Women's lacrosse got demolished by Maryland 12-4 in the semis - unfortunately I got to watch it on tv.
"This is the best of all possible worlds."
Dr. Pangloss - Candide
A reminder that Men's Lacrosse has one more regular season game on television before the NCAA tournament when they face Denver at 10:00pm Eastern on ESPNU and ESPN3.
There are a couple of NCAA selection shows early this week.
Women's Golf will find out their regional placement on Monday at 9:00pm Eastern.
Women's Tennis will have their bracket revealed on Tuesday at 5:00pm Eastern and Men's Tennis will be right after that 5:30pm Eastern.
All of these selection shows will be live on NCAA.com
The singles and doubles brackets for Tennis will be released on Wednesday.
The team tennis brackets were released today and both Duke teams will be hosting. The Women's team is seeded 3rd and will host Winthrop in the first round with South Carolina and TCU as the other two teams in the regional. The Men's team is seeded 8th and will host George Washington with LSU and Northwestern also squaring off at Ambler. Since both teams are hosting, we should be able to get free streaming coverage of all remaining tennis action of the season.
Here are the Women's brackets in pdf and html form:
Here are the Men's brackets in both formats:
There are a few more upcoming selection shows. Both Lacrosse teams will find out their fates on Sunday at 9:00pm Eastern. The Men's show is on ESPNU and the Women's one is on NCAA.com.
The Men's Golf selection show is on Monday at 9:00pm Eastern on NCAA.com.
Here are the Tennis times at Duke next weekend:
The Women's team has the second match on Friday at approximately 1:00pm Eastern following the first match 3 hours earlier. The second round is scheduled at the end of all the action right after the Men's Match on Saturday at approximately 3:00pm Eastern.
The Men's team has the middle match on Saturday in the first round at approximately 12:00pm Eastern with the first match scheduled three hours before that. The second round is set for Sunday at 2:00pm Eastern.
Women's Tennis will face South Carolina on Saturday in the final match of the day. It appears at this point that all of the action at Duke this weekend will be streamed for free at goduke.com
Duke hosts Syracuse in a scary-tough opening round matchup.
Men's Tennis will face LSU at 2:00pm Eastern on Sunday. All courts should be available streamed on goduke.com
Women's Tennis has advanced to the Round of 16 in Athens, Georgia. They will start off facing Virginia on Thursday at around 4:00pm Eastern. There should be plenty of streaming coverage for that as well.
After a busy Duke weekend, here are some events for the next week and where you can catch them:
In addition to Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis advanced to Athens, Georgia for the Round of 16 after they survived a rain-filled second round. They will face unseeded Baylor, who knocked off the 9 seed this weekend, on Friday at 9:00am Eastern. The Tennis Championships usually have great streaming coverage, so look out for it later in the week.
Women's Lacrosse has advance to the quarterfinals at Northwestern on Saturday at 8:00pm Eastern. The game is scheduled to be televised live and replayed several times on the Big Ten Network.
Men's Lacrosse has had its television schedule announced and it will be on ESPNU and ESPN3 at around 2:30pm Eastern after the first game between Virginia and Notre Dame is all finished.
Men's Golf is in the Greensboro regional from Thursday to Saturday with the top 5 out of 14 teams qualifying for the championship.
After a long rain delay (funny how the host team got the first crack at playing indoors instead of the higher seed), the Women's Tennis team moves on to face host Georgia on Saturday at approximately 4:00pm Eastern time. All courts are streamed at NCAA.com but the service is not nearly as streamlined as it was in past years. Again, the Men's team play first thing Friday morning.
Men's Golf finished the first day of their regional in 11th. They are 7 strokes behind the 5th place team, which is the last spot for qualifying for the championships.
Men's Tennis swept Baylor earlier today to set up a titanic quarterfinal clash with 3-time defending champion USC on Sunday at 12:00pm Eastern. Again, streaming coverage of each court is on ncaa.com
Men's Golf pulled closer to the qualification places after having the low round of the day, but fell back from their strongest point of the day when they were in the top 5 to end the day in 9th place in a big pack of teams looking to get to the top 5 after tomorrow. They are now 4 behind the 2 teams tied for 4th.
Women's Tennis will face 2 seed Florida in one semifinal on Monday at 1:00pm Eastern. Each court will be streamed live on NCAA.com again.
Florida just defeated Duke in the Final Four, winning 4-3 in a singles match won by Florida in the third set.
Congrats to our Blue Devils on a heckuva run.
Women's Golf finished Day 1 of the NCAA tournament in 3rd place, 3 behind Alabama in a cluster of ACC teams, including 4-golfer Virginia. Tomorrow they will be grouped up with their in-state ACC rivals again. Streaming coverage starts on Thursday and continues on Friday at 1:00pm Eastern on each day.
In Tennis, Singles start on Wednesday and Doubles start on Thursday. There are four Duke individuals playing and two doubles pairings. There will be streaming and live stats, but because of the crazy scheduling, it can be difficult to figure out when and where to tune in on those days. Here are the brackets: