ESPN broadcaster and former Notre Dame player Eamon McAnaney is a regular contributor to LaxMagazine.com
May 22, 2015
McAnaney: Rivalries Continues Through to Final Four
The game's oldest rivalry and the game's best new one will be on display in Saturday's semifinals - continuing the trend for this year's NCAA tournament of rematches and rivals.
May 16, 2015
McAnaney: Looking Back to Look Ahead at Notre Dame-Albany
Eamon McAnaney was on the call for last year's epic NCAA quarterfinal game between Notre Dame and Albany. Guess what? They do it again. He looks back at the last meeting.
May 9, 2015
McAnaney: Cornell Greats Rank Thompson Among Best Ever
Is Lyle Thompson the greatest player of all-time? With Albany taking on Cornell in the NCAA tournament, Eamon McAnaney asked a couple of Big Red greats for their take. The answer? Respect for sure, and hoping for the best on Saturday.
May 5, 2015
McAnaney: My NCAA Tournament Bracket Thoughts
Head-to-head isn't a problem for Eamon McAnaney, but he's got more of an issue with lack of creativity in first-round matchups.
May 1, 2015
McAnaney: Breaking Down the Unpredictable Ivies
The Ivy League has been a tough one to pin down all season - how does Eamon McAnaney see the always-shifting landscape coming together for this weekend's tournament in Providence?
April 27, 2015
McAnaney: Weekend Shakes Up NCAA Tournament Race
Johns Hopkins dramatically improved its resume with a win over Maryland, but Yale and Ohio State both suffered upset losses. What to make of it all? Eamon McAnaney breaks down the weekend that was.
April 24, 2015
McAnaney: Lacrosse's New York State of Mind?
The Big East made its hoops stand out by hosting its tournament at Madison Square Garden. Could a lacrosse conference make a similar play by playing its post season in the Big Apple?
April 20, 2015
McAnaney: One-Goal Games and Plenty of Talking Points
One-goal games and unbelievable comebacks were the norm in contests that will play major factors in the upcoming conference tournaments and then again on Selection Sunday. Plus, Matt Kavanagh talks about the hit heard 'round the lacrosse world.
April 17, 2015
McAnaney: Start-up Programs' Growing Pains, Gains
Richmond coach Dan Chemotti, Marquette's Joe Amplo and Monmouth's Brian Fisher share insight on building a Division I program from the ground up. Eamon McAnaney examines recent start-up varsity teams.
April 13, 2015
McAnaney: Who's No. 2? Tar Heels or Terps?
Eamon McAnaney delves into this week's big rankings debate. After North Carolina became the second team to knock off Syracuse this season, should the Tar Heels be No. 2? Or the still solid Terps? He answers the question.
April 6, 2015
McAnaney: What to Make of Ivy League Madness?
It's hard to make sense of the Ivy League right now, writes Eamon McAnaney, but at the very least, it looks like the league will send multiple teams to the NCAA tournament.
April 2, 2015
McAnaney: Duke-ND Chance to Catch Two Prototype Middies
Duke's Myles Jones and Notre Dame's Sergio Perkovic are big, strong midfielders - who also use their skill and IQ to the maximum for their teams.
March 23, 2015
McAnaney: Syracuse and Everyone Else? Maybe, but Not So Fast
Eamon McAnaney doesn't blame anyone for thinking it's Syracuse and everyone else at the moment. But he hedges against that thought, breaks down the weekend's top results and gives his Top 20.
March 19, 2015
McAnaney: Finding Identity, Ohio State Hits its Stride
After an opening loss to Detroit, Ohio State has come into its own of late, and stands at 6-2 going into Saturday's key contest at Notre Dame.
March 16, 2015
McAnaney: Time to Separate Contenders from Pretenders
Syracuse and North Carolina have looked like the top teams in the country, but what about the rest of the field? ESPN's Eamon McAnaney breaks down the weekend that was and gives his Top 20.
March 12, 2015
McAnaney: Marquette's Magical Ride Continues
At 7-0, Marquette is in uncharted territory for the still-new program in Wisconsin. What's the next step with some tough games coming up? Eamon McAnaney looks at the Golden Eagles.
March 9, 2015
McAnaney: Denver's Rivalry Win Tops the Weekend
If Denver and Notre Dame were located east of the Delaware Water Gap this would be the premier rivalry in the college game right now. And it’s not even close, writes Eamon McAnaney.
March 5, 2015
McAnaney: Carolina Back, but Demons Aren't Exorcised in February
A win over Denver punctuated a 5-0 February for North Carolina, which looks like a true contender, writes columnist Eamon McAnaney. How they build between now and May will be the key.
June 3, 2014
McAnaney: A Season From the Broadcast Booth
Eamon McAnaney saw a lot from the booth between a February JHU-Ohio State tilt and the NCAA finals, from Duke's dominance to Albany's 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Here's his take on the season that was.
May 23, 2014
McAnaney: A Business Trip for These Final Four
Eamon McAnaney breaks down the four teams left standing in Baltimore, including a Denver team whose hunting instincts could spell trouble for defending champ Duke.
May 19, 2014
McAnaney: Quarterfinal Thoughts from the Booth
ESPN's Eamon McAnaney called all four NCAA Division I men's quarterfinals over the weekend. Here's his take on what transpired.
May 16, 2014
Eamon McAnaney's NCAA Quarterfinals Breakdown
ESPN's Eamon McAnaney examines the Amato-Waldt and Raffa-Massa duels, how Notre Dame will approach Lyle Thompson, Hopkins' defensive task against Duke and contrasting Canadian styles in the Denver-Drexel tilt.
May 12, 2014
McAnaney: Did That First Round Just Happen?
Eamon McAnaney looks back at a crazy first round of May Madness on the men's DI side, including his broadcast of the stunning nightcap that saw Bryant upset Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.
April 28, 2014
McAnaney: Epic Weekend Ushers In NCAA Season
A fantastic weekend of lacrosse is just the beginning, as the NCAA season is upon us, with a look back at the games that shape Eamon McAnaney's Top 20 this week.
April 25, 2014
McAnaney: Keep Your Mobile Device Juiced
With games all over deciding team's playoff fates, you'd better keep your mobile powered-up if you want to keep up with the shifting sands on this key weekend.
April 18, 2014
McAnaney: Four Games with a Sense of Urgency
Eric Seremet says Air Force is out for more than just the ECAC's top seed against Ohio State. The Falcons want to put the lacrosse world on notice.
April 14, 2014
McAnaney: Duke In Sync, Impact Games, Top 20
The more the season goes on, the more Duke looks like a favorite to repeat as national champs, writes ESPN's Eamon McAnaney.
April 12, 2014
McAnaney: Stretch Run Games All Have Meaning
As we come to the stretch run, every game has meaning, from marquee rivalry games between Top 10 squads to conference tournament-clinching tilts for potential Cinderellas.
April 7, 2014
McAnaney: Who's No. 1 Debate Good for Lacrosse
Loyola, Duke and Maryland all have arguments that they should be No. 1 - which is a good thing to see for lacrosse this time of year.
March 31, 2014
McAnaney: ACC's Strength Isn't Hurting Them
As we get ready to turn the calendar to April, questions about the viability of all six ACC teams making the NCAA postseason are starting to be answered.
March 28, 2014
McAnaney: Jedi Mind Tricks Around Irish-Orange
ESPN's Eamon McAnanemy muses on the five biggest games of the weekend, including a classic Obi Wan Kenobi game at the Carrier Dome and a Walsh-Fletcher showdown in Hamilton.
March 24, 2014
McAnaney: Hopkins, Syracuse Feeling the Heat
The titans of college men's lacrosse have entered must-win territory, while Penn State's window seems to have passed. That's a shame, writes ESPN's Eamon McAnaney.
March 14, 2014
McAnaney: Hopkins-Syracuse Rivalry Sport-Defining
Johns Hopkins and Syracuse have played for five NCAA titles, and their regular-season contest — with its 2014 iteration Saturday — often indicates who will be in the running at season's end.
March 10, 2014
McAnaney: Desperate Teams Find Ways to Win
ESPN's Eamon McAnaney follows a fascinating early-season trend, likes Cornell playing with an edge, catches his breath with Albany coach Scott Marr and lists his top 20.
March 6, 2014
McAnaney: Notre Dame-Denver Heads Farther West
ESPN's Eamon McAnaney previews the top games of the weekend, including a Notre Dame-Denver rivalry game to be played in California.
March 3, 2014
Eamon McAnaney: My Top 20 and the Era of Parity
ESPN anchor Eamon McAneney joins LM's contributor crew with a look at his Top 20 and the parity that rules the game right now.
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