Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 15, 2012

This is obviously your favorite site, but other people actually write important stuff sometimes. Now is that sometimes.

Dixon's Tuesday Takeaways: Tumultuous Tuesday With Upsets and Fantastic Finishes
It was a crazy week to say the least. Mid-week games once again provided some real surprises, while the weekend saw very good games that came down to the wire — literally. Fantastic action and we are only in the second full week of March.

Shooting from the Hip with the Fifth-Years
Shooting from the Hip with the Fifth-Years.

Q&A with CBS Sports Network¿s Steve Panarelli
Former Syracuse defenseman discusses various subjects.

Men's Lacrosse: Player of the Year Watch, March 14
Seaman did say that Pannell's projected return — for Cornell's most important games at the end of the season — will be more significant than the time he's missed, particularly if he produces at the level he did in his six (presumably) healthy quarters. As to how Pannell's chances are affected by his team's performance in his absence — that's a more complicated issue.

Lambrecht: Blue Devils Searching For An Identity
If recent history is a reliable guide, the Duke men's lacrosse team is going to be just fine. The Blue Devils are fast and skilled. They still can score in bunches with a transition game that brings to mind Syracuse or Virginia. They always improve over the course of the season. And Duke, the 2010 national champions, has earned a spot at the NCAA tournament's final four for five consecutive years.

How Lacrosse Can Help To Heal: The Story Of Justin
Justin Annunziato has done a great thing with his life. I’m not talking about his success on the field, which is impressive. And I’m not talking about the fact that he overcame his addiction to alcohol and drugs, and cleaned up his life, although that is definitely something worth supporting. What I am talking about is his decision to tell his story publicly, and with so much candor.

Men's Weekly Conference Honors
This week's hardware (or certificates of participation).

Today's beats: Delta Spirit has the conn and they're rocking "Streetwalker" off of Ode to Sunshine:

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