Time To End UAlbany-Syracuse Lacrosse Series?
This weekend, the 2019 UAlbany Great Danes lacrosse season gets underway as they travel to take on the Syracuse Orange in the Carrier Dome. Seventeen times both schools have faced off. All seventeen of those matchups have been road games for the Great Danes. Following a twelve goal victory last year and the program's first Final Four appearance, UAlbany has still yet to see the Central New York for travel to the Capital Region for a game.
In February 2018, Lindsay Kramer covered this topic as well and no progress seems to have been in having Syracuse play UAlbany at Casey Stadium in the future.
Personally, I believe if Syracuse does not come to UAlbany for a matchup, I see no more benefit for the game for UAlbany. The Great Danes are establishing themselves as a top ten program in the country. Does an early season win over Syracuse change the national narrative enough in 2019? Plus why would a Final Four qualifying program play a non-conference opponent on the road every year for potentially twenty plus seasons? Plus that opponent that has not qualified for the sports' Final Four since 2013.
Do you believe the UAlbany-Syracuse series should continue if the game is not played in the Capital Region? Let us know below.