Good Morning! We’re about 36 hours from kickoff for the Poinsettia Bowl (9:30pm EST on the 23rd). I hope everyone either took the 24th off or has some 5 Hour Energy ready for the next morning. Let’s get to the news.
CBS Sports announced their 2015 Patriot League lacrosse TV schedule and, much like years past, it’s rather underwhelming. Only two Navy games (and 11 total Patriot League games) will be televised. Navy gets on air with a visit from Boston University on March 28th and the Army-Navy game on April 11th at NMCMS. I understand that CBS is a large college basketball outlet and there is a lot of inventory that has to be shown, much of which overlaps with lacrosse season. I suppose this is our annual reminder that lacrosse isn’t as big as we sometimes think it is. Thankfully, there is still the Patriot League digital network online, so we’ll get to see more games there.
There is a lot of press out there for the upcoming bowl game. I’m not going to link everything here, so instead I will point you to the San Diego Union Tribune bowl page. Between that and some quality stories from Bill Wagner over at the Capital Gazette, you can get through lunch today and tomorrow with some good reads. I will, however, put this photo from the story on the visit from former WR Doug Furman here so that we all may bask in the glory of his moustache.
There’s a little SWO in all of us…even helo pilots.
- David Teel of the Virginia Daily Press made it a little dusty in the room as he wrote about the impact Army-Navy has had on him and his late father.
- Women’s basketball picked up a win in their final non-conference game of the season, beating winless Saint Peter’s on Sunday.
- Men’s basketball closes out their non-conference schedule tonight at home against Towson.