Denver will try to salvage a spot in the NCAA tournament with its game tonight against Duke in the Whitman's Sampler Mile High Classic. But it will also be a showcase for the city and the state on a big stage in a big stadium. NCAA championship officials will be in attendance, and Denver has made it no secret that the city thinks it is ready to host a final four. Officials will be evaluating the city for potential NCAA hosting duties.
Just two days after claiming their fourth straight Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse title, Maryland returned home Wednesday to close out the regular season with yet another resounding statement: They're not finished just yet.
By By Rich Scherr and Special to The Baltimore Sun
Former All-American goalkeeper offers opinions on Loyola's staying power at No. 1, a traditional powerhouse's recent struggles and the likelihood of a NCAA Tournament without Cornell, Denver and Syracuse
The Greyhounds have beaten the Fighting Irish only twice in eight meetings, but both wins came last season, including a 12-10 victory in the Big East tournament final. The Irish score nearly five goals more per game than Loyola, but the Greyhounds have played a much tougher schedule, defeating three of the five Top 20 teams they've played, including Saturday's 15-14 overtime win at then-No. 12 Georgetown.
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with an area college lacrosse player to get you more acquainted with the player and his/her team. Today's guest is Loyola senior Ana Heneberry, the Big East Conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. A Dulaney graduate who followed her sister Mary to Loyola, Heneberry has played every game since her freshman year and is one of the team leaders in caused turnovers and ground balls.
In the midst of the circus that followed the Orange to Pittsburgh last weekend and will accompany Boeheim's team to Boston later this week, the perplexing shooting slump of sophomore forward C.J. Fair has barely registered. But the former City star will likely get some attention come Thursday, when top-seeded Syracuse plays No. 4 seed Wisconsin in the NCAA Sweet 16.
But this year, the Michael Shakespeare is back on the offensive end, and he punctuated his return with the first hat trick of his career in the No. 8 Terps¿ 16-11 victory over host Georgetown Friday night at Multi-Sport Field inWashington, D.C.
Senior attackman Joe Cummings scored two goals and assisted on another in the third quarter to help the No. 8 Terps pull away from host Georgetown and cruise to a 16-11 victory Friday night at Multi-Sport Field
It's been interesting to hear John Thompson II's take on Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson saying that the Terps won't play Georgetown in any sport until Thompson's son puts Mark Turgeon's team on his schedule.