March 8, 2016
"This is why kids come to places like Denver and Notre Dame," Pioneers coach Bill Tierney says. (Marc Piscotty)
"This is why kids come to places like Denver and Notre Dame," Pioneers coach Bill Tierney says. (Marc Piscotty)

'Time, Room, Bullseye Podcast' with Eamon McAnaney

by Eamon McAnaney | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

This week's rundown:

* Can Harvard and Towson handle success? (Open), and Eamon's Top 20 (See Below)

* Joy of winning a title (3:15)

* Closeness of ND-DU series (4:15)


* Amped for Sunday? (7:30)


* Coaching now vs. then (9:30)


* What drives you? (14:00)

* What's next step out West? (15:50)

* What's one thing lacrosse really needs? (18:50)

Denver vs. Notre Dame.

No. 1 vs. No. 2, as they have been since the preseason.

It's time Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Is it the most competitive rivalry in lacrosse right now? The numbers seem to say so.

Since 2011, the total amount of goals scored by each side is 62-60 in favor of the Pioneers. Makes sense that four of the six meetings went to overtime, including a pair of matchups last year.

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The last, of course, was in last year's NCAA semifinal round at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

With that as the backdrop, Eamon welcomes Denver coach Bill Tierney to the "Time, Room, Bullseye Podcast" to talk about the upcoming matchup and much more.

"This is why kids come to places like Denver and Notre Dame," Tierney says.

He says he thinks the programs enjoy a mutual respect for one another as relative lacrosse outposts.

"There is enjoyment of watching each other rise to the top. ... Now you have two really good teams over the past 4-5 years that get after each other and want to be the best in the country."

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Each Tuesday during the college season, McAnaney will share his thoughts on news, results and other happenings in the lacrosse world and interview a notable personality from the game, getting to know him or her both on the field and off.

You can also subscribe to the TRB Podcast on iTunes or listen on the TuneIn app.

My Top 20

1. Notre Dame
2. Denver
3. Syracuse
4. Towson
5. Yale
6. Harvard
7. Loyola
8. Duke
9. Brown
10. Maryland
11. Hofstra
12. North Carolina
13. Johns Hopkins
14. Albany
15. Villanova
16. Virginia
17. Ohio State
18. Georgetown
19. Stony Brook
20. Rutgers

Eamon McAnaney is the play-by-play voice of ESPN lacrosse and has contributed to LaxMagazine.com since 2014. He was a defenseman at Notre Dame and was captain of the Fighting Irish's 1991 team. Check out more from Eamon here.


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