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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: August 15, 2012

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Glory Days: Soft Applause For 30-Second Countdown
For the time being the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee got Pace of Play right. It is an adjustment, part of a solution, waiting for some additional modifications to complete the circuit. Given the current state of the game and all of its vested interests, it is an acceptable beginning.

Recruiting: 2015s to UNC, Hopkins; 2014s to Denver, Virginia, Yale, Penn, more
Going with the recent trend, top 2015's make early verbals to Hopkins and Carolina. 2014's commit to Denver, Virginia, Towson, Colgate, Penn, Yale and Lehigh and several seniors find a home.

Spotlight on 'Moto-Grip' as Rules Committee Assesses Feedback on Proposed Changes
The NCAA Rules Committee is in the "reconsideration and consideration" phase of its process, and feedback from various parties is casting doubt on the face-off proposals, specifically the elimination of the motorcycle grip.

Recruits: Matt Rambo
As lacrosse has skyrocked in popularity over the last decade, young players have been making great strides in their mastery of the game.

Westhampton's Gagne finds the right fit in Fairfield lacrosse
Evan Gagne’s game is made for today’s brand of college lacrosse. The rising junior attackman/midfielder from Westhampton Beach (NY) is an agile and athletic attackman/midfielder.

Neil McGroarty walked-on to the Georgetown University Hoyas Men’s Lacrosse Team in 2009. In 2012 he was elected Team Captain.
Neil’s dad went to Georgetown University. Neil dreamed of doing the same. He loved the environment, location, academics and lacrosse team. Neil started playing lacrosse as a boy. But injuries kept him from his high school junior year of Lacrosse. Georgetown did not offer Neil a scholarship. He considered other schools but none surpassed his love of Georgetown. So he decided to walk-on.

The Summer Olympic Sports of the Future
Lacrosse, a relic from the Olympic days of yore, is experiencing something of a renaissance.

Today's beats: In honor of Kevin Warne taking the Georgetown job . . .