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Sector SPDRs May Madness: NCAA Championship Storylines, Matchups
No. 4-seed Denver takes on No. 6-seed Maryland for the NCAA Championship Monday at 1 p.m. on ESPN2. One team is looking win its first championship while the other is looking to end a 40-year championship drought.

Sector SPDRs May Madness: Coughlin's NCAA Title Game Odds
In our May edition of Inside Lacrosse magazine, we debated whether offense wins championships. With the top-rated offense in college lacrosse facing the best defense in the championship game on Memorial Day, fans will now have an opportunity to have a better answer to that question.

Who can Handle the Heat of Memorial Day?
At some point today in the 45th NCAA Division I tournament championship game, with increasing humidity expected to accompany 90-degree heat at Lincoln Financial Field, fatigue will begin to wear down the Denver Pioneers and Maryland Terrapins.

Cazenovia native and Denver star Connor Cannizzaro faces old school in NCAA final
Connor Cannizzaro was college lacrosse's highest-profile transfer a year ago after earning ACC freshman of the year honors at Maryland.

Vines of the Day: Denver’s Wes Berg and Zach Miller
Two treats from the Pioneers.

Maryland vs. Denver men's lacrosse: Three things to watch
Maryland has won all four meetings with Denver, including going 2-0 against the Pioneers in the NCAA Division I tournament. The Terps, who captured national crowns in 1973 and 1975, are 2-9 in championship finals and have lost in their last seven trips to the title game. The Pioneers are making their debut in the championship final.

Denver Pioneers lacrosse meeting Maryland for national championship
Like for so many youth lacrosse players, Memorial Day provided appointment television for Ryan LaPlante during his childhood.

A familiar face stands between Terps and a men’s lacrosse championship
Maryland midfielder Charlie Raffa and defenseman Matt Dunn were taking a Sunday morning stroll through the tunnels of Lincoln Financial Field when they ran into Denver’s Connor Cannizzaro. It had all the makings to be an awkward encounter between the Terrapins players and their former teammate, the former ACC freshman of the year who transferred from Maryland to Denver last summer — except it wasn’t. Both Raffa and Dunn shook hands with Cannizzaro and tapped him on the shoulder in a cordial exchange.

National championship matchup a win for college lacrosse
They will throw their gloves, sticks and helmets in the air and crash together into a celebratory dog pile. There will be high-fives, pictures and interviews and eventually, the winners will take their brand-new national championship trophy and parade it around Lincoln Financial Field in a victory lap.

Maryland vs. Denver men's lacrosse national championship preview
Monday is the day.

NCAA Lacrosse Tournament 2015: Time, TV schedule and live stream for championship game
Denver will play for its first NCAA men's lacrosse title on Monday while Maryland attempts to end a 40-year title drought. Both teams will be hungry after escaping one-point semifinal wins.

Denver, Maryland meet for NCAA men's lacrosse title at the Linc
The drought is about to end for one school.

Maryland, Denver have different history, same hunger for NCAA lacrosse title
There's a reason certain phrases achieve the status of cliché. In reality, most such phrases contain more than an element of truth.

Dusty Saunders: Notre Dame alum calling Denver lacrosse action
Al Michaels, Joe Buck, Marv Albert and Mike Emrick are national play-by-play talents familiar to sports viewers.

Last time Terps men's lacrosse won a NCAA title, gas cost 57 cents a gallon
In 1975, the Terrapins men’s lacrosse team beat Navy, 20-13, to claim its second NCAA Championship — the program's first came in 1973. 1975 also proved to be the last time the Terps would win an NCAA title.

Faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa plays pivotal role in Maryland's title hopes
Maryland midfielder Charlie Raffa has no problem staring down his opponent at the faceoff circle, decisively placing his stick on the ground and letting the battle for the hard rubber ball begin.

In Some Cases, Pants (Not Shorts) Make the Goaltender
Conditions were relatively cool Saturday in Philadelphia, which wound up be being a good thing for Denver goalkeeper Ryan LaPlante. Besides the bulky gear he wore on his head and torso, LaPlante jogged onto the field with something a little more unusual: a pair of baggy gray sweatpants, cinched at the waist and rolled up at the knees.

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