We have 27 games on the docket this afternoon. We should’ve had 32 today, but with the possibility of snow later in the day, five games that were to be played today, got bumped up and were played yesterday. No worries, though, despite the reduced number of match-ups, we still have a stacked line-up of games.
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.
College Crosse Big Board For April 7, 2018
(Ed. Note: For information/entertainment purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling).
Games To Watch
Johns Hopkins vs. Ohio State: B1G game for Ohio State today, as they need this win to stay alive in the Big Ten conference tournament race. However it won’t be easy as Hopkins is coming in HOT, riding a six-game win streak.
Notre Dame vs. Duke: This is the 21st meeting all-time between the Fighting Irish and Blue Devils (Duke leads 12-8). Today is Fan Fest day at Notre Dame, which will hopefully energize the squad as Notre Dame could really use this win. The Irish are 5-3 and have a win over Denver, however, they have lost two out of their last three games, and their offense has been sputtering. Indeed, Notre Dame hasn’t scored double digit goals in three out of their last four games and with the
ACC Blatant RPI Booster Invitational ACC men’s lacrosse tournament coming up, they really need to get things fixed fast.
Game Of The Day
Virginia vs. North Carolina: There’s a lot riding on this game. North Carolina is 6-5 and hasn’t won a game since March 3rd. Additionally, the Heels have Syracuse & Notre Dame left on their schedule, and Carolina can’t afford to lose this game if they want to stay above .500 and eligible of the NCAA Tournament. As for UVA, they haven’t won an ACC regular season game in 1498 days and I am quite certain that Cavs fans don’t want to see the counter hit 1,500 just before their game with Duke on April 14th.
Highlights from UMBC vs. Albany.
The University of Maryland Baltimore-County just upset a No. 1 team. Wait a minute, this sounds familiar and a little old news, doesn’t it? Well, the UMBC men’s basketball team made history during March Madness, becoming the first No.16 seed to ever beat a No. 1 seed in Virginia. But, the Retrievers made history again Friday when their lacrosse team upset No. 1 Albany, 11–7, to defeat a top ranked team for the first time since 1998. UMBC snapped Albany’s 31-game regular season conference winning streak
Captain Nadelen talks about the Tigers & their win over Drexel yesterday.
Digital streaming continues to be the direction that live sports are headed. Major League Baseball debuted on Facebook this week. ESPN is putting a 30 For 30documentary about Bobby Knight on its new OTT pay app, ESPN+. In addition, Turner’s Bleacher Report recently announced the creation of Bleacher Report Live, a new direct-to-consumer content streaming service, featuring exclusive NBA content and more.
Another sport to benefit from Bleacher Report Live is the National Lacrosse League. It’s not quite the NBA, but it is key to the further growth of sports that use social media and new technology to grow their brand.
The NLL, which is the faster, more engaged indoor version of the sport also known as “Box lacrosse,” has grown in profitability, engagement and visibility under commissioner Nick Sakiewicz, a two-time Major League Soccer executive of the year.
Denver destroyed Villanova last night.
In hindsight, it would seem the turnaround of Navy men’s lacrosse began in the summer of 2013. On a hot day in late July, a large contingent of lacrosse recruits got together inside Building No. 1801 on the campus of the Naval Academy Prep School for an introductory meeting with the coaching staff.
“It was the day before we started taking classes and we were all in the 1801 up there, kind of meeting each other for the first time and finding out where everyone was from,” attackman Jack Ray recalled. “I remember that first day just like it was yesterday. We all showed up at 1801 and introduced ourselves to each other. We connected right away and the rest is history,” defenseman Michael Strack said.
WHO’S A GOOD BOY?!?!
Song Of The Day
Yesterday was so nice, I want to do the same thing twice!