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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: June 25, 2012

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Glory Days: For Championship Attendance, It's All About the Kids
Loyola University’s startling and shiny new championship is good for both the high school and college game. It whispers hope to all mid-major college programs and the high school players who are peremptorily ignored on the recruiting circuit. For the next few years, it will be the intro to the gospel-like "Let’s Share the Dream" recruiting pitch of just about every college coach not working at an ACC school, Hopkins and Syracuse.

New Developments of University of Maryland’s Temperature-Reducing Surface Turf Field in Byrd Stadium (Time Lapse Video)
The University of Maryland on Wednesday formally announced plans for and unveiled renderings of the new FieldTurf Revolution surface that will be installed at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The privately funded project will result in the "coolest" synthetic turf field in the nation and will be completed in time for the 2012 football season which begins on Sept. 1.

McMahon hopes to end college lax career with NCAA trip
Three years ago, on a balmy June day, Peter McMahon played his final game for the Wilton High boys lacrosse team following a stellar four-year career.

Maryland unveils design for new field at Byrd Stadium
The field at Byrd Stadium will be the traditional green, be constructed to keep temperatures down.

Hubbard Selected to U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame; Cementing His Place in Lore of the Game, PU History
The numbers speak for themselves when it comes to Jesse Hubbard’s place in lacrosse history.

Not letting up
College commitments often take the pressure off high school student-athletes. St. John’s Prep sophomore Drew O’Connell finds himself in a slightly different situation.

Maryland football field will stay green
The new, synthetic Byrd Stadium football and lacrosse field won’t be red, black or pewter. It will approximate the same color of the natural grass dug up weeks ago - green.

Today's beats: It was a long weekend. You better relax at work.