'Time, Room, Bullseye Podcast' with Eamon McAnaney
This week's rundown:
* Thoughts on the polls (Open), and Eamon's Top 20 (See Below)
The second "Time, Room, Bullseye Podcast" of the college season features Duke and U.S. men's national team coach John Danowski, and the three-time NCAA champion coach shares his thoughts on the upcoming ESPN "30 for 30" documentary on the Duke lacrosse scandal of 10 years ago.
It airs next Sunday, March 13, at 9 p.m. ET.
"Any rational person will see that this was quite a hatchet job right from the very beginning," Danowski tells McAnaney in this week's podcast, adding that he hasn't seen an advance copy of the film, but has spoken with people who have.
Danowski, of course, was hired in July 2006 as Duke picked up the pieces of the alleged rape scandal that cancelled the Blue Devils' 2006 season, led to the forced resignation of coach Mike Pressler and white-hot national media attention on a set of circumstances that included storylines of race, class and sex.
The charges against three players, Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans, were eventually dropped. But that wasn't the case when Danowski was hired.
And stigmas and stereotypes have remained anyway.
"The lacrosse piece, that was easy," said Danowski, whose son and current Duke assistant coach Matt, was a member of the team. "But all the other things that were surrounding lacrosse ... It was all potentially really volatile, and it was going to be about how the guys responded. They all had blanket releases [to go somewhere else], if we remember."
Each Tuesday during the college season, McAnaney will share his thoughts on news, results and other happenings in the lacrosse world and interview a notable personality from the game, getting to know him or her both on the field and off.
My Top 20
1. Notre Dame
10. North Carolina
12. Johns Hopkins
20. Stony Brook
Eamon McAnaney is the play-by-play voice of ESPN lacrosse and has contributed to LaxMagazine.com since 2014. He was a defenseman at Notre Dame and was captain of the Fighting Irish's 1991 team. Check out more from Eamon here.
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