PHILADELPHIA -- The Duke University men's lacrosse team closed out its final day of preparation for the NCAA Semifinals against a red-hot Cornell team today with some more media sessions as well as a light practice at the Philadelphia Eagles' indoor practice facility. The Blue Devil Network spent the day with the team, caught up with Kyle Turri and Josh Dionne to talk about the upcoming game and the excitement of championship weekend.
After a long day one of traveling, media obligations and practice, the Blue Devils slept in before a late-morning breakfast got day two started here at the Sonesta Hotel on Market Street. After taking care of business at the breakfast tables a selection of Duke players headed to the stadium for some final media obligations.
The players and head coach John Danowski sat down with ESPN's Quint Kessenich, Eamon McAnaney and Paul Carcaterra to talk about the team, the journey of the season among many other topics. The Blue Devils also taped a few pieces for ESPN, so for those unable to make it to the stadium make sure you catch them on ESPN2.
In addition to ESPN obligations, Duke spent some time with Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli of Dial One Global radio, which will be broadcasting the game live. For those in Durham, you can hear it on 620 am WDNC.
After a good two hours with television and radio, Duke packed up the bus and headed over to the Novacare Complex, the Philadelphia Eagles' indoor practice facility. Sixty minutes later, Duke wrapped practice up and loaded back up and headed to the hotel for lunch and the final preparations before meeting up with the red-hot Big Red tomorrow afternoon.
In nearly 20 hours, the Blue Devils will take the field against Cornell with a berth in the championship game on the line. The winner advances to play either Syracuse or Denver for the 2013 NCAA title May 27 at 1 p.m.