Matt Landis Is A Man On A Mission

It is not too often that you hear about someone in college who is making an impact both in their sport of choice and in the world around them at the same time. That is the case though when you are speaking of Matt Landis. 

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Mr. Landis is a world class lacrosse player for the University of Notre Dame. As a defensive player you might not think that he would grab a lot of the spotlight. However, because of his abilities he has had more than would be expected. For one thing, he was recently honored with the Epoch and Lacrosse magazine player of the week award. This was his second time receiving that award. 

Based on his play on the field, he was named a first class All American player. This was something that he and six of his teammates would receive. Three of of those six including Landis were named to the first team, while others were simply All Americans. 

Even though Landis is best known for his moves on the lacrosse field, do not take away from the fact that he is also attending the school of business at Notre Dame. This of course is a top notch business school in the entire country and is something to be quite proud of. Landis appears to be setting himself up for a bright field on the field and off of it as well. Notre Dame is proud of the contributions that he has made to their program and to the extra attention he has brought to the school.

Houston Comes Calling, Golden State Ready to Answer

For much of the last week the Golden State Warriors probably thought it a formality that they would be playing the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers were up 3 games to 1 and so close to sealing it off on several occasions. So Sam Tabar says Golden State waited. And waited. Then Houston came back and took the series and now seem to carry all the momentum in the world as they head to California to take on the Golden State Warriors. Coach Kerr and his guys aren’t worried, they are ready.

Golden State emerged out of the regular season with 67 wins, the top seed in the NBA, and the favored mark to actually make it to and summarily win the NBA Finals. Right now the Warriors are 4 – 7 favorites with Cleveland following behind them at 5 – 2. Houston brings up the rear at a 12 – 1 number. So does this mean that Golden State has it easy against the Warriors? Not a chance. Houston has gone through too much adversity to come up small in this big series.

While James Harden over shadows Steph Curry, and Josh Smith and Terrence Jones make for great big man depth, it is the center position that merits watching most closely. We’ll have to see if Dwight Howard can handle the physical Andrew Bogut.