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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: May 18, 2012

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Colgate Men’s Lacrosse 2012 Player Blog: Go to the Final Four
Let me start by apologizing for not getting an entry out last week. I know many people were disappointed, Guy Madison and Tim Ledwick probably the most. Finals and papers took their toll on me and I was sadly forced to focus all of my writing ability on school. That is not the case this week though!

Rematches and Reacquaintances in the Quarterfinals
Saturday's quarterfinals in Annapolis, Md., and Sunday's round in Chester, Pa. provide four exciting games to take in over the weekend, but the pairings are interesting foils.

Quint vs. Dixon - Quarterfinal Edition
Quint and Mark Dixon discuss the NCAA quarterfinals. Topics include- Best game, individual match-ups and they make their picks.

Duke lacrosse star returning to Philly for NCAA quarterfinals
In February 2011, former Lower Merion High lacrosse star Jordan Wolf returned home as a Duke freshman. In only his third game, Wolf had minimal impact as the Blue Devils were upset by Penn, 7-3, at Franklin Field.

Pain Free Marlatt Thriving For Notre Dame
A year ago, Notre Dame sophomore attackman Jim Marlatt was fairly miserable in South Bend. He had recently removed the back brace he had worn throughout the school year, allowing him finally to practice with the Fighting Irish after spending a season on the shelf.

Quint Kessenich: Previewing the NCAA Quarterfinals
The payoff of the playoffs is here.

Bustin' cliches and facing teams three times in a year
So, is it actually hard to beat a team three times in a season?

Today's beats: I'll be getting on the road soon, and there are few bands better to travel with than Medeski Martin & Wood: