Utes Begin NCAA Division I Play in 2019

The University of Utah officially announced the addition of NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse starting in the 2018-19 season on Friday. The Board of Trustees approved the decision which was formally announced at a press conference in the Football Center.

Watch the Press Conference

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Utah Adds Men’s Lacrosse as an NCAA Sport – utahutes.com

Press Conference Transcript – utahutes.com

Utes add men’s lacrosse to become first Division I program in state, Pac 12 – ksl.com

Utah Utes to add men’s lacrosse as NCAA Division I sport for 2018-19 school year – sltrib.com

University of Utah adds lacrosse as 8th men’s NCAA Division I sport – deseretnews.com

Utah adds men’s lacrosse, will make NCAA Division I debut in 2019 – uslaxmagazine.com

It’s Official: Utah Going Varsity, Will Start Play Spring 2019 – insidelacrosse.com

Utah Varsity Men’s Lacrosse: How It Happened, Why It Matters + Podcast With Coach Holman – insidelacrosse.com

Utah Lacrosse: What They’re Saying – insidelacrosse.com

Starsia: Utah Is the Spark That Will Drive Lacrosse’s Western Growth – insidelacrosse.com

Utah adds men’s lacrosse as a varsity sport – baltimoresun.com

Utah Lacrosse Q&A With Kyle Goon from The Salt Lake Tribune – collegecrosse.com

Shout out to Sean Walker at KSL for devoting a podcast episode to the event:

"All the pieces came together" @UtahLacrosse Head Coach Brian Holman on Utah lacrosse going Division I MORE at https://t.co/oJkK8CQ2nw pic.twitter.com/bHmr6quOVO

— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) June 16, 2017

.@UtahLacrosse Assistant Coach @WillManny_1 on how the Utes will approach the 2018 season before going DI | MORE at https://t.co/oJkK8CQ2nw pic.twitter.com/tpAmiVlYnV

— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) June 17, 2017

Also a thanks to the current D-I teams

A great day for our sport! Congratulations @UtahLacrosse! https://t.co/uVpM8ZYqXn

— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) June 16, 2017

.@UtahLacrosse @utahathletics pic.twitter.com/ksQCzm7gWV

— Denver Mens Lacrosse (@DU_MLAX) June 16, 2017

Congratulations to @UtahLacrosse for adding D1 lacrosse today! #GoUtes #GrowTheGame

— CSU Vikings Lacrosse (@CSU_MLAX) June 16, 2017

Big things happening out West – welcome to the D1 fam @UtahLacrosse & congrats @WillManny_1! #UMassProud https://t.co/BY2wtGWgSJ

— UMass Men's Lacrosse (@UMassMLacrosse) June 16, 2017

Welcome to @NCAA_Lax, @UtahLacrosse!

— Loyola Men's Lax (@LoyolaMLAX) June 16, 2017

Welcome to the family, @UtahLacrosse!#GrowTheGame

— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) June 16, 2017

Welcome to the Club, @UtahLacrosse. pic.twitter.com/9WDpaKJOp3

— TU Men's Lacrosse (@Towson_MLAX) June 17, 2017

And a few of our favorite MLL teams

Congratulations @UtahLacrosse Coach Brian Holman @MarcusHolman1 @AGhitelman8 & @WillManny_1 becoming the states first NCAA DI lax program🙌 pic.twitter.com/sWmAywqJnv

— Ohio Machine (@MachineMLL) June 16, 2017

ANOTHER 🚨congratulations🚨 is in store for @adam8taylor and @UtahLacrosse for becoming a D1 program!!🔥 pic.twitter.com/asXZL26mdu

— Atlanta Blaze (@AtlantaBlaze) June 16, 2017