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#16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:36 am
by GoTitans
The game is being played in Louisville (Bellarmine U). Another win over a top 20 team would be nice. They play Bellarmine, a team they lost to at Ultimate last year, on Sunday.

On a side note for those interested, #1 Denver plays at #4 North Carolina on ESPNU this Friday at 4PM. Some have Notre Dame as #1 with Denver #2 and NC #3.

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:48 pm
by Commissioner
Titans got votes in USILA poll this week, 28th in total points. A pair of wins this weekend would likely land us in the top 20.

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:25 pm
by titanmac
cool. gotta go see one of these games. maybe we should change leagues?

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:56 pm
by JimmyChitwood
titanmac wrote:cool. gotta go see one of these games. maybe we should change leagues?

While I think the Big 10 adding lacrosse is great for lacrosse in the midwest, I don't think it helps us at all. With Johns Hopkins and Maryland playing in the Big 10 (to go along with solid Penn St. and Ohio St. programs) it give the Big 10 immediate legitimacy as a major lacrosse conference. This makes it harder for us to land local standouts, and stiffens our competition for the hidden gems and not-quite-top-tier talent from the east coast and Canada.

I read an article on the UofD v. UofM game and the writer, who had picked UofD to win, said UofM has already passed us and will continue to widen the divide. He said we will likely always be a top mid-major program, but we will not be on UofM's level.

With UofM building a multimillion dollar, several thousand seat new lacrosse stadium, to go along with their top notch existing facilities, our lacrosse team will have the same problem our b-ball team has in attracting players.

As for conferences, there are not many we would fit easily into or better than where we are. I suppose if the Big 10 wanted to add a team (I think they have 6 now) it could be us, but doubt UofM would allow that. We do not dominate our conference either, but are building a program that could. I would love to see the HL add lacrosse. There are a lot of good youth lacrosse programs in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Minnesota that produce excellent players for HL teams. It would be nice to have an exciting up and coming sport that other conference do not have. Get the leg up on the MAC, MVC, etc. Come on HL, get out in front of this one for a change!

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:23 pm
by JimmyChitwood
The Marquette game has been moved up to 3:30.

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:49 pm
by Commissioner
Marquette got a 4 goal first quarter lead and won easy.

Re: #16 Marquette this Friday

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:38 pm
by JimmyChitwood
Marquette's play and ranking is impressive since this is only their 3rd year of D1 lax.