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May 30, 2011 - 9:32am

Brandon: Michigan will add two varsity sports

BY TIM ROHAN

At a Michigan alumni legislative reception in Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday night, Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon announced that the University will soon add two more varsity sports to its current total of 27 teams.

Brandon has a press conference regarding a “major announcement regarding Michigan Athletics” scheduled for noon on Wednesday.

The Michigan Daily has learned that Brandon and University President Mary Sue Coleman spoke with a few attendees after the event and, without explicitly saying it would be one of the sports added, discussed the men’s lacrosse program.

Coleman outlined the obstacles the lacrosse program had to pass before she was confident it could become a varsity sport. And Brandon smiled when he alluded to tomorrow’s announcement in regards to a question about the lacrosse team.

The Michigan men’s lacrosse team won MCLA national championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010. And Insidelacrosse.com reported on Sunday that, according to unnamed sources, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team would become a varsity sport starting in 2012, and the women’s team would follow suit in 2013.


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