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#1 RyanMcD29

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 18:29

Considering the lacrosse contingent on these boards have grown quite a bit over the past year, here's a thread for this season's college lacrosse season. Lots of teams start this weekend while some others started last weekend. Although this thread probably won't pick up steam until May, I figure it'll be good to have for those of us that want to comment on lax this spring

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 19:42

Can't wait. Go Maryland!!

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 20:07

I know Michigan's first season of lacrosse is this season.

Who else is starting a program this season?

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 21:42

Just Michigan for D1 this year. Marquette and High Point next year.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 22:22

Glad to see Michigan finally jump to DI. :grin:

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 00:51

Well hey, if I do end up going to Loyola, I'll have to start enjoying lacrosse, so might as well start now! ^_^

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 08:52

Just Michigan for D1 this year. Marquette and High Point next year.


I thought High Point's first season was this year... oh well. No big deal. It's actually nice to see more programs popping up. I'd like to see more here in the Midwest, but I have to think that Title IX and the lack of funds due to the economy is putting the brakes on it.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 00:45

Duke gets taken down by Notre Dame and Virginia squeaks by Drexel.. already things looking very interesting towards the top.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 13:02

Denver is on the road against Ohio State @2 and a toss up between Navy and Jacksonville @4. Both games are on NBC Sports Network.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 12:48

With Denver losing to unranked Ohio State yesterday, the polls have really really really shaken up

Rank Team Points 1st Place Votes
1
UVA
University of Virginia 437 20
2
JHU
Johns Hopkins University 408 1
3
CORNELL
Cornell University 392 1
4
ND
University of Notre Dame 363
5
UNC
University of North Carolina 360
6
SYRACUSE
Syracuse University 327
7
MARYLAND
University of Maryland 301
8
DUKE
Duke University 280
9
VILLANOVA
Villanova University 258
10
UMASS
University of Massachusetts 228
11
DENVER
University of Denver 209
12
OSU
Ohio State University 192
13
HOFSTRA
Hofstra University 140
14
PRINCETON
Princeton University 139
15
HARVARD
Harvard University 110
16
LOYOLA
Loyola University 87
17
PENN
University of Pennsylvania 84
18
YALE
Yale University 70
19
COLGATE
Colgate University 60
20
PSU
Penn State University 57



I'm surprised Duke fell down that low, considering how Notre Dame was ranked top 10 and looked really impressive on Saturday

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 12:54

By "Nattys", you'd better mean Natty Bohs and not Natural Lights. :P
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 13:14

Still can't believe Ohio State upset Denver.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 13:31

By "Nattys", you'd better mean Natty Bohs and not Natural Lights. :P

I'm trying to tie in the "lax bro" culture (which I for one can't stand) with the Natty Light reference. Popular for NCAA Lacrosse Final Four weekends along with the Long Island BBQ of... just hot dogs and burgers :P

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 15:25


By "Nattys", you'd better mean Natty Bohs and not Natural Lights. :P

I'm trying to tie in the "lax bro" culture (which I for one can't stand) with the Natty Light reference. Popular for NCAA Lacrosse Final Four weekends along with the Long Island BBQ of... just hot dogs and burgers :P

Pshaw! The Baltimorean in me refuses to countenance calling Natural Light "Natty". That name is reserved for National Bohemian and has been used since before Natural Light existed.
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Posted February 23, 2012 - 23:05

Time to get on the soap box for a sec, but is it me or has ESPNU really downsized their lacrosse coverage this year? A lot of games are being moved over to ESPN3, and I mean good games like Duke-ND and Duke-Maryland, but by next Friday 4 out of the 4 games seen on ESPNU so far this year will have involved Johns Hopkins, with the only game really national-TV worthy being Princeton next week. I know all about ESPN's deal with Johns Hopkins (similar to Notre Dame and NBC), but it's kinda getting out of hand that they're the only ones being shown for the first 3 weeks of the season on TV. As much as ESPN's helped to grow the game, I think they're taking a big step back this season, especially with all the games being moved over to ESPN3, as well as some of the traditional ESPNU matchups not being shown at all this season (looking through the SU schedule Syracuse-Princeton's been moved to TWCS, though that might be Time Warner's call with home games, but there's quite a few other matchups no longer on the U)

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:56

Time to get on the soap box for a sec, but is it me or has ESPNU really downsized their lacrosse coverage this year? A lot of games are being moved over to ESPN3, and I mean good games like Duke-ND and Duke-Maryland, but by next Friday 4 out of the 4 games seen on ESPNU so far this year will have involved Johns Hopkins, with the only game really national-TV worthy being Princeton next week. I know all about ESPN's deal with Johns Hopkins (similar to Notre Dame and NBC), but it's kinda getting out of hand that they're the only ones being shown for the first 3 weeks of the season on TV. As much as ESPN's helped to grow the game, I think they're taking a big step back this season, especially with all the games being moved over to ESPN3, as well as some of the traditional ESPNU matchups not being shown at all this season (looking through the SU schedule Syracuse-Princeton's been moved to TWCS, though that might be Time Warner's call with home games, but there's quite a few other matchups no longer on the U)


It might be you, man. I know for a fact that next weekend's Syracuse-Virginia game will be on ESPN (I've checked). I understand that you aren't all that happy with the JHU love, but I have to think that with everything ESPN has on their plate right now, there isn't a lot of time given to college lacrosse.

Check back in about a month or so and things might change.

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 11:58

True, I'm just a little peeved that compared to this time last year they're putting a lot of games online rather than on TV, though that is better than none at all. Having Cuse-UVA on ESPN will be good for the game too

Speaking of TV, I can't tell you how much I wished the Cornell-Hobart game was on today. They're gonna be playing in a blizzard apparently

LATE EDIT: Never mind, Cornell-Hobart PPD for snow and high wind. Guessing they'll either play it tomorrow or move it to the Carrier Dome for after Syracuse-Army or wait for sometime this Spring

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Posted March 2, 2012 - 17:44

It's a rivalry weekend in lax! Johns Hopkins-Princeton now (actually don't watch it unless you love a stall offense vs. a zone defense letting possessions go for 6 minutes), Duke-Maryland tomorrow, and the cherry on top Syracuse-Virginia Sunday

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Posted May 4, 2012 - 21:30

Super-de-duper bump to this thread with conference championships going on this weekend. And yeah, this season's been absolutely insane. Just getting even more insane with what's been going on as of late, too. Currently Lehigh and Loyola are in the NCAA Tournament via auto-bids, but the bubble got really smaller with Notre Dame losing to St. John's in the Big East semifinals

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Posted May 6, 2012 - 20:17

Selection Sunday for all of you lacrosse fans.

Top 4 seeds are, in order: Loyola (Maryland), Johns Hopkins, Duke, Notre Dame (Unbeaten UMass is the 6th seed).

As for the matchups:

-(16)Canisius at (1)Loyola (Maryland)
-(9)Denver at (8)North Carolina
-(12)Princeton at (5)Virginia
-(13)Yale at (4)Notre Dame
-(15)Stony Brook at (2)Johns Hopkins
-(10)Maryland at (7)Lehigh
-(14)Syracuse at (3)Duke
-(11)Colgate at (6)UMass

Alright... Predictions? Complaints on who got snubbed?

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