What’s going, everyone?! We’re halfway through April and entering the home stretch of the season. Can you feel the excitement? The pressure increases with each week and I have a feeling today should be a really fun day. We have
32 33 games on the schedule today, so find your comfy spot on your couch, get your #LaxRedZone set-up ready, and order some delivery, because you definitely don’t want to miss out on any of the action this afternoon.
We may or may not have a pregame show this morning (updates to come on our Twitter), but check out our Facebook page at around 3:30 for a pregame show for Syracuse and North Carolina. Chris left for Carolina yesterday, so it might be another hotel room broadcast special from The Boy today. Here’s Chris looking very handsome on the flight down to Carolina to get you started until the stream begins.
Imagine if I could shoot laser beams out of these bad boys. pic.twitter.com/CR2VxQZPIy— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) April 14, 2017
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!! (Ed. Note: As always ... all times are East Coast Standard time.)
College Crosse Big Board For April 15, 2017.
(Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only!! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)
#LaxVegasLines: 4/15 - 4/16 Official Lines pic.twitter.com/v0tFXhbBYg— Lax Vegas Lines (@LaxVegasLines) April 12, 2017
Games To Watch.
Army vs. Navy: Do I even have to explain why this is a must-watch game today? Army vs. Navy is one of the best rivalries in all of sports and I’m happy CBS Sports Network is airing it on TV so it gets the proper exposure it deserves.
Johns Hopkins vs. Penn State: Penn State’s perfect record was snapped last weekend vs. Maryland, but a win versus Hopkins today would certainly prove that they are still one of the best teams in the Big Ten. Hop needs this game after losing to Ohio State last Sunday Funday.
The 2015 regular season game between Hop & PSU went into double OT & last year’s edition also ended in OT (Hop won both games); I would not be surprised if we needed extra time for this year’s edition as well.
Hofstra vs. Drexel: Hofstra’s the last undefeated in D1, but there’s no way their Thunderdome colleagues are going to let them go through the entire regular season that way without a fight. Drexel started out the year 0-4, but they’ve won four out of their last six games, and their two losses in that span were 1-point defeats (Providence 9 vs. Drexel 8 OT and Towson 8 vs. Drexel 7). Keep an eye on this game, as I suspect that we might see some fireworks on the Island today. weekend
UNC vs. Syracuse: The curse of the #1 is real this year, as we haven’t had a team go two weeks as #1 in almost two months. Syracuse survived their game versus Cornell on Tuesday, but the defending champs should be a tougher test, as Carolina is in desperate need of a win today.
Indeed, after losing to Duke last weekend, the Heels have their backs against the Big BBQ wall, as a loss today would drop them to 6-6 on the season with an away game at Notre Dame next weekend and the ACC tournament four days after that. There’s little room for error and Carolina knows it. I expect the Heels to come out lit tonight as every game is pretty much a tournament game for them from here on out.
Out here in Chapel Hill, one win away from an ACC regular season title pic.twitter.com/8ywa5ajK9j— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) April 14, 2017
BOSS Madalon returns for this week's episode of the Princeton LaxCast.
BOSS Desko holds court in his weekly press conference.
STAND UP, OKLAHOMA!!!!
For the first time, Oklahoma produces a DI lacrosse recruit https://t.co/XJnvem3ZnN @JPMorris8— USA TODAY HSS (@USATODAYhss) April 13, 2017
Want a coke? Get to the Carolina vs. Syracuse game early.
The first 1,000 fans at the game tomorrow between UNC & Syracuse will receive these national championship commemorative coke cans. #GoHeels pic.twitter.com/cJnQWtZizv— UNC Men's Lacrosse (@UNCMensLacrosse) April 14, 2017
Captain Nadelen chats about Delaware in the newest Tiger Lacrosse Report.
“Evan Riss of Oakland Mills (Columbia, MD) somehow scores a goal from over 65-yards away.” #GotEm!
Hofstra is undefeated but the team believes they still have room to grow.
The college lacrosse season already has produced a high volume of close contests. As the campaign reaches its final month, only one men’s team in Division I has managed to weather all of them and keep its record unblemished.
That distinction belongs to Hofstra. The Pride are second in both major polls, matching the highest ranking in program history, and their 10-0 start is a first.
Hofstra’s win at Delaware last weekend coupled with Maryland’s triumph against Penn State left the Pride as the last unbeaten team in the top division.
“We haven’t made that big a deal of it,” says Hofstra coach Seth Tierney. “I mean, we can’t control who wins and who loses around the country outside of us. It’s hard enough to be in charge of ourselves.”
Song Of The Day.
Let’s go with some Rihanna today.
Games start soon! I’ll see you out there!