Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic Sweepstakes Coming to a Close

Enter for Your Chance to Win All-Expense Paid Trip, Other Prizes at www.KMBSsports.com. The Season-Opening Event for College Lacrosse Powers Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Maryland and Duke on February 28, 2009 in Baltimore


Enter for Your Chance to Win All-Expense Paid Trip, Other Prizes at www.KMBSsports.com

The Season-Opening Event for College Lacrosse Powers Johns Hopkins, Princeton,
Maryland and Duke on February 28, 2009, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

Ramsey, N.J. and Baltimore, Md. - January 26, 2009 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today called for final entries to the "Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic Sweepstakes".  With a deadline of 11.59p ET on Sunday February 1st, registrants have the chance to win various prizes including a Grand Prize trip for two to the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.  The all-expense paid trip includes airfare, hotel accommodations, game tickets, and more.  To enter and for official rules, visit www.KMBSsports.com.

In just its third year, the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic has become the traditional start of the lacrosse season for the game's growing fan base.  This year, it does so with a new matchup - Duke vs. Maryland - to combine with Johns Hopkins vs. Princeton.  In its first two years, the event attracted crowds of 20,180 (2007) and 19,165 (2008).

The first game of the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will start at noon with Johns Hopkins playing Princeton.  The second game will get underway at 2:30 p.m. with Duke facing Maryland.  Last season Johns Hopkins reached the NCAA Championship game, while Duke advanced to the semifinals (falling to Johns Hopkins) and Maryland to the quarterfinals.  Princeton missed out on the NCAA Tournament in 2008, but the Tigers return to action bolstered by the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.

"In our second year as the title sponsor of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, we are excited to have four teams with the rich lacrosse tradition and national appeal that Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Maryland and Duke will bring to this year's event," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "We look forward to seeing each team's enthusiastic fans in Baltimore and would like to encourage all lacrosse fans to visit www.KMBSsports.com to register for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic."

"We are proud of our association with Konica Minolta and believe the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic will far exceed our first two events," said Inside Lacrosse Publisher Bob Carpenter.  "The commitment of the Konica Minolta brand not only raises the profile of the event, but of the entire sport.  Our desire is to position the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic as a premier event within the landscape of college sports, and the excitement is already building for this year's matchups."

Ticket Information
Ticket prices for 2009 will be $10 for groups of 10 or more, $20 for Lower Level reserved seats and $30 for Club Level seats.  All seats for the event are reserved and lacrosse fans are urged to make their plans early to reserve the best seats in the house.

Lacrosse fans interested in ticket information can also call the Baltimore Ravens box office at 410.261.RAVE or go online to www.ticketmaster.com

Fans can also go online to www.faceoffclassic.com to download a ticket order form and to find out the latest information regarding the 2009 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  In 2008, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  For more information, please visit www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us
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About Inside Lacrosse
Inside Lacrosse is the premier source of information about lacrosse - the fastest-growing participant sport in the United States - helping to define the cutting edge of the sport's rapid growth.  Inside Lacrosse includes Inside Lacrosse magazine, Face-Off Yearbook, InsideLacrosse.com, InsideLacrosse.tv, LacrosseForums.com, NLLInsider.com, Wingszone.com/nllmb and several other products and services unique to the sport. Inside Lacrosse is also the online lacrosse partner of ESPN.com.

Baltimore-based Inside Lacrosse magazine is published 11 times a year. Inside Lacrosse TV, which airs on ESPN2, covers high school, college and professional lacrosse, providing instruction, a look behind the scenes and player features.  Face-Off College Yearbook is an annual comprehensive preview of the upcoming men's lacrosse season.

Founded in 1997 by Robert Carpenter, Inside Lacrosse is now part of American City Business Journals, Inc.  ACBJ is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States and owns a variety of sports publications, including The Sporting News, Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, NASCAR Illustrated and NASCAR Scene.

Konica Minolta Contact
Nicole Czarnecki
Lois Paul & Partners
+1 781.782.5762
Nicole_Czarnecki@lpp.com

Inside Lacrosse Contact
Christine Capella
Inside Lacrosse
+1 410.583.8740 (ext. 105)
christine.capella@insidelacrosse.com

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