Packed day today, ladies & gentlemen, as we have 33 games on the Big Board. The first game starts at 10:00 between UNC & Denver and we have a couple games at 4:00 to end the day (Vermont vs. BU & NJIT vs. Quinnipiac). It’s hard to believe but the season is pretty much 1/3rd of the way through. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.
Directly below is the Big Board for March 2, 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 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 2, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 4 Preview
If you missed our Week 3 review pod, which we taped on Monday, you can it find here. On Thursday night, Jake & Ryan taped our College Crossecast Week 4 preview, which you can find here.
It’s not very often that we have a midweek game that’s the game to talk about more than the games up ahead, but Loyola-Towson happened. But hey, it is a weekend with big name rivalries like Denver-UNC, Johns Hopkins-Princeton, Virginia-Syracuse, and Maryland-Notre Dame, so we’ll cover all that too.
On this edition of COLLEGE CROSSECAST I’m joined by Jake as we relive the midweek games (2:00) and Towson knocking off #1 Loyola at home (in front of Jake, to boot). Then we turn our attention to a rivalry filled slate this weekend, starting with Duke-Richmond on Friday night (26:30). We cover a timeslot filled with rivalries from 10-noon (the first three mentioned above, 31:51) before turning our attention to the afternoon with Delaware-Villanova and Albany-Cornell (56:43) and lastly Sunday with... whatever Maryland and Notre Dame call lacrosse this go round (1:02:00). We also make our picks for the weekend to wrap things up (1:07:44)
College Crosse Week 4 Picks
February is behind us, but the cold and snowy weather is not: Several games this weekend could be affected by another winter storm on the east coast.
And still, we pick on.
After a month of lacrosse, it’s turning into something of a two-man race between Jake and myself. Ryan is still very much alive. Chris and Safe have some work to do.
Safe needed a big week last week to get back into the thick of things, but unfortunately for our dear leader, he had a rough go. He was the only one to pick Georgetown over Towson and North Carolina over Hopkins, and for that, he paid a dear price.
Welcome to Week 4 of the 2019 college lacrosse season.
While the best game of the week may have already been played, there’s still plenty of action to catch beginning tonight. And there’s two games on live TV this weekend on ESPNU!
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.
You can listen to Chris’ newest Across College Lacrosse podcast with special guest Tate Boyce from Providence directly below.
Princeton head coach Matt Madalon talks about his team’s game against Virginia, the games this week against Johns Hopkins and Navy and the effect of the new rules on the early season.
BOSS Desko talked to the media about Virginia.
Bradley Voigt and Brett Kennedy also spoke to the media about Saturday’s ACC opener against Virginia.
From way downtown, bang!
University at Albany junior goalkeeper Nate Siekierski didn’t play against Cornell last season because he was still serving as an understudy to All-American JD Colarusso.
But Siekierski recalled the conversation he had with Colarusso after UAlbany escaped with an 11-9 victory in what was the Great Danes’ first match ever as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team. UAlbany had to score four unanswered goals in the final 3:18 to pull out the win at Casey Stadium.
“I remember it was high energy and I remember those guys were just slinging shots,’’ Siekierski said. “I was also talking to JD after that game, and he was like, ‘Man, that game took forever.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, because there was a lot going on.’ They were ready to play.”
Flip yourself back to last week and check out the comments from Marquette men’s lacrosse head coach Joe Amplo following his team’s 15-12 loss to Detroit Mercy. As we discussed at the time, they were the terse words of a man who wanted to fire with both barrels on his players but knows better than to do that in public. I would imagine that this last week of practice has been a contentious one down at Valley Fields, as Amplo knows and believes that his team is capable of a much better performance than what they showed against the Titans.
They’re going to need a better performance this weekend, as they face the first ranked team on the schedule this year. It’s something of a litmus test for the Golden Eagles, who are trying to bounce back from a 6-8 season a year ago. Marquette was in the NCAA tournament in 2016 and 2017, but for a multitude of reasons, that upwards momentum and progress for this still young Division 1 program dropped off for a year. Amplo clearly believes that he has something in this year’s squad, to the extent that he packed a suitcase for Championship Weekend in Philadelphia already. That’s not a motivational tactic you use on a team that you hope can finish above .500. That’s what you do when you want the guys to buy in from moment #1 and fight to deliver on the belief that their head coach has in them.
OSU Coach Nick Myers & senior Jack Jasinski talked to the media about today’s game versus Marquette.
All the news, notes, stats and quotes to get you ready for Saturday's @Patriot_Cup matchup vs. Marquette.— Ohio State Men's LAX (@OhioStateMLAX) March 1, 2019
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