2020 Schedule Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the 75th and final DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. Notre Dame comes into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. The Fighting Irish lost to Virginia in the ACC championship game, defeated Johns Hopkins in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and fell to Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Notre Dame Fighting Irish”

2020 Schedule Preview: Duke Blue Devils

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The Duke Blue Devils are the 68th DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Blue Devils come into 2020 following a 2019 campaign which saw them go 13-5 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. Duke lost to Notre Dame in the ACC semifinals and lost to Virginia in the NCAA semifinals after beating Richmond and Notre Dame in the first round and quarterfinals.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Duke Blue Devils”

2020 Schedule Preview: Virginia Cavaliers

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The Virginia Cavaliers are the 63rd DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Cavaliers come into the 2020 season following a national title run in 2019 where they went 17-3 overall and 3-1 in the ACC. They also won the ACC tournament into addition to the national championship, as well.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Virginia Cavaliers”

Roessler’s Way-Too-Early Championship Weekend Picks

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In 2019, NCAA Lacrosse brought us into a new era of the sport. In this new era we some superpowers emerge, some new and some old. A team like Yale who had won the championship in 2018 stayed atop of the game with their working-class mentality, players with a high lacrosse IQ, team chemistry, and offensive talent. Penn State seemed to be on a war-path and the Nittany Lions were not taking any prisoners, doing so with a proven coach in Jeff Tambroni and a roster that was quietly full of talent. The Virginia Cavaliers came back into the national spotlight while accomplishing all their team goals: beating Duke, winning the ACC, and then winning the national championship.  Continue reading “Roessler’s Way-Too-Early Championship Weekend Picks”

2020 Schedule Preview: Syracuse Orange

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The Syracuse Orange are the 46th DI team to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Orange come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign in which they went 9-5 overall and 2-3 in the ACC. Syracuse lost to North Carolina in the first round of the ACC tournament and lost to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA tournament.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: Syracuse Orange”

Johns Hopkins, Virginia Won’t Battle For the Doyle Smith Cup in 2020

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In lacrosse, Johns Hopkins and Virginia have met 94 times, including meeting each other each year for the past 73 seasons. And since 2006, the Blue Jays and Cavaliers have fought for the right to hoist the Doyle Smith Cup.  Continue reading “Johns Hopkins, Virginia Won’t Battle For the Doyle Smith Cup in 2020”

2020 Schedule Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels

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The North Carolina Tar Heels are the 38th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. North Carolina comes into the 2020 season after going 8-7 overall, 1-3 in the ACC in 2019. The Tar Heels lost in the semifinals of the ACC tournament after beating Syracuse in the first-round.  Continue reading “2020 Schedule Preview: North Carolina Tar Heels”

Early Contenders: ACC

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As the calendar turns to November it marks the end of fall ball and the beginning of, essentially, the pre-season for NCAA lacrosse. While it is still early and there is only so much you can take from fall ball scrimmages, let’s take a look at who some of the early contenders in each conference are. Continue reading “Early Contenders: ACC”