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Lacrosse the Internet: May 5, 2015

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Cinco de Mayo.

It's slim pickings today. I guess everyone took yesterday off after a long week.

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Sector SPDRs May Madness: Princeton's Reaction
For the 18 teams in the NCAA Tournament, this week gives them a chance to continue their seasons and play for the ultimate prize. But there are almost always a couple teams who don’t make the Tournament despite having strong resumes.

McAnaney: My NCAA Tournament Bracket Thoughts
I have made my feelings about the importance of head-to-head results well known — see this debate from about a month ago — the committee will get no argument from me for placing a major value on games that were actually played. I believe the reason for the debate is that we are not used to head-to-head matchups carrying weight in lacrosse or other sports for that matter.

ICYMI: It's the Chase That Matters in NCAA Season
Despite declining attendance figures, NCAA men's lacrosse championship weekend remains the sport's zenith.

Who Got Snubbed? 2015 NCAA Lacrosse Tourney
Who got snubbed from the 2015 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament?

Towson men's lacrosse inspired by performances from Justin Mabus, Greg Cuccinello
For at least one game, senior midfielders Justin Mabus and Greg Cuccinello gave Towson flashbacks of 2014.

Duke men's lacrosse tops Boston University as NCAA tournament nears
The Blue Devils could have enjoyed a sunny worry-free weekend at the end of finals week. Instead, they played a non-conference game to stay in shape before starting their journey to capture their third straight national championship.

Three talented seniors move on to Major League Lacrosse
Lehigh men’s lacrosse has a long history of former players who get drafted to play in Major League Lacrosse.

Part one of Q&A with ESPN and Big Ten Network men's lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon
Mark Dixon traded his ESPN hat for his Big Ten Network one last week as the analyst for the Big Ten tournament semifinals and final at Byrd Stadium in College Park and then participated in a live online chat for Inside Lacrosse as the 18-team field for the NCAA tournament was unveiled Sunday night. The former Johns Hopkins midfielder will be part of ESPN’s broadcast crew for Sunday’s first-round game between No. 3 seed North Carolina (12-3) and Colgate (10-5). Here is part one of a conversation with Dixon, who can be followed on Twitter at @DixonLacrosse and shared his perspective on the tournament’s bracket.

BEATS

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