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Lacrosse the Internet: February 27, 2015

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McEwen FOGO Ratings: Week 3
The third update of the McEwen FOGO Ratings sees the top of the list shaken up by the debut of a couple new names to the list.

Yale Quick to Put Maryland Win in Rear-View
Yale defensive midfielder Harry Kucharczyk and the rest of the Bulldogs' 11-man senior class did not downplay the step forward that the program had just taken.

Southern Conference Power Rankings: (Jacksonville’s) Ups and (Richmond’s) Downs
Every week we will highlight and rank the various storylines from each team in the first-year Southern Conference Power Rankings.

Division I Rookie Watch: Attackmen Reeves, Abbadessa, Fields and Walsch Lead The Pack
This week’s edition of Rookie Watch focuses entirely on the attack position, where loads of players have put up eye-catching numbers early on. One could argue that it’s the easiest position for coaches to "plug and play" freshmen, and newcomers all over the map have taken advantage of their opportunities so far in February.

Drexel gets commitment from Corner Canyon (UT) 2015 MF/FO Franckowiak
Corner Canyon (UT) 2015 midfielder/face-off specialist Zack Franckowiak has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at Drexel University.

Vine of the Day: Army’s Connor Cook Casts Expelliarmus then Scores
Someone make a GIF of the stick twirling. Forever Expelliarmus.

Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse coach Tom Gravante bolstered by narrow loss to Delaware
A year ago, Mount St. Mary’s absorbed a 15-5 shellacking by Delaware that was part of a dispiriting 14-game losing streak to open the season.

Men’s lacrosse unable to stop Providence comeback, loses second straight
In its second game of a four-game road trip, the Boston University men’s lacrosse team had no answer for Providence College in the second half of its game Wednesday afternoon in Providence, Rhode Island, losing 7-4.

Defending Champion Duke Awaits Men's Lacrosse
Ugly winter weather and a tough day on defense appeared ready to undo the Harvard men’s lacrosse team last week against UMass, but a frantic fourth quarter comeback now has the Crimson (1-0) off on the right foot to start its 2015 campaign.

Jon Garino Jr. impresses for Maryland men's lacrosse in faceoff X
Jon Garino Jr. stood before a crowd of reporters Tuesday night clad in street clothes. With his lacrosse helmet off, a large red scab dotting the left side of his throat was visible.

Rutgers spends 11 percent more on head coach salaries in 2014
Lacrosse's Brian Brecht ($138,358) and Laura Brand ($100,396) were tops on the men's and women's side of the ledger for Olympic sports coaches, though the database does not account for the salaries of Glenn Crooks (women's soccer) or Maura Ballard (women's golf), both of whom were replaced mid-year.

Three games in, faceoffs, goalkeeping far from concerns for Syracuse lacrosse
Ben and Bobby.

With MacDonald Gutting Out Big Game in Snowstorm, No. 18 PU Men’s Lax Tops Hofstra, Girds for Hopkins
After what Mike MacDonald has been through over the last year, he wasn’t going to let a stomach illness keep him from playing for the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team as it hosted Hofstra last Saturday.

Boyle Point: 30 Seconds of Insane Courage
Last year, the NCAA rules committee peered over the edge of the shot-clock cliff and was afraid to jump.

Moneyball II: Charles Barkley, the Sports Media, and the Second Statistical War
When Charles Barkley sank his teeth into analytics this month on Inside the NBA, you could almost hear the whole Internet groan. "I’ve always believed analytics were crap," he said, later adding, "They’re just some crap that some people who are really smart made up to try to get in the game ’cause they had no talent."

The week ahead for Maryland men's lacrosse teams
What's in store for Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Loyola Maryland, Towson, Mount St. Mary's, Navy and UMBC men's lacrosse in the week ahead.

Marquette on the Offensive
Marquette is off to its best start in the program’s short history. At 3-0, the third-year program is experiencing many firsts: Its first winning record, a first-time Top 20 ranking, its first time beating a ranked opponent, and its three-game streak ties a program record.

College Lacrosse: ESPNU Weekend Games Pit Top-Five Teams
ESPNU will be home to two top-five games beginning on Friday, Feb. 27, with No. 1 Denver facing No. 4 North Carolina at 4 p.m. On Sunday, No. 5 Virginia travels to No. 3 Syracuse for a noon start.

UAlbany lax player nursing injury
On the lacrosse field, UAlbany’s star is nursing a nagging upper body injury.

Hofstra Man Up vs. Princeton
The Hofstra extra man offense converts of 5 of their 7 opportunities with all 5 goals coming on feeds by Sam Llinares to wing shooters Mike Malave and Korey Hendrickson.

Loyola Maryland men's lacrosse may make goalie switch for game vs. Lehigh
After four games of starting senior goalie Pat McEnerney, No. 15 Loyola Maryland might make a change in the net for Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against No. 20 Lehigh at Ridley Athletic Complex.

No. 1 DU Lacrosse Team Travels East To Face No. 4 Tar Heels
The Denver Pioneers lacrosse team was out practicing with big piles of snow next to their field on Wednesday.

Q&A: Navy Lacrosse Attackman Patrick Keena
The Navy men's lacrosse team started out the 2015 season strong, defeating the Virginia Military Institute, 21-7, Feb. 8.

Towson lacrosse's Andrew Hodgson might be playing better than ever
Andrew Hodgson didn't waste any time trying to make up for lost time.

Fairfield University debuts new lacrosse stadium
Fairfield University will host the official dedication of Rafferty Stadium, its new, 3,500-seat lacrosse venue, March 21 with a lacrosse doubleheader.

Against Drexel, Maryland Lacrosse Looking To Maintain Strong Offense
Following a 10-6 loss at Yale Feb. 21 and an 11-7 win at home against the University of Pennsylvania Feb. 24, the University of Maryland men's lacrosse team will look to win its second straight game against a Philadelphia-based school when it welcomes Drexel to College Park, Md., at noon Feb. 28.

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