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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: September 5, 2012

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Vercruysse is the latest Yorktown player to find the right fit in Rutgers lacrosse
The Yorktown-to-Rutgers connection started when the Scarlet Knights tabbed former Husker assistant Brian Brecht as head coach prior to the 2012 season. And now, it’s in high gear.

University of Denver hockey, lacrosse on ESPN radio
DU is one of the few men's lacrosse programs to be carried on an ESPN radio affiliate.

Fall Ball and Battling with Depression Part 2
Started talking about my experience as a cocky Junior College recruit showing up at Syracuse University (SU) in the fall of 1983.

Realignment: Loyola to join the Patriot League
It’s no secret that I’ve spent many, many words in this space talking about conference realignment (and, in large part, how it could result in the rebirth of a GWLL). Another major domino in that respect dropped this afternoon, when Loyola announced that it would be leaving the MAAC in all sports and joining the Patriot League.

'Hoos Begin Fall Ball With 'Some Interesting Pieces'
For the University of Virginia men's lacrosse team, fall practice started Monday, and for the first time in years Dom Starsia doesn't see such names as Steele Stanwick and Chris Bocklet and Matt Lovejoy and Colin Briggs when he looks over his roster.

Ivies and Big Ten to tackle concussions together
The Ivy League formed a committee in 2010 addressing the issue, and in 2011 it instituted measures intended to curb both the incidence and negative impact of concussions in football. On July 16, the league also released recommendations on how to address concussions in both men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse.

UMass has begun new era of national relevance
It’s nothing new the Minutemen were considered one of the best teams in the country, but to sit on top of college lacrosse for an extended period of time is something of note. Men’s lacrosse coach Greg Canella’s squad has been a consistent contender for a national championship over the years.

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