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Lacrosse the Internet: May 8, 2013

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Winners & Losers: Selection Sunday Edition
Selection Sunday is always one of the biggest nights of the year for the Inside Lacrosse staff. And for all the college programs going to the Big Dance, it surely was the biggest night of their year (so far).

Washburn: End of Hopkins' Streak a Good Thing
On Sunday night, Johns Hopkins' streak of 41 straight appearances in the NCAA tournament was officially snapped. It was an expected conclusion to the Blue Jays' year after a disappointing 9-5 season that saw them beat only one team in the RPI top 20.

Computer Predictions for This Week's Tournament Games
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Detroit 11, Siena 10 (OT)
Fifth year, first NCAA tournament.

Massapequa native Danaher of Trinity-Pawling set on St. John's
The goaltender, in the midst of a post-grad season at Trinity-Pawling (NY), has verbally committed to St. John’s.

Rob Pannell returning to form as Cornell men's lacrosse prepares for NCAA Tournament
The transition for Rob Pannell was much more than simply building confidence in the broken left foot that knocked him out of his senior year.

Dixon's Takeaways: NCAA Tournament Teams
With the NCAA Tournament finally here, a break from the norm. Let's take a look at the first round and discuss each matchup.

The Epp-ilogue: Week 10
Hey there folks, welcome to Week 10 (the last week) of the blog...or as John Lake likes to call it "The Epp-ilogue."

Cornell surprised about not getting seeded for NCAA tournament
Despite getting upset by Princeton in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament last Friday, Cornell was thought to be in position to earn one of the eight seeds in the NCAA tournament and the right to host a home game in the first round. Instead, the No. 5 Big Red (12-3) were frozen out and forced to travel to meet No. 9 and sixth-seeded Maryland (10-3) this Sunday.

Compitello helps mastermind Lehigh attack
The Lehigh offense hit a lull with nonleague losses to Penn and UMass by identical 6-4 finals. Head coach Kevin Cassese decided to implement a new system, which has worked wonders; the Mountain Hawks have scored double-figure goals in six straight games and are Patriot League Champions and NCAA Tournament bound for a second straight season.

TigerBlog: On Top Five Wins
Before the NCAA men's lacrosse pairings were announced, TigerBlog's pick for the national championship game would have been Denver and North Carolina.

Still little history of top-five seeds falling early in 16-team era
Will a year of perceived wackiness on the field translate into wildness in the NCAA tournament?

Baum Leaves a Legacy
He needed just one and he got it.

Men's Lacrosse Feature: Taylor Wray
The Saint Joseph's University men's lacrosse team is in the midst of a renaissance of sorts. Following a tough 2011 campaign in which the team went winless, the program was in search of a new direction and leader.

Today's beats: Some new Andrew McMahon.