HIT IT MUMMERS!
We have an unbelievable 31 (!) games on tap for today beginning at noon, including a #SaturdayNightLacrosse finale in South Bend between Virginia and Notre Dame. Add all those games to the first day of the second round of March Madness and you have sports on top of sports!
You can find today’s Big Board directly below. 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. Any stream with a dollar sign will mean you will have to pay money to watch.
College Crosse Big Board for March 17, 2018
(Ed. Note: For information/entertainment purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling)
DUE TO SAFE DOING OTHER STUFF AND ME ON A BUS TO RUTGERS, THERE WILL BE NO COLLEGE CROSSE GAMEDAY SHOW. WE ARE SORRY, AND WE STILL LOVE YOU ALL.
Games To Watch
- Duke @ Towson (Noon): The Blue Devils took care of Loyola last week, while Towson appears to get their wheels turning in the right direction after upsetting Ohio State last weekend in overtime in Columbus. Shane Brennan made 16 saves in goal last week, and has been solid ever since returning as the starter against Loyola. The Tiger defense will have to deal with an offense led by Justin Guterding and Joe Robertson at attack. Another big question will be in the face-off department. Can Joe Stein give Duke extra possessions over Alex Woodall?
- Maryland @ Villanova (1 PM): A rematch of last year’s thrilling overtime winner for the Wildcats takes place in the middle of Villanova’s college basketball matchup against Alabama on the Main Line. The Wildcats have been one of college lacrosse’s biggest surprises of the season, and look to continue their wildly successful season with their second straight win against a Terrapin team coming off a tough loss to Albany at home last weekend.
- Yale @ Cornell (1 PM): Ivy League conference play kicks off today, with Penn-Princeton occurring later in the afternoon at 4 PM. But this matchup appeals to me more, especially with how Cornell has fared this season. The Big Red almost upset the Great Danes two weeks ago in Albany, and edged Penn State last weekend in Maryland. Yale has taken care of business since their overtime loss to Villanova to start their season. We’ll see how Yale really is against a rising Ivy League opponent.
- Sacred Heart @ Robert Morris (1 PM): If you’re looking for a game to watch that doesn’t involve big name schools, this is the game to watch. Both teams appear to be candidates to win the NEC, and this could be a preview of the NEC championship in May. The Colonials will aim to continue their recent success after upsetting Penn State and Marquette on the road in back-to-back weeks.
- Ohio State @ Denver (3 PM): The Buckeyes look to steer a ship that is real close to crashing into an iceberg against a pretty good Denver team. This is Ohio State’s tough second half of the season they’re facing, and a possible bad stretch during this time could make the Buckeyes an easy no-go for the NCAA Tournament.
- Vermont @ Albany (3 PM): Despite Albany’s recent success, Vermont is very similar to the Great Danes in terms of stats. The key to this game will be Vermont’s experienced defense and trying to stop Albany’s explosive offense. I’m not afraid of the Catamount offense, but the defense will need to step up in a big way in order to get the win.
- Virginia @ Notre Dame (6 PM): Have you heard about Virginia not winning an ACC conference game in four seasons? Well the school that had their basketball team lose TO A SIXTEEN SEED last night has to visit South Bend to take on the Irish on St. Patty’s Day. It might be rough for Virginia, with or without a win.
Last night on Hawk Hill, the Saint Josephs Hawks took care of the NJIT Highlanders, 14-5. The Hawks used five-goal first and third quarters to earn the win. Shane Fable earned himself a hat-trick, while Mike Rastivo, Patrick O’Brien, Hayes McGinley, and Austin Smith also scored a pair of goals. Rastivo also added on three assists in the win. Cole Robillard led the Highlanders with a hat-trick.
The Hawks improve to 3-3, while the Highlanders are still winless at 0-9.
Check out our latest episode of Across College Lacrosse, which features Vermont head coach Chris Feifs and Albany head coach Scott Marr!
Meanwhile on UMBC’s campus...
There is a different vibe surrounding our building this AM. The feeling you get when there is excitement & gratitude for the success of others whom you care for & respect. Keep it rolling @UMBC_MBB . Go get #2 on Sunday #MarchMaddness #retreivernation #DawgsintheNighttime pic.twitter.com/Z6wVrLrepo— UMBC Men's Lacrosse (@UMBC_MLax) March 17, 2018
Song of the Day
Anything can happen, as evident last night:
Games begin at noon! I’ll see you out there!