Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 27, 2012

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Maryland midfielder Kevin Cooper to sit vs. Virginia
Coach John Tillman says role in fight on Saturday was "uncalled for."

Monday Midfielder: Inside Johns Hopkins-Virginia
The "nobody believes in us" mantra is one of the most overused in sports. Backs against the wall, us against the world, needing to prove everybody wrong — they're all efforts to create a chip on the shoulder.

Working Off The Weekend: Five Things To Know
In one hour of SportsCenter on Saturday night, the good (Zach Palmer, Matt White goals in top 10 plays) and the ugly (North Carolina-Maryland fight) were on display from a full day of college lacrosse.

The Most Violent Crosscheck Ever
Last week I talked about speeding up the game of lacrosse by doing away with crosschecking altogether. Some people agreed, others disagreed vehemently, while still others thought it was just plain old stupid. Fair enough.

Syracuse University lacrosse team's man-up unit has proven to be a critical weakness thus far
The Orange is ranked No. 46 in the nation there among the 61 teams that play Division I lacrosse.

ACC Reviewing Maryland-North Carolina Fight; NCAA Rulebook Mandates One-Game Suspension (With Video)
The ACC has not yet ruled if there will be additional disciplinary action against players involved in a fight late in North Carolina's win against Maryland.

Quint Kessenich's Top 20 and Analysis, March 26
We have a new No. 1. But spots No. 7 to No. 15 are difficult to slot. Teams ranked in the No. 16 to No. 25 range are taking turns beating each other. Three unbeaten remain, and only five teams have one loss. It was a high-scoring weekend across the slippery landscape of Division I lacrosse.

Today's beats: Who doesn't love Frenchmen that speak better English than Americans? Nobody, that's who. Here's Phoenix's "Napoleon Says" off of It's Never Been Like That:

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