What’s going on everyone? I hope you all had a great Pi Day on the 14th. We have packed day today with thirty games on the docket. We would’ve had 31 games but Denver vs. Ohio State was canceled due to weather.
Ohio State’s game against Denver, scheduled for this Saturday, March 16 at Ohio Stadium, has been cancelled. The blizzard conditions in Denver this week will not allow the Pioneers to make the trip to Columbus. No make-up date is expected.
Bummer, as it looks like we won’t get that game in 2019. But don’t get too down, as there are lots of other really interesting match-ups today. Directly below is the Big Board for March 16, 2019. As usual, clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage, while clicking on the Stream/TV cell will take you to the broadcast of that game. Additionally, clicking on the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that particular game. All times Eastern Standard Time.
College Crosse Game Day Big Board For March 16, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 6 Preview
Ryan, Jake, & I previewed all the games coming up this weekend on our College Crossecast Week 6 Preview pod, which you can find here.
It’s been a week for colleges and athletics and all that stuff if you’ve seen the news. And hey, if scandals aren’t your thing, March Madness is here to grab all your attention. But there’s also the magical sport of lacrosse. And here at COLLEGE CROSSE, we know lacrosse quite a bit. Which is why we’re here with the latest edition of the CROSSECAST. Safe and Jake join me as we get you prepared for St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the games at hand. We look back on Lehigh’s win over Rutgers and Utah’s performance against Duke (7:05) before we dive into Saturday. We cover the Noon games at 17:00, another jam-packed 1 pm slate featuring Cornell-Yale, Towson-Duke, and Denver-Ohio State at 22:00, and go over the rest of the weekend at 58:00 as we touch upon Notre Dame-Virginia. We also do our upset specials of the week and our pick ‘em segment to wrap up the show (1:09:08).
Week 6 Storylines
Welcome to Week 6 of the 2019 college lacrosse season.
If you felt like the schedule last week wasn’t filled with a ton of quality games, wait until this weekend. Cornell-Yale and Towson-Duke are just two of the top matchups this weekend.
As always, make sure you get yourselves ready for the weekend or the season (if you’re team starts this weekend) with a bevy of College Crosse content.
Keep up to date on literally every men’s Division I game this year with our composite schedule. Easy to navigate, easy to search, and everything is at a simple click or tap. Same goes for the women’s Division I side.
On the podcast side, there’s our latest Crossecast that previews the weekend action.
Let’s get started.
College Crosse Week 6 Picks
It’s starting to get ugly. College Crosse’s first annual pick’em has turned into a two-man race between Adam and Jake. Through five weeks, they’re the only two above .500—Ryan, Chris, and Safe all have more losses than wins. I’d hate to be one of those guys right now. Last week was particularly brutal. The gang all incorrectly picked Navy to beat Princeton, while four of the five picked Villanova over Penn and BU over Colgate. Adam led the week at 6-3, with Safe in second at 5-4.
BOSS Desko talked to the media about the Rutgers game this weekend.
Research shows that among elite athletes, there’s an over-representation of those born in the first three months following a sport’s age and eligibility cutoff date. This phenomenon is often referred to as the Relative Age Effect, and it has some serious implications for the development of aspiring young athletes.
For example, using the Sept. 1 cutoff, a 14U league might pit a player who turned 13 on Aug. 31 against someone who turned 14 on Sept. 1 of the preceding year. Fast-forward several months to the start of lacrosse season, and we now have an athlete who is 14 years and 6 months old, alongside an athlete who is 13 years, 6 months and 1 day old. Kids at the younger end of the spectrum often don’t get played, miss out on training opportunities and even get cut in favor of their more physically mature peers.
Whether it’s with his aggressive approach or his blazing speed, attackman Kyle Long has made an immediate impression on his team and coaching staff since he stepped on campus in the fall. Over the past few weeks, Long has become a wrinkle in J.L. Reppert’s offense that opposing teams have not expected. He currently has nine points on the season— three goals and six assists– to help add another playmaker for Maryland men’s lacrosse. While defenses continue to sketch their defensive gameplan around containing Jared Bernhardt, Logan Wisnauskas and Louis Dubick, Long has stepped up into the role of a key facilitator and aggressive playmaker that will be a helpful advantage to Maryland’s offense.
Heading into Tuesday’s game against Robert Morris, I threw up my hands in the air and admitted that there was no way to know what to expect from Marquette men’s lacrosse in that game. Their previous five games had presented us with a multitude of various performances, none that were particularly in line with any of the others. What we got from Marquette, at least after a furious start by the Colonials, was a fairly dominating performance as MU’s best offensive players had not only their individual best game of the year, but their collective best game of the year. The Golden Eagles did get into a bit of a shootout with RMU, but Marquette was up to the challenge and managed to slam the door and win the game when they needed to do so. Cool. Cool cool cool.
Anish, Paul, & Quint are in New Haven for the big Cornell vs. Yale game today.
Handsome Dan: “F—- the balls... I want the bucket!” pic.twitter.com/RsRMrJtPbN— Anish Shroff (@AnishESPN) March 15, 2019
Duke’s charmed their way into my heart so subtly that I barely even noticed.