Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: May 31, 2012

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Loyola defense puts lockdown on Maryland for NCAA lacrosse title
The Loyola lacrosse team's chatty defense gave the sport something remarkable to talk about Monday.

For Loyola Lacrosse, the Sprint Is Over
The Loyola University (Md.) men's lacrosse team won the national championship on Monday after starting the season ranked 21st.

UnCensered: Hawkins, Ratliff Fueled Loyola's Run
Wasn't Division I men's lacrosse supposed to be this possession-oriented world? Wasn't power generally supposed to be concentrated around a couple schools in upstate New York and Tobacco Road?

Portland native Peter Baum, a Tewaaraton Award finalist, dominates college lacrosse at Colgate
The 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year is the first finalist ever to hail from the West Coast.

Cornell Big Red lacrosse star Rob Pannell applies to the Ivy League for another year of eligibility
Pannell is a two-time Division I attackman of the year and the 2011 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association player of the year.

After winning title, Loyola won't be able to fly under the radar
Loyola was an afterthought nationally when it embarked on its men's lacrosse season more than three months ago.

Against Loyola, Terps stopped doing what they had done right
Maryland was loose, smart, patient and opportunistic during its run to the men's lacrosse national title game. The Terrapins were none of those things Monday and found themselves as runners-up for the second straight season.

Today's beats: Where's my still?

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