Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: May 1, 2012

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Men's lacrosse beats Cornell to claim Ivy championship
In recent history, shared Ivy League titles have been the norm in men’s lacrosse, as six of nine championships from 2003 to 2011 were split between two or more teams.

Colgate offense produces 14 goals, but Raiders fall to Lehigh in Patriot League Tournament title game
Lehigh fires in 16 goals, wins Patriot League title.

Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
Since losing at home to Penn State way back on February 26, Notre Dame has won 10 straight games. And the Irish have climbed the national rankings as the dominoes have fallen around them over the last two months. The coaches’ poll voting was close this week with undefeated UMass earning 118 votes to take first place. Notre Dame had 116.

The Monday Midfielder: Bracketology, 2nd Edition
The final weekend of the regular season put a fitting stamp on 2012. More than anything, there have been two primary — and related — takeaways: - No team is safe. (We're looking at you, Villanova.) - One-goal games are the norm, or at least should be expected. There were seven such games this weekend, and that actually seems low for the season average.

Lacrosse bracket projection: April 30
A bit of a shakeup entering the final week of the regular season.

Conference Tournament Seedings, Times and Outlooks
The final weekend of regular-season conference play is over, and now the postseason tournament picture is starting to become clear.

Quint Kessenich's Top 20 and Analysis, April 30
Lehigh took a 9-5 lead into halftime, and then the pace quickened in the third quarter. Colgate caught fire and drew close, but Lehigh finished them off to earn the automatic qualifier in the Patriot League. Congratulations to the Mountain Hawks for earning their first NCAA tournament appearance.

Today's beats: I remember Pavement being a lot better than they actually were. Stupid teenage angst. Anyway, "Cut Your Hair":

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