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Comment 9 hours ago

The Buckeyes haven't fared very well in this series either, but it is a little more excusable since they haven't played in a while. Playing at home is obviously optimal. 

BUCKNELL 
Series: Bucknell leads 5-1 
Columbus: Tied 1-1 
Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell leads 4-0 
2/20/10 ...........L .....................11-5 ........................... A 
2/21/09 ...........W ............10-9 OT ...........................H 
3/1/08 ..............L .............8-7 3OT ........................... A 
3/2/07 .............L ......................7-6 ...........................H 
4/11/93 .............L ...................20-8 ........................... A 
4/13/91 .............L ....................19-8 ........................... A
 

Comment 16 Feb 2019

The Grey Cup where Posey won MVP was a monster upset in a crazy blizzard. Calgary was a heavy favorite and had been the best team in the league all year long. Toronto was a .500 team that got hot in the Playoffs. Posey had struggled all year with a lot of drops, but really came on down the stretch. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKW64fQwzRc
Comment 16 Feb 2019

The CFL is actually pretty fun to watch, and shortens the off season by a pretty good clip. 

Comment 15 Feb 2019

These two teams have actually played quite a bit since Myers took over, and frankly it hasn't gone well for the Buckeyes. To make matters worse, they have never defeated UMass on the road where of course this game will be played. 

MASSACHUSETTS

Series: UMass leads 4-1 
Columbus: Series tied 1-1 
Amherst, Mass.: UMass leads 2-0 
Neutral Site: UMass leads 1-0 


2/18/17 .............W .....................8-7 ...........................H 
2/20/16 ...........L ....................9-16 ........................... A 
2/16/14 ............L OT .............11-12 ..........................N1 
2/25/12 ...........L ......................3-9 ...........................H 
2/26/11 ............L .....................9-11 ........................... A 


1 Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic, EverBankField, Jacksonville, Fla.
 

Comment 01 Feb 2019

This is a good place for the history of Men's College Lacrosse in Ohio. The easiest way to break it down would be to divide it into two sections. Before 1993 and after 1993. 

Before 1993 there were so few teams west of PA that they all played in the same conference regardless of division. The Midwest Lacrosse Association (MLA). The Ohio teams in that Conference were Ohio State along with six D3 teams,. To borrow an NHL term I will refer to them as the "Original Six"; Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Kenyon, Oberlin, Wooster and Wittenberg. The Original Six are still going strong today in the North Coast Conference. Other teams came and went during this era including Ohio U, Bowling Green, Akron, Cincinnati, Ashland (D2), Mt Union and Marietta (D3). 

Kenyon started playing in 1948. Oberlin had a team by then, although I'm not sure if they started that year or before as they don't have their history on their website. Denison and Ohio State went varsity in 1953. OWU in 1956. Wittenberg and Wooster came on a little later than the others, but both had teams by 1971. 

Today there are only 2 D1 teams, OSU and Cleveland State. There are only two D2 teams, Lake Erie and Walsh, neither of which OSU has ever played. At the D3 level College Lacrosse has absolutely exploded in the last 10 years or so, expanding from the Original Six to a whopping 19 teams including the entire OAC. The North Coast has 7 Ohio teams; The Original Six plus Hiram along with a pair of Indiana schools. The entire OAC has gone varsity starting with Otterbein in 2010. Marietta was the final hold out and they will start playing this year. Additionally Mt St Joe's and Franciscan have varsity teams. In fact there are only three D3 schools in Ohio that don't have varsity Lacrosse teams at this point; Case Western, Defiance and Bluffton. 

Comment 01 Feb 2019

This is the Vikings' third season of varsity Lacrosse and they have played OSU each season for a de facto state title. 

CLEVELAND STATE 
Series: Ohio State leads 2-0 
Columbus: Ohio State leads 1-0 
2/3/18 ..............W ...................13-6 ...........................A
3/11/17 ..............W ...................12-4 ...........................H
 

It is nice to finally have an in-state opponent again. Here is a breakdown of OSU's history against Ohio opponents. 

Opponent W L T Pct. Streak First/Last
D1
Bowling Green ............... 8 ......8 ......0 ...........500 .......... W4 .........1964/1979
Ohio University .............. 4 ..... 0 ......0 ..........1.000 ........ W4 .........1973/1976 
Cincinnati ..........................1 ...... 0 ......0 ..........1.000 .........W1 .....................1971
Akron .................................1 ...... 0 ......0 ..........1.000 .........W1 ....................1957


D2
Ashland ............................13 ......4 ......0 ...........765........... W4 .........1973/1985


D3 
Kenyon ............................29 ... 22 ..... 1 ...........567 ...........W1 ......... 1953/1993
Denison ............................17 .... 42 .....0 ...........288 ............L1 ...........1953/1997
Ohio Wesleyan ...............17 .... 34 .....0 ...........333 .......... L19 ........1956/1996
Oberlin .............................17 .... 23 ..... 1 ...........427 ............L1 .......... 1953/1992
Wooster ...........................23 .....4 ......0 ...........852 .......... W6 ..........1971/1998
Wittenberg ...................... 11 ......4 ......0 ...........733 ........... W8 ......... 1969/1991


Mt. Union ......................... 3 ..... 0 ......0 ..........1.000 ........ W3 ........ 1983/1986
Marietta .............................1 ...... 0 ......0 ..........1.000 .........W1 .....................1991
 

Comment 31 Jan 2019

Well for one thing Columbus isn't that cold compared to the rest of the Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, etc. 

I also like to have four seasons. Three months of scorching heat is plenty for me. 

Comment 28 Jan 2019

Lacrosse in the Southeast, outside of the Acc, is actually a pretty sorry collection of schools. 

The West coast just doesn't seem to have much interest, much to Denver's delight. 

Comment 28 Jan 2019

The Pac 12 has six W Lacrosse teams which is enough for an auto bid. They don't seem to be particularly interested in the Men's game right now, but you never know. 

Comment 28 Jan 2019

Two new teams this year in Utah and St Bonaventure. Utah is the first Pac 12 school to have a men's team. They will be forging on as an independent for the foreseeable future. Maybe a candidate for the Big East since Denver plays there. 

St Bonaventure joins the Metro. They are NY's 16th team, which leads the rest of the pack by quite a bit. PA has 9 teams, but only one west of Penn St (Robert Morris). MD is third with 7 teams. MA has 5 teams. There are 4 teams in CT, NJ and VA. 3 teams in RI and NC. 2 teams in OH, MI and CO. 1 team in VT, NH, DE, DC, IN, WI, KY, SC, GA, FL and UT. 

Ranking conferences by Pre-season: Top 10/Top 25/Total Teams

1 Acc: 3/5/5

2. Big Ten 3/6/6

3. Ivy: 2/4/7

4. Big East: 1/3/6

5. Patriot 1/2/9

6. America East: 0/2/7

7. Northeast: 0/2/7

8. Colonial: 0/1/6

9. SoCon: 0/0/8

10. Metro: 0/0/8

11. D1 Independents: 0/0/4