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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 19, 2012

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Photos: JHU-SU, Colgate-Fairfield MLax
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Cornell men's lacrosse team wins despite struggles
The Cornell men's lacrosse team opened its quest for a 10th consecutive Ivy League title in positive yet frustrating fashion Saturday afternoon, edging visiting Yale, 8-7, in what coach Ben DeLuca described as a 'very undisciplined' effort by his team.

Hull leads Navy to lacrosse win
Two competing storylines fought for prominence Saturday — would a third-straight victory ease concerns stemming from Navy’s early season struggles, or would Holy Cross continue to enjoy its’ best start since 1985?

Ex-University Of Virginia Lacrosse Player May Seek Retrial
Lawyers for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted in the beating death of his ex-girlfriend have asked a judge for a hearing on a motion to have the case retried.

Fairfield Men’s Lacrosse Player Blog: Life’s a Beach
So it’s spring break for us here at Fairfield and while everyone’s away enjoying their trips to Punta Cana, Florida or wherever, we get to stay here (life of a college laxer). Lucky us we even got to see some snow up in Vermont this past sunday, but hey at least we came out with a win. The good thing about Fairfield is that we live on a beach and the temperature’s been in the 70′s and sunny so no complaints.

Inside Lacrosse's Sunday Finest: Should Villanova Wear Tennis Whites?
Those attending Villanova games are advised to arrive on time. Of the team’s seven games, some of the scores at the end of the first quarter have a Roger Federer precision: 6-1 (Lehigh), 6-0 (Drexel), 6-2 (Delaware), 0-6 (Maryland).

Johns Hopkins Gets Syracuse Monkey Off Back
Before the opening faceoff in the 50th meeting between these two schools, the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team appeared to be a more experienced, skilled and cohesive unit than Syracuse.

Today's Beats: Remember when soul music wasn't a tire fire? Yeah, me neither. Luckily, there's records and stuff of when soul music was awesome. Joe Cocker was one of those awesome soul/rock guys, even though he always sounded like he was having an aneurysm when belting tunes. Here's Cocker ripping "Feelin' Alright" off of With a Little Help from My Friends: