I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
The NCAA Championship game will be held tomorrow at 3:30 Eastern in Baltimore. The game will be televised on ESPN. It's Notre Dame vs. Duke. Neither team has ever won an NCAA title.
Yesterday, ND thoroughly outplayed a listless Cornell team. The Big Red looked like they didn't realize they would be knocked out with a loss. The second semifinal was amazing. It was one of the most entertaing, thrilling games of any kind I've seen in a while. After a furious, hard-hitting back and forth 4th quarter, Duke scored with 12 seconds left to go up 14-13. UVA had a chance after the faceoff but were whistled for stepping offsides.
People are still not giving ND much respect. But Monday's game should be pretty good.
The fact that two of Michigan's biggest rivals from the football and basketball (well maybe not Duke so much anymore) are playing for a national title undescores the need for Michigan to throw its hat in the ring. We need some good guys to root for!
NCAA semi-finals are tomorrow on ESPN2 at 4:00 and 6:30 and final is Monday on ESPN at 3:30.
Notre Dame vs. Cornell and Virginia vs. Duke.
All games at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Should be great crowds. At least 50,000 per game. With all the talk on mgoblog this year about hopefully making lacrosse D1 at Michigan, this is a good chance to tune in to see what the top of the sport looks like and to get a taste of a pretty incredible event that any school should want to be a part of.
Incredible actually that they have presold over 40,000 tickets with no Maryland team playing and no Syracuse (they always bring thousands of fans). Can't wait.
Tim and the mgo blog lacrosse community: I just wanted to hear everyone's opinions on this weekend's matchups in the NCAA Championships.
The Saturday matchups are: UVA vs. Duke and Cornell vs. Notre Dame. The winners play on Monday.
Also I would like to know what everyone has to say about a possible ND victory and the impact, if any, it would have on a potential UM varsity program. Discuss.
A few people were asking if M Lax National Championship shirts were available, and now they are.
MCLA Mag is selling them on its website, and buy fast if you want one, as last year's shirt sold out very quickly. They've already run out of mediums.
This is by an LSU lax blogger, who does an analysis of schools (including Michigan) with and without varsity lax, and with and without bigtime football, and concludes that it is really not about Title IX at all.
The MCLA announced All Americans for this year and several Michigan Laxers were honored:
Trevor Yealy, David Reinhard, Harry Freid all made 1st team All American.
Kevin Zorovich and Anthony Hrusovsky made 2nd team All American
Matt Asperheim and Jordan Kirshner made 3rd team All American
and Goalie Mike Stone got Honerable Mention AA