Lacrosse the Internet: March 7, 2014

Ohio State has a big date against Hofstra, plus other important stuff.

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A Full Pint

Ohio State men's lacrosse ready for 'really important game' against Hofstra
It's coming down to it for Ohio State: The Buckeyes have played one of the most difficult schedules in the country early this season but are just 1-3. How good -- relative to the rest of the country -- is Ohio State? Hofstra is in the conversation as a nationally average team, a non-tomato can that will help define what kind of team Ohio State actually is and what kind of team Ohio State can become. The Buckeyes are likely still the class of the ECAC this season, but there are still issues surrounding the program as to the Buckeyes' actual ceiling in 2014.

Greg Dutton, Ohio State's steady keeper, understands this situation and asserts that Ohio State recognizes what's on the line this weekend on Long Island:

“1-3 is not the ideal start we wanted to have,” Dutton said. “Everything is still in front of us. Everything that we want to achieve this year is still possible. So that’s been our mental focus and we’ve been practicing hard, getting ready for a good Hofstra team.”

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“It’s a really important game,” Dutton said. “To get a win on the road in a place like Hofstra, in Long Island, the hot bed of lacrosse, would be a great feeling and great for the team morale.”

Flights

Quint: Face-Offs Need Facelift
Quint's spitting fire.

Weekend Watch: Top Tilts in Cali, Georgia; Offense vs. Defense Showdown
It's not quite last weekend, but it's also not trash.

Rutgers Back to Business After Upset Win Over Army
The Scarlet Knights desperately needed a win like this.

Coughlin: Why Teams Win in College Lacrosse
There's some good work here out of Coughlin.

McAnaney: Notre Dame-Denver Heads Farther West
The ticket prices for this thing are still kind of bonkers.

Lacrosse Players Participate In Concussion Study
The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team is participating in a school study on concussions and their effects on the brain.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Bulldogs take on Fairfield
That headline couldn't possibly have more fact.

Navy men's lacrosse looks to start 2-1 in Patriot League play
Winning two games within the Patriot League might not sound like a big deal, but for the Navy men’s lacrosse program it would mark a step forward.

Men's Lacrosse: Opponent Preview - Denver
There is a joke somewhere about Colorado's legalization of pot and Denver's offense. I'm not sure what it is, but the punch line is "high-scoring."

Stony Brook relishes lacrosse matchup with Maryland
LaValle Stadium is a big spot this weekend.

Men's lacrosse looks to avoid pitfall of being No. 1
After back-to-back wins over Duke and Syracuse — both ranked No. 1 at the time — the past two weekends, the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team earned its place atop the national rankings for the first time this season.

Matchup provides prospect for new rival
I didn't realize that playing Monmouth was such a big deal.

After 2 Losses, Harvard Provides Next Challenge
The Georgetown men’s lacrosse team will host Harvard in Georgetown’s first home game since its season-opening win.

Brewing Process

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