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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: January 17, 2013

A Johns Hopkins preview, Georgetown names captains, and Syracuse hopes to benefit from the new rules.

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Syracuse’s fast-paced style benefits from NCAA rule changes
A familiar scene played out over the course of last season as Syracuse struggled to a 9-8 finish, losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Jacksonville
In 2012, the Dolphins went 6-7, and losses to Duke, Holy Cross, Marist and Towson, combined with wins over Navy, Michigan, Mercer, and VMI put the Dolphins at 4-4. Losses to Air Force, Detroit, Siena offset wins over Canisius and Manhattan, and Jacksonville just barely finished with a losing record.

Georgetown Men's Lacrosse Names Captains for 2013 Season
Georgetown University Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Warne has announced seniors Brennan Bicknese (Ridgewood, N.J./Delbarton), Brian Casey (Bethesda, Md./Georgetown Prep) and Patrick Murray (Denver Colo./Kent Denver) have been named tri-captains for the 2013 season.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Johns Hopkins
By most team’s standards, the year the Blue Jays enjoyed in 2012 would be considered a success. At 12-4, with an NCAA tournament appearance to its credit, the Jays appeared to have had a solid year. However, the Homewood faithful tend to set their sights a bit higher, whether that’s fair or not. With the number 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, the JHU community was hoping for a bit more than an unceremonious second round drubbing at the hands of arch-rival Maryland.

How can transfer Nicky Galasso play immediately for Syracuse lacrosse team without sitting out a year?
Lacrosse has one-time transfer rule; not applicable for football, basketball.

Q&A with ESPN Executive Sean Bratches
In conjunction with releasing the 2013 ESPN lacrosse broadcast schedule, IL caught up with ESPN Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing Sean Bratches, who played lacrosse at RIT under coach Bill Tierney and is an instrumental figure in the growing profile of lacrosse on ESPN's properties.

Three Men's Lacrosse Games to Air Nationally on ESPN
The Villanova men's lacrosse team will appear on national television three times this season on the ESPN family of networks when the Wildcats face Penn, Georgetown and Notre Dame for the upcoming 2013 season.

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