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May 15, 1:00 PM ET
Chat with Quint Kessenich

Pete Ferrini (Martha's Vineyard, MA)

Quint, kudos to Peter Lawrence who came to the U of Hartford program with just 24 players, he's done a wonderful job. But let's not forget the late Jack McGetrick who built that program while working full time as a high school teacher, with limited resources and no assistant coach. Jack went on to become the Division 1 Coach of the Year at Hartford. Kudos to the late Jack McGetrick.

Quint Kessenich
  (12:45 PM)

You are correct. They mentioned Coach Jack yesterday during the game. We all miss him.

Ryan Doherty (Niagara University, NY)

Quint, does Siena have any chance at all against a power house like Syracuse? Attending a MAAC school I would like to see a team do well even though I am fully knowledgeable that our conference is most likely the weakest in Men's Lacrosse.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:10 PM)

5% chance of winning tonight.I just don't see them scoring.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:11 PM)

MAAC teams have never won an NCAA T game.

Ryan Doherty (Niagara University, NY)

Yeah with that you would see that there is something wrong the teams in your conference has never won a tournament game, and see "Ok, what's everyone else doing right that we can't figure out?"

Quint Kessenich
  (1:20 PM)

The margin is getting thinner. Siena beat Air Force and St Johns this year and Marist did beat Albany and Rutgers.

james (long island)

who do you think will win maryland or north carolina

Quint Kessenich
  (1:21 PM)

Maryland. Low scoring

Chris Curtis (Ashland, MA)

Quint, Do you think that the suspension of Rhamel Bratton will play a major role in the Bucknell game tonight? And what are your predictions for the Bucknell vs. UVA game?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:23 PM)

Virgilnia played well without them vs Penn. Could be addition by subtraction. Rhamel won't play today according to announcer Joe Beninati.

Randall (Rakliegh, NC)

Villanova over Denver if Cunningham plays?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:29 PM)

I'm an analyst, not Tarot card reader.

Jake (Usa)

Maryland or Unc? Why?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:30 PM)

MD defense and faceoff man seem to have the edge.

james (long island)

what do you think the final score will be?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:40 PM)

9-8

Adrian (San Antonio)

Quint, how can you deal with that Lowell Galindo guy all day for two days!?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:42 PM)

It's testing but he is good guy. I think he looks like Mikey Powell.

John (Baltimore)

Quint-Does Rutgers announce firing of coach this week?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:43 PM)

Rutgers and GTown need to start winning some games.

Matt (New York)

Who do you think will win it all?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:43 PM)

My bracket doesn't go past the first round yet.

Chris (Williamsburg, Virginia)

what does UVA have to do today to crush Bucknell

Quint Kessenich
  (1:45 PM)

Faceoffs and ground balls.Defend. Handle the ten man ride.

Kris (LI)

Do you think people who don't know the game are watching lacrosse on tv? Hearing the commentators repeat the rules every game is annoying. No one explains baseball or football during a game.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:47 PM)

Huge audience on ESPN, many who have never seen the game before.

matt (new jersey)

how much of an impact will billy bitter be if MD keeps winning face-offs?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:48 PM)

7-2 faceoff advantage is huge.

Bob (Pikesville)

Is it my imagination or has lacrosse become less physical and more finesse than it was in the past. When I was in school it seemed like there was a lot more use of the sticks to stop the offense

Quint Kessenich
  (1:50 PM)

Faster game now. And the refs have taken the high hits and cheap shots out of the equation.

Geoff Snider (Calgary, Alberta)

Who has more of an impact on lacrosse Mikey Powell, Paul Rabil or Conner Martin?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:51 PM)

Rabil.

Ray (Houston, TX)

Stall is a good call, creates more up tempo and forces the D to expand the zone.

Quint Kessenich
  (1:53 PM)

Yes. Refs have to hit them with the stall call early.

james (long island )

is unc done or are they just sleeping

Quint Kessenich
  (1:54 PM)

Big goal by Foster. Must start winning faceoffs and get some ground balls.

Brett Queener (Penn Yan, New York)

What is the best goalie head on the market?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:55 PM)

No clue.

Sam (Chicago)

Is UNC playing Britney Spears after every goal?? WEAK!!!!

Quint Kessenich
  (1:55 PM)

Lowell has been dancing to it all first half, it's stuck in our heads. Ughhhhhjjhj

matt (new jersey)

what are the chances of the unc freshmen having a title by the time they graduate?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:56 PM)

12.5%

bill (New York)

The refs have not taken the high hits they are only enforcing what the coaches have taken to the rules committee. Just my opinion

Quint Kessenich
  (1:56 PM)

Please explain

Drew Westervelt (Baltimore)

Would you rather get 50% from someone extra ordinary or 100% from someone average?

Quint Kessenich
  (1:59 PM)

100%

bill (New York)

the officials only enforce the rules that are put forth by the coaches and approved by the rules committee. Yes they are calling it but are not responsible for the rule being put in. I do agree that they have done a nice job enforcing it.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:00 PM)

US Lacrosse has taken a strong stand against high hits and cheap shots. It threatens the future of this growing sport.

Brandon (Iowa City)

Remember our deal quint, 4 for 4 today and 8 for 8 on the weekend and you give me a shout out.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:06 PM)

Yes sir. 8 for 8 gets you a mention.

Mikey Thompson (Richmond, VA)

Who has the strongest freshman class?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:06 PM)

UNC. Penn. JHU. Duke

Nate Malinowski (Baltimore Maryland)

Quint, I go to Boys' Latin and I have seen RG play throughhout his high school career. Do you think he is intimidated by Curtis Holmes? Also, Curtis wrestled. Do you think this helps him face off?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:07 PM)

Curtis dominating right now. Wrestlers make great faceoff men.

Garold Charleson Gaitlypoo (Canadaskees)

Who is the best NCAA coach and MLL coach?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:08 PM)

MLL Dave Cottle.NCAA Bill Tierney

Ray (Houston, TX)

Thats a good no call.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:09 PM)

No call on what?

William Bitterson (North Carolina)

What does billy bitter do to have such great moves shots and skills?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:09 PM)

Can play in a phone booth, confident in traffic, change of direction is like Ray Rice.

willanova (Jacksonville, FL)

which team would hopkins rather play? villanova or denver?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:14 PM)

Nova.

Will Boson (Richmond)

Do sumo wrestlers make good face off men?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:14 PM)

No, but Haloti Ngata of the Ravens beats Dolente up pretty good at the X.

Brandon (Iowa City)

is warrior the nike of lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:21 PM)

That's the goal.

Brandon (Iowa City)

i love how you are on tv and chatting at the same time

Quint Kessenich
  (2:31 PM)

Thanks man. It's challenging but fun.

Ray (Houston, TX)

Bill is semi correct, points of emphasis have been declared at seasons start on high hits to the neck and head must be called. There is no intention to remove legal body checks.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:33 PM)

Correct

Ralph (New York)

Most people don't care where these players went to high school. Tell Eamon to stop doing it --- it's incredibly annoying. Thanks.

Quint Kessenich
  (2:35 PM)

Lasalle College Prep.

Eric (Ithaca)

Who do you think Cornell would rather face in the next round? Bucknell or UVA?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:35 PM)

UVA

jon (NJ)

Quint, how would Petro, Scotty Marr, and yourself fare in the modern style game?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:36 PM)

Probably do a lot better

danny (nj)

billy bitter is ridiculous

Quint Kessenich
  (2:36 PM)

Yes he is.

Kemba Walker (Storrs, Connecticut)

Hey Quint, I really appreciate the reference. I feel privileged to be compared to a great young man like Steele. When will my Huskies grow a pair and join Big East lax???

Quint Kessenich
  (2:40 PM)

All that BCS money can help.

Spidey (Richmond)

Is richmond VA a lacrosse hotbed?

Max (Baltimore)

Do the MAAC and AEC really deserve AQs? I think other teams such as harvard may have been more deserving of a first round game

Quint Kessenich
  (2:41 PM)

AQs are great for the growth of the game. Harvard had their chance couldn't get close to Cornell.

Bobby Wenbay (asia)

Do you think Lacrosse will spread all over the world in the next 15 years?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:42 PM)

Yes. Revolution will be worldwide.

matt (new jersey)

which team has the edge if they play in the semis, cornell or hopkins?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:43 PM)

Which team has the edge in the Super Bowl next year - the Patriots or the Giants?

danny (nj)

greatest hidden ball trick ever

Quint Kessenich
  (2:45 PM)

I never gave up a hidden ball trick goal. Embarrassing.

james (long island )

nice hidden ball trick by maryland

Quint Kessenich
  (2:47 PM)

Farrell uses his body to shield the ball from the goalie, and Catalino and the rest of the team sells it. Watch the lone Carolina team member on the sideline yell out that 37 has the ball.

grayden (MD)

Quint, I know the NCAA is attemoting to eliminate high hits in the game of lacrosse. But, it seems to me that almost every body check is being called. If a player bends down to get a ground ball and another player comes in and flattens him, even if its not necessarily in the head...it will most likely be called. Again I am in favor for protecting the student athletes, but do you think this might effect the phyisicality of the game for the worse?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:47 PM)

No.

willanova (FL)

i picked unc by two. maryland's goalie is on fire. is there any hope for me?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:48 PM)

Your a loser.

everyone (everywhere)

QK, please do everything in your power to get rid of the 30 seconds to mars promos. thanks

Quint Kessenich
  (2:48 PM)

I love them. Closer to the Edge baby

Paul (Pennsylvania)

Does Villanova have a chance against Denver and if they beat Denver what abt JHU

Quint Kessenich
  (2:50 PM)

Worry about today. Denver has some serious snipers in Mark Matthews, Alex Demopoulus, Cam Flint and Chase Carraro.

Eli (Sandiego)

are these real pros asking you questions?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:50 PM)

I hope so.

james (long island )

how long do you think maryland has been working on that hidden ball trick?????

Quint Kessenich
  (2:51 PM)

Brian Farrell was taught that by Robert Shriver, the King at Boys Latin School.

navbob (jacksonville)

Who would be a good fit for the next Navy coach?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:54 PM)

Mike Pressler. John Tillman. Kevin Corrigan.

navbob (jacksonville)

I grew up in Syracuse and played at Navy many moons ago. I have been in FLorida for the last 10 years and he game is booming. The youth leagues are packed with kids. What florida school will be the next D1 program?

Quint Kessenich
  (2:56 PM)

FSU

Paul (Pennslyvania)

Kevin Cunnigham of Villanova will he go pro next year or does he not have the skill

Quint Kessenich
  (3:03 PM)

He is quick enough.

Jeff (Charlottesville)

What time will UVA play after this weather delay?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:08 PM)

4:10pm

maxx (md)

Would Tillman leave MD after his first year to go back to Navy? I think he'd be the best fit for the midshipmen.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:09 PM)

You share a valid point.

jon (nj)

quint, why do you say you guys would probably do better?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:10 PM)

More film, better diet. More intense weight training.

Ben (Baltimore)

Quint, can you comment on the play of Curtis Holmes? The three sport athlete from McDonogh, MD is putting on a show, dominating BL alum RG Keenan. I'd say Homes's wrestling background gives him a clear advantage at the 'X.' He's making his brothers proud.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:12 PM)

I don't mess with the Holmes family.

Amoose (Charlottesville)

Why did Army not make the tourny

Quint Kessenich
  (3:14 PM)

Because their resume wasn't remotely close to being near an at-large quality.

BD (NY)

army should have made it. tom palesky is incredible.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:17 PM)

No. Disagree.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:23 PM)

Bucknell will start at 4pm.

MIchal (Oregon)

With the late start of Virginia/Bucknell game, will Denver/Villanova game start time be pushed back or is half the game not going to be aired on tv?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:24 PM)

No change. Espn3.com likely.

Antonio Ramirez (Priceton, NJ)

It stinks that Tom Thibeault can't play but BL alum Alex Lyons is hot right now. RG Keenan and Patrick Foster from Boys' Latin are also D1. Tons of "Lakers" playing D1 from the research I got from blogs. Do you think the MIAA A is the best conference? Explain,

Quint Kessenich
  (3:28 PM)

The Philly area teams are better in 2011.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:35 PM)

Chris Lapierre is the key.

Nick (New York )

I feel if Virginia's going to win against the hot Bucknell team, Ghitelman and Stanwick both must have very good games. What are your thoughts about Virginia's two cornerstone players on O and D?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:36 PM)

Looks like a 4:15 start Virginia vs Bucknell.

Dave Y (Denver)

Do you know if Todd Baxter is in or out for Denver? If he's out, how will that affect their offensive approach? Do they have to do anything differently?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:36 PM)

Check insidelacrosse.com blog

Antonio Ramirez (Priceton, NJ)

So like STOGA and Haverford? But from what it looks like the "Lakers" just beat McDonogh and play Gilman. If the "Lakers" win the MIAA, is there any hope for them to be a #1? Or any MIAA team for that matter?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:37 PM)

Calvert Hall is by far the best.

Ryan (Niagara University)

Do you think Grant Catalino will be at all an impact in the quarter-final game or just be there like today against North Carolina? Catalino great player, a lot of respect for him saw him play in HS, but just seems to not be a huge contributor as much as projected

Quint Kessenich
  (3:48 PM)

Unpredictable production is his calling card.

Seattle WA [via mobile]

Who is winning Terps Tar Hills game?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:49 PM)

Terps win 13-6

Nick (Orlando)

With the delay of the UVA/Bucknell game, what will happen with the DU/Villanova game??

Quint Kessenich
  (3:49 PM)

Espn3.com

Marty Brosnan (Kent Island)

Why is it necessary to keep commenting about the Braxton twins? Shouldn't the announcers focus be on players that make good choices. Please let it go - they are done!

Quint Kessenich
  (3:50 PM)

Big news story

danny (LI)

Mart, I couldnt agree more. Mention it once and let it go. Stop showering the sport of lacrosse with negative publicity. Very big news story, but does not need to be said 25 times in a broadcast.

Quint Kessenich
  (3:58 PM)

Biggest news story in the game right now. What if Cam Newton got kicked off Auburn? Best player on UVA is gone...that's huge. We can't ignore it.

Brandon (Iowa City)

if rob pannell had a free run at you, he only gets one shot, do you stop him or does he score?

Quint Kessenich
  (3:59 PM)

Depends. I'm thinking he's going low offside.

Brandon (Iowa City)

are you nervous about my run for perfection?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:00 PM)

No. Your picks aren't smart.

Ryan (Niagara University)

To piggy back on the comment just made by Marty it is big news and no one outside of UVA lacrosse or close friends don't know why they were suspended/dismissed. All anyone will say is violate team rules which could be anything and how will UVA produce against Bucknell who is out to make a statement

Quint Kessenich
  (4:02 PM)

It's a huge story

Ralph (New York)

Quint - It's Ralph again. Thanks for your sarcastic response at 2:35 to my comment. One more comment - tell Joe Beninati that if someone is cradling left handed, we can see it on TV. He doesn't need to drone on and on about what we can see for ourselves. Tell him sometimes "less is more" and to stay quiet. Hasn't he ever listened to the English Soccer League announcers doing a game on TV? They tell you who has the ball and that's just about it. They don't tell you what foot they are dribbling with and what town they hail from all game long. Thanks again.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:09 PM)

Ten four.

ryan (DE)

Good point ralph. Quint, don't you think its time after several years of lacrosse being broadcast on tv that the commentators stop explaining every single aspect of the game such as rules and fundamentals? Probably 97 % of people watching these games are lacrosse fans and are tired of hearing announcers teach lacrosse 100.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:22 PM)

Ratings growth depends on developing new fans.

grayden (MD)

"US Lacrosse has taken a strong stand against high hits and cheap shots. It threatens the future of this growing sport." Then you are going to tell me you dont think may change the physicality the game? Threatening the future of the sport isnt a connotation for perhaps changing the game for the worse?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:23 PM)

Concussions are serious business.

joe (denver)

Quint, is espn going to show the Denver/"Nova game i n its entirety with the delay to UVM/Bucknell?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:24 PM)

Espn3.com

Jacob (Irondequoit,New York)

i think syaracuse will go very far because i saw them beat the number one team at the time notre dame and it was'nt really close either am i right or wrong

Quint Kessenich
  (4:25 PM)

Denver vs Nova on espn3.com to start.Syracuse needs to worry about Siena.

Colten (Utah)

That hidden ball trick was off the chain

Quint Kessenich
  (4:28 PM)

Bucknell 14-2. Legit.

Eric (Ithaca)

You said earlier that Cornell would likely rather play UVA over Bucknell. Why is that the case?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:30 PM)

Two reason - Bucknell may be better and Cornell can avenge a loss on March 12 to the Cavs.

danny (nj)

did uva ever say what the braton twins did to get suspended/kicked out?

joe (denver)

espn3.com has limited access around here. Once again the Mountain time Zone stiffed for the good of the East Coast. And here we thought the 1st NCAA lax playoff game west of the Mississippi was a big deal!

Quint Kessenich
  (4:33 PM)

Not my department

Dave jackson (Boston)

4-1 Bucknell Va will give them a " run" shortly ya think Quint?

Quint Kessenich
  (4:37 PM)

Bucknell beat Colgate who beat Maryland.Bucknell isn't deep, worry about their fitness in qtr four.

Jacob (NY)

i think syracuse has got siena am i right or wrong? no maybe

Quint Kessenich
  (4:39 PM)

Bad timeout off a ground ball scramble in the first quarter. Over coaching.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:39 PM)

I like Cuse tonight 11-3.

danny (nj)

you didnt answer the question...

Quint Kessenich
  (4:40 PM)

Ask the question again.

Dave jackson (Boston)

just watching the stx commercial, how ironic the NCAA/REFS/Coaches USlacrosse are trying to do away with helmet to helmet hits then they keep airing that commercial

Quint Kessenich
  (4:41 PM)

Us Lacrosse asked STX to change it. STX hasn't obviously. Helmet to helmet contact. It's irresponsible by STX in my opinion.

Dillon (New York)

Is this bucknell lead a false alarm for UVA or should they be worrying

Quint Kessenich
  (4:43 PM)

Bucknell must grind it for 60. Sustained excellence will win it.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:46 PM)

5:23 pm ESPN Classic - Denver and NovaAlso seen on espn3.com

Nick (Orlando)

Just a SHAME that DU gets hosed by ESPN with this delay. ESPN# vs. televised? PLEASE!!! And ESPN Classic is not available to all... BAD decision.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:56 PM)

Espn Classic and espn3.com

Shana (Garland (Dallas) Tx)

The Cavs look off. Or as my husband said, Bucknell came to play!

Quint Kessenich
  (4:56 PM)

Bucknell will tire. They don't sub much.

Paul (Northern Virginia)

Quint: I'm trying to follow the Bucknell - Virginia on ESPNU but the commentators can hardly be heard over the spectators -- maybe the tech guys can move or cover the commentators' mikes. I'm still learning the game and their comments are very informative. Lovin' LAX.

Quint Kessenich
  (4:58 PM)

Turn up the volume

Joel (Austin, TX)

Quint I remember you covering lacrosse when I was in high school late 90s/early 00s. great stuff keep it up! back when you got on TV a whopping 2 times in a year and all in the same weekend!

Quint Kessenich
  (4:59 PM)

17th NCAA tournament. Love May.

Da Lux (Baltimore)

You mentioned on TV that Christian Walsh was moved this year from midfield to attack at Duke. Hasn't he always been attack?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:00 PM)

Yes, but not in February and early March.

Scott Neighbours (Birmingham, AL)

I'm definitely loving the expanded lax coverage on ESPN and as Joel said, seeing you on tv more than twice a year.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:02 PM)

Exciting time of year to be a lacrosse fan.

Paul (Pennsylvania )

Villanova @ Denver Score and who wins?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:02 PM)

I'm an analyst not a Tarot Card reader.

Jim (New Jersey)

Quint, Someone should tell the announcers in Charlottesville that they are being drowned out by the crowd. Coach Emmer mumbles and is inaudible , Coach Munro isn't much better. They should shut the windows to the press box or talk louder into the mike. Much of their back and forth conversation is lost in the mix.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:04 PM)

Done. Let's see if it gets better.

Paul (North Carolina)

Are you even answering the ?s by yourself bcuz i dont think you are

Quint Kessenich
  (5:06 PM)

I am. It's a handful.

Scott Neighbours (Birmingham, AL)

I heard you say earlier that the Denver game is sold out...what is the capacity of their facility?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:07 PM)

4500?

Da Lux (Baltimore)

Will you be at Towson Tuesday? BL would love your support!

Quint Kessenich
  (5:07 PM)

No. No time.

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

And the announcers do sound better now. Good job guys in the booth.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:08 PM)

Thanks. We relayed that to the truck.

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

Quint,Do you know when they'll be adding shot speed to the broadcasts?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:10 PM)

Semis and finals.Also, skycap feed can be seen on espn3.com for the semis and finals live.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:10 PM)

Skycam

Quint Kessenich
  (5:14 PM)

Don't like it.

Nick (NY)

How'd you feel about Hopkins choice of helemet? It sorta reminds me of the Philidelphia Eagles logo

Quint Kessenich
  (5:15 PM)

I love skycam. Don't like the JHU helmets.

Joel (Austin, TX)

In your opinion, who is the best lacrosse player you have seen in your extensive coverage?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:16 PM)

Gary Gait or Dave Pietramala.

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

And the Hoos thunder back into the game.

Mike (FL)

what shot is harder to save side arm bouncer or over hand bouncer

Quint Kessenich
  (5:18 PM)

Yesiree. 6-6 half.

Justin (Durham)

Quint, appreciate all the work you do on ESPN. It seems that you are everywhere! What're the chances we see Duke get passed ND next weekend? Duke is better than the last time these teams played, should be a decent game though right?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:19 PM)

I wrote a piece for Insidelacrosse.com Magazine on that exact ND Duke rematch. It'll be much closer than 12-7.

Mike (FL)

what shot is harder to save side arm bouncer or over hand bouncer

Quint Kessenich
  (5:24 PM)

3/4 arm

Paul (North Carolina)

Out of the Mll collegiate draft that just passed who has the most potential to be greatt

Quint Kessenich
  (5:26 PM)

David Earl and Joel White.

jon (princeton)

do you like the 5 guys nominated for the tewaaraton - did anyone you like for the top 5 not make it ?

Andrew (VA)

I play mid and attack where should my pocket be, high, middle, or low?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:29 PM)

Middle

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

Non lacrosse question: What other sports does Quint Kessenich commentate?And was the '98 World Championship game the game for the ages?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:31 PM)

Great great game. Never done golf or tennis.

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

Will Nova have a hard time with the altitude? When I went up there, it was murder.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:35 PM)

I was breathing heavy in the airport dragging my bag.

Nick (NY)

Piggybacking off one of your comments about Bucknell, do you feel they'll need to slow it down on offense if there gonna beat Virginia?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:36 PM)

No. They have to outscore the Cavs like JHU did. Like SU did. Like Duke did.

Scott Neighbours (Birmingham, AL)

Any chance ESPN will start airing NLL games so you can cover lacrosse year round? :)

Quint Kessenich
  (5:37 PM)

Versus airs the NLL.

Joel (Austin, TX)

any way to see a replay of that 1998 world championship final? Hate missing those kinds of things. will espn classic stop playing crappy/blowout football games and show some classic lacrosse this summer?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:38 PM)

Thats not ESPN worthy. Ask US Lacrosse for a copy of it.

Jim (New Jersey)

Quint, Thanks for responding to my comment. The sound is much better now. You're doing a great job covering all these games. It's a real treat having all 8 opening round ganes on the ESPN channels. Keep up the good work!

Quint Kessenich
  (5:39 PM)

Glad it's fixed.

Ryan (Maryland)

do you think maryland can upend syracuse

Quint Kessenich
  (5:39 PM)

Siena is first tonight

Paul (Denver)

Billy Bitter or Steele Stanwick or Rob Pinell best chance to be all pro in your mind

Quint Kessenich
  (5:43 PM)

Pannell.

Alan (New York)

You still think throwing the Brattans off the team is addition by subtraction?

Quint Kessenich
  (5:53 PM)

Yes. Life is a team sport.

pat (boston)

Is it because Virginia has a tougher conference schedule than Bucknell that they are ranked and Bucknell is not? Bucknell only has two losses this year compared to Virginia's 5...

Quint Kessenich
  (5:54 PM)

Maryland and Bucknell look better than Denver.

Will (New York)

Will MLL players or NLL ever make Millions of dollars from their salarys

Joel (Austin, TX)

What will happen first? MLL drops the 2pt arc and the shot clock or NCAA lax is forced to conform and adopt those rules? If, of course, it happens at all.

Quint Kessenich
  (5:57 PM)

NCAA adds a shotclock.

Garrett (Ft Bragg)

Going off what Joel said, what is the current shot per minute statistic for the Div I teams? From what I remember a couple of years ago, the stat was at 45-50 seconds per shot or something like that. Why add the clock when the shots happen near the proposed shot clock limit?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:01 PM)

Good point. Fix the sticks first.

Nick (New Jersey)

Quint, i have Denver advancing today with the help from Matthews and Demopolous. Do you think that if the Pioneers advance to the next round, they can beat Hopkins with a Seed 3 vs 4 set up?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:02 PM)

Worry about Nova first.

Bruce (Chicago)

so we've been enlightened that charlie streep is Meryl's nephew. I suppose Steel Stanwick is the child of Barbara Stanwick and Remington Steele?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:06 PM)

Mrs. Stanwick!

Shane (Michigan)

Hey quint i am a lacrosse player in Michigan and I take face-offs and play offensive middie, but since I take face-offs the head of my sticks Always is curved to the side so when I shoot I miss just to the side of the cage. What do you think I should do?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:09 PM)

Bend it back to straight after you dish the rock.

UTGuy (Utah)

make your 5 minute call... is this Buck/UVA game going to OT?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:15 PM)

Bucknell timeout. They look tired and must hold on.

Matthew (Los Angeles,CA)

How much of a chance does Cornell have of winning the tournament? Put it into a percent.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:24 PM)

35%

Quint Kessenich
  (6:24 PM)

12-12 and Va on the emo

Quint Kessenich
  (6:28 PM)

Overtime

Brandon (Iowa City)

GOALLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quint Kessenich
  (6:29 PM)

Big time faceoff

Alan (New York)

Is Bucknell this good or is Virginia having an off day?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:30 PM)

Bucknell and Maryland wer both better than Denver.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:31 PM)

Bucknell got tired. Called that during lunchtime. Didn't sub enough, and cramped up and tired.

Jack Rhea (Louisville, ky)

Chase Carraro? here in Louisville, Ky the sport is going. We got Patrick Rhea going to Dartmouth and a couple more kids going to W&L, Harris Levine to High Point Univirsity. What are your thoughts?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:33 PM)

Loved covering the Derby for five years.

dirk (ma)

Joe Beninati is a great commentator. I wish he would do play by play for all of the games

Quint Kessenich
  (6:35 PM)

Hockey takes up his time during the spring. Does the Caps games.

Brandon (Iowa City)

you are cheering for bucknell quint and i know it

Quint Kessenich
  (6:38 PM)

Addition by subtraction.

Brandon (Iowa City)

overtime quint, not much better than ot of ncaa tournament lacrosse

Alan (New York)

What is wrong with your crew? They still have not reported why Bucknell was man down! They have time now to speak to this and have no clue why a personal was called

Quint Kessenich
  (6:40 PM)

I've been in that boat myself many times. Call doesn't get relayed upstairs...you are flying blind without help from the head table.

Ryan (St. Louis)

Do you think Connor Martin's crazy style and off the field celebrity status will be more beneficial or damaging to lacrosse overall? I personally love Martin's antics.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:43 PM)

Didn't he score a goal last year in the MLL?

Jack (Philly)

Great game out in Denver.....Let's go cats!

Quint Kessenich
  (6:44 PM)

Denver is 100% driven by faceoffs. Their defense is poor. But their offense is excellent. Its very simple.

Kyle (MA)

Quint,Quick question about a team that did not make the tournament. UMass did not get an at large bid after losing in their conference championship yet Hofstra did. How come UMass was not able to get in?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:46 PM)

No good wins. Low SOS. Low rpi

Nick (New York)

Virginia were at it close with Bucknell but pulled it out at the end. Congrats to Coach Starsia for his 326th!

Quint Kessenich
  (6:48 PM)

326 ties Coach Jack Emmer.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:49 PM)

Denver scores quickly off of faceoff wins. Nova making bad subs? Looks like 6 on 5 mania.

Amaan (New York)

Whats better Quint? MLL or college lacrosse?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:51 PM)

College playoffs and MLL playoffs are equally rivoting

Amaan (New York)

Did you expect Villinova at this point in the game to lead?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:52 PM)

I didn't think Denver should be seeded. Only beat Duke...nobody else. Maryland and Bucknell had better resumes in my mind.

Ryan (St. Louis)

He had a hat trick in his debut. He's a true talent, from a club school too (Chapman), not D1 like most

Quint Kessenich
  (6:54 PM)

Think he will ever play again in a MLL game?

Ryan (St. Louis)

Martin had a hat trick in his MLL debut. A major talent coming from a MCLA school (Chapman). But straying to a new topic, what are your thoughts on the integration of some top level MLL players (such as Rabil) to the NLL? Seems like a lot of commitment for these crossover players.

Quint Kessenich
  (6:55 PM)

It's been going on for 25 years. I played defense in the old NLL for the Baltimore Thunder around field players and Gary Gait. Been going on since the 1970s.

TK (New York)

what do you think the chances are for 'nova tonight?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:55 PM)

49%

Mitch (Homewood Campus)

what are Hopkin's chances against Denver/Nova next week?

Quint Kessenich
  (6:57 PM)

Strong favorite by 2.5 or more goals.

Sam (New York)

Going back to earlier on in the day, do you think Maryland has any chance at the title? They showed that when they get on a role, they are tough to stop. Also, noticeable that Virginia is not the same without the Barton brothers

Quint Kessenich
  (6:58 PM)

Maryland is a long shot. VA won. That's all that matters.

Eddie (New jersey)

Hey quint, seeing as you have much experience on the lacrosse field I was just wondering what you think are the most important skills a young player should learn. Specifically midfield or attack

Quint Kessenich
  (7:08 PM)

Passing, catching, running, dodging, shooting, defense, ground balls.

John (Ohio)

Just started watching college lacrosse and was wondering why the flags the ref has thrown so far are delayed penalties?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:09 PM)

Possession continues like hockey.

Ryan (St. Louis)

You've enlightened me, I had no idea that the NLL-MLL crossover has been so prevalent for so long. As for Martin I think he has a bright future in the MLL. Any chance Nova will turn the tide on Denver or does Denver completely control its fate?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:10 PM)

Refs seem to be helping Denver.

pete (md)

quint, you are not into d3?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:11 PM)

Espn doesn't televise anything D3. I've got my hands full with Division I

Sam (New York)

VA won, but that type of preformance in the first 2.5 quarters against a Cornell team and the hole will be too deep to get out of

Quint Kessenich
  (7:11 PM)

I like Cornell.

john (nj)

do you know a good recruiting camp this summer for d3 schools...what do you think of elite 180 in nh...thanks

Quint Kessenich
  (7:12 PM)

Camps are money makers for owners. I'm not a fan. Train on your own.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:13 PM)

Nova has to take the body on these Canadian dodgers.

Jack (Pennsylvania)

If Cornell gets to the finals and plays Syracuse, who do you think would win

Quint Kessenich
  (7:15 PM)

I don't look that far in advance. You have never been in a tournament of any kind, I can tell by that kind of talk. Today is all that matters.

TK (New York)

what are the keys for the nova/denver game for both teams? and being a hopkins fan, who should we be rooting for? NOVA?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:16 PM)

Denver o is excellent. Denver defense is below par for this level. So faceoffs are critical.

Sam (New York)

top 3 then in your mind that can win the title

Quint Kessenich
  (7:17 PM)

Mavericks, Thunder and Heat

Alex (massachusetts)

How far do you think john Hopkins will go in the tournament

Quint Kessenich
  (7:17 PM)

They have a game next Saturday at Hofstra.

Austin (California)

Quint when do think college teams from cali can start competing in D1?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:18 PM)

When they go Division I.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:19 PM)

Denver down 8-5, altitude kicks in, now up 13-10.

Josh (New York)

Very happy with espn covering all the games this year, but it did seem silly to switch to the globetrotters yesterday after the first game.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:19 PM)

It's fortunate we are able to get games on ESPN and Espn2 with our small ratings.

Alex (MA)

what should you do if no one on your team passes and your always wide open!!!!!!!!!

Quint Kessenich
  (7:20 PM)

Play baseball.

Jack (Philly)

'Nova fallin' apart at the end. Dumb mistakes, dumb penalties! Maybe next year!

Quint Kessenich
  (7:21 PM)

Altitude

mike (nyc)

Quint if this holds up I think JHU in big trouble next week

Quint Kessenich
  (7:21 PM)

If JHU wins face offs they'll score 15.

Amaan (New York)

how do you think Denver got seeded?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:22 PM)

Beat Duke. High RPI. No bad losses.

Brosef (Los Angeles, CA)

Quint do you see a Cali team in D1 in the next 3-4 years?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:23 PM)

Unlikely. Title 9 kills lacrosse growth. We need to get football taken out of the equation.

CLDIII (Newhall, CA)

Quint. With your vast knowledge of bros and LAX, don't you think that a sunny USC campus full of hot blondes and an epic frat row could be a LAX mecca? Thanks.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:23 PM)

It'll pale in comparison to JHU.

mike (ct)

Think Denver's freshman goalie, Faus, has what it takes to be one of the great goalies of lax? He is just a freshman and he already lead his team to the NCAA tourney.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:24 PM)

I like Faus. Played well vs Duke and Fairfield.

Alex (MA)

quick who would win Chris paul or Rajon Rondo one on one

Quint Kessenich
  (7:25 PM)

Billy Bitter

Ed (Marion, OH)

Quint, what does Ohio State need to do to get to the next level? Seems like we have all the resources in place but just cannot get over the hump.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:30 PM)

Recruit, develop talent. Win some games and get on a roll.

Quint Kessenich
  (7:32 PM)

Denver wins.

willanova (FL)

why does tierney cry so much on the sideline and why do the officials listen?

Quint Kessenich
  (7:34 PM)

Who is he most like? Bobby Knight? Coach K? Bill Parcells? Vince Lombardi?

Brandon (Iowa City)

turn out the light's, the party's over,

dan ohio [via mobile]

remember when syracuse beat you in '89?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:14 PM)

Were you even alive yet?

Dylan (philly)

What makes Syracuse so good?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:42 PM)

Defense.

Alex (MA)

do you think cuse will lose to siena?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:43 PM)

Cuse is shooting 13%

laxdad (annapolis)

Now I know why Tierney left Princeton. He is an absolute embarassment as a coach. In 30 years of playing I have never seen a coach cry as much as he does. They should have called at least 2-3 unsportsmanlike penalties on him.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:43 PM)

He tends to get excited.

CLDIII (Newhall, CA)

Quint, what do you think is the most bro name in NCAA LAX today?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:44 PM)

Colt Power of Notre Dame

Drew (Homer,NY)

Where is the hotbed of HS lax? Central NY, MD, Long Is., PA or even out in CA or Colorado?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:46 PM)

Lynbrook, Long Island

tony (PA)

would you say the tar heels are the philadelphia flyers of lacrosse, they just nevery get consistent goalie, do u see rastivo as the future or someone else

Quint Kessenich
  (8:48 PM)

Rastivo will be fine.

Drew (Homer, NY)

Quint, Are you some kind of LAX god because you act like it!Whats with all the sarcasm, do you need a hug?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:49 PM)

Lowell and I just hugged.

notre dame [via mobile]

How far will ND go in the ncaa men's lacrosse tournament.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:50 PM)

They play in the qtrs next week against Duke.

Brosef (Los Angeles, CA)

Quint about how many scholarships are available on a LAX team like UVA, Duke, UNC and Cuse? Obv Ivy has no scholarships. Thanks.

Quint Kessenich
  (8:51 PM)

12.6

John Walsh (Indianapolis)

Quint,I played lacrosse in '69,'70 and '71 at UMass.When did the box area get put in place and when did middies start becoming specialists?Old school had them going both ways and that seeems to be the are exception now.Have you ever heard of Tom Malone?He scored 88 points in 10 games on the undefeated "69 UMass team.Thanks for listening!

Quint Kessenich
  (8:52 PM)

Subtle evolution since the late 80s. Max exodus to the substitution box.

Jack (Philly)

Whats with the refs changing to the white shorts and high socks? The black shorts and low black socks look much better!

Quint Kessenich
  (8:53 PM)

I played in Vail one year in high black socks.

pat (new york)

hope the Virginia Cavs invite the refs to the after party, by my count they helped with 4 goals

Quint Kessenich
  (8:54 PM)

UVA has strict team rules this year.

Alex (MA)

siena is looking good any thoughts?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:55 PM)

Siena scores to make it 4-3 Lowell may need a diaper.

Dan (Los Angeles)

Quint you are the king of bros. How do u feel your name stacks up against the likes of billy bitter and steel stanwick?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:56 PM)

My middle name separates me from the pack. Elroy.

Drew (Homer, NY)

Did you fall asleep?

Quint Kessenich
  (8:57 PM)

Just hanging out with the softball selection show hosts. Beth Mowins, and Michele Smith.

joe (boulder)

Quint...looking forward to Pios v Hopkins....gonna show you some Rocky Mountain High lax love. BTW...if the game is delayed and shown on espn3, will you be upset?...Ooops, forgot...that's not your department !

Quint Kessenich
  (8:59 PM)

ESPNU next week.

joe (boulder)

The altitude did not kick in....DU flat out outplayed Villanova...(re: your recent on air comments)

Quint Kessenich
  (9:00 PM)

Have you ever played at Ltitude?

alex (nj)

what do you think of cranford lacrosse in nj

Quint Kessenich
  (9:00 PM)

Never heard of the Cranberries.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:02 PM)

Does SU look vulnerable?

alex (nj)

is this delayed

Quint Kessenich
  (9:03 PM)

No.

Buffalow (Bristol, VA) [via mobile]

Hey Quint, if you were in goal for UNC, how embarrassed would you be by that ol' hidden ball trick?

George (Chicago)

Syracuse one of the few teams that are comfortable in a shoot out or a tempo game...they can paly it any way.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:05 PM)

True. SU can win at two speeds.

Dan (Pennsylvania)

Two goaltending questions from someone who played many years ago. When was the 5 step arc developed and do any D1 goalies still use the opposite side arc when the ball is behind?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:07 PM)

I really don't know. I recommend the goalie man.com for all your tactical needs. I just played. Tried to stand in the middle of the goal and not squint or guess.

joe (boulder)

Quint....yeah.I live up here...run, bike ski...no problemo...amigo.Also, thanks for responding to all these crazy comments. Your analysis is great. Not many national figures in sports do this. It's a great tournament. thanx for your involvement.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:09 PM)

Denvervis a great town. Love LODO and Larimer Street. DU lacrosse is simple to analyze. Great o. Average defense. So when they win faceoffs and make saves they'll win.

Brosef (Los Angeles, CA)

Quint, How much annual salary does a 1st year MLL player make? Is it an amount that potential top 10 picks sometimes choose to not not play professional LAX?

Quint Kessenich
  (9:10 PM)

6500 I think for ten or 12 games.

Quint Kessenich
  (9:13 PM)

Monday ESPNU Select Spiders Playoff Show - highlights, interviews with coaches and previews of the qtr finals. 10pm