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Lacrosse the Internet: May 22, 2015

LACROSSE COMIN'!

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Notre Dame's unlikely tradition: the lacrosse bagpiper
Notre Dame junior Eddie Glazener’s final warm-up before Saturday’s NCAA lacrosse semifinal against Denver University will take place in a tunnel at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

Bill Tierney Guides Denver Lacrosse To Another Final Four
This is an indication of how far Bill Tierney has taken the Denver lacrosse program: The longtime coach now occupies the coveted corner office on the fourth floor.

McEwen FOGO Ratings: Semifinal Matchups
Patrick McEwen analyzed all 12,118 face-offs taken in DI lacrosse in 2014 and applied a chess-based rating system to face-off specialists. He's keeping track of every face-off in 2015.

McAnaney: Rivalries Continues Through to Final Four
The final four this weekend in Philadelphia will continue the rematch theme that has been present throughout the NCAA tournament. Johns Hopkins defeated Maryland 15-12 on April 25th, while Denver outlasted Notre Dame 11-10 in overtime back on March 7th.

NCAA Men's Final Four Next-Level Analysis
Exactly 111 days after Delaware and High Point broke ground on the 2015 NCAA men's lacrosse season, the last four teams standing — Denver, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins and Maryland — will take the field Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. There's a reason they got there, with talented players who thrive in system-oriented offenses and defenses.

Notre Dame gets second chance at Denver in NCAA lacrosse semifinals
Huddled to hear what their head coach had to say that day, they couldn’t let any immediate disappointment or lingering dejection keep them from deciphering the message about to be delivered.

Fairfield County Lacrosse Players Set Sights On NCAA Title
Several players from Fairfield County will look to help their teams win an NCAA men’s lacrosse championship this weekend.

Westchester Players Set Sites On NCAA Men's Lacrosse Final Four Weekend
Pelham native Matt Landis looks to win a NCAA men’s lacrosse championship with Notre Dame this weekend.

Lacrosse Win Means Cash to Denver as Notre Dame Seeks Validation
The University of Denver lacrosse team, which is two wins away from its first national championship, sometimes serves as a recruiting tool for the school’s hockey team, which has won seven.

Lacrosse growing across the US with colleges adding programs
That spike included Division I men's programs at Boston University, Furman, Monmouth and Richmond, and women's programs at Colorado, Elon, Mercer and Michigan. In the previous year, 60 new varsity programs were added, including eight in Division I.

Denver, Notre Dame emerge as college lacrosse powerhouses
It's always great to see new teams emerge in lacrosse.

History being made in this year's NCAA lacrosse Final Four
From a historical perspective, little is unusual about the lacrosse national semifinal matchup between the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University tomorrow at Lincoln Financial Field.

Johns Hopkins lacrosse keeping late teammate Jeremy Huber in mind as they prepare for NCAA semifinals
The Huber family and Johns Hopkins (11-6), which meets No. 6 seed Maryland (14-3) in the second semifinal at 3:30 p.m., have remained deeply connected since the passing of Jeremy Huber, who was discovered in his dorm Jan. 26.

Stingy Maryland men face Johns Hopkins in NCAA lacrosse semifinals
Considering the defensive nature of anyone associated with the Maryland lacrosse team these days, it came as no surprise when Big Ten defensive player of the year Casey Ikeda deflected the compliment when he won the award.

Quint Kessenich On The NCAA Lacrosse Final Four
Quint Kessenich of the Baltimore Sun and ESPN joined Ed and Steve to talk about the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament.

Sector SPDRs May Madness: Quint's Championship Weekend Preview — Each Team Believes
When practice began in the first week of January, about 19 weeks ago, the hopes of every team were to be playing this weekend.

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