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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: May 3, 2012

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Manifest Destiny
Native Americans played versions of it, with names that translated to mean "stick-ball," "men hit a rounded object," "little war," "little brother of war" and "bump hips." It’s a high-speed, high-action, high-scoring game that combines the precision and hitting of hockey with the excitement and focus of basketball. And it’s played by some of the most highly skilled athletes in the world.

Coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championsh​ip Begins Sunday with NCAA Selection Show
ESPNU will unveil the 16-team bracket during the hour-long 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Selection Show Presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car Sunday, May 6, at 9 p.m. ET. In addition to the bracket announcement, host Anish Shroff and analysts Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra will provide breakdown of the field and tournament predictions, along with interviews with select head coaches.

Men's Lacrosse: Ivy tournament brings different atmosphere
The men's lacrosse team wrapped up the 2012 Ivy League Championship on Saturday with a 14-9 home victory over Cornell. But Princeton’s season is still far from over — the annual Ivy League Tournament will take place this weekend, and the Tigers’ most recent win earned them home-field advantage throughout the tournament.

Baltimore Sun: Johns Hopkins' John Greeley Out For Rest of Season
Anyone who watched John Greeley crumple to the turf after intercepting a pass untouched in the second quarter of Johns Hopkins’ 8-2 loss to Navy on April 21 grimaced and knew that the junior midfielder would miss an extended period of time.

Lambrecht: Few At-Large Berths For the Taking
How is this for another twist in a lacrosse season that seemingly has featured a strange occurrence about once a week?

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.

May Madness: Men's Division I Bracketology, May 2
Welcome to our third weekly update that takes a look at what the NCAA field would look like were the tournament to start today.

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