March 15, 2016

'Time, Room, Bullseye Podcast' with Eamon McAnaney

by Eamon McAnaney | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

This week's rundown:

* Polls? I give up, and a great lacrosse Sunday (Open), and Eamon's Top 20 (See Below)

* Pressler on "30 for 30" (3:15)

* Is the truth out, 10 years later? (4:10)


* What to make of chaotic results? (5:35)


* Early recruiting's impact on parity (6:40)


* Richmond and Dan Chemotti (7:35)

* Coaching philosophies (9:35)

* Why should a school go D-I men's? (15:10)

* What's one thing lacrosse really needs? (16:45)

He lived it.

Current Bryant coach Mike Pressler was the leader at Duke when the events of 2006 happened.

He's written a book on the subject and was featured on "60 Minutes" last spring, which he promised his family and the Bryant administration would be the last time he spoke publicly on the scandal of 10 years ago.

For that reason, Pressler declined to be interviewed in "Fantastic Lies," an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary which debuted Sunday night (and is available online) and drew rave reviews from those in the lacrosse community on social media as it aired. 

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Eamon McAnaney catches up with Pressler while he is on the Bryant team bus to a game at Siena to get his reaction — he said he didn't watch Sunday night.

"'60 Minutes', and hopefully the '30 for 30' put it to rest," Pressler says. "Finally we can put this chapter in our lives behind us, for all of us that were involved, and get back to coaching and playing this great game and all the things that go with it."

Pressler talked more about coaching, parity and the chaotic start to the 2016 season as well, including the rise of Richmond under Dan Chemotti, who played for Pressler at Duke.

They talked for 45 minutes at 2 o'clock in the morning on Monday night, or early Tuesday morning, after the Spiders upset Duke last week.

[RELATED: PRESSLER FINDS HIS TRUTH IN LOYALTY TO BRYANT]

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

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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