Apr 1, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Syracuse Orange midfielder/attack JoJo Marasco (22) brings the ball up field against Duke Blue Devils defender Luke Duprey (91) at the Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Well, perhaps not. But it's still a pretty important game for both parties when they tangle in the Carrier Dome today at 4:00 p.m. EST.
The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports in Syracuse and you can also listen in on TK 99 (99.5 FM). Orange All-Access will have the game as well.
It's been four years since the Tigers have visited the Dome and a lot has changed between then and now. And SU coach John Desko is noticing the difference:
"To watch Princeton in those uniforms play like they’re playing is really different for me," Orange coach John Desko said. "They are aggressive defensively, and they really attack offensively."
"Last year they played us differently," Desko said. "They played a lot of zone and really slowed the ball down. I would think coming into the game this year they will play with a lot more confidence. They are playing well right now. I think they play an aggressive brand of lacrosse."
At the mention of "aggressive brand of lacrosse," everyone looks at John Hopkins and then rolls their eyes...
The Orange are looking to avoid losing their third-straight game for the first time since...I don't know...ever? They've won seven of the last nine against the Tigers but P-town brings a high-powered offense to the Dome, and we're not sure if SU can keep up.
College Crosse has your daily schedule if you need a lax fix before and after the game.
Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments below. G'ORANGE!