There is more high quality lacrosse on TV (and online) today, than there is on any other day of the year. That is a pretty tough augment to make in general, but I think that May 10th lives up the hype in more ways than one! Below I’ll run down the full slate of games going down today, and how you can watch as many of them as possible!
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Your favorite college team’s loss (or bunch of losses, poor strength of schedule, whatever) is your favorite MLL team’s gain, and it all starts this weekend.
The Ohio Machine announced the upcoming debut of the first overall selection from the 2014 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, midfielder Tom Schreiber. Schreiber will take the field for the first time with the Machine on Saturday, May 10, against the Florida Launch in Boca Raton, Fla. The game will be televised live on SportsTime Ohio at 7 p.m. EST.
Toronto Rock all-star forward Stephan Leblanc was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Toronto Blue Jays game this weekend.
When it was announced that the LXM PRO and the MLL would partner up, and that players from both camps could now play in both leagues, there was a lot of talk of who could “make the jump” to Major League Lacrosse. A range of opinions were offered as analysts tried to decide who could cut the mustard, and guesses ranged from up to 6 players to as many as 20.
After only two weeks of play, Denver stands alone atop the leaderboard. The Outlaws are the only undefeated team in the league, as opposed to last season, where three teams saw the 3-0 mark, and the Nationals and Outlaws made it to 5-0 before having to square off against one another. Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hounds are camped out in the 0-2 basement, and the rest of the league is sitting at 1-1.
Despite wet conditions the Florida Launch powered their way to an 11-8 victory over the Charlotte Hounds. The Launch seized their first win in the short history of the team and are now 1-1 on the season.
On the eve of the West Division Semifinal, the gear of Colorado Mammoth goaltender Dillon Ward is still missing. However, the team has found a temporary solution that will allow the star rookie to play in Saturday’s game against Calgary.
The first week of the MLL season provides a perfect opportunity to take any old observation and run way too far with it. Chris Rosenthall is back covering Major League Lacrosse like NONE OTHER!
This weekend kicks off the 2013-14 NLL post-season featuring Buffalo Bandits vs. Toronto Rock in the East and Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks for the West.
At 45, Buffalo Bandits captain John Tavares has been answering questions about when he might retire for 10 years now. He said it was rare back then for a player to be competitive past age 35 but Tavares has been able to defy the odds.
With the completion of the 2014 National Lacrosse League regular season, the NLL Playoffs are set to begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination postseason matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock at Air Canada Centre for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth at Scotiabank Saddledome for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
After watching night one of the MLL summer season, I couldn’t help but make some observations.
The 2014 National Lacrosse League playoffs begin this weekend on Saturday, May 3 with two first-round single-elimination matchups. The Buffalo Bandits visit the Toronto Rock for the NLL East Division Semifinal at 7 p.m. ET while the Calgary Roughnecks host the Colorado Mammoth for the West Division Semifinal at 9 p.m. ET.
This month, MLL recognizes Machine midfielder Dominique Alexander for his outstanding community work in the city of Columbus. Alexander arrived in Ohio’s capital city back in 2009 as a freshman at The Ohio State University. As a Buckeye, Alexander amassed 95 points, was named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete all four years and co-captained the team alongside now-teammate Logan Schuss. However, it was also at Ohio State where Alexander truly started donating his time to others.