GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 21, 2017.
Elite 8 Sunday Links.
Hello friends. We’re halfway through the Elite 8 round of The Big BBQ 2017 and hopefully we get a couple better games today than we had yesterday. Kick off your Elite 8 Sunday properly with The Boy Chris over on our Facebook page for our College Crosse Game Day live stream. Chris will be broadcasting LIVE from Delaware Stadium, Newark. The show will start before the start of the Syracuse vs. Towson, so expect us to go on around 10:30-11:00. We’ll make sure to give you a heads up on Twitter before we go LIVE.
Below is today’s Big Board. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game. Everything is on ESPN 2 today. #Blessed
(Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only!! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)
College Crosse News.
Welcome home, Christopher.
It’s great having Art Ryan back.
It's me, guy who just realized this works perfectly 7 years after the fact he moved to a team who wears crimson and gold pic.twitter.com/fEFA4SpUx2— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) May 21, 2017
Did you guys see Ryan at Hofstra yesterday? #TailgateVision
Going 'round the tailgates with an hour to gametimePosted by College Crosse on Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Denver lacrosse team is accustomed to drama when it faces Notre Dame. Any hint of it vanished around halftime of the fifth-seeded Pioneers’ NCAA quarterfinal Saturday. Junior Trevor Baptiste won 21-of-22 faceoffs while collecting 13 groundballs and Austin French scored four goals in a 16-4 rout of the fourth-seeded Fighting Irish before 10,117 at Shuart Stadium. “We played the perfect game today,” Denver coach Bill Tierney said. The Pioneers (13-3) advanced to their fifth semifinal in the last seven years and will meet the winner of Sunday’s Maryland-Albany game next Saturday in Foxborough, Mass. It marked Denver’s most lopsided postseason victory ever, and Notre Dame’s largest margin of defeat in any game since the 1997 NCAA Tournament.
The last four times the University of Denver lacrosse team has played Notre Dame the Pioneers won the final shot of the game either in overtime or at the buzzer. That was not the case on Saturday. The teams played in the NCAA quarterfinals. Notre Dame scored first, but it was all DU after that. Freshman Ethan Walker scored a hat trick and the Pioneers had an 8-1 lead at halftime. And the pioneers did not let up.
FINISH. It's a word that's driven the University at Albany men's lacrosse team all season. The Great Danes have it printed on the back of their warm-up shirts. They've come up short in the closing minutes the previous three times they've been on the brink of reaching the program's first Final Four. The eighth-seeded Great Danes (15-2) will try to finally break through with a win over No. 1-seeded Maryland (13-3) in an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal Sunday afternoon at the University of Delaware. "Finish everything we do,'' senior attack Bennett Drake said. "Play for 60 minutes. And I think if we play for 60 minutes, it's going to be a nice even game that's going to be a dogfight, for sure. Two state schools, and it's going to be a lot of fun."
Ierlan is winning 72.5 percent of his face-offs, which only trails Denver’s Trevor Baptiste. Baptiste is a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, so needless to say, Ierlan is one of the best that college lacrosse has to offer. His incredible strength allows him to really get into the ground and trap the ball in his stick. On the opening face-off of last week’s win over North Carolina, Ierlan used his leverage to win the face-off and forced a flag after being tripped up. It’s often that you see Ierlan fall to the turf immediately following a face-off. Opposing teams are physical when it comes to trying to beat him out for the possession.
Cuse is ready to go today.
the venue 'Cuse will play in tomorrow in the NCAA Quarters pic.twitter.com/Xlyh08HGMR— Syracuse Lacrosse (@CuseMLAX) May 21, 2017
What’s Up, Philly?
The degree of difficulty, as Colangelo considers what to do with the third pick in the draft, is increased because the Sixers' plan is still littered with unknowns, including some concerning the players already on the roster. The biggest one, in many ways, is whether 6-foot-10 Ben Simmons, last year's No. 1 overall pick, can actually be the primary ball handler in the system envisioned by coach Brett Brown.
There are plenty of other roster factors for Colangelo to consider as well. Leaving aside the well-documented injury history of center Joel Embiid, Colangelo has to project whether Dario Saric can develop a good enough shot to serve as a starting "stretch four" in the NBA; whether Robert Covington, who is eligible to become a free agent after this season, will still be with the team in the future; whether T.J. McConnell's impressive season represented a ceiling for his talent; and a half-dozen other calculated guesses Colangelo must make.
Your GIF for May 21, 2017: Hahahahaha ... Dubya!!
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