Earlier this week, we hinted that the NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse could expand in 2014 due to a new NCAA rule, allowing certain sports (like lacrosse) to count play-in games as tourney games. This means the NCAA can pay expenses, and the games will count as official tournament appearances.
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What does a Championship smile look like? Duke knows.
This week’s photo comes to us from our man Tommy Gilligan. Tommy took some time out from the game to snap this epic picture that we could never do justice in describing. See for yourself!
Tommy Gilligan delivers. Again.
1st half photos from RIT – Stevenson. We’ LIVE!
Lincoln Financial Field will host a lot of lacrosse this weekend, and two of the five games go down on Saturday, in the men’s lacrosse NCAA D1 semifinals. We’ve got Syracuse – Denver, and Duke – Cornell. Both should be excellent games. So let’s break down what we can expect from each match up.
As you may know by now, we are dedicating our May Reader Polls to the College Lacrosse Champions. This week, we are voting on the NCAA D3 Champion. On Sunday after the D3 Championship, we will vote start up the vote for the D1 Champion that will be crowned on Monday. NCAA D3 Championship RIT […]
Couldn’t make it to yesterday’s NCAA quarterfinal games? Here’s what you might have missed.
Tommy Gilligan snapped a ton of great photos from the Cornell – Ohio State game, as well as the Syracuse – Yale thriller. These two shots in particular from the Cuse – Yale game stood out, even if Yale got the better of the action here, while the Orange came out victorious.
When one looks at the eight remaining NCAA D1 men’s lacrosse teams, it is easy to notice that half the teams have won national championships before, and half have not. What didn’t jump out to me right away (but came to me late at night in a dream) is that no past winners are playing each other, and neither are any first time hopefuls.
What was once 16, is now 8. In Saturday’s games, you did NOT want to come out with an early lead. It was basically a death sentence. Totally coincidental? Probably. On Sunday, we were treated to a great slate of games, and these four did not disappoint.
Saturday saw four D1 lacrosse teams go up early, and then fall, before the game was through. Penn State and Detroit both went up 5-1, on Yale and Notre Dame respectively, before giving way to huge comeback runs, and getting knocked out. Lehigh went up 2-0 on UNC, and looked great early on, before the Heels exploded in the 2nd quarter. Even Albany took a 1-0 lead, and then a 3-1 lead (and a 4-3 lead), before Denver’s offense really started clicking.
It’s officially tournament time for everyone and we couldn’t be more excited. For the next four weeks, we are dedicating our Reader Poll to all the college lacrosse tournaments. Here’s how things will break down… 5.6 (TODAY!) – NJCAA – 4 Teams 5.13 – MCLA D1 – 8-16 Teams 5.20 – NCAA D3 – 8 […]
Each week I’ve been asking if the D1 Lacrosse Polls Are Serious, and each week it seems like the answer is yes. Really, it’s immaterial, as all that matters is making the big dance, and then going on a run to glory.