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Lacrosse the Internet: May 1, 2013

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Winners & Losers: Postseason Hopes, Conference Tourneys and Jim Brown
We're all still excited after one of the must fun weekends of college lacrosse all season, including a near 20,000-person crowd at the Konica Minolta Big City Classic, the first AQ of the year and a slew of conference tournaments approaching.

Dixon's Takeaways: Penn State, UNC on Fire; Ivy League, 'Cuse, Hopkins and More
The regular season is mostly over, and we're gearing up for conference tournaments. Lehigh's NCAA ticket is punched, and we'll have seven more AQs decided this weekend before Selection Sunday. Mark Dixon gives his Takeaways on a big week of college lacrosse.

Buczek: Locker Room Pranks, Big Weekend Ahead
As the season wears on and classes begin winding down, guys have been spending more time in the locker room doing extra work, watching extra film, and just hanging out. This time in the locker room when the whole team isn't always around inevitably leads to some hijinks.

Michigan 4, Denver 12
Realistic expectations for this contest did not include “Michigan wins” anywhere. The goal for the Wolverines, for better or worse, was to show some signs of life to take forward into next year, and to not get blown out. They came close enough to accomplishing that.

Detroit 13, Canisius 7
So this game wasn’t even as close as the final score, which is good for the Titans. They dominated start-to-finish with a few lapses in there that never threatened to give away the game.

Three possible tournament teams you aren’t thinking about
Yesterday we released our projected field for this year’s NCAA tournament. Here are three teams that could make it into the NCAA tournament as Automatic Qualifiers that few are talking about.

Is This D1 Lacrosse Poll Serious?
The USILA and Nike/IL Polls for NCAA D1 Men’s Lacrosse were released yesterday. Quint Kessenich has dropped his Top 20. Did you think just because I was in Prague for box lacrosse that I wouldn’t offer up my own analysis? Come on now. I still like field lacrosse.

Colgate mens lacrosse's Peter Baum goes beyond being No. 1
Across the sports landscape, it’s nothing new to say that athletes strive to be at the top of their game; to be the best of the best; to be named No. 1.

Syracuse men's lacrosse faces daunting task of beating same team twice in one week (and the week ahead for local teams)
Syracuse men's lacrosse faces daunting task of beating same team twice in one week (and the week ahead for local teams)

Sowell reflects on a difficult campaign for Navy men's lacrosse
Navy head coach Rick Sowell conducted one-on-one interviews with numerous members of the media last week. Ultimately, the overriding question asked by all of the reporters was “What went wrong this season?”

Goalkeeper holds chance for conference award
With the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team’s season now complete, the team has a chance to reflect on the last few months.

Men’s lacrosse to face big NCAA Tournament implications Friday
While many on Penn’s campus are focused on getting back at their teachers following arduous exams, Penn men’s lacrosse is looking to get revenge against Yale this Friday.

YALE LACROSSE: Bulldogs enter postseason a confident bunch
The Yale men’s lacrosse team’s four losses this season have come by a combined five goals.

Binghamton men’s lacrosse falls to UMBC
After entering its final regular season America East game in need of a win and a Stony Brook loss, the Binghamton men’s lacrosse team got the help it needed from a 21-12 Albany victory over the Seawolves (7-8, 2-3 America East). But the Bearcats (5-9, 1-4 AE) lost a 10-9 heartbreaker at UMBC, and failed to qualify for the conference tournament for the second straight year.

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