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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: March 9, 2012

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Cornell's English set to face former Virginia teammates
Sophomore who transferred from Cavaliers leads Big Red into Saturday's contest in Baltimore

Pratt impresses at midfield after two seasons at OCC
Matt Pratt never really entertained the notion. Playing for Syracuse would be a dream, but it seemed out of reach. A lack of interest from Division-I teams, including the Orange, dispelled the possibility of one day playing on the Carrier Dome turf.

Fairfield Men’s Lacrosse Player Blog, Crab Cakes and Football
The good thing is we’re winning these one goal games after last season where we lost five games by a goal. It’s still early in the season and we still have a lot to work on, but it’s a great feeling being 4-0 and getting some respect by being ranked in the top 20.

Colin Briggs, Rob Emery Find Key Roles in Virginia's Attack-Heavy Offense
This season, Virginia’s offensive lineup has changed slightly, featuring a handful of attackmen turned midfielders, such as Mark Cockerton and Matt White, used to augment the threats of Steele Stanwick, Chris Bocklet, and Owen VanArsdale. Throughout most of the first six games, the Cavaliers have had four natural attackmen on the field at any given time, incorporating senior co-captain Briggs and sophomore sensation Emery in true midfielder roles.

UnCensered: Virginia-'Cuse A Blueprint for May
It's been nearly three days since Virginia took down Syracuse 14-10 (on the ESPN mothership no less), and the lacrosse pundit class and message-board intelligentsia have all come to consensus. UVa and 'Cuse played lacrosse the way it was meant to be played.

UMBC's Grinding Win Over Maryland Highlights Big Week For Underdogs
UMBC's 8-7 win against No. 4 Maryland on Tuesday highlighted a wild week of college lacrosse, with upsets taking center stage.

2012 Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic to Rock Baltimore
Top-ranked Teams to Play in the Sixth Annual Event on March 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

Today's beats: I can't think of another band that had cross-genre, univeral love quite like Sublime. "Wrong Way" off of the band's third album, Sublime, really pushed out ska-punk during the mid-90's.