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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: January 18, 2013

More alphabetical previews, Yale comes in 16th in Lax Mag's countdown, and what's the best ESPN game?

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Villanova Lacrosse to be televised nationally
The University and ESPN announced today that the Villanova Men's Lacrosse team will be featured on the network three times in the upcoming season.

Staff Debate: ESPN Game to Watch
The ESPN TV schedule is out, meaning it's time to set DVRS for the upcoming season.

D-I men's lacrosse Players to Watch in 2013
With all the offseason rules changes in men's college lacrosse, 2013 is one of the most anticipated seasons in the history of the sport. Here's a position-by-position look at some of the players in Division I to keep your eye on. — By Jon Fogg, The Baltimore Sun

#LMranks: No. 16 Yale Bulldogs (Men)
Power Ratings Offense: 2* Defense: 4 Goalkeeping: 2 Faceoff: 4 *Out of 5

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Lehigh\
Lehigh had a banner year in 2012, going 14-3, and making serious waves in D1 lacrosse. Kevin Cassese has this program on the up and up, and two of their losses came by only one goal, the third was an early season blowout loss to Villanova. Lehigh beat Yale, UNC, Penn State, Bucknell, and Colgate. Like I said, 2012 was a banner year!

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Lafayette
The 2012 season started out ok for Lafayette, but quickly spiraled out of control. After going 2-1 with wins over Providence and Wagner (and a loss to Binghamton), The Leopards would go on to lose seven straight games. A rebound win over Holy Cross helped, but then Lafayette played their two toughest games of the year in Colgate and Lehigh, and lost both by a combined 21 goals.

Princeton To Make Five ESPNU Regular-Season Appeareances In Men's Lacrosse
The Princeton men's lacrosse team will play five of its 13 regular-season games on ESPNU. The network announced its 38 game schedule Thursday afternoon.

Today's beats: Welcome to the weekend, Kanada. There is nothing about this video that isn't mind-bendingly excellent.