Ha! Who calls?
Bid every noise be still: peace yet again!
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music,
Cry 'Caesar!' Speak; Caesar is turn'd to hear.
Beware the ides of March.
What man is that?
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Here are your three highlights for today:
- Massachusetts at Penn State: The Minutemen are in a bigger spot against the Nittany Lions than Penn State is against Massachusetts: UMass is attempting to erase the memories of the pain that Albany caused last weekend at Garber Field; unlike Penn State, Massachusetts is looking for THUNDERDOME! victories to ensure a place in the THUNDERDOME! Tournament; and there isn't a ton of high value remaining on the Minutemen's schedule that throws undeniable quality wins in their direction. Massachusetts needs this win; Penn State could really use this win. It's a small difference, but one that's important.
- Yale-Cornell // Pennsylvania-Princeton: These four schools will take a break from quietly running the country and bash each other's brains in on the lacrosse field. These programs are all in the conversation for the Ivy League title this season (Brown and Harvard like need more proxy votes in order to make a charge at a board seat), and today -- the first conference date on the calendar for the entire league (save for Dartmouth) -- provides an immediate opportunity to ascend the social hierarchy in the Ivy League. No team is facing a "must win" scenario today -- it's only March 15th -- but the chance to create immediate momentum in a conference with leveraged competition could prove valuable as the season unfolds.
Syracuse-Johns Hopkins // North Carolina-Duke: Some quick links of value:
- Vitally Important Considerations: Syracuse-Johns Hopkins
- Vitally Important Considerations: North Carolina-Duke
Here's Saturday's full schedule. If there are errors, please let me know. I'll fix/populate links to live stats and video as the day progresses (if necessary).
|AWAY||HOME||TIME (ET)||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Bucknell||Holy Cross||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|UMBC||High Point||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Air Force||Jacksonville||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Syracuse||Johns Hopkins||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // ESPNU|
|Drexel||Mount St. Mary's||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Massachusetts||Penn State||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Manhattan||Quinnipiac||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Marquette||Detroit||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Bryant||Albany||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Michigan||Bellarmine||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Colgate||Binghamton||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Yale||Cornell||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Stony Brook||Fairfield||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Robert Morris||Hobart||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Army||Loyola||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Rutgers||Providence||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Hartford||Sacred Heart||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Georgetown||St. John's||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Richmond||St. Joseph's||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Vermont||Wagner||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|North Carolina||Duke||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // ESPNU|
|Navy||Lehigh||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Monmouth||Canisius||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Ohio State||Denver||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Delaware||Hofstra||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Pennsylvania||Princeton||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Marist||Siena||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Boston University||Lafayette||3:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|VMI||Mercer||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Brown||Harvard||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
This is your open thread for Saturday. My last meal would be 100 atomic wings. People will be around to yak about whatever is tickling their fancy.