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Men’s lacrosse kicks off season with Face-Off Classic

The men's lacrosse team opens its season this weekend in Denver. Photo: Trish Demopoulos

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team opens its home slate by hosting the annual DU Face-Off Classic at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Feb. 25 and 26. The Pioneers welcome the Michigan Wolverines at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The teams will meet for the first time in both schools’ histories, as Michigan is competing at the NCAA Division I level for the first time after dominating club lacrosse for the past decade and earning three straight national club team titles from 2008–10.

The Pioneers have dominated the DU Face-Off Classic, holding a 17-5 record since the team first started the classic in 2001. The Wolverines hold a 0-2 overall record early in 2012, dropping their last game to perennial power No. 17 Penn State.

The third annual Face-Off Classic kicks off Saturday with an 11 a.m. game between Air Force and Robert Morris, followed by the Wolverines battling the Pioneers at 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s action will begin at 11 a.m. with a contest between Air Force and Michigan. Denver will end the classic by taking on Robert Morris at 1:30 p.m.

Single-game tickets are available for $9. Children 2 and under are admitted free but must sit on a ticketholder’s lap. Admission is free for DU students with a valid Pioneer Card.

A two-day, four-game pass also is available for $20; it must be purchased in advance. Face-Off Classic single-day passes (two games) are $15.

For groups of 20 or more, tickets are available for a discounted price. Interested parties should contact Group Sales Manager Adam Sizemore at 303-871-2389 or  adam.sizemore@du.edu.

For more information about ticket purchases, visit the ticketing information website.

This Week’s Pioneer Home Schedule

Date Sport Opponent Location Time
Feb. 24 Tennis (W) Air Force CO Athletic Club/Monaco 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Tennis (M) BYU Pinehurst Country Club 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Hockey North Dakota Magness Arena 8:07 p.m.
Feb. 25 Lacrosse Robert Morris vs. Air Force Peter Barton Stadium 11 a.m.
Feb. 25 Lacrosse Michigan Peter Barton Stadium 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 25       Gymnastics Sacramento State Hamilton Gymnasium 6 p.m.
Feb. 25 Hockey North Dakota Magness Arena 7:07 p.m.
Feb. 26 Tennis (M) New Mexico Pinehurst Country Club 10 a.m.
Feb. 26 Lacrosse Air Force vs. Michigan Peter Barton Stadium 11 a.m.
Feb. 26 Basketball (M) North Texas Magness Arena 1 p.m.
Feb. 26 Lacrosse (M) Robert Morris Peter Barton Stadium 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 26 Basketball (W) North Texas Magness Arena 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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