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Thursday, May 27, 2010


MEDFORD -- The Tufts University men's lacrosse team held a practice on Thursday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, home of the New England Patriots and Revolution. The session was a final tune-up before Tufts' trip to Baltimore where they will play in the 2010 NCAA Division III Championship Game against Salisbury University on Sunday (May 30).

The Jumbos were guests of the Kraft Family, owners of the Patriots, Revolution, and Gillette Stadium. Dan Kraft is a 1987 graduate of Tufts, played lacrosse for the Jumbos, and is a member of the Tufts University Board of Trustees. Mr. Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group, and one of the most influential men in the National Football League, spoke to the team at the beginning of the practice.

The Tufts team had lunch at CBS Scene, a restaurant within the recently developed Patriot Place shopping, dining and entertainment complex. After getting ready for practice in the spacious visitors' locker room, the Jumbos were put through a two-hour practice on the Gillette turf by Coach Mike Daly and his staff. The team used the practice to assimilate themselves with playing in a large stadium. Sunday's NCAA Championship Game will be held in M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens.

After the practice, the Jumbos boarded their bus and began making their way to Baltimore.

The Jumbos were warmly greeted at Gillette Stadium


Mr. Robert Kraft, with son Dan, a Tufts University trustee,
addressed the team prior to the start of practice


The Jumbos practiced for two hours on the Gillette Stadium turf