We have 25 games on the schedule today, with contests beginning at 11:00 AM and going on throughout the day. We also have a few #SaturdayNightLacrosse match-ups as well. Indeed, we have a couple games starting at 6:00 PM and then a late night extravaganza in California between Denver & Notre Dame starting at 10:00 PM. So get comfortable, as we have a lot of action on deck today.
Directly below is the Big Board for March 9, 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 9, 2019
Collge Crossecast Week 5 Preview
If you missed our Week 4 review pod, which we taped on Monday, you can it find here. On Wednesday night, Jake, Ryan, & I taped our College Crossecast Week 5 Preview pod, which you can find here.
Boy, the lacrosse gods have treated us to an epic weekend of matchups. Loyola-Duke on a Thursday? A massive weekend of lacrosse in Charlotte with three top tier teams in Cornell, Penn State, and Loyola? Showcase games in California and Georgia? Bitter rivalries like the Central Jersey Derby and the duel between two of the game’s most storied programs in Johns Hopkins and Syracuse? Boy, we’re spoiled. And we’re here with a new College Crossecast to prep you for it.
I’m joined by Safe and Jake with 100 minutes of diving deep into arguably the most stacked lineup of the regular season. We start off with a review of the midweek games, including Princeton’s win over Navy (1:28) and some notes on Albany and their loss to UMass (10:22). From there we get you ready for Thursday Night Lacrosse between Loyola and Duke (15:06), a Friday slate highlighted by the Tambroni Bowl between Cornell and Penn State (24:40), and the noon slate on Saturday (39:10).
Came here for Hopkins-Syracuse banter and the critical battle for New Jersey between Princeton and Rutgers? 45:00 is where the fun begins. But Saturday isn’t done when those two games are done, as we’re blessed with SATURDAY. NIGHT. LACROSSE. from California as Notre Dame and Denver duel in the west (1:05:20).
College Crosse Week 5 Picks
Welcome back everyone to another edition of our College Crosse Pick ‘Em series. I am filling-in this week for our boy Adam, who is down in Austin, TX for the weekend. Special shout out to the King of New York as this Pick ‘Em series was his idea and he’s done a great job with it this season. You know who hasn’t been doing a great job this season with the Pick ‘Em series? Me! Indeed, and everything looked so grand through Week 2. SAD!
Now in my defense,
some.... most..... nearly all of my losses this season came from me being on the wrong end of very close games, and it’s important that we keep that in mind when looking at the standings. Essentially, I am one hot week away from being back in contention. So remember, while there are no moral victories in lacrosse, there’s plenty of room for context & nuance in Pick ‘Em.
Welcome to Week 5 of the 2019 college lacrosse season.
We’ve got a couple of rivalry games on both ends of the country, as well as two big weekend tournaments.
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.
Make sure you also check out Chris’ Across College Lacrosse podcast with Utah Valley midfielder Preston Burbidge and Bret Baskins of Johns Hopkins.
Boss Desko previewed this weekend’s game between Hopkins & Syracuse.
Towson men’s lacrosse coach Shawn Nadelen and his players didn’t have much time to savor the program’s first No. 1 ranking in Division I lacrosse. After playing upstart Jacksonville (1-4) March 8 in the Crown Lacrosse Event in Charlotte, N.C., the Tigers close out the weekend two days later against No. 2 Cornell, which is off to its best start since the 2014 season. Nadelen has seen his team get better each game, and Towson has already picked up signature wins against No. 3 Loyola, No. 16 Georgetown and No. 18 Johns Hopkins. “I’m happy with our progress,” Nadelen said. “Our guys are continuing to improve and continuing to get better. I feel like we are doing that more times than not right now. We have really good pieces fitting together and playing well.”
Providence is shipping up to Boston!!
Well, it’s certainly been a week for the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team. The Great Danes lost games last Saturday and Tuesday. The team’s best player was ineligible, then he wasn’t. Their head coach took on the NCAA in a way that left the school’s athletic director “compelled to publicly repudiate” his words. And, now, the Great Danes have to face No. 7 Maryland at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium with the prospect of losing their fourth game in five tries staring at them. So what are they to do?
Spring Sport down at UVA.
Back in 2014, Corona del Mar High boys’ lacrosse coach G.W. Mix capitalized on an opportunity to bring his son, Ryan, home for spring break. His son was a senior on the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team at the time. For Mix, a phone call from Fighting Irish head coach Kevin Corrigan provided the chance he needed to bring top-flight lacrosse to Southern California.
I don’t want to be mean to the opponent that will be lining up across from Marquette on Saturday afternoon in the Valley, but 1) The Golden Eagles should be favored to win this game and 2) The Golden Eagles need to win this game.
Things get a wee bit more difficult in the ol’ schedule once Saturday afternoon’s contest wraps up. The next two games are against teams that are earning votes in the most recent Inside Lacrosse top 20 poll. The next two games after that are the first two contests in Big East play, and both of those teams are actually ranked in the most recent Inside Lacrosse top 20. From there, MU has five games remaining on the schedule: Three more Big East contests, with one against the current #8 team in the country, and two non-conference games, both away from home and both against teams currently ranked in the top 10.
Go Between Two Pipes with Goalie Matt DiScola of Manhattan.
The No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will travel to Hampstead, New York to play Hofstra on Saturday at noon. Ohio State comes in as one of three teams undefeated in the Inside Lacrosse Top 25, while Hofstra, usually a powerhouse, poses a threat as a potential underdog team.
Ohio State (5-0) attempts to come back to Columbus next week following back-to-back road games. The Buckeyes are coming off a 13-9 win against Marquette and are going for its third-straight road win against Hofstra.
“Two months into the season, it’s real easy to get complacent, it’s easy to get on that autopilot feeling, but we challenge each other as a coaching staff, and it’s no different for our captains,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said.