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

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Loyola joins nation’s elite lacrosse teams
With local powerhouse lacrosse teams including Johns Hopkins and Maryland, Loyola is often overlooked.

Kevin Cowherd: Lacrosse title thrusts Loyola into national spotlight
Go ahead, tell me who's had a better year around here than the Loyola Greyhounds.

New England Roots: Loyola's Davis Butts
When Loyola University Maryland claimed its first ever Division I men’s lacrosse national title on Memorial Day at Gillette Stadium, the Greyhounds trace their roots to Massachusetts.

HEISER: Great story a short drive from York
Some stories are simply irresistible.

Alarming attendance figures for championship weekend could prompt changes
Attendance for three-day event at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., lowest since championship weekend moved to professional stadiums in 2003

AN UNLIKELY JOURNEY
John Tillman's Terrapins men’s lacrosse team was coming off its worst offensive performance in more than a decade. It was held scoreless for nearly 41 consecutive minutes, falling to No. 1 seed Loyola (Md.), 9-3, in the NCAA Championship. For the seventh time since 1975, the Terps were unable to win in the sport’s title game.

Should the Lacrosse Final Four Stay in Baltimore?
Many have often argued over which region of the country plays the best lacrosse. An argument consistently pitting Baltimore, Long Island and upstate New York

Today's beats: The Avett Brothers, in small doses, will cure depression. In large doses, well, let's not talk about that.

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