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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: April 24, 2012

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The Big Game: All-Access With Duke Blue Devils
Before the Duke Blue Devils won the ACC tournament championship on Sunday with a win over North Carolina, Lacrosse Magazine was embedded with the team in the days ahead of and including its April 13 victory over then-No. 1 Virginia, a win that began the Blue Devils' current hot streak that spurred them to the ACC crown this weekend. Duke has now beaten North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia in its last three games.

Virginia falls in ACC tournament, but final grade still to come
North Carolina earns 11-9 victory in Charlottesville.

Navy lacrosse holds Johns Hopkins to two goals in emotional upset
Navy held Johns Hopkins to its lowest goal total in the series since 1925 and had its largest margin of victory over the Blue Jays since 1965 in the Midshipmen’s 8-2 win.

Are the Cavs Big Enough? Size is Determining Factor for Virginia in ACC Tournament
Many are confused as to why the Virginia Cavaliers, while able to win national championships and stomp out seemingly anyone in their path, are unable to win against Duke.

The Happy Hypochondriac: The Lacrosse Game
Until Saturday, I had never been to a lacrosse game.

Tight Loss Spoils Senior Day, Snaps Home Win Streak
Rain clouds threatened to spoil Senior Day at Schoellkopf Field on Saturday afternoon, as the men’s lacrosse team hosted the Brown Bears.

Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
Predictable Unpredictability

Today's beats: Blues Traveler was -- and still is to great degree -- one of the most seminal jam bands in the history of Earth. John Popper is a straight animal and while even your mother probably owned Four, there is so much great stuff in the band's catalog that most of the planet forgets about. Here's "Carolina Blues" off of Straight On till Morning: