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

This is obviously your favorite site, but other people actually write important stuff sometimes. Now is that sometimes.

Is The College Lacrosse Recruiting System Really Broken?
I really enjoyed reading Trevor’s article, and I found myself agreeing with him on many of the points he makes, but I didn’t agree with everything, so let me first make some counter points. Then I will propose a very different solution to the same problem of a broken college recruiting system.

Gabrielli fills Providence lacrosse vacancy
The Rev. Fr. Brian Shanley, President of Providence College, was relating that one of the most important conversations that he had with the late Friar Athletic Director, basketball coach and Big East Conference founder Dave Gavitt was the importance of picking the right coach.

The "New" Omaha
The game of lacrosse is growing rapidly especially at the college level throughout the country. Lacrosse is constantly on a mission to gain more and more respect as a new upcoming sport, it would go a long way for casual fans and avid fans alike to create a permanent home for their Championship Weekend.

Casual Conversion: The Real Key To Making Lax A Big Time Sport
In 2000, Sports Illustrated printed a issue in which they predicted that Lacrosse would be the "Next Big Time Sport". Over a decade later, lacrosse has seen growth in key areas however the sport still has yet to make that big leap to big time sports.

2011-12 Patriot League Season in Review: Men's Sports
A Tewaaraton award winner. Two teams in the postseason, including one in the quarterfinals. Those same squads finishing as top 10 teams nationally. It was a year to remember for Patriot League men's lacrosse, with Colgate and Lehigh providing most of the news.

Massa ranked #3 rookie of 2012 by IL
Bryant University men's lacrosse faceoff specialist Kevin Massa (Huntington, N.Y./Elwood John Glenn) has been tabbed as one of the top three freshmen of 2012 by Inside Lacrosse.

Judd Lattimore Returning to Penn, Koesterer to Ohio State; Assistant Coach Roundup
Former Michigan offensive coordinator Judd Lattimore, who was hired last summer and helped lead the Wolverines in their transition into Division I after a long, successful run in the MCLA, has left the program to take an open assistant coaching position at Penn, where he had been an assistant in 2006.

Today's beats: Rock your face off.