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Seven Stories and One Set of Beats: February 7, 2013

Bucknell names captains, Baum and Colgate have expectations, and Cornell sponsors a blood drive.

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The Mount St. Mary’s Lacrosse Team Loves Pokemon and Anime
Every year, the Mount St. Mary’s Lacrosse team introduces its team to fans and the lacrosse community via video. And, this year’s intros did not disappoint! I love this team. They’re not tainting the lacrosse culture, they’re embracing it by spreading hilarity. Yea, that makes sense right?

Bucknell Men's Lacrosse Announces 2013 Team Captains
Bucknell head men's lacrosse coach Frank Fedorjaka has announced the election of four seniors as team captains for the 2013 season. Defenseman Dylan Burke, goalie Kyle Feeney, defenseman Mike Huffner and long-stick defensive midfielder Wills Miller will take on the role of co-captains this spring for a Bison squad that is ranked 18th in both major preseason polls.

Men's Lacrosse To Sponsor Save the Day Blood Drive On Feb. 7
For the past nine years, the Cornell men's lacrosse team has sponsored the Save the Day program, a fundraiser for the Dream Factory of Central New York, a local non-profit that grants dreams to children with critical or chronic illnesses. To raise awareness of Save the Day, the Big Red will kick off the 2013 campaign with its eighth annual blood drive on Thursday, February 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at G10 Biotechnology Building on Cornell's campus.

Iron Chef ND
As he prepares for his first season as an assistant coach with the Fighting Irish, 2006 graduate and four-year monogram winner Matt Karweck checks into the In The Crease blog with a post about one of the team's recent events.

Southern Challenge
For most Notre Dame students, this past weekend was much of the same in good ole wintry South Bend: avoiding the south quad wind tunnel, inventing new clothing styles to add more layers, begging cab drivers for dorm-side drop offs.

All Eyes on Baum, Colgate to Face Big Expectations
The lacrosse lights don't normally shine bright on Portland, Ore. — or Hamilton, N.Y., for that matter — so Peter Baum will have to get used to something new in 2013. All eyes on him.

NCAA Preview 2013: UMass
Inside Lacrosse is kicking off the season by previewing the top 40 teams. Here's Five Things to Know About UMass, ranked No. 13 in the preseason Nike/IL Media Poll.

Today's beats: Freeze.