Maybe this is part of the grieving process or a force of habit, but either way, I made a Big Board for today. It was eerie going through each team’s home page as I was filling it out, only to see the word “Canceled” on the schedule page. On the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse schedule page all the unplayed games have been removed, leaving only a handful of game day box scores & recaps from earlier this season on the page, which was tough to see.
This may be the only time this clip will be relevant pic.twitter.com/BmkQyNrmTU— Ryan LeFevre (@feve10) March 13, 2020
While a few team sites said that their games today were postponed or suspended, I think those were just euphemisms. Even if the COVID-19 outbreak stopped in the next month or so and things started getting back to normal by mid-April, I doubt any of the games scheduled for today will be made up this year.
Anyway, with a heavy heart, here is the Big Board for today. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s home page. There are no games being streamed or televised and there are no Live Stats today.
College Crosse Big Board For March 14, 2020
|Time (ET)||Road Team||Home Team||TV/Stream||Live Stats|
|Time (ET)||Road Team||Home Team||TV/Stream||Live Stats|
|12:00 PM||Lehigh||Army West Point||Canceled|
|12:00 PM||Saint Joseph's||Bryant||Canceled|
|12:00 PM||St. Bonaventure||Detroit Mercy||Canceled|
|12:00 PM||Johns Hopkins||Navy||Canceled|
|12:00 PM||Mount St. Mary's||Sacred Heart||Canceled|
|12:00 PM||Hartford||Stony Brook||Canceled|
|1:00 PM||Furman||Air Force||Canceled|
|1:00 PM||Georgetown||North Carolina||Canceled|
|1:30 PM||St. John's||Dartmouth||Canceled|
|2:00 PM||Cleveland State||Hampton||Canceled|
|2:00 PM||Hobart||Robert Morris||Canceled|
|4:00 PM||Michigan||Notre Dame||Canceled|
|4:05 PM||Boston University||Holy Cross||Canceled|
|7:00 PM||Albany||UMass Lowell||Canceled|
Week 6 CROSSECAST
We will be taping a new CROSSECAST this evening that should go up either later tonight or early tomorrow.
College Crossecast will be back this weekend as we go through all the points to tackle regarding the cancelled season— Ryan McDonnell (@RyanMcD29) March 13, 2020
But for fun we want to know what you think we should pivot to as the spring goes on! at @College_Crosse with your suggestions and we'll discuss them on the show!
Then around 2:00 PM the Inside the NCAA Twitter account Tweeted out a post that confirmed much of the earlier speculation and provided clarity on the issue. The Tweet stated that the NCAA Board of Governors encouraged conferences and schools to make decisions in the best interest of their students and to consider “necessary adjustments to or waivers of rules where appropriate.”
Ivy League: *Doesn't waive 5th year rule*— Eri_Barrister (@Eri_Barrister) March 13, 2020
Me chauffeuring TD around Baltimore during his visit to Homewood: pic.twitter.com/UyY9m74ayp
Good move by the MCLA as well.
Team tributes are still coming in and each one hurts in its own way.
"Wow, this is over, and this 2020 version of @UVAMensLax is done ... is really difficult to swallow."— ACC Network (@accnetwork) March 13, 2020
Head Coach Lars Tiffany on his reaction to the cancellation of spring NCAA championships. pic.twitter.com/urg3NXrm6h
UVa men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany quickly scheduled an intense last-minute intersquad scrimmage yesterday ahead of the ACC and NCAA news.— Bennett Conlin (@BennettConlin) March 13, 2020
It ended 17-16 in overtime. The Cavaliers had one last chance to compete.
Heartbroken for our guys. Especially our seniors.— David Pietramala (@CoachPetro43) March 12, 2020
So lucky to have these guys | To tell them their SR year was done after all of their hard work was heart breaking | I knew it was a special group when they committed+they proved that countless times | A true team+group of friends | Love you guys, we will move forward to honor you pic.twitter.com/ftU0lDmnUc— Keegan Wilkinson (@Coach_Wilks) March 14, 2020
Love this group of seniors @UNCMensLacrosse Truly crushed for them but they are strong men of great character! They see LIFE’s Big picture! So proud to have coached them! #FamilyAcademicsLacrosse https://t.co/lX2WCEa8b2— Joe Breschi (@coachbreschilax) March 13, 2020
I feel for all the athletes who represented their programs with class and dignity. Although our time was cut short, the 2020 Michigan Men's Lacrosse team, will leave an incredible legacy behind them. I am forever grateful for the time we had together #LeadersandBest pic.twitter.com/4wUV7ev4Et— Kevin Conry (@CoachConry) March 13, 2020
Time is finite - surround yourself with people you'll enjoy it with. pic.twitter.com/f9AsRVSt4M— Princeton Lacrosse (@TigerLacrosse) March 12, 2020
Thank you, Seniors. This group was truly special... pic.twitter.com/hXN2BuJDnD— Hobart Lacrosse (@HobartLacrosse) March 13, 2020
Friday afternoon, Desko appeared on Brent Axe’s ‘On the Block’ show on ESPN Radio Syracuse to discuss some of the issues surrounding the development.
Telling his players
”We were supposed to be on a bus this morning to head down to New Jersey and play Rutgers. I had to tell the guys right at the end of practice yesterday that wasn’t going to happen.
“I love being around them,’’ Marr said. “I felt like we were really starting to make some headway and start to gel. This week of practice was awesome. We had already had a good week of practice and it’s just, to not see a team grow until the end, until the final whistle, cut short, was just tough.”
Looking forward to joining Jamie Munro LIVE on Facebook at 230Pm ET to discuss a variety of lax topics.— Gerry Byrne (@ByrneCrimson) March 13, 2020
What do you think we should cover?
Filling the void left by COVID?
Being a good lax citizen at this time?
Pass on suggestions to me & @jamiemunro3
The Le Moyne College community is mourning the sudden passing of Kaiden Tubbert, a junior midfielder on the men’s lacrosse team, early this morning.
”We are deeply saddened by this incredible loss, and we extend our condolences to Kaiden’s family and all those who knew him,” said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. “I know that I can count on the compassion that is a hallmark of Le Moyne to get us through this extraordinarily difficult time. I ask that you keep him, his family and friends in your prayers.”
Still, with the majority of voters saying that Syracuse is the best team in the country, and no one to prove them wrong, it’s only fair they hand over the title to the Orange, no?
Lehigh senior Erik DiGirolamo will graduate in May with a finance degree and has accepted a job offer that will begin in September. This week, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, his college lacrosse career ostensibly ended. But what if the NCAA can engineer a way to extend eligibility for those athletes whose spring seasons have been canceled? Thousands of athletes like DiGirolamo will face a decision.
US Lacrosse is postponing all events scheduled through April 5 and is canceling two national events scheduled for May. We will continue to assess events after April 5 and make any additional adjustments | https://t.co/3ArsJbRt2a pic.twitter.com/vOhIsoyPwr— US Lacrosse (@USLacrosse) March 13, 2020
The last time the Boston University men’s lacrosse seniors gathered wasn’t met with any fanfare. Instead of finishing the season together on senior day, in their final Patriot League contest against Army on April 24, the seven seniors practiced with their teammates one final time Friday before they will disperse.
That’s it for today’s post. Feel free to send us some questions you want answered during tonight’s podcast.