I am putting this in the Swamp Gas section because it covers several sports and points out what I see as a problem with the athletic department. Numerous decisions by the former AD were very poor. I think adding lacrosse was the worst non-hiring decision he made. First, congratulations to the team on winning their tournament and the bid to NCAA's which start today. However, lacrosse is a terrible fit @ UF. It is not an SEC sports. The closest (and only ) other SEC school is Vanderbilt. The rest of the schools in the conference are Cincinnati (a big rivalry ? who Uf beat for the championship), Temple, Conn. and Ecu. The numbers for lacrosse are interesting. The roster consists of 38 players; 2 from Florida. The leading state for UF players are MD and NY (12 ea). Therefore, over 1 million $ in Out-of-state tuition goes to 36 players. There is no other team that compares to this. For example: Softball 24 recruits, 50 % from Florida: soccer 29 players, 59 % from Florida. The roster size is the 2nd highest for any sports program @ Uf. Men's track & field lists over 40 but these include cross country and 1 football player. The fact that lacrosse is mainly a NE sports requires much higher expenses on recruiting (per recruit) travel and travel for games. (I'm excluding football for several reasons). I think the decision to add lacrosse was a personal decision by 1 individual and adds little or nothing to UF athletics. In addition the probability to win a national championship or even be a consistent top ten team are slim to none. Finally, hope the team wins today.