LET’S GET FIRED UP!
Below is today’s Big Board. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game. Cells with $$ signs in them indicate streams that require a subscription or a pay wall. Everything else should be free or on your basic ESPN plan. Let’s go to the Big Board!!
College Crosse Big Board For April 11, 2017
|4:00 PM||Marquette||Notre Dame||ACC Network Extra||Notre Dame|
|7:00 PM||Cornell||Syracuse||ACC Network Extra||Syracuse|
|7:00 PM||Robert Morris||Virginia||ACC Network Extra||Virginia|
|7:00 PM||Princeton||Lehigh||Patriot League Network AND TWITTER||Lehigh|
|7:00 PM||NJIT||Lafayette||Patriot League Network||Lafayette|
|7:00 PM||UMass Lowell||Dartmouth||Ivy League Network $$||Dartmouth|
Skittles Scale! (Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only!! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)
Games To Watch
Marquette @ Notre Dame: It’s become an annual midwest battle between the two teams, with Notre Dame winning every meeting, including last year in overtime. But the Irish are on a two-game losing skid with losses to Syracuse and Duke. They hope to get their offense going again after being held to 10 and eight goals respectively. Marquette has won five of their last six, but this is certainly their toughest test of the season so far. Their three losses have been to Richmond, Ohio State, and Villanova, which aren’t bad, but need a win here to stay in contention for a possible at-large bid.
Robert Morris @ Virginia: I have Virginia on upset alert for this game. I think Robert Morris can play with the Cavaliers, as we saw with Penn State in the first game of the season (granted it was the first game of the season and Will Schreiner was Penn State’s goaltender). The Cavaliers won’t be in the ACC Tournament again after losing to North Carolina Sunday, but they can still somehow make the NCAA Tournament. How they’ll get in I honestly don’t know. But I’m saying there’s a chance.
Princeton @ Lehigh: Two things. One, this game is on Twitter. Two, we’ll get to see two of the best offensive players in their respective classes face off in Michael Sowers of Princeton and Tristan Rai of Lehigh.
Cornell @ Syracuse: The obvious game of the day and to make things even hotter...no, not Cornell having won three of four games...no, not Jeff Teat destroying my early season take that he was overrated (team-high 19 goals, 18 assists, and 37 points)...but...
Nike released their new Untouchable Speed uniforms for Cuse and UNC’s women’s team. To their press release!
The Nike Sleeveless Untouchable Speed Jersey is thus cut smaller and made with fewer seams than previous silhouettes. “It’s much cleaner and fits better, which improves range of motion and comfort when shooting and passing,” says Brian Chilton, a Nike Product Line Manager for field sports apparel
The biggest update to the men’s shorts is a floating vent, which widens and narrows as the player moves (much like a split-leg short many runners wear). “One thing we kept hearing from athletes was that their shorts were tugging at them when they sprinted or crouched,” says Chilton. Nike designers first used the floating vent on men’s Nike Vapor Basketball uniform and adapted the idea for the Nike Untouchable Speed Short.
Later in the tournament, lacrosse athletes from Nike schools will wear the new Huarache V lacrosse shoe, the Prism Flash, that features an iridescent Swoosh and lace aglets and an oil-slick chrome-finish cleated plate. “We wanted to showcase the speed of the game and the angular patterns in which the players move through light and color,” says Tyler Luckey, a Nike Product Line Manager for cleats.
Looking at Cuse’s jersey again, they decided to go away with the block number system they’ve had for the past few years to go with the numbering that the football team has. Fun fact, both Syracuse and Notre Dame won four games last year.
Women’s D1 news:
News: St. Mary's College reclassifying women's Division I program to club program following this season. More: https://t.co/szS8QrQsGn— ILWomen (@ILWomen) April 11, 2017
JUST IN: With 4 CT's and 4 GB's vs. then-No. 1 Penn State, Matt Neufeldt has been named B1G Defender of the Week!https://t.co/dqlAu39TUj— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) April 11, 2017
Former Oregon, Eagles and 49ers head coach Chip Kelly was at #NavyFootball practice today and is expected to be here all week.— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) April 11, 2017
Song of the Day
Games start at 4 pm! I’ll see you out there!!