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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
When Bill Tierney helmed Princeton to all six of its national championships during his tenure there, the Tigers were renowned for a suffocating defensive scheme that at times strangled opponents into offensive futility. When John Desko replaced Syracuse Hall of Famer Roy Simmons Jr. prior to the 1999 season, the Orange maintained their run-and-gun roots and outsprinted opposing teams en route to five NCAA titles. Tierney left Princeton to take a similar position at Denver for the 2010 campaign, while Desko still heads Syracuse.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
At some point, UMBC coach Don Zimmerman will consider retiring and riding into the sunset. But even he isn't sure when that will happen. “I enjoy coming to work every day, and I think this job is certainly challenging,” the 61-year-old Zimmerman said Monday morning, days after the university announced agreeing to a two-year contract extension with Zimmerman that will keep him with the Retrievers through the 2016 season. “I'm excited for the challenges, and I'm going to keep going as long as UMBC wants me. I feel as though I've still got plenty of gas in the tank.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 13, 1996
NEW YORK -- A starting defensive back for Fordham University died yesterday after collapsing during pre-game warm-ups on the school's athletic field in the Bronx. Bill Tierney, 20, a junior from Lyndhurst, N.J., apparently died of a heart attack, a Fordham spokesman said.Tierney and his teammates had been preparing for a Homecoming game against Lafayette when the player collapsed Jack Coffey Field."He was a great, great kid," said Fordham athletic director Frank McLaughlin. "This is unbelievable.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Almost two years have passed since the NCAA men's lacrosse rules committee announced it would add a 30-second "timer on" countdown to combat stalling and slow play in men's lacrosse. And in the ensuing seasons, it's become clear that the timer is not a magical cure and that further changes need examination. In a column this week for Inside Lacrosse, analyst and Baltimore Sun contributor Quint Kessenich compares the evolution of lacrosse to that of basketball: The shot clock for professional basketball was invented by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone following the 1954 season in an attempt to speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
PHILADELPHIA // No one would accuse Bill Tierney of being wishy washy. Despite a scintillating 13-save performance by sophomore goalkeeper Ryan LaPlante in the first half during which he surrendered just two goals, the Denver coach stuck to his season-long plan of rotating goalies and inserted junior Jamie Faus for the remaining 30 minutes of play. Faus did not play nearly as well as his predecessor, finishing with just four saves and giving up seven goals as the fourth-seeded Pioneers failed to hold onto a three-goal advantage in the fourth quarter and lost to top-seeded Syracuse, 9-8, in a NCAA tournament semifinal at Lincoln Financial Field here Saturday evening.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Just two days away from its season opener against No. 6 Duke, No. 10 Denver still isn't sure which goalkeeper to start Saturday. The competition has boiled down to junior Jamie Faus and sophomore Ryan LaPlante, and coach Bill Tierney said he's contemplating giving playing time to both goalies over the next two or three weeks. “Everybody will tell you that you've got to develop your starting quarterback, that you've got to develop your point guard, and in this sport, you can only have one goalie.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
Hardly anyone would second-guess Denver coach Bill Tierney if he elected to start Saturday's NCAA tournament semifinal against top-seeded Syracuse with junior goalkeeper Jamie Faus in the cage rather than opening with sophomore Ryan LaPlante as he has done in 17 of the team's 18 contests this season. After all, Faus was one of the primary reasons why the fourth-seeded Pioneers (14-4) are enjoying its second Final Four in the last three years. He made 11 saves and surrendered just five goals in more than 50 minutes of play after replacing LaPlante in the first quarter of an eventual 12-11 decision against fifth-seeded North Carolina last Sunday in the quarterfinal round.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2013
For three weeks in June 2009, Tom Schreiber was in a bit of limbo about his status as Princeton's most prized men's lacrosse recruit. Bill Tierney had just resigned as coach after 22 seasons, and Schreiber, a midfielder, was growing worried. Then the university named Chris Bates from Drexel as Tierney's successor. Bates dispelled Schreiber's anxiety quickly, driving to the family home in East Meadow, N.Y., the day after he was hired to meet with Doug and Liz Schreiber, and then spend a few hours with their son. "I kind of had a unique recruiting experience," Tom Schreiber recalled.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2011
Minutes after what would prove to be a season-defining victory for the Denver men's lacrosse team over reigning national champion Duke last month, on April 9, in Bethpage, N.Y., a reporter congratulated Pioneers coach Bill Tierney by telling him that the win would attract talented players from the Long Island hotbed. "I kind of looked at the roster and said, 'We've got some pretty good players. We've got guys from 20 different states,'" Tierney said as a smile creased his face. "It's all part of what we're going through.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 22, 1998
No teams feed off controlling faceoffs more than Loyola and Maryland. So when they meet at high noon tomorrow, the team quicker to the draw will most likely survive to advance to the national-championship game.In the Greyhounds' school-record, 12-game winning streak, Jamie Hanford has won 169 of 242 faceoffs (.698). After a lackluster start against Georgetown last week, he took six of seven draws in the fourth quarter."Obviously, we're going to see something we haven't seen in a while in Booger," Maryland coach Dick Edell said, referring to Hanford by his nickname.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Reigning national champion Duke owns a slight 4-3 edge in its series with Denver, but this is the first time the teams will meet in the NCAA tournament. The Pioneers are making their third Final Four appearance in four years, while the Blue Devils earned a spot in the national semifinals for the eighth consecutive season and 10th time in program history. Fifth-seeded Denver (16-2) is the hottest team in the postseason, having won 13 consecutive games since a 12-10 loss to Penn on March 1. But the team is seeking its first trip to the NCAA title game.
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Mike Preston | May 23, 2014
Denver coach Bill Tierney doesn't think he is a genius, but he has one of the greatest defensive minds in the history of college lacrosse. If there are two head coaches who could come up with a scheme to upset No. 1 seed Duke, they are Johns Hopkins' Dave Pietramala or Tierney. Pietramala had his turn last week, and Duke routed the Blue Jays, 19-11. Tierney gets his turn Saturday in the men's Division I lacrosse semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium. "Coach T had a shot at them earlier in the year and I think they lost, 14-10," said Loyola assistant coach Dave Metzbower, who worked as an assistant for 20 years under Tierney at Princeton.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Saturday's Division I semifinals (at M&T Bank Stadium) No. 1 seed Duke (15-3) Coach: John Danowski (eighth season at Duke, 126-32 record) Leading scorer: Jordan Wolf (59 goals, 33 assists) Goalie: Luke Aaron (9.82 goals-against average, .518 save percentage) No. 5 seed Denver (16-2) Coach: Bill Tierney (fifth season at Denver, 66-22 record) Leading scorer: Wesley Berg (42 goals, 18 assists) Goalie: Ryan LaPlante (8.38 goals-against average, .579 save percentage)
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Denver goalkeepers Ryan LaPlante and Jamie Faus are polar opposites. LaPlante is a native of Fort Collins, Colo. He's a junior communications major known for his happy-go-lucky personality, and he's left-handed. Faus, a senior, is from Lakeville, Conn. He majors in history, which reflects his more serious demeanor, and he's right-handed. Though so much divides them off the field, come game time none of it matters. They're equals. LaPlante starts each game and plays the entire first half.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
For top-seeded Duke, No. 5 Denver, No. 6 Notre Dame and No. 7 Maryland, Saturday's semifinal round of the NCAA tournament at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore takes center stage in terms of preparation and focus. But for two of those teams, Monday's title game is nearly as imposing. Championship weekend presents the two programs that advance to the tournament final with the unique dilemma of going all-out in Saturday's semifinals, recovering physically on Sunday, and finding enough in the fuel tank to play in Monday's final.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
Denver coach Bill Tierney has a tongue-in-cheek answer when asked about the team's subpar showing on faceoffs with top-seeded Duke and senior extraordinaire Brendan Fowler awaiting on Saturday. “We're going to prepare the exact same way we prepared for Rutgers, North Carolina and Drexel,” Tierney said Tuesday morning during a conference call before the semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium. “We're going to assume that we're going to lose every faceoff and then go from there.” Clearly, that's not how Tierney truly feels about the fifth-seeded Pioneers' faceoff unit, which has won just 47.3 percent (194-of-410)
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The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Almost two years have passed since the NCAA men's lacrosse rules committee announced it would add a 30-second "timer on" countdown to combat stalling and slow play in men's lacrosse. And in the ensuing seasons, it's become clear that the timer is not a magical cure and that further changes need examination. In a column this week for Inside Lacrosse, analyst and Baltimore Sun contributor Quint Kessenich compares the evolution of lacrosse to that of basketball: The shot clock for professional basketball was invented by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone following the 1954 season in an attempt to speed up the game and prevent teams from stalling.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 17, 1998
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Princeton coach Bill Tierney has a way of putting games in perspective. And when the Tigers seemed lethargic in the first half, he voiced that perspective a little louder.Two-time defending Princeton responded immediately in the second half with a stifling defense and strong moves to the goal to beat No. 7 Duke, 11-9, in an NCAA quarterfinal game at Hofstra Stadium yesterday.The Tigers (12-1) erased a two-goal deficit by scoring the first five goals after halftime and held the Blue Devils (11-4)
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Mike Preston | May 19, 2014
There will be countless predictions and analysis leading up to the Division I men's lacrosse Final Four this weekend, but the only way Duke won't win a second consecutive championship is if another team can match up with the Blue Devils in faceoffs. The Blue Devils simply have too much firepower to lose. Duke beat Johns Hopkins, 19-11, in a quarterfinal game Sunday, and the two Blue Devils goalies contributed just four total saves. That's amazing, especially in the postseason.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Delaware's Bob Shillinglaw recently became the first coach in men's college lacrosse to coach 600 career games. The Severna Park native and graduate may not have envisioned such longevity, but he always knew he would be a coach. “I was very, very fortunate,” he said on Wednesday morning. “Very early through high school and college, I made the decision that I wanted to be a coach. Going through my collegiate career, I decided that I really wanted to get into it, the college aspect of it. Right out of North Carolina, I was able to get in as a one-year assistant [at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy]
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