There’s no truth to the rumor that this is being published simply to try and curry favor with Bill Belichick…
Interest in the sport of lacrosse in Boston is growing. UMass right now is a final four contender in the NCAA, BU will be joining D1 next season and the Boston Cannons are MLL champions, (another championship for Boston!) draw 10,000 fans a game and will have nine games on national TV.
Marisa Ingemi is a rising star in the coverage of lacrosse. She knows the sport, and the people who cover it.
NLL Makes Debut on CBS and Other Lacrosse Notes
By Marisa Ingemi
This past week the National Lacrosse League made its debut on the CBS Sports Network. In the game, the east leading Philadelphia Wings fell to the slumping Buffalo Bandits, 17-7. CBSSN will also be carrying NCAA and MLL games this season, and that leads to my biggest observation of the broadcast.
Casey Powell and Mikey Powell in the booth are both field lacrosse guys. Casey was the NLL MVP in 2009 but is only playing MLL this season while Mikey has only played field, and the field presence was huge in this broadcast.
In the game they compared NCAA rules to NLL, and talked about the colleges and MLL teams of the players, something I’ve never seen on any NLL broadcast, online or on TV. In fact, when on NBC Sports Network last season, most of the talk was about the Minto and Mann Cups in Canada.
If this is the new approach for the NLL or CBS it makes perfect sense, seeing the American market is more of a field-savvy area. Let’s see what the game this week holds. Now onto the links from around the sport.
Goalies and the school of hard knocks– IL Indoor
Marty O’Neill continues his great season of reporting on IL Indoor
Nolan Godfrey Blog: Welcome to the Machine– In Lax We Trust
The Ohio Machine’s Nolan Godfrey blogs for In Lax We Trust
Swarm Eye Berth– Lacrosse Magazine
Neil Stevens looks at the Minnesota Swarm’s amazing season
The Duke face off man talks with Quint Kessenich
John Grant Speaks on Amazing Season– NLL Radio
Andy McNamara talks to the Mammoth star on NLL Radio
Joe Spallina Makes Radio Appearance– Lacrosse Radio Network
The Lizards coach talks to Phil Shore on The Lacrosse Radio Network
Meet the CBS MLL Host– Major League Lacrosse
Evan Washburn will be hosting Inside the MLL on CBS this summer
Weekly Lacrosse Honors– Lax Power
Weekly lax honors on Lax Power
Cannons GM Ready for Season– SBN Boston
I spoke with the Cannons GM Kevin Barney for SBN Boston
North American Lacrosse League Needs Quiet– In Lax We Trust
After a tough yeah, I write that NALL needs little more attention
Games This Week
NLL: Colorado Mammoth vs Toronto Rock- Saturday, CBS Sports
Calgary Roughnecks vs Rochester Knighthawks- Saturday, NLL.com
Washington Stealth vs Minnesota Swarm- Saturday, NLL.com
Buffalo Bandits vs Edmonton Rush- Saturday, NLL.com
NCAA: Duke vs Virginia- Friday, ESPNU
Syracuse vs Rutgers- Saturday, ESPNU
Navy vs Army- Saturday, CBS Sports
Hofstra vs North Carolina- Saturday, ESPNU
Ohio State vs Michigan- Saturday, Big Ten Network
Maryland vs Johns Hopkins- Saturday, ESPNU
Stevenson vs Salisbury- Saturday, Lacrosse Radio Network