The NCAA is changing the way it chooses host cities for its championships. Instead of selecting sites year by year, it will determine locations for “almost every one of its championships from fall 2014 to spring 2018” in December. And that puts the pressure on Baltimore to make a bid to be the four-year home of the lacrosse championship, something that the head of Maryland’s sports office Terry Hasseltine thinks we deserve.

“Lacrosse is obviously our state team sport,” Hasseltine told the Baltimore Business Journal. And given how crazy people around here can go for a sport with a struggling eight-team major league, I’m inclined to agree.

Here’s hoping. An annual lacrosse championship (and attendant festival — read the BBJ article!) would feel a mite more appropriate than our Grand Prix.