Evan Washburn did double duty over the weekend, providing commentary during the
What impressions did you come away with from Duke's win against Harvard and Army's upset of Colgate?
Harvard’s got some really good, young players. I think the future’s pretty bright for the Crimson. I think Duke came into that game thinking they could take them out in the first quarter because Harvard was coming off an ugly loss [16-7] on Tuesday to [No. 19]
Was there a result from the weekend that surprised you?
It’s hard to ignore [No. 1]
Let's go through an exercise where we run through the conferences with automatic qualifiers and you tell me who you think will emerge as the conference tournament champion and why. Let's begin alphabetically with the America East.
I think it's Albany's. Having not seen all of those teams play, it's tough for me to see anyone else. Albany just jumps off the screen when you watch them, and they've been around in a lot of the games that I've been involved with. So I don't see a team being able to match up with all of the weapons they have, and what they throw at you offensively is a nightmare to cover.
Who do you like from the
I have to go with Notre Dame just because of what they have in personnel and experience. And despite what they showed on Saturday, I think they'll figure out a way. They're too well-coached, too experienced to do anything else.
How about the
The Eastern College Athletic Conference?
In my opinion, this is the deepest and toughest conference to call. I like [No. 15]
Who do you like in the
How about the
I got to see Jacksonville play early in an event down in Jacksonville, and they played [No. 8] Ohio State really tough. Jacksonville looks good, but Marist is on a roll. I think this is their year. I talked to one of their former players this week, and he said this is the year for them. So I'll go with Marist based off of experience and having been in this situation for a number of years.
The Northeast Conference?
Mount St. Mary's. Let's go with the Mount. They've got a lot of talented players, and when you watched them play against big-time competition like Hopkins earlier in the season, I thought that jumped out. I think this could be their year.
Who do you like in the Patriot League?