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posted 02.21.2013 at 9.30 a.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Hawkins, Carraro Injury, Big Ten Notes

updated 02.21.2013 at 2.26 p.m.

Loyola short-stick midfielder Josh Hawkins didn't play for the second straight game Wednesday night when the Greyhounds beat Towson 14-9.

Hawkins' status remains uncertain for Saturday's national championship game rematch with Maryland. He is suspended for a violation of team rules.

Carraro Knee Injury

Denver faceoff man Chase Carraro went down with a right knee injury Sunday against Penn State and has been awaiting MRI results. Pioneers coach Bill Tierney said on the debut of his weekly radio show on 102.3 ESPNDenver that doctors did not think the injury was an ACL tear but that Carraro would "be out for a little while."

"We're a different team without him," Tierney said of Carraro, a second-team All-American and ECAC specialist of the year in 2012, originally from Louisville, Ky.

Big Ten Lacrosse

You know the old saying: where there is smoke, there's fire. Maybe for today's world, it should be where there is a skeleton website set up, there is news forthcoming. Or maybe not.

On Wednesday, the Big Ten had set up both men's and women's lacrosse pages on its website (in the very early stages and not even featuring images of lacrosse players, but women's soccer) but by Thursday afternoon the links redirected to the Big Ten's homepage.

However, several Big Ten sources said Wednesday, when shown the links, that they haven't heard any new news regarding Big Ten lacrosse.

But with Johns Hopkins considering a conference affiliation and talk restarting surrounding North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia Tech headed to the Big Ten, it's something to keep an eye on.

The Big Ten, with Maryland and Rutgers' additions, is set to have six women's teams and five men's for 2014-15.