OTR loves lacrosse. It's a vicarious affair-bench warmer and couch potato- and always has been, even in his college years when he discovered that the word meant much more than a town in Wisconsin. There was a period when the game fell out of prime, but the fever returned in 1988 when OTR discovered one of his colleagues was an All-American Terp from the 1966 squad.
This weekend, 60,000+ lacrosse fans will gather in Baltimore for the NCAA Division 1 Men's Championship on Saturday and Memorial Day. It's a great year because OTR's beloved Maryland Terrapins will be in the final four along with Virginia, Duke, and the University of Denver.
ESPN has covered this event for seventeen years helping to grow the sport across the nation. Here is the schedule for this weekend:
Saturday, May 28, on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com, National Semi-Finals:
Virginia vs. Denver at 4:00 p.m. ET
Maryland vs. Duke at 6:30 p.m ET
Monday, May 30, on ESPN, ESPN3.com, and ESPN Mobile, Championship:
Semi-Final Winners at 3:30 p.m. ET
Devoted fans know what they're about to see this weekend. It's the best sports action one could hope for. Any doubts? OTR hopes his far-flung Internet skeptics will watch on ESPN. Baltimore and D.C. doubters need to get a ticket!
Go Terps! FEAR THE TURTLE!