Spectator sports are marked by traditions, like dumping Gatorade on the winning coach and setting the losing coach's Honda on fire. Feel the heat of competition with this GrouponLive deal to see the 2013 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, March 23. For $22, you get one G-Pass for club-level seating in sections 204–208 or 244–250, including club access (up to a $44.15 value, including all fees). The G-Pass is valid for both of the following matches:
- Colgate Red Raiders vs. Navy Midshipmen at 2 p.m.
- Virginia Cavaliers vs. Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at 4:30 p.m.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Now in its seventh year, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic has become a de facto showcase of the best of collegiate lacrosse, as four of the last six national champions have played in the annual event. This time around, the Colgate Red Raiders charge into the first part of the doubleheader behind senior attackman Peter Baum. After leading Colgate to the NCAA quarterfinals a year ago, Baum received the dual honors of National Player of the Year and the first overall pick in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse draft. During the Classic, Baum and the Red Raiders have a chance for revenge as they face the Navy Midshipmen—the same squad that knocked them out during that quarterfinal match by blasting foghorns in their ears.
At 4:30 p.m., two of the sport's heavyweight competitors take to the field. The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays—who've appeared in every Face-Off Classic since the event's inception—have experience in their corner, especially in senior defenseman Tucker Durkin, who forces opponents to cough up the ball after they swallow it in fear. Nonetheless, Durkin and the Jays face a formidable offense in the 2011 National Champion Virginia Cavaliers, led by 2012 ACC player of the year Chris LaPierre.