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2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY

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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: dbilmes (64.224.255.---)
Date: June 01, 2022 12:21PM

Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2022 12:47PM

So four media giants didn't vote Cornell #2. And Notre Dame is still #6. Sigh.

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: jtwcornell91 (Moderator)
Date: June 01, 2022 01:23PM


Wow, six "Northern" teams in the top ten, none of which is named S****use, plus one "Western".

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: George64 (---.rochester.res.rr.com)
Date: June 01, 2022 02:14PM


But alas, Harvard drops 14 places to 16th.
.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: dag14 (---.hsd1.co.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2022 03:22PM

Since we actually finished #2, it would take some nerve to rank us anywhere else.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 01, 2022 04:46PM

George64

But alas, Harvard drops 14 places to 16th.
.
No. They dropped from #14 to #16. Cornell went from #10 to #2.

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.44.98.30.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: June 02, 2022 04:41AM

To quote Basil Fawlty, "What's the bloody point?"
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: KenP (137.75.68.---)
Date: June 02, 2022 12:48PM

Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Robb (---.lightspeed.dybhfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 02, 2022 02:27PM

KenP
Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.

Absolutely. Check out MD's box scores for the season - ahead of PSU by 18-3 after 3, ahead of JHU by 22-4 after 3. We didn't do that kind of damage to the likes of Hobart and Lehigh, not to mention our one-goal squeaker over that very same PSU team.

In the movie version, a much, much younger Kirk Douglas plays Conner Buczek in the Cornell locker room: "Really nice moral victories are are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they'd blow us out nine times. But not this game. Not today. Today, we hang around with them. Today, we keep it within 5 goals!" And then the team went out there and did it, which was definitely something of a Miracle.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: cth95 (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 02, 2022 06:42PM

I was confused at first, but then realized you probably mean Kurt Russell.

Unless you want to reference Spartacus.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2022 06:43PM by cth95.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Robb (---.lightspeed.dybhfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 02, 2022 06:56PM

cth95
I was confused at first, but then realized you probably mean Kurt Russell.

Unless you want to reference Spartacus.
doh. Yes, that guy.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.44.98.30.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: June 03, 2022 07:44AM

Robb
KenP
Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.

Absolutely. Check out MD's box scores for the season - ahead of PSU by 18-3 after 3, ahead of JHU by 22-4 after 3. We didn't do that kind of damage to the likes of Hobart and Lehigh, not to mention our one-goal squeaker over that very same PSU team.

In the movie version, a much, much younger Kirk Douglas plays Conner Buczek in the Cornell locker room: "Really nice moral victories are are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they'd blow us out nine times. But not this game. Not today. Today, we hang around with them. Today, we keep it within 5 goals!" And then the team went out there and did it, which was definitely something of a Miracle.

Actually, before the final I was thinking about the other quote that he said before the game against Finland: If they lose that game nobody would remember them.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Roy 82 (128.18.241.---)
Date: June 03, 2022 04:42PM

Jeff Hopkins '82
Robb
KenP
Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.

Absolutely. Check out MD's box scores for the season - ahead of PSU by 18-3 after 3, ahead of JHU by 22-4 after 3. We didn't do that kind of damage to the likes of Hobart and Lehigh, not to mention our one-goal squeaker over that very same PSU team.

In the movie version, a much, much younger Kirk Douglas plays Conner Buczek in the Cornell locker room: "Really nice moral victories are are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they'd blow us out nine times. But not this game. Not today. Today, we hang around with them. Today, we keep it within 5 goals!" And then the team went out there and did it, which was definitely something of a Miracle.

Actually, before the final I was thinking about the other quote that he said before the game against Finland: If they lose that game nobody would remember them.

Are thinking of this quote that is far more memorable than either of the above?:
"If you lose this game, you'll take it to your f*&%#g graves. Your f*&%#g graves."
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: dbilmes (64.224.255.---)
Date: June 04, 2022 08:22AM

I don't recall if anyone has mentioned this before, but I highly recommend the recently published book, We Showed Baltimore: The Lacrosse Revolution of the 1970s and Richie Moran's Big Red. The author is Christian Swezey, who as best I can tell has no connection to Cornell. The book was published by Cornell University Press. The author did amazing research, interviewing dozens of former coaches, players from not just Cornell but also from Hopkins, Maryland, Hobart, etc. He was able to interview Richie as well.
This book also talks about the transition from wood to plastic lacrossse sticks during the early '70s, as well as the growth of lacrosse. But I especially loved reading about the rise of Cornell's program. For example, I never knew that Ned Harkness didn't take over the lacrosse program until Bob Cullen stepped down after a tragic plane crash in 1965. He was going to fly to scout Brown in a private plan flown by a Cornell professor, but at the last minute ended up sending his two assistants instead. The plane crashed on the way back and everyone on it was killed. Cullen couldn't bring himself to coach the team after that.
On a lighter note, there are some wild stories about the great Cortland State team in 1972 which beat Cornell and made a run in the NCAA tournament. They even rescheduled their graduation in order to host an NCAA semifinal game. More than 500 alchohol-fueled Cortland fans travelled by bus to watch them upset Navy in the rain in the quarterfinals.
I also learned how Dan Mackesey was originally going to attend Brown, and his father, a Cornell professor, didn't want him to go to Cornell. A lot of the big lax stars in the '70s had to work as dishwashers at frat houses to help pay their expenses. Also, McEneaney was a wild man on the lacrosse field, and was nearly kicked off the team on the eve of the 1977 title game.I had forgotten that he was the starting receiver for the football team and had a tryout with the NY Jets.
(The author is not paying me to plug his book. I just think this is a must-read for Cornell lax fans, especially if, like me, you were at school in the mid-70s).
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 04, 2022 11:30AM

dbilmes
I don't recall if anyone has mentioned this before, but I highly recommend the recently published book, We Showed Baltimore: The Lacrosse Revolution of the 1970s and Richie Moran's Big Red. The author is Christian Swezey, who as best I can tell has no connection to Cornell. The book was published by Cornell University Press. The author did amazing research, interviewing dozens of former coaches, players from not just Cornell but also from Hopkins, Maryland, Hobart, etc. He was able to interview Richie as well.
This book also talks about the transition from wood to plastic lacrossse sticks during the early '70s, as well as the growth of lacrosse. But I especially loved reading about the rise of Cornell's program. For example, I never knew that Ned Harkness didn't take over the lacrosse program until Bob Cullen stepped down after a tragic plane crash in 1965. He was going to fly to scout Brown in a private plan flown by a Cornell professor, but at the last minute ended up sending his two assistants instead. The plane crashed on the way back and everyone on it was killed. Cullen couldn't bring himself to coach the team after that.
On a lighter note, there are some wild stories about the great Cortland State team in 1972 which beat Cornell and made a run in the NCAA tournament. They even rescheduled their graduation in order to host an NCAA semifinal game. More than 500 alchohol-fueled Cortland fans travelled by bus to watch them upset Navy in the rain in the quarterfinals.
I also learned how Dan Mackesey was originally going to attend Brown, and his father, a Cornell professor, didn't want him to go to Cornell. A lot of the big lax stars in the '70s had to work as dishwashers at frat houses to help pay their expenses. Also, McEneaney was a wild man on the lacrosse field, and was nearly kicked off the team on the eve of the 1977 title game.I had forgotten that he was the starting receiver for the football team and had a tryout with the NY Jets.
(The author is not paying me to plug his book. I just think this is a must-read for Cornell lax fans, especially if, like me, you were at school in the mid-70s).
Interview with Swezey discussing his book: [youtu.be]

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: abmarks (---.hsd1.vt.comcast.net)
Date: June 04, 2022 12:57PM

Al DeFlorio
dbilmes
I don't recall if anyone has mentioned this before, but I highly recommend the recently published book, We Showed Baltimore: The Lacrosse Revolution of the 1970s and Richie Moran's Big Red. The author is Christian Swezey, who as best I can tell has no connection to Cornell. The book was published by Cornell University Press...
Interview with Swezey discussing his book: [youtu.be]

Enjoyed the interview. Swezey drops 30% off coupon mention at the end.

?t=Ag2UocKWgZu57JU9uQEQxw&s=19
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 04, 2022 04:08PM

abmarks
Al DeFlorio
dbilmes
I don't recall if anyone has mentioned this before, but I highly recommend the recently published book, We Showed Baltimore: The Lacrosse Revolution of the 1970s and Richie Moran's Big Red. The author is Christian Swezey, who as best I can tell has no connection to Cornell. The book was published by Cornell University Press...
Interview with Swezey discussing his book: [youtu.be]

Enjoyed the interview. Swezey drops 30% off coupon mention at the end.

?t=Ag2UocKWgZu57JU9uQEQxw&s=19
Just used the coupon at Cornell University Press.

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 05, 2022 07:03AM

USA Lacrosse article looking forward: ,[www.usalaxmagazine.com]

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: scoop85 (---.burl.east.myfairpoint.net)
Date: June 05, 2022 09:49AM

Al DeFlorio
USA Lacrosse article looking forward: ,[www.usalaxmagazine.com]

Much to look forward to for next season, but it will a challenge with a target on our back. Many strong teams will be in the mix, and we’ll be one of them.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Jeff Hopkins '82 (---.44.98.30.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: June 06, 2022 07:05AM

Roy 82
Jeff Hopkins '82
Robb
KenP
Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.

Absolutely. Check out MD's box scores for the season - ahead of PSU by 18-3 after 3, ahead of JHU by 22-4 after 3. We didn't do that kind of damage to the likes of Hobart and Lehigh, not to mention our one-goal squeaker over that very same PSU team.

In the movie version, a much, much younger Kirk Douglas plays Conner Buczek in the Cornell locker room: "Really nice moral victories are are born from great opportunity. And that's what you have here, tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game. If we played 'em ten times, they'd blow us out nine times. But not this game. Not today. Today, we hang around with them. Today, we keep it within 5 goals!" And then the team went out there and did it, which was definitely something of a Miracle.

Actually, before the final I was thinking about the other quote that he said before the game against Finland: If they lose that game nobody would remember them.

Are thinking of this quote that is far more memorable than either of the above?:
"If you lose this game, you'll take it to your f*&%#g graves. Your f*&%#g graves."

Yeah, that's the one.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 02:47PM

KenP
Even if we won that last, all-important game I'd still say Maryland is the better team overall and deserving of #1 in the polls.
"Tournament finals produce winners, not always best teams."
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 02:54PM

Al DeFlorio
USA Lacrosse article looking forward: ,[www.usalaxmagazine.com]
... and had the good luck to be bracketed so the only contact with Maryland would be in the title game.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 02:59PM

scoop85
Al DeFlorio
USA Lacrosse article looking forward: ,[www.usalaxmagazine.com]

Much to look forward to for next season, but it will a challenge with a target on our back. Many strong teams will be in the mix, and we’ll be one of them.
Plus we have to play all those unrated teams that gave us fits in 2022.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 03:06PM

toddlose
“looking to Piatelli to break Mike French's record.”


Only want to see him win a title like French did. I dc if he has 10 assists with zero goals. I’m sure he feels the same way.
French played fewer games but the advantage of being able to score multiple points in overtime sessions. Such as against Maryland, 16-13 in OT, 1976, French had 7G 4A. PS Cornell was down 7-2 at the half.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 03:39PM

Bill Tierney won six titles at Princeton, won one coach of the year award. Plus another at Denver. I mean, he picked up the slack for the Ivy League when things cooled down for Cornell after 1988.

I hope Buczek loves Cornell. Because offers from non-Ivy schools could approach $300,000.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: upprdeck (38.77.26.---)
Date: June 12, 2022 07:56PM

maybe a new AD helps with this.. fund raise to keep coaches they want to stay. 300K in Ithaca goes a long way too
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Swampy (---.ri.ri.cox.net)
Date: June 12, 2022 10:14PM

billhoward
Bill Tierney won six titles at Princeton, won one coach of the year award. Plus another at Denver. I mean, he picked up the slack for the Ivy League when things cooled down for Cornell after 1988.

I hope Buczek loves Cornell. Because offers from non-Ivy schools could approach $300,000.

He's already the "Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Men's Lacrosse." Does anyone (besides CB & AN) know what the base salary is for the job and what, if anything, the RMM endowment adds to it?

Similar questions for Jordan Stevens, who's the "Mario St. George Boiardi '04 Associate Head Coach OF Men's Lacrosse."

The names of both endowments suggest they came from multiple donors. We may be the ones who have to open our checkbooks to keep these coaches. :-/
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 29, 2022 08:10PM

We Showed Baltimore by Christian Swezey is a pretty good book, decently written, and as David Bilmes says, those of us who saw Moran's first three titles - um, the only three Cornell won -- and thought we had some insights into Cornell lacrosse still learned a lot about the players and Moran. Such as that Eamon McEneaney '77 was not the classic affluent Long Islander and in fact had to work as many as three jobs at Cornell to pay for school. Or that Cornell's competition to land Mike French '76 was not another school such as Maryland but the prospect of a good paying job in a GM factory. I also liked Swezey's discussion about how in 1971, first year of the NCAA tournament, the end of season games among the Big Five conflicted with the tournament games and the schools seriously considered telling the NCAA no thanks.

The book drifts many times to other schools and other games, perhaps because Christian Swezey is a Baltimore/Beltway guy (Loyola '94) and more likely because it makes the book interesting to enough non-Cornell fans to get it. Also, as any writer knows, it's harder to edit down than to write more.

He sourced a number of quotes and background material from us on the Cornell Daily Sun -- for which, it's nice to remembered and be helpful.

At the book's end, Swezey does a nice what-it-all-means summary of Moran's role as the point man for the transition from Baltimore lacrosse-dominant to New York as more dominant than Baltimore-area, then NY-NJ, and NY-NJ-Canada-New England and now all-North America as more important than the old guard. Our coach is a Cornell '15 from Ohio.

The skill: He brought in a new style of play, faster, more movement, nobody holds (supposed to hold) the ball more than 3 seconds.

The insight: Moran as a Long Island HS then Cornell coach saw what the Baltimore establishment didn't: Long Island (plus upstate) had vastly more HS lacrosse players competing (at a high level), and when Baltimore Inc. didn't recruit them by the 1970s, Cornell, Syracuse, Princeton (and North Carolina did).

Swezey notes more than a few times that in the pre-NCAA tournament era, the USILA poll winners were always the Big Five of lacrosse --Hopkins, Maryland, Virginia, Navy and Army -- except for a couple off years when Princeton won. Cornell went unbeaten under Harkness in 1968 and under Moran in 1970 the USILA era and (1970) finished fourth (fifth?) in the polls behind three once-beaten Johnny Reb schools. Many of which had little interest in playing Cornell.

Since the playoffs and Moran: 30 NCAA titles for the non Big-Five schools (below in CAPS), 20 for the traditional old guard, of which none have gone to Navy or Army:
School       Titles
SYRACUSE     10
Hopkins       9 (none since 2007)
Virginia      7
PRINCETON     6
N CAROLINA    5
Maryland      4  -- 1973, 1975 ... 42-year-drought ... then 2017, 2022 
CORNELL       3
DUKE          3 
DENVER        1
LOYOLA        1
YALE          1
---------------
Navy          0 x 2
Army          0 x 0 (lost 17-16 to Cornell 1971 semifinals)

Only two title winners have more championship losses than wins:
Cornell       3-5
Maryland      4-12
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: nshapiro (---.phlapa.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 29, 2022 10:50PM

Of course, the ACC mob counts all those Syracuse wins as ACC wins now.
 
Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: August 30, 2022 06:47AM

Harkness's 1966 Cornell team also unbeaten. 1952 RPI team, coached by guess who, shared USILA title with Virginia.

 
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Re: 2022 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament Thread of DESTINY
Posted by: billhoward (---.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net)
Date: August 30, 2022 12:36PM

nshapiro
Of course, the ACC mob counts all those Syracuse wins as wins vacated titles now.
Fixed, sorry, clarified your post.

I not sure if Swezey mentioned it but one of the most amazing strings in sports was Syracuse's 22 straight national semifinals appearances from 1983 to 2004. Since then, three more 2006-2009, since then only one more in 2013. Syracuse does have the top recruit entering in the fall, M Joey Spallina, per Inside Lacrosse. (The IL list I see only lists the top ten not 100.) This will be the second year with Gary Gait as HC after 21 years under John Desko preceded by 67 years (back to 1931) under Roy Simmons and Roy Simmons Jr.
 
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