My rants and insight into Colgate athletics and Patriot League sports

Sunday, November 20, 2005

New Hampshire it is

Well Colgate fans, we've got good news and bad news. The good news is, we're in the playoffs and on ESPN2 nationally! The bad news: we face the number 1 team in the land, UNH. More to come on the match up later, but I think we'll do just fine. I'm not predicting a win or anything at this point, but we'll represent ourselves pretty well I think.

The huge thing we've got going for us is lack of pressure. Both Colgate (and Lafayette - huge contratulations are in order for them) have nothing to lose in these games. Just go out and play. Both teams probably thought last Friday was most likely their last practice of the season. Now these seniors on both teams get a HUGE bonus game and get to let it all hang out one more time. You couldn't ask for more.

One thing I want Raider (and Leopard) fans to realize though is that facing the #1 and #2 seeds respectively does not make us #15 and #16. The NCAA only seeds teams 1-4 and then matchs up games regionally. We'd be playing UNH if they were seeded fourth or first.
A lot to digest and be happy for indeed. More to come on UNH and what we've got to look forward to, as well as some post season honors and accolades to dole out. Stay tuned.


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