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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 21, 2012

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Lacrosse power rankings: March 19-25
Rivalry weekend is now in the books, and this is what we learned from last week's action: Notre Dame knows how to find a way to win; Duke is aware it's only March; replacing seven seniors will not be easy for Syracuse; and, if Princeton's marquee players play up to their potential, the Tigers can be a tough out in May.

Current Syracuse team not the Syracuse of old
No.7 Orange looked flat and tired in Saturday's 11-7 loss to No. 2 Johns Hopkins.

The Big House Sees Its First Varsity Lacrosse Game
For those of you who are unaware, the University of Michigan is in the midst of its inaugural season as a Division I lacrosse program. On St. Patrick’s Day, Team One (as the Wolverines call themselves while adopting every element of Michigan football they can) played in their first ever varsity game at Michigan Stadium.

Where to Watch Lacrosse Games on TV, Online This Week
If you can't make it to the game, catch the action on TV — and more and more — streamed online.

As Fiorito '12 returns to form, men's lacrosse follows
Tyler Fiorito ’12 has been one of the best lacrosse goalies in the country since his freshman year, but he got off to a rocky start this season. He was shaky in a 10-8 loss to Johns Hopkins March 2, then missed Princeton’s 13-7 win over Manhattan because he violated an unspecified team rule – the first game in Fiorito’s Princeton career that he hasn’t started – and made only two saves in a 9-8 loss to the University of North Carolina at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore March 10.

Injury Update: Denver's Jamie Faus Uncertain, Hopkins Attack Getting Healthy
A Denver spokesperson said there was no update on Faus's status, but that efforts were made to get him an appointment with a doctor for evaluation Monday.

Dixon's Tuesday Takeaways: High-Powered Bucknell, Notre Dame's Tough Defense and an Exciting Patriot League
Big difference from last week-not as much turbulence as Tumultuous Tuesday was a bit more Tranquil this time around. Still, lacrosse is getting to be a lot like the NFL; week to week, game to game, you never know what to expect. One of the biggest reasons we love this game so much.

Today's Beats: You're sitting on the porch, drinking some horchata or some other cockamamie beverage that people in tortoise shell glasses drink. Your soundtrack? Death Cab for Cutie's "Title and Registration" off of Transatlanticism: