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Lacrosse the Internet: January 9, 2014

Staats has work to do before enrolling at Syracuse, a higher-than-acceptable level of college athletes struggle to read, and more.

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Staats misses Syracuse media day, reportedly finishing coursework at OCC before enrolling at SU

OCC's Staats En Route to Syracuse as Planned
Syracuse is loaded with offensive options this season (the Orange is as deep and multi-faceted as any team in the nation through the attack and midfield, a fact that creates a crisis of decision both for Syracuse's coaching staff and for the Orange's opposition), but the potential addition of Randy Staats elevates Syracuse from the potentially destructive to the possibly catastrophic. Staats is an electric option at either the midfield or in-close, and ESPN's Paul Carcaterra drove home that fact the other day:

The Orange have experienced some struggles getting cats qualified out of OCC over the years, but if Staats can get to campus in the next week or two, Syracuse should have a cache of weapons available that few schools can match.

Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders
I don't think that these literacy concerns are as prevalent in college lacrosse as they are for revenue-generating concerns like basketball and football, but I'm sure that similar issues exist in pockets in Division I lacrosse. This is a major issue for collegiate sports and reflects on this nation's values.

Flights

Galasso Healthy as Syracuse Kicks Off 2014; Full Media Day Notes
The biggest transfer of 2012-2013 starts the season as the biggest story of 2014. And he didn't play at all last season.

Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Bellarmine
No Dillon Ward makes Bellarmine go something something.

Alphabetical 2014 NCAA D1 Preview: Binghamton
Missing from the preview: Binghamton is still a team. They have uniforms and everything. It's pretty great.

Nicky Galasso puts stress fractures in past, shoots for healthy season for Syracuse lacrosse
Fix-a-flat.

UAlbany Men's Lacrosse Ranked #10 in Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Top 20
I'm writing this while listening to a meeting about client growth. I'm not sure what that has to do with Albany but it feels right.

Lions Tabbed Eighth in Lacrosse Magazine's Preseason Poll
It's now a law: Penn State must be ranked eighth or else the world will explode.