The addition of Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon to a Maryland team many have already picked to win the Big Ten Conference next season and be a legitimate contender for a national championship gives the Terps the most talent fans in College Park have probably seen since the 1970s.
Mark Dixon traded his ESPN hat for his Big Ten Network one last week as the analyst for the Big Ten tournament semifinals and final at Byrd Stadium in College Park and then participated in a live online chat for Inside Lacrosse as the 18-team field for the NCAA tournament was unveiled Sunday night.
At 17-1, the Terps clearly emerged ahead of second seed North Carolina (15-3), third seed Duke (14-4) and fourth seed Syracuse (14-7) after the Tar Heels lost to Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the Blue Devils lost to Johns Hopkins Sunday and Syracuse lost to Loyola Maryland Saturday.
CBS Sports Network men's lacrosse analyst Evan Washburn provided commentary on No. 19 Navy's 10-7 victory over Patriot League rival Army on Saturday. Washburn, a former defenseman for Delaware, will cover Saturday's game between No. 6 Duke and No. 15 Marquette.
As we approach college lacrosse conference tournament time, a number of stars have emerged. These players are new to the spotlight and they all play different roles for their teams, but share at least one trait: they're all focused on winning a league title and qualifiying for the NCAA tournament.
Mark Dixon served as the analyst for No. 3 Maryland's 13-4 rout of Michigan on the Big Ten Network on Sunday. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder offers analysis on other topics around Division I men's lacrosse.