:00 p.m. MT.

"The goal for the University of Denver Men's Lacrosse program is to play the best schedule and against the best teams available," Tierney said.

"Cornell University has one of the most storied programs in the country and its 2012 team will offer the Pioneers a huge challenge, but one we look forward to. When Coach DeLuca provided us the opportunity to compete with Cornell over spring break, on Long Island, we could not pass it up. The NCAA rewards strength of schedule greatly and with the addition of the Big Red and their outstanding group of players, we have made our schedule even stronger. Our ECAC slate and non-league games against Duke, Notre Dame and now Cornell provides our young men with one of the most challenging schedules in the country."

Since 1999, the Pioneers have only faced Cornell once, falling 20-7 to the Big Red on March 18, 2008. Cornell returns 24 letterwinners, including seven starters from last year's squad that went 14-3, a perfect 6-0 in the Ivy League and reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

The Pioneers have also moved their game with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from Sunday, March 18 to Saturday, March 17 in South Bend, Ind. Game time is slated for 11:00 a.m. MT.

Champion Challenge
Sun, Jan 29 U.S. National Team (exhib.) at Orlando, Fla. 11:30 a.m.

Sat, Feb 04 North Carolina (scrim.) at Chapel Hill, N.C. All Day
Sun, Feb 19 Ohio State at Jacksonville, Fla. 12:00 p.m.

Face-Off Classic
Sat, Feb 25 Air Force vs. RMU at Barton Stadium 11:00 a.m.
Sat, Feb 25 Michigan Barton Stadium 1:30 p.m.
Sun, Feb 26 Air Force vs. Michigan at Barton Stadium 11:00 a.m.
Sun, Feb 26 Robert Morris Barton Stadium 1:30 p.m.

Sat, Mar 03 Hartford Barton Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 10 Penn State at State College, Pa. 11:00 a.m.
Sat, Mar 17 Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind. 11:00 a.m.
Tue, Mar 20 Cornell at Hempstead, N.Y. 2:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 24 Air Force * at USAFA, Colo. 1:00 p.m.
Sat, Mar 31 Hobart * Barton Stadium 1:00 p.m.

Fri, Apr 06 Bellarmine * Barton Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Apr 14 Loyola * Barton Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Apr 21 Fairfield * at Fairfeild, Conn. 11:00 a.m.
Fri, Apr 27 Duke Denver, Colo. ** 8:00 p.m.

Thu, May 03-
Sun, May 06 ECAC Tournament Barton Stadium TBA

  * conference games
** Sports Authority Field


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