Interesting developments today out of Indianapolis, where the NCAA has announced future sites for the lacrosse final four --- as well as a set of quarterfinal hosts.
The final four will return to Philadelphia in 2013, its first stop in the city since Virginia completed a perfect season in 2006 with a defeat of Massachusetts. It will be the third final four hosted by the city since the NCAA went to pro stadiums.
Meanwhile, Baltimore will host the 2014 event at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore also hosted in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010 and will again be home to the event next year.
That means the future sites are effectively a rotation between the three pro stadiums that have already welcomed multiple final fours:
The most notable item here is the absence of East Rutherford, N.J., and the new Giants Stadium.
Meanwhile, the 2012 quarterfinals will include a return to Annapolis' Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on one day and a debut at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., on the other. The 2011 quarterfinal sites --- Hofstra and Foxborough --- were already announced.
This is another indication the NCAA is intent on avoiding postseason oversaturation in one area in a year.