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ELA page rename[edit]

Current discussion at Talk:English Lacrosse Association about moving the page from the current title to Lacrosse in England or Lacrosse in the United Kingdom. Overall, I think the question raised here could be raised of all of the WP:Lax international pages. Should articles be organized as "Lacrosse in ...." or by international governing bodies? Opinions wanted. Thanks, Mitico (talk) 11:39, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

The switch for MLL Team (Infobox) templates[edit]


User:Rw mcfarland has apparently edited all of the MLL teams to switch from the former {{MLL Team Infobox}} template to his or her newer {{MLL Team}} template via several changes made back in late August, 2008. This project page still recommends the former not the latter. You active WP:LAX project members may want to decide which infobox you prefer and make some adjustments (either edit this project page to agree with mcfarland (and perhaps also delete the older obsolete template), or edit all the teams' articles to switch back to the older template (and request the deletion of the newer template)). I recently edited the newer MLL Team template to add back in the |website= parameter that had been omitted from it. The omission had left the website url on all team pages undisplayed (until just recently). I hope that helps you out. (talk) 23:52, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

I have re-written {{MLL Team Infobox}} using {{infobox}}. All the parameters are exactly the same as {{MLL Team}} and I made {{MLL Team}} a redirect to {{MLL Team Infobox}} so everything is done and taken care of. --Yarnalgo talk to me 06:12, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Game logs on season pages[edit]

This was mentioned a couple of months ago: on the project talk page and I'm finally getting around to making the change. I've put a sample log in my sandbox for the 2005 Toronto Rock. It is more explicit with the score (highest score is always listed first, but there's a "W" or "L", only the opponent is listed (with '@' if it's an away game), and the goalie is no longer listed. Let me know what you think. --MrBoo (talk, contribs) 14:47, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Looks great. When comparing side by side, your sandbox version looks a lot cleaner and easier to read. As stated by you & JC in the initial discussion, the GK decision section doesn't seem necessary. Looking at the NHL logs, I think they are way to busy. Only thing I would consider in the future is adding a "Recap" or reference column for each game. For now, the general pointstreak reference is fine. -Mitico (talk) 15:10, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
I added a boxscore column with links to each game, but I'm not sure I like it. Same place. Comments or suggestions? --MrBoo (talk, contribs) 15:54, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
  • I see you updated the Game logs. They look good. Figured I would just come back and comment. I believe my suggestion for a reference column with boxscore was flawed. Looking at other leagues game-logs - they have this column. Adding this column I thought would increase the verifiability of the log - as it does for others leagues. However, the NLL logs have a general reference in the header that links to the same information. My suggestion would have only added to the appearance of verifiability, not actual increase it. So I think the changes are right on. Thanks. Mitico (talk) 20:28, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Excellent job on the Game Logs. I meant to follow through with it when I brought up the initial conversion but my time has been few and far between lately. Again, great work!! Jc121383 (talk) 14:30, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Deletion of {{Pro lacrosse team}}[edit]

{{Pro lacrosse team}} has been nominated for deletion because it is redundant to {{MLL Team Infobox}} and {{NLL Team Infobox}} and is unused. Discussion is here. --Yarnalgo talk to me 19:07, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Infobox template for NCAA teams[edit]

Currently, there's no infobox template really suited for college lacrosse teams (like there is for basketball and football). At present, the few college team articles use a template for association football (soccer), which isn't ideal since it uses British English words and links to football-specific things. I don't have the technical knowledge of template syntax to do it myself at the moment. Is there anyone with the know-how who would be interested in making an infobox template specifically for college lacrosse teams? Strikehold (talk) 03:51, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Sure I'll make it. Give me a little bit (might actually be tomorrow). --Yarnalgo talk to me 06:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Great! The college soccer infobox template is actually not too bad for our purposes, and with a few tweaks it could be used as a starting point for a lax-specific template. Maybe add two more NCAA tournament fields for NCAA quarterfinals and semifinals, and a non-tournament championship field for years predating the NCAA tournament (Wingate Trophy, etc.). Also, if anyone knows how to do it, if there's a way to change the uniform to get rid of the socks and maybe add a helmet/gloves it'd be perfectly suited for lacrosse teams. Strikehold (talk) 22:15, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

 Done as a functional infobox but more can be done: {{Infobox College Lacrosse Team}}. I'm pretty sure it uses most of the same parameters as the soccer one but make sure and check when you are switching. Also, I've only seen the uniform thing on the soccer templates and I don't think it really works well for lacrosse. --Yarnalgo talk to me 03:36, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

That was quick, looks good. Nice work. Any thoughts on possibly adding fields for pre-NCAA tourney championships and NCAA quarter/semifinals (such as in the basketball one)? Strikehold (talk) 16:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
 Done. For the pre-NCAA, I only added the Wingate Trophy. Was there a different award/tournament? If there is I can change it to the generic "pre-NCAA" type thing the basketball one has. --Yarnalgo talk to me 22:50, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
The USILA recognizes pre-Wingate championships (I think as early as 1881), so I went ahead and tweaked it to a generic "pre-NCAA champions". Strikehold (talk) 23:50, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. --Yarnalgo talk to me 23:58, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

NCAA Results error[edit]

I saw that Syracuse is listed as the champion for the year in 1990. Althought they defeeated Loyola in the finals, the title was taken away by the NCAA for rule violations (to be euphemistic). I believe that the actual champion that year was Loyola, the runner-up. See: for verification from NCAA. Hkerfoot (talk) 22:12, 26 May 2009 (UTC)HK

Not according to the NCAA. If you find a valid reference, I would be interested. Mitico (talk) 23:15, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

{{Current sport}} now lacrosse-compatible[edit]

{{Current sport}} and {{future sport}} are now lacrosse compatible which means if you write {{current sport|sport=lacrosse}}, it will display as:

Going further, you can write {{current sport|event=lacrosse-related event|sport=lacrosse}} which will display as:

All the same applies to {{future sport}}. --Yarnalgo talk to me 19:31, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Are there enough articles on this subject to justify an Outline of lacrosse?[edit]

Here's a discussion about subject development you might find interesting.

The Transhumanist 23:53, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

GAN backlog reduction - Sports and recreation[edit]

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Shawn Williams[edit]

Can someone fix this article? --WestJet (talk) 12:07, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

 Fixed (I assume you meant the vandalism and broken infobox on Shawn Williams (lacrosse)). --Yarnalgo talk to me 03:37, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Xenobot Mk V to tag articles in project scope and/or auto-assess unassessed articles[edit]

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Starz Lacrosse Foundation[edit]

I added information about Starz Lacrosse Foundation as well as it's purpose. I also added a section on the Starz philosophy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nbos89 (talkcontribs) 04:45, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you --Yarnalgo talk to me 05:10, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Notification regarding Wikipedia-Books[edit]

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Sports Notability[edit]

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Unreferenced Biographies of Living Persons[edit]

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List of college men's lacrosse coaches by career wins[edit]

I saw there were similar articles created recently for other college sports (football, hockey, and basketball), and decided to make one of these for lacrosse head coaches. The arbitrary cut-off that I used was 250 wins.

I used the 2009 NCAA record book and added the past seasons results for active coaches, but did notice that the NCAA record book does not count Dick Edell's record at the University of Baltimore (1973–1975), which would put him at either 237 or 282 wins, depending on whether you count those or not. To my knowledge, UBalt was Division II at the time, so those wins should count towards his all-time NCAA record. Oddly, the NCAA record book counted Richie Meade's wins/losses at UBalt from 1979 to 1982, so I don't know if there was an oversight with Edell or whether there were NCAA violations or something of which I am not aware (and sort of doubt) during his tenure there. Anyone have anything on this? Strikehold (talk) 01:59, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

re: Dick Edell

  • I see nothing 'suspicious' in U B's schedule for that period. U B's 1973 schedule is tough with opponents Ohio Wesleyan, Roanoke, Maryland (1973 DI champ), Hofstra (#6 seed DI), Washington Shoremen (USILA finalist), Towson, UMBC & Washington & Lee (#4 seed DI). Baltimore reached the USILA (non-Division I year-end tournament) quarterfinals against Washington beating Roanoke to get there. Further research -- "5-12-75 Salisbury Times - Ohio Wesleyan and Morgan State, ranked 10th and llth in last week's USILA College Division poll were included in the (tournament) field over the teams which ranked seventh, eighth and ninth — Roanoke, Adelphi and Baltimore U". UB's schedule looks legitimate, nothing so far on any violations. I'd suggest including Baltimore's wins/losses as part of Edell's overall coaching record. Thanks ! --10stone5 (talk) 01:11, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks for checking into that. Edell's UB record is included in the list and on his article. I had the feeling that the NCAA figure was wrong, but it is bizarre that they just didn't count the UB games for Edell, while they did for I think Richie Meade. Strikehold (talk) 21:13, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
I have caught what appear to be a few more errors in the NCAA Record Book: It puts Richie Meade as UBalt head coach in 1979 (while the UBalt yearbook and Meade's Navy bio say he arrived in 1980), and it may also have incorrect number of wins for Jim (Ace) Adams (284 vice 286 or 287)... I wonder if wins/losses against club teams may be partly to blame for the differing numbers though? Strikehold (talk) 04:32, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
  • F*** the NCAA record book. I had a great link for this, might have come from some Hopkins pre-game notes. I'll see if I can find it. Meanwhile, I like what you've developed - and will be glad to verify as much as possible, and of course will link to this page. Thanks ! --10stone5 (talk) 17:09, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

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Outline of lacrosse[edit]

There is no Outline of lacrosse.

To create one, click on the redlink above and add this line:


Then press Save page and start adding relevant subheadings and links.

For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.

For a relevant discussion see: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Birds/archive 40#What do you think about making an Outline of Birds?

Here's the outline they created: Outline of birds.

The Transhumanist 20:37, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Sports-related outlines currently under development include:
Can you beat the other Sports WikiProjects to completion?
For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.
Here are some examples of developed outlines:

The Transhumanist 23:51, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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Removing Player Nationality Flags[edit]

I have been working on updating some NLL pages for the upcoming season and have noticed that most teams which have rosters on their page are horribly out of date (we're talking years behind). I believe a major reason for this is that next to each player's name is their nationality. This makes it way too hard to update because often times it is EXTREMELY difficult to find where a lesser known player was born. As such, I am starting to remove these flags from the roster section of each team's page. I hope that nobody here disagrees with this as it really isn't pertinent information anyway, and it will make it a lot easier to keep this information up to date! --Xander756 (talk) 21:30, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Disambiguation needed: Eamon McEneaney and Eamon McAnaney[edit]

There is a page for McEneaney, highly regarded Cornell attackman who played in the mid-late 1970s and who died in the Towers on 9/11. There is also a Notre Dame defenseman McAnaney who played in the late 80s, early 90s is living and working as a lacrosse announcer for ESPN online sports broadcasts.

I do not know how to edit disambiguation links, and I don't know enough about the announcer McAnaney to know whether he would merit a page under the living persons standards for lacrosse. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:17, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

New template Template:Student athlete[edit]

Feel free to help fill in Template:Student athlete by adding new articles or creating articles for redlinks.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 18:48, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Your opinions and advice[edit]

A recently discussion Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Women's Sport. Your opinions and your advice are welcome. --Geneviève (talk) 22:49, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Gord Nash[edit]

This WikiProject doesn't seem very active, so maybe no-one is reading this, but of your 2 remaining unreferenced BLPs, Gord Nash's is coming close to being top of the pile and someone will probably prod it if you don't whack a reference on it. You might have noticed that June Shiraishi has already suffered that fate. Or you might not have done. --Dweller (talk) 10:44, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

AFD nomination[edit]

There is an ongoing deletion discussion for a college lacrosse coach. If interested, please weigh in at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Clinton L. Riggs. Strikehold (talk) 01:19, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

Native American stickball in Mississippi[edit]

The LA Times did a story on Choctaw Native American stickball in Mississippi:

WhisperToMe (talk) 02:59, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Rivalry template[edit]

I've taken a shot at creating a generic infobox for college sports rivalries: {{Infobox college rivalry}}. Comments appreciated at Template talk:Infobox college rivalry. Thanks, Mackensen (talk) 22:27, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Lacrosse will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in lacrosse. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:11, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Template:Lacrosse topics[edit]

I started:

I wanted to add leagues, orgs, and competitions, but don't quite know how it all goes. Help with those groups would be very much appreciated. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:29, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Discussion about overview maps for US collegiate athletic conferences[edit]

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If you're interested, please join the discussion here: Athletic conference overview maps and their lack of consistency

RfC on the use of flag icons for sportspeople[edit]

An RfC discussion about the MOS:FLAG restriction on the use of flag icons for sportspeople has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons. We invite all interested participants to provide their opinion here. Qwyrxian (talk) 02:40, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Portal:Sports is up for featured portal consideration[edit]

This is a courtesy message to inform the members of this project that I have nominated Portal:Sports for featured portal status. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Sports. The featured portal criteria are at Wikipedia:Featured portal criteria. Please feel free to weigh in. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:35, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

UNC lacrosse articles need attention[edit]

Greetings. I'd like to bring 2013 North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse team and 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels men's lacrosse team to the project's attention. Are there any standards for team season articles? They may need to be applied here. Spyder_Monkey (Talk) 22:13, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


file:600x600VancouverStealth.png has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 12:10, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Lacrosse standings templates[edit]

See Template talk:2013 MLL standings where we are having a discussion on whether seasons should have standings. -- (talk) 05:38, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Could anyone assess if this player is notable? Thanks! FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 15:34, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Trevor J Michaelsen[edit]

Dear lacrosse enthusiasts: Here's an old Afc draft that was never submitted for review. Now it's stale and is about to be deleted. Is this a notable player, and should the draft be saved from deletion? —Anne Delong (talk) 12:02, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Clay Hill (lacrosse player) AFD[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Clay_Hill_(lacrosse_player). Simply south ...... discombobulating confusing ideas for just 8 years 18:43, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

World Lacrosse Championship Teams[edit]

I'm new to the Wikipedia:Lacrosse group, I noticed that it was tough to find info on the players. I'm guessing a player playing at the World's should be notable. I'll look to add a squad list to the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship. Any templates for the National teams? --Coppercanuck (talk) 21:50, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Barrie Blizzard[edit]

Dear lacrosse experts: Is this a notable lacrosse team? Should we be looking for reliable sources, or should the page be deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 15:06, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes, this is a notable lacrosse club... it is professional, features multiple National Lacrosse League alumni, and is a team in the second strongest pro box lacrosse league in the world. DMighton (talk) 02:29, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, DMighton. I have delayed the deletion of the draft for six months to give time to find some references. —Anne Delong (talk) 02:41, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination for merging of Template:NLLTeamSeason[edit]

Template:NLLTeamSeason has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox lacrosse team season. As these are templates of particular interest ot WikiProject Lacrosse, you are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 21:16, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:2012 MLL season by team[edit]

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~ Additions to the "Box Lacrosse (Goalie)" page? ~[edit]

I greatly appreciate everyone who participated in the making of the Box Lacrosse Goalie page. It was much needed, as the sport is growing quite rapidly

However, I would like to see more recent pictures of goaltenders, at a higher level, and sporting more modern gear. There are too many pictures that are nice enough, yet show the goaltender sporting small/unconventional/outdated gear; and I am afraid that is not as appealing to readers.

I would love for a recent photo of a goaltender to be added, to give the readers a fresher and more accurate view of the position. A couple pictures of any current box goaltender (preferably Matt Vinc, Evan Kirk, Tyler Carlson, etc.) playing in a recent NLL game, properly dressed in modern and appropriate gear, would be absolutely perfect.

Also, on a lesser note, a small section on the goalie gloves would be nice. A picture of the new Under Armour goalie gloves that are given to each NLL goaltender would work perfectly.

Simply search up "NLL goaltenders" (or any of the names I listed two lines above) on Google Images, and you will find more than enough options to add.

If these two things are accomplished, I confidently believe that more readers will be attracted to the page, and will return more than one time for reference in the future.

Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. A great picture is worth a million.

Any takers? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:19, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Good point the images that are currently on the Goaltender (box lacrosse) page are quite outdated and don't include any notable goalies. For example the wooden sticks and youth players. I will try to get some images soon for the page and ask other box lacrosse fans if they can as well.

Happy Editing! Da Drewster (talk) 06:18, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

That is ridiculous. Yes, it could use a pic of an NLL goalie... but wooden sticks are still a high percentage of what goalies use in the OLA (therefore still modern).... whether it is MSL, Sr. B, Jr. A, B, or C... and the OLA is the hotbed of the sport. Most of the goalies are from last year and are wearing legally-sized Boddam, which is the benchmark for the sport. Also, older equipment has a place on the article as a reference point for the advancement of the sport's technology. I would also like to point out the "Stick and Gloves" section to the anon, we could add a pic of a glove there... want to provide a "free" image of one? Also, does anyone have a "free-use" image of an NLL goalie? DMighton (talk) 09:31, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Good point DMighton wooden sticks are still quite popular in box lacrosse leagues today. I was thinking maybe non-wooden sticks would be more appealing to the viewers but now that I think about it that isn't very logical. Sorry for the inconvenience. Da Drewster (talk) 19:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I have added Tye Belanger of the Colorado Mammoth as the lead image of the article. It was taken Summer of 2014, in the OLA's Senior B League. Most NLL players usually spend their summers in the OLA or BC Sr. Leagues. He is wearing regulation gear. I would like to add that there is only one image of youth lacrosse in the article. There is one of Senior, 2 of Junior B, one youth photo (Midget A), and one just generic goalie photo... the first four of these are all in modern and legal gear.
I can get some pics of a Warrior Wall stick to go with the wooden one... maybe even some gloves... can't guarantee what brand they are though, only NLL goalies get free gear from sponsors usually. DMighton (talk) 19:44, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
If you can you get an image of gloves you should definitely do that. Also nice shot of Tye Belanger great picture. Da Drewster (talk) 22:11, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
I'll ask one of the Windsor Clippers goalies if they'll let me shoot their gloves. Thanks, that is Tye with the Sarnia Beavers... the team has relocated to Wallaceburg (Thrashers)... I am hoping to get some shots of him with them this weekend... it is about a 90 minute drive for me. DMighton (talk) 04:15, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
That would be nice dude. Also checked out your Facebook page awesome pictures! You should do that for a living. Da Drewster (talk) 20:05, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks... I am working at learning the craft... it is a fun hobby at this point... but I am improving every game. DMighton (talk) 21:41, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
I would love to do that as a hobby but I just don't have the time to do it. Da Drewster (talk) 08:23, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Curtis Manning (lacrosse)[edit]

Hey everyone, since I thought it was interesting that Curtis Manning was a doctor, I created the article with the intent of nominating it for WP:DYK. Here is the nomination. -- JamesTeterenko (talk) 20:15, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Error in 2010 Stealth playoffs[edit]


The 2010 Washington Stealth season article lists all of the team's playoff games (3 of them) as taking place at Comcast Arena in Everett, the team's normal home venue at that time. However, due to a scheduling conflict, the Stealth played that game at KeyArena (in Seattle), so that detail is incorrect.

The current template for an NLL season does not allow this to be changed, as it inserts Comcast Arena for any game where the Stealth were the home team (as it would insert, eg, the Saddledome for any Calgary Roughnecks home game). I am unsure of the best way to handle this, and am hoping someone could make the necessary modification. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:36, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Category:National Lacrosse League weekly award winners has been nominated for discussion[edit]

Category:National Lacrosse League weekly award winners, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has been nominated for deletion. A discussion is taking place to see if it abides with the categorization guidelines. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the categories for discussion page. Thank you. RevelationDirect (talk) 04:07, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Calgary Roughnecks 2017 Roster/Template Problems[edit]


So I went and edited the template the best I could for the new season and the Roughnecks.

I submitted the edit and when you go here Template:Calgary_Roughnecks_roster it shows my edit perfectly.

However, if you return to the Calgary Roughnecks page, it's as if I didn't touch it. I'm stumped.

Cheers, --WestJet (talk) 06:28, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

RFC on sports notability[edit]

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Playoff scores[edit]

For both 2016 NLL season and 2017 NLL season the scores for the playoff games are missing. 2015 has them so I was wondering why not now. Saying a team won a best of three series 2-0 or 2-1 with no scores doesn't seem helpful. LordAtlas (talk) 05:43, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Hartford Hawks lacrosse[edit]

Hartford Hawks lacrosse was saved from Speedy Deletion yesterday. Hopefully, the brand new editor will return to finish the article (if he hasn't decided after the CSD that Wikipedia is not worth the effort). In the meantime, I've done what I can, but I know nothing about lacross or the Hartford Hawks. If anyone else can make a few edits to save this article from a future threat of CSD, it would be beneficial. — Maile (talk) 21:34, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at NSPORTS[edit]

Hello all. In an effort to finally resolve the never-ending and annoying GNG v SSG issue, I've proposed a revision of the NSPORTS introduction. You are all invited to take part in the discussion. Thank you. Jack | talk page 06:20, 20 September 2017 (UTC)