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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: April 4, 2012

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Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Murder Of A University Lacrosse Star -- Part I
Author Amber Hunt talks about her in-depth research while writing her book about the murder of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.

Cornell Continues Ivy Dominance with Win Over Green
It’s not the size that matters; it’s how you use it. The men’s lacrosse team may not have had a sizeable lead heading into the second half on Saturday in its game against Dartmouth; however, the Red built on the 3-1 lead and fended off the Green for a 7-5 finish in front of a crowd of more than 900 fans.

Lacrosse power rankings: April 2-8
Tri-state area lacrosse fans were out in full force as more than 25,000 spectators went through the turnstiles of MetLife Stadium for an exciting triple-header involving five top-20 teams and an up-and-coming St. John's program. Halfway through the season now, it is looking like first round home games for UMASS, Loyola and Lehigh, and Syracuse could be on the outside looking in on Selection Sunday.

Midseason Report 2012: Vote on the Best of the Season So Far
There's been lots of great action in 2012 — great games, great upsets, great individual performances — but we want to hear what you think is the best of the best.

Midseason Report 2012: Mark Dixon's Midseason Takeaways
It's halfway through the season already. Inside Lacrosse is publishing its 2012 Midseason Report all week, starting with a special midseason edition of Mark Dixon's Takeaways.

Detroit 6, Manhattan 8
This game was a monumental disappointment. After establishing themselves as contenders for the MAAC title with a win over Marist last weekend, the Titans laid an egg against a bad Manhattan team. Fortunately for them, as long as they keep on winning, the conference championship’s one-seed is in reach.

Cornell Lacrosse on Vimeo
In 1965, tragedy struck the Cornell athletic family when two Big Red assistant lacrosse coaches were killed when their plane crashed on their way home from a recruiting trip. Harkness was called upon to assist head lacrosse coach Bob Cullen, and the next year, after Cullen stepped down, Harkness was made the new head coach of Big Red lacrosse at the request of his players. Over his three years directing the lacrosse team, he posted a 35-1 record and won a pair of Ivy League titles that were sandwiched around a runner-up finish.

Today's beats: Folk rules, in a very folksy way. There's nothing quite like brewing your own stash of delicious stout like a true American and engulfing the world around you in some The Decemberists. Here's "This is Why We Fight" off of The King is Dead: