NCAA Preview: UNC goes to Durham

March 15, 2014

Alex Urquhart The North Carolina Tar Heels are making their way to Durham to take on the Duke Blue Devils. This is one of the biggest rivalries in college sports. There is only, roughly, 10 miles between the two campuses and that has sparked one of the greatest bubbles of animosity between two schools, just look at college basketball when these two play each other. Now lacrosse is a bit…


Duke Tries to Avoid Second Straight Loss in the State of Maryland

March 6, 2014

WHERE: @ Loyola WHEN: Sunday March, 9 @ 6:00 Duke returns to the state of Maryland this Sunday as it tries to avoid its second straight loss. Loyola will look to hand Duke another loss and extend its four game winning streak when the two face off on Loyola’s campus. It is also a rematch of last season’s NCAA first round game where Duke upset the Greyhounds on their way…


NCAA Power Rankings: New #1, UVa Team to Beat, PSU and Loyola Looking Big

March 4, 2014

We have a new top team in the land. Maryland is the new number one team with Virginia seizing the second spot while Syracuse continues to tumble. Penn also earned another early season win over a top 10 program in Denver. 1 Maryland (4-0)—It was a good day for Turtle Nation. Mike Chanenchuk put on another clinic tying his career high with five goals, the defense was aggressive, led by…


NCAA Men’s Power Rankings: Duke on Top, Maryland in the Hunt

February 26, 2014

A perfect February for Duke keeps them on top of the world ranked while Maryland welcomed Syracuse to the ACC with a beatdown at the Carrier Dome. Control of the face offs continues to be a deciding factor early on. Expect more shifting in the weeks ahead. We will start to see who sinks and swims as the spring approaches. 1. Duke (4-0)—Two wins over the weekend against Penn and…


NCAA Preview: Stony Brook @ Duke

February 21, 2014

STONY BROOK SEAWOLVES (1-1) AT DUKE BLUE DEVILS (2-0) This will be the first meeting between the teams since 1993. Duke leads the series 2-0. This is Stony Brook’s first road game of the season. The Skinny: SeaWolves: Stony Brook is coming off an 18-10 victory over Lafayette on Tuesday. With the game tied four apiece in the second quarter, the SeaWolves would score 10 of the next 11 goals…


NCAA Women’s Power Rankings Week 2

Last week’s rankings saw North Carolina on top of the pack, with Syracuse and Northwestern right on their heels. After a week’s worth of play, were the Tarheel’s able to remain on top, or did Syracuse bump them down to number two? 1.      Syracuse- I was hard-pressed to remove North Carolina from the number one spot, but the Orange has played one game more than the Tarheels, and…

February 19, 2014

NCAA Power Rankings: Duke and Syracuse Off to Good Starts

February 18, 2014

Overtime is the early theme in the 2014 college season. With the expanded field, these one-goal affairs could play a factor when determining the bubble teams. Otherwise, it was a good week for the ACC. We saw some impressive victories by some of the up-and-coming programs. If these February games are any indication, we might be in for a bedeviling season. 1 Duke (2-0)—Duke got a head start and won…


NCAA Preview: Denver at Duke

WHO: Denver Pioneers and Duke Blue Devils WHERE: Durham, N. Carolina WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 11 am   Denver Pioneers   The Pioneers were a force of tanks rolling over Air Force 14-8 in their season opener. Now, they travel to the eastern seaboard to face a traditionally top-notch lacrosse program: Duke. Ranked No. 4, Denver experienced a surge of offensive power and defensive solidity, contributing to an all-around victory….

February 12, 2014

NCAA Preview: Duke at Jacksonville

Duke at Jacksonville WHERE: @ Jacksonville WHEN: Sunday February, 9 @ 12:00 Duke opens the season in Jacksonville where it will start its title defense and its quest for back-to-back NCAA Championships. With the team they bring back, they have a very good shot at it as well. Before they get ahead of themselves, however, they will face Jacksonville, a team slated to win the Atlantic Sun Conference. Duke Offense…

February 7, 2014

Duke Hires Ben DeLuca for 2014

February 5, 2014

After a chain of ripple effects caused by transitioning college coaches, Duke University Men’s lacrosse hired Ben DeLuca today as the volunteer assistant coach for the 2014 season. For those who don’t remember, DeLuca was the head coach at Cornell University, where he is coming off a 2013 season of 14-4 and a 6-0 Ivy League title. In the fall, Cornell fired him after incidences of team hazing were reported…