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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is wrapping up its second week of practice as it prepares for the 2011 season. In all, the Buckeyes will welcome seven teams to Columbus, beginning Feb. 10 vs. Detroit.

Highlighting the home slate is the fourth annual Showdown in the Shoe, which this year features the Buckeyes taking on Fairfield in an ECAC Lacrosse League game April 23. For the second-consecutive year the game will be broadcast live nationally on Big Ten Network. Last year Ohio State again broke the NCAA men’s lacrosse regular-season attendance record, with 31,078 fans watching the squads.

Last week the Buckeyes took their team photos – including shots with JJ, who the Buckeyes adopted through the Friends of Jaclyn program, and his family. Click on the photo gallery above for pictures from the day.

For the complete 2011 Buckeye schedule, click HERE.  

Tickets to the Buckeyes’ first six home games are now on sale.  Tickets can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the Ohio State ticket sales department at 614-292-0043 or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, with Ohio Sate students and children under 6 admitted free. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 each; to purchase contact group sales at 614-247-1984. Early-season games have limited tickets, so fans are encouraged to reserve spots early.

Head coach Nick Myers and seniors Scott Gerland and Ryan Keneally talked with OhioStateBuckeyes.com this week about the preseason. Click the link above to listen to their thoughts.