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Lacrosse the Internet: February 7, 2015

Cleaning out the news queue.

There are games today. This is a good thing.


Quint: 10 Things to Watch This College Season
It's less than a week after Super Bowl XLIX and, believe it or not, some college lacrosse teams already have played regular-season games. But the season gets started in earnest this weekend with many of the top teams in action, including a matchup featuring two of my top 10 teams.

2015 NCAA Preview: Syracuse
Syracuse starts the season at No. 4 in the Cascade/Maverik Media Poll and with the same question marks that filled its 2014 campaign: goalies and face-offs.

NCAA Notes: Big Opener for Cavaliers and Greyhounds
A much-anticipated, season-opening rematch will unfold on Saturday at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, where no. 7 Virginia will visit the ninth-ranked Loyola Greyhounds.

Preview: St. Joseph's looks to make next step
The St. Joseph’s University men’s lacrosse team gears for its 2015 opener Saturday at Richmond with high expectations.

2015 Preview: Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
Biggest Question Marks: What team would Hopkins have to play for ESPNU not to carry the game?

2015 Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes
Season 1 of HBO’s The Leftovers was, in fact, loosely based on King’s junior season.

Lacrosse team to begin season against Marquette
At the field for the first practice of the year, the score on the scoreboard read 16-7, the score of the Lehigh lacrosse team’s blowout loss that ended its season in 2014. As the players did sprints, they could look up and remember how their season ended so abruptly.

Local Lacrosse Teams Start This Weekend
Three D-I lacrosse teams from the state of Maryland start their season this Saturday. Loyola takes on Virginia in a huge Week 1 matchup of top 10’s. And Johns Hopkins takes on another Baltimore team when they host UMBC. It’s a big day for Charm City and their lacrosse teams. So where can you watch these games?

Addition of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Rutgers gives Big Ten immediate boost in lacrosse
It's hard to say goodbye. Just ask Casey Ikeda, who will be part of the first Maryland men's lacrosse team to play in the Big Ten after 63 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Transition season for Navy men's lacrosse
This is a transition season for the Navy men's lacrosse program. The Midshipmen graduated 13 seniors in May then about a month later welcomed a large, talented class of plebes.

Syracuse lacrosse: Journey to end championship drought starts this weekend (4 storylines)
With a pair of preseason scrimmage weekends in the books, the games now start counting.

Lacrosse Q&A with Denver men's coach Bill Tierney
Each week, The Baltimore Sun will publish a Q&A with a college lacrosse player or coach. Today's is with Denver coach Bill Tierney, whose Pioneers are the undisputed No. 1 team in the country heading into the season. Denver, which returns nine starters from a squad that lost to eventual champion Duke in last year's national semifinals, opens the season Feb. 14 against those same Blue Devils in Kennesaw, Ga.

2015 Season Preview: No. 14 Men's Lacrosse
On Saturday, Penn State kicks off the inaugural season of Big Ten lacrosse and its journey to what will hopefully be a fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Rutgers renews bitter rivalry with St. John's
Firsts are inevitable. It’s repeating success that becomes troublesome.

Princeton Hosts Albany, Penn In Saturday Scrimmages
If you're interested in Princeton lacrosse games that count, then you still have to wait a week for the season opener, which comes up Valentines' Day against Manhattan at 1 on Sherrerd Field.

Men's Lacrosse Getting Set for 2015 Season
The Binghamton men's lacrosse team had a breakthrough season in 2014, finishing second in the America East during the regular season. The Bearcats won their first four conference games and posted their highest finish in the standings since 2004. Much of the credit was attributed to 12 veterans on that squad who have since graduated. Despite losing that valuable part of the team, the returning core of players, as well as a promising group of freshmen, add up to good potential for this year's Binghamton squad.

2015 Preview: Syracuse Orange
Biggest Question Mark: When are we going to stop pretending that faceoffs are the only problem at Syracuse?

2015 NCAA Preview: Duke
"It’s January 31st," coach John Danowski said last Saturday after his team held a controlled practice with the Ohio State Buckeyes on the team’s practice field.

2015 Preview: Massachusetts Minutemen
Umass opens the season on February 7th with a big test against Army.

Lacrosse Preview: Michigan vs. Bellarmine
Michigan will start their fourth season as a D-1 program at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and will do so against former ECAC foe Bellarmine. The Wolverines and the Knights played to an 11-10 thriller capped by Michigan's Mikie Schlosser ripping the game-winning score in overtime last year. The win marked the first victory for the Wolverines in ECAC play. Now, both schools are in different conferences--Michigan in the much-anticipated Big Ten, and Bellarmine in the Southern Conference (where they've been picked to be the winner).

Marquette Men's Lacrosse Preview: at #16 Lehigh
Third verse, same as the second.

Lacrosse Week 2015: Meet the Rooks with Ty Xanders
This season, Virginia's new faces will have as big an impact as any new class can as Coach Starsia fills important roles around the field with first years. To get a better idea of this incoming class, I talked to my good friend Ty Xanders, founder of Recruiting Rundown, a fantastic site chock full of the latest recruitment news and analysis for all things lacrosse.

HPU Men's Lax Blog: The Path Forward
This past weekend was our home opener and the start of the 2015 season. We had to face a very skilled Delaware team. This was a game that we circled on our calendars for the past year. We have started all three seasons against Delaware and the past two years they have pulled out a win against us.

2015 Preview: Manhattan Jaspers
Biggest Question Mark: Manhattan lost many key players from last year’s team, including seniors Ryan Payton (24 G, 1 A), Pat Hodapp (17 G, 11 A), Brett Madarasz (9G, 9A), Dan McGreevy (30 GB, 19 CT), and captain and MAAC Co-Long Stick of the Year, Sean McMahon (90 GB, 24 CT).

2015 Lacrosse Week: How to Watch the Hoos This Year
I know, I know. After the doom-and-gloom piece yesterday, you're thinking, "Oh now they tell me how and where I can watch this team? Why on earth would they do that? What kind of sick, desperate, paranoid fanatic do they and Mark Titus think that I am?"

2015 Preview: Delaware Blue Hens
Delaware is not used to being at the bottom of any league and they will have to work to dig their way out.

IL Staff Picks: Week 1
The season is back, and so are IL's staff picks.

NCAA Preview: North Carolina
The outlook from Chapel Hill is an optimistic one heading into the 2015 season.

Veteran Trio To Captain The Fighting Irish In 2015
Seniors Jim Marlatt, Conor Doyle and Jack Near have been named team captains for the 2015 University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse season. Marlatt, a fifth-year senior, is a two-time team captain, while Doyle and Near are in their first year in the leadership position.

Coughlin: Week 1 Odds
This season we will generate and provide the odds for the games every weekend.  Using offensive and defensive efficiencies, as well as possession margins — all adjusted for SOS — the probability of each team winning their game this weekend was derived.

Detroit Preview: Ohio State
The Buckeyes should be pretty good this year. Detroit should outdo last season’s disappointing performance, but this Buckeyes team might be out of the question in terms of potential wins.

Duke graduate student transfer Resch looks to make debut in opener
Two-time defending champion Duke University will feature graduate student transfer Patrick Resch (La Salle) today when it open its 2015 season at High Point at noon.

Syracuse Lacrosse: Previewing the Season-Opener vs. Siena
Siena will visit the Carrier Dome on Saturday for the first game of the season for both of these teams. Syracuse enters with a stacked attack line and a brand new FOGO.

Three Duke men's lacrosse players suspended indefinitely prior to season-opener
An incident report filed to Durham Police Nov. 9 in which Keenan was cited for unforced breaking and entering and minor assault of the home owner of an off-campus house located near East Campus.

Virginia lacrosse team begins season in unfamiliar territory
Expectations from people outside the Virginia men’s lacrosse program used to be sky high — no matter which players were back in the fold, who was on the schedule or how well the Cavaliers had done the previous season.

Army's Glesener leads potentially high-powered lacrosse attack
Army lacrosse coach Joe Alberici was looking at ways in the offseason to challenge his defense. Instead, he came up with some bright ideas for his offense.

Men's Lax Opens Season Saturday at Delaware
Even though the weather is still a bit frosty in the Northeast, the Bucknell men's lacrosse team will become the latest spring sport to get going when it travels to Delaware on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game at Delaware Stadium. The Bison will be opening their season against the Blue Hens for the fourth year in a row, and each of the previous three meetings have been decided by a total of four goals.


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