Men’s lacrosse quar­ters at Tow­son in 2024, Navy in ’23 and ’25

Baltimore Sun - - FOOTBALL -

The NCAA an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Tow­son Univer­sity has been se­lected to host the 2024 NCAA Divi­sion I men’s lacrosse quar­ter­fi­nals at Johnny Uni­tas Sta­dium, while Navy will host the 2023 and 2025 quar­ter­fi­nals at Navy-Ma­rine Corps Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Annapolis.

This marks the first time since May 21, 2006, that Tow­son will serve as a quar­ter­fi­nals host. Tow­son, which will host along­side fel­low Colonial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Hof­s­tra, also served as the site of the 2003 men’s quar­ter­fi­nals.

Navy pre­vi­ously hosted the NCAA men’s lacrosse quar­ter­fi­nals in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018. It will host along­side the Univer­sity of Al­bany in 2023 and Brown Univer­sity in Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land, in 2025.

As part of the NCAA’s an­nounce­ment Wed­nes­day of more than 450 fu­ture cham­pi­onship sites in var­i­ous sports, NavyMarine Corps Me­mo­rial Sta­dium will also host the 2022 NCAA Divi­sion III foot­ball cham­pi­onship game, oth­er­wise known as the Stagg Bowl, for the first time, along­side Stevenson Univer­sity. Stevenson will also serve as host of the 2023 NCAA Divi­sion III men’s vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onship at its Owings Mills Gym­na­sium.

Base­ball mem­o­ra­bilia: The Na­tional Bob­ble­head Hall of Fame and Mu­seum un­veiled a bob­ble­head of Satchel Paige in a Bal­ti­more Black Sox uni­form. Part of the “Ne­gro Leagues Spe­cial Edi­tion” col­lec­tion, Paige is one of mul­ti­ple play­ers avail­able and the Bal­ti­more Black Sox bob­ble­head is one of five fea­tur­ing Paige, the most fa­mous player in the his­tory of the Ne­gro Leagues. The bob­ble­heads were pro­duced ex­clu­sively by the Na­tional Bob­ble­head Hall of Fame and Mu­seum in con­junc­tion with Ne­groLeagues­His­tory.com and can be pur­chased by go­ing to bob­ble­head­hall.com/.

The Bal­ti­more Black Sox, who were ac­tive from 1913 to 1936, started as an in­de­pen­dent team and were one of the six orig­i­nal teams to make up the East­ern Col­ored League from 1923 to 1928.

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