Media poll not kind to Cavaliers, Hokies


Media poll not kind to Cavaliers, Hokies

After improving from two wins to five last season, it looked as if Virginia was back on the right track. Evidently, the media isn’t buying it. UVa was picked to finish last in the Coastal Division by the media in a poll from the ACC Kickoff released on Tuesday..

The Cavaliers were the only team in the division to not receive any first-place votes.

In-state rival Virginia Tech fared better a bit better as they were picked to finish second in the division with 44 first-place votes behind Georgia Tech. The Hokies also received seven votes to win the ACC Championship. For a team hoping to return to national prominence, second-place in the division falls well short of the expectations in Blacksburg.

Clemson was picked as the overall league winner with 101 first-place votes.

Clemson’s DeShaun Watson was picked as the ACC Player of the Year, but perhaps more intriguing to local fans is where Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey and Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller landed on the list.

Both cornerbacks are widely considered the two best defensive backs in the league, but Ramsey narrowly edged Fuller by a single vote with seven over Fuller’s six.

Here’s a look at the full poll:

ACC Championship Votes

  1. Clemson - 84
  2. Florida State - 41
  3. Georgia Tech - 20
  4. Virginia Tech - 7
  5. North Carolina - 3
  6. Miami - 2
  7. NC State - 1

Atlantic Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)

  1. Clemson (101) - 1,032
  2. Florida State (56) - 932
  3. Louisville (1) - 746
  4. NC State - 673
  5. Boston College - 473
  6. Syracuse - 291
  7. Wake Forest - 217

Coastal Division

(First place votes in parenthesis)

  1. Georgia Tech (96) - 991
  2. Virginia Tech (44) - 841
  3. Miami (7) - 632
  4. Duke (4) - 615
  5. North Carolina (4) - 590
  6. Pitt (3) - 535
  7. Virginia - 220

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Maryland vs. Northwestern NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Maryland vs. Northwestern NCAA Women's Lacrosse Final Four: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

After dispatching of Denver in the quarterfinals, the No. 1 seeded Maryland Terrapins take on their Big Ten rivals, the fourth-seeded Northwestern Wildcats, Friday night in the Final Four of the 2019 Division I women's lacrosse tournament. 

It's a matchup of two NCAA women's lacrosse heavyweights, the Terps winning three of the last five national titles, while Northwestern has seven championship trophies of their own. 

Maryland and Northwestern faced each other twice earlier this season, the Terps triumphing in their lone regular season matchup 17-13 on April 11. The Wildcats got revenge in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game in a 16-11 affair, Maryland's only loss of the season thus far. 

Looking to watch No. 1 Maryland vs. No. 4 Northwestern tonight? Here's how to watch: 

Maryland vs. Northwestern How to Watch

What: Maryland Terrapins vs. Northwestern Wildcats, 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Final Four

Where: Homewood Field, Baltimore, Md. 

When: 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, May 24

TV Channel: ESPNNews

Stream: ESPN3

Maryland vs. Northwestern Preview

Record: Maryland (20-1, 6-0 Big Ten), Northwestern (16-4, 5-1 Big Ten)

Last Game: 17-8 win vs. Denver, 5/18 (Maryland), 18-14 win vs. No. 5 Syracuse, 5/18 (Northwestern) 

Last Head-to-Head Matchup: Northwestern 16-11 win on 5/5

Top Scorers: Jen Giles, 76 points on 54 goals and 22 assists (Maryland), Selena Lasota, 100 points on 82 goals and 18 assists (Northwestern)

2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship: Bracket, schedules, teams

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2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship: Bracket, schedules, teams

All of a sudden, we are down to four.

The NCAA Men's Lacrosse semifinals are set, with Penn State, Yale, Virginia, and Duke fighting for the title.

The semifinals will be played on Saturday, setting the stage for the National Championship on Monday.

Here is everything you need to know.

What schools are playing for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse title?

The four schools remaining are Penn State, Yale, Virginia, and Duke.

Penn State faces Yale in the first semifinal, with Virginia and Duke clashing in an ACC battle for a spot in the National Championship.

When are the NCAA Men's Lacrosse semifinals and final?

The first semifinal matchup is on Saturday, May 25, at 12:00 p.m. The second semifinal will take place roughly 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game, with an anticipated start time of 2:30 p.m. 

The National Championship will be held on Monday, May 27, at 1 p.m.

Where can I watch and live stream the NCAA Men's Lacrosse semifinals and final?

All three games will be aired on live television on ESPN2.

Each game is available for stream on WatchESPN.

How did each team get here?

The No. 1 overall seeded Penn State Nittany Lions have cruised into the Final Four. They defeated Loyola (Md.) 21-14 in the quarterfinals after beating UMBC 25-10 in the first round. Penn State has lost just one game all season and should be the favorites to take home the title.

In one of the best games of the tournament, Yale narrowly edged University of Pennsylvania 19-18 in the quarterfinal for the opportunity to face Penn State in the semifinals. Yale defeated Georgetown in their opening game of the tournament.

In a controversy game-tying goal with just seconds remaining, Virginia edged out Maryland 13-12 in overtime for a spot in the semifinals. They cruised by Robert Morris, 19-10, in their first-round matchup.

The third one-goal victory of the quarterfinals belonged to Duke, who defeated Notre Dame 14-13 in the quarterfinals. The Blue Devils have been tested throughout the tournament, as they just slid by Richmond, 12-11, in their opening matchup.

If the past couple rounds are any indication, his weekend should bring exciting lacrosse for everyone.