2014 NCAA Lacrosse Final Four coverage
5:32 PM EDT, May 26, 2014
Asked if the Duke men’s lacrosse team’s recent run to three national championships in five years could be considered a dynasty, coach John Danowski preferred a different D-word.
9:21 PM EDT, May 26, 2014
Henry Lobb stood up against the wall in the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium, fumbling through words while trying to catch his breath.
9:25 PM EDT, May 26, 2014
Duke sophomore midfielder Deemer Class and senior midfielder Christian Walsh grew up playing with fiddle sticks in the parking lots of M&T Bank Stadium prior to attending Championship Weekend as spectators.
8:00 AM EDT, May 27, 2014
Known for some of the most prolific offenses in NCAA history, Duke is no slouch on defense either. For the seventh time in the past eight years, the defense ended a season by giving up an average of less than 10 goals.
6:03 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
In its run to the NCAA tournament final this season, the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team has beaten every Atlantic Coast Conference team except one.
6:08 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
Notre Dame is a battle-tested team, and most importantly, the Fighting Irish has averaged 12 goals per game in its recent six-game winning streak.
2:15 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
Here are a few tidbits from sixth-seeded Notre Dame's news conference at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday morning.
2:18 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
Here are a few tidbits from top-seeded and reigning national champion Duke’s news conference at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday morning.
6:28 PM EDT, May 25, 2014
In college lacrosse, there is no substitute for offense.
9:00 AM EDT, May 25, 2014
By virtue of having a higher seed, sixth-seeded Notre Dame was considered the home team in Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against seventh-seeded Maryland and wore its white jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium. But with the Terps playing about 45 minutes away from their campus in College Park, the stadium had a decided “Fear the Turtle” vibe to it, and the feeling was not lost on Fighting Irish coach Kevin Corrigan.
10:00 AM EDT, May 25, 2014
Fifth-seeded Denver had faithfully stuck to a goalie rotation, but it was a change in the cage that helped top-seeded and reigning national champion Duke emerge with a 15-12 win in an NCAA tournament semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Saturday.
8:43 PM EDT, May 24, 2014
At 5 feet 8, 170 pounds, Notre Dame's Matt Kavanagh was one of the smallest players on the field Saturday in his team's semifinal matchup with No. 7 seed Maryland, which has the nation's top-ranked scoring defense.
7:59 PM EDT, May 24, 2014
In coach John Tillman's four-year tenure, the Maryland men's lacrosse team had twice reached the national semifinals, and each time it moved on to the title game.
6:52 PM EDT, May 24, 2014
"A couple more nights in the greatest city in the world."
8:00 AM EDT, May 24, 2014
Maryland owns a 5-2 advantage in this series, but Notre Dame boasts the most recent win in a 6-5 decision on April 25 en route to capturing the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament crown. The Terps are making their third appearance in the NCAA tournament semifinals in the last four years, while the Fighting Irish are in the Final Four for the third time in five seasons.
9:00 AM EDT, May 24, 2014
Reigning national champion Duke owns a slight 4-3 edge in its series with Denver, but this is the first time the teams will meet in the NCAA tournament. The Pioneers are making their third Final Four appearance in four years, while the Blue Devils earned a spot in the national semifinals for the eighth consecutive season and 10th time in program history.
7:26 PM EDT, May 23, 2014
Come Monday, Duke's Casey Carroll hopes to play the game he loves while saluting the sacrifices he and others have made for their country. When better than Memorial Day for a former Army Ranger to end his college lacrosse career in the NCAA championship game?
6:58 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
On Memorial Day 2007, the possibilities for lacrosse seemed limitless.
1:58 PM EDT, May 23, 2014
Denver coach Bill Tierney doesn't think he is a genius, but he has one of the greatest defensive minds in the history of college lacrosse.
3:50 PM EDT, May 23, 2014
The Maryland and Notre Dame men's lacrosse teams entered the season having met five times in their histories.
7:28 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
There's a long list of goalies who have played for the Maryland men's lacrosse team without winning the sport's ultimate prize.
5:33 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Welcome to "Extreme Makeover: Dome Edition."
5:37 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Deemer Class was at M&T Bank Stadium in 2010 when Duke beat Notre Dame, 6-5, in overtime to capture the first men's lacrosse national title in school history.
5:35 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Denver goalkeepers Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus are polar opposites.
1:52 PM EDT, May 27, 2014
10:02 AM EDT, May 23, 2014
If as Duke wins another national championship in men's lacrosse Monday at M&T Bank Stadium, then we can start talking about a dynasty.
2:49 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Saturday's Division I semifinals
2:45 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Division I semifinals
11:18 AM EDT, May 22, 2014
2:05 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Prior to a date with Maryland in a semifinal of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on April 25, Notre Dame was on the cusp of being eliminated from postseason consideration.
4:42 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
At first, Megan Douty ignored the call from the strange number lighting up her cellphone during class in College Park a few weeks ago. When the number showed up again, she had left class, so she answered.
3:50 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Maryland's national women's lacrosse semifinal with Northwestern on Friday pits two of the top draw control experts. Terps sophomore Taylor Cummings will square off against the Division I career leader, Alyssa Leonard, who has 424 draw controls over her four years. Cummings has 210 for her career.
4:03 PM EDT, May 22, 2014
Arrive early and bring your walking shoes if you plan to attend the NCAA women's lacrosse semifinal between Syracuse and Virginia on Friday at 5 p.m. at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.
10:00 AM EDT, May 22, 2014
Fifth-seeded Denver has made no secret about its season-long philosophy of rotating goalkeepers Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus. Top-seeded and reigning national champion Duke may adopt a similar approach in Saturday’s NCAA tournament semifinal against the Pioneers at M&T Bank Stadium.
9:00 AM EDT, May 21, 2014
For top-seeded Duke, No. 5 Denver, No. 6 Notre Dame and No. 7 Maryland, Saturday’s semifinal round of the NCAA tournament at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore takes center stage in terms of preparation and focus. But for two of those teams, Monday’s title game is nearly as imposing.
10:00 AM EDT, May 21, 2014
Thanks to being the top seed from the South Region and a history that includes 10 national championships, Salisbury is favored to beat Tufts in the NCAA Division III tournament final Sunday at 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.
12:15 PM EDT, May 20, 2014
Charlie Raffa has gritted his way through a sore right knee that has limited him in practice and slowed him in Maryland games this season. The injury could be an issue for the junior faceoff specialist when the seventh-seeded Terps (13-3) meet sixth-seeded Notre Dame (11-5) in an NCAA tournament semifinal Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
3:25 PM EDT, May 20, 2014
Denver men's lacrosse hoping to get another strong effort from Chris Hampton vs. Duke's Brendan Fowler
Denver coach Bill Tierney has a tongue-in-cheek answer when asked about the team’s subpar showing on faceoffs with top-seeded Duke and senior extraordinaire Brendan Fowler awaiting on Saturday.
1:38 PM EDT, May 20, 2014
Coach John Danowski said top-seeded Duke is preparing to meet fifth-seeded Denver in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore without starting attackman Josh Dionne, who injured his right knee in Sunday’s 19-11 victory over Johns Hopkins.
3:53 PM EDT, May 19, 2014
There will be countless predictions and analysis leading up to the Division I men's lacrosse Final Four this weekend, but the only way Duke won't win a second consecutive championship is if another team can match up with the Blue Devils in faceoffs.
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