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In a great wrestling showdown between No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night, Nits rallied for 19-18 win. Sellout crowd, great atmosphere. Match turned when unranked Nit Anthony Vassar upset top-ranked Kyle Moore at 197. Olympic and World champion Kyle Snyder was held to a 15-10 decision at heavyweight. He needed to win by eight points to tie the dual-meet.

This is one sport where the Big Ten rules. Penn State has won six of the last seven national championships and the Buckeyes took the other.
 
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On a rainy wonderful day in Newton, Arsenault from Apuzzo gave the BC Eagles a 12-11 heart-pounding overtime win over Stony Brook, and a back-to-back trip to the Final Four for the BC Women's Lacrosse team. Soar Eagles, soar.

BC faces Maryland, ironically, on the Stony Brook campus, for the National Semi-Finals, on Friday May 25th.

In the other semi, UNC faces JMU.
 
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BC Lacrosse beats Maryland, 15-13, and goes to their 2nd consecutive National Championship Final. They will take on JMU at Noon, live on ESPNU.
 

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In a great wrestling showdown between No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night, Nits rallied for 19-18 win. Sellout crowd, great atmosphere. Match turned when unranked Nit Anthony Vassar upset top-ranked Kyle Moore at 197. Olympic and World champion Kyle Snyder was held to a 15-10 decision at heavyweight. He needed to win by eight points to tie the dual-meet.

This is one sport where the Big Ten rules. Penn State has won six of the last seven national championships and the Buckeyes took the other.
And Iowa won the previous 3 before that. And Minnesota the year before Iowa. The last team to win the national championship that wasn't Oklahoma State or from the Big Ten was Arizona State in 1988.

The Big 10 and Big 12 (current teams) have dominated. The only teams to win from other conferences are Arizona State (Pac-12) in 1988 and Cornell College (normally Division III) in 1947. Only 12 different teams have ever won the title.
 

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And Iowa won the previous 3 before that. And Minnesota the year before Iowa. The last team to win the national championship that wasn't Oklahoma State or from the Big Ten was Arizona State in 1988.

The Big 10 and Big 12 (current teams) have dominated. The only teams to win from other conferences are Arizona State (Pac-12) in 1988 and Cornell College (normally Division III) in 1947. Only 12 different teams have ever won the title.
Yes, it is a sport marked by dynasties. And a lack of participation. Many D-I programs dropped the sport because their teams do not make money. I would guess that Penn State, Ohio State and Iowa more than break even. Gotta look that up!
 

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Hopefully in the future these games can be put on a better channel than ESPNews/ESPN3. At least the Final is on the U
 

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Men's semis are:
#3 UVA v. #2 Duke, Noon
#5 Sons of Craig Breslow v. #1 Sons of Chris Hogan, 2:30 or later
Both games on ESPN2, at the Linc in Phily
 

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Penn State making it a game after being down 10-1 to Yale, now 14-10 at the start of 2nd half

Edit re: women’s coverage- really weak that they couldn’t show the live semis, especially given how much they’re covering softball. The women’s semis games are going to be replayed on U early Sunday before the final.
 

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Penn State making it a game after being down 10-1 to Yale, now 14-10 at the start of 2nd half

Edit re: women’s coverage- really weak that they couldn’t show the live semis, especially given how much they’re covering softball. The women’s semis games are going to be replayed on U early Sunday before the final.
Women's semifinals were on ESPNews last night.
 

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Got to read closer, my bad. Only saw the ESPN3 mentioned and I looked but my cable guide doesn’t say when ESPNews is pre-empted. I couldn’t find some of the QFs at all.

Anyway, I still contend national lax semis should be on the main channels and could be better balanced with preliminary regional softball coverage.
 

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Got to read closer, my bad. Only saw the ESPN3 mentioned and I looked but my cable guide doesn’t say when ESPNews is pre-empted. I couldn’t find some of the QFs at all.

Anyway, I still contend national lax semis should be on the main channels and could be better balanced with preliminary regional softball coverage.
The ratings dictate those decisions (almost all the time). Softball does pretty well. Better than baseball, lacrosse, and some college basketball.

Burke Magnus is likely the reason the women's semis were moved to linear. I believe his daughter plays.
 

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t=letting them play
t +:03 = undeserved yellow card
t +~1:00 undeserved 2nd yellow card
 

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So this is what it feels like to be a Buffalo Bills fan, huh?


Disappointing end for the Senior class of Sam, Dempsey, Kenzie, Miller, LD, Taylor, Hannah, Brooke, and Christina. Hope they can reload for next year. Cara, Jen, and Sheila need to become the next big 3.