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ESPN2, SiriusXM to carry lax semis

Cornell senior attack Rob Pannell, graduate of Smithtown

Cornell senior attack Rob Pannell, graduate of Smithtown West. Credit: Cornell University

Yes, I will be in Philadelphia Saturday for the Cornell vs. Duke lacrosse national semifinal, because that is what I do when Cornell reaches the Final Four.

Still waiting on witnessing my first national championship for the Big Red. I was not associated with the school the last time it won it all - in 1977.

Speaking of 2009, when Syracuse snatched a national title from Cornell in the final seconds, former Orange star (and former Long Island Lizard) Casey Powell will be on the scene as part of SiriusXM Satellite Radio's coverage. (ESPN2 has the TV rights.)

Powell has been hosting a weekly lax show, "Inside College Lacrosse" on SiriusXM and this weekend will be part of the pregame and postgame coverage for the Division I semis Saturday and the final Monday.

If Syracuse and Cornell meet in the final again, I will recuse myself from writing about it if Powell does the same for talking about it.

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