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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: January 4, 2013

Tim McIntee teaches you a defensive drill, more alphabetical previews, and Colgate gets a signee.

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Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Canisius
We’ve broken down all the ‘A’ and ‘B’ NCAA D1 teams and now we move on to the C Section of the Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview posts. It’s time to take a look at Canisius College out of the Metro Atlantic Conference, located in Buffalo, NY.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Bucknell
Our Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Previews roll on, and at this point, we’ve covered seven NCAA D1 teams (Air Force, Albany, Army, Bellarmine, Binghamton, Brown, and Bryant). Let’s make it eight and finish up with the ‘A’ and ‘B’ schools. We move one more spot down the list to Bucknell, located in Lewisburg, PA.

Alphabetical 2013 NCAA D1 Preview: Bryant
Bryant really had a great year in 2012, and were closer to the cusp of perfection than many might remember. The Bulldogs went 14-4, and all four of their losses were by 2 goals or less. Three of the losses were by 1 goal, and TWO came in double OT (Fairfield and Yale). Bryant’s biggest win came over Drexel, and they also beat Brown, Albany and Stony Brook.

IL's Biggest 15: NFL Stadiums
There have been so many examples of lacrosse’s growth over the past 15 years. Obviously the expansion within the sport is the most quantifiable; things like added high school and college programs, youth participation increases and new geographic areas have dramatically boosted the sport’s participation rate.

Dartmouth's Tim McIntee: 46 Drill
Dartmouth lacrosse assistant Tim McIntee’s drill teaches the fundamentals of team defense at any skill level.

Millstone’s Patterson, Peddie senior, signs with Colgate to play lacrosse
“I decided on Colgate because of its great academic reputation, along with its many different degree options,” said Patterson, last spring’s recipient of the Del- Von Coaches Award for leadership, sportsmanship and commitment. “My family and I had the opportunity to visit several outstanding academic institutions, but we thought Colgate gave us the highest level of lacrosse combined with strong academics.

Men's lacrosse Q&A: Pat Farrell
What was the transition like from high school to Div. I lacrosse? The transition was challenging. The game is faster and there are more responsibilities as a student and an athlete to deal with. Besides academic duties and lacrosse requirements we have community service projects. But it is easy to juggle these things with time management and help from all the advisors available to us.

Today's beats: Yessir.