Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: February 6, 2013

Lacrosse Magazine finishes its preseason countdown, a Penn State preview, and looking at some of Michigan's opponents.

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More experienced, communicative defense to lead Syracuse into 2013 season
During the 2011 season, the Syracuse defense surrendered nearly seven goals per game, outworking and outperforming other teams’ offensive units.

NCAA Preview 2013: Penn State
Inside Lacrosse is kicking off the season by previewing the top 40 teams. Here's Five Things to Know About Penn State, ranked No. 15 in the preseason Nike/IL Media Poll.

#LMranks: No. 1 Loyola Greyhounds (Men)
Power Ratings Offense: 5* Defense: 5 Goalkeeping: 4 Faceoff: 3 * Out of 5

#LMranks: No. 2 Maryland Terrapins (Men)
Power Rankings Offense: 4* Defense: 4 Goalkeeping: 4 Faceoff: 4 * Out of 5

Pietramala, Blue Jays Preparing to Finish Strong
On the surface, over the past two seasons the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team has acquitted itself very well. The Blue Jays have won a combined 25 games, lost only five regular-season games and have produced their usual sprinkling of All-Americans.

First Look: Michigan remaining opponents Part. 1
I took a look at the Titans’ common opponents with Michigan a few days ago. Now, it’s Michigan’s turn to run down the rest of the docket.

Breaking Down Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Top 20
Lacrosse Magazine released their 2013 Preseason NCAA D1 Poll, two days before High Point takes on Delaware to officially kick the men’s D1 season off. Let’s take a look at where LM has the teams placed, and add in some thoughts of our own regarding their rankings.

Today's beats: I'm comin' to getcha!

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