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June 25, 2014
Thompson, Cummings Nominated for ESPY Awards
Albany's Lyle Thompson and Maryland's Taylor Cummings are up for Best Male and Female College Athlete at the annual ESPY Awards.

June 9, 2014
Irish in Italy: Notre Dame's 10-Day Excursion
Just two days after playing for the national title, Notre Dame went on a 10-day trip to Italy that included three international lacrosse games.

May 28, 2014
Pomper Memorial is First St. Anthony's Alumni Game
The first-ever St. Anthony's alumni game will be held June 8, as part of the Adam Pomper Memorial Lacrosse Festival.

May 24, 2014
Can Anderson Keep the Loyola '90 Streak Alive?
The last two seasons have featured members of the 1990 Loyola finalist team who won championships as coaches - Loyola's Charley Toomey and Stevenson's Paul Cantabene. If Notre Dame can beat Duke on Monday, the streak will be pushed to three.

May 23, 2014
NCAA Championship Attendance Figures Flatten
Despite efforts by the NCAA and the Baltimore Ravens to spike ticket sales for the college men's lacrosse championship weekend, attendance figures to be flat versus last year, according to event officials.

May 21, 2014
Thompsons #SCFeatured to Debut Sunday on ESPN
Albany's Thompson trio will be featured on ESPN's SportsCenter throughout the day as part of its #SCFeatured series.

January 15, 2014
Yale 'X-Factor' Dempster Will Not Rejoin Team
Yale’s hopes of becoming a more offensive-oriented team took a hit Wednesday, when coach Andy Shay revealed that attackman Deron Dempster will not be with the team in 2014.

December 19, 2013
Snow for Super Bowl? How About Feb. Lacrosse?
Sure, AccuWeather is pulling out the bells and whistles to draw attention to the Super Bowl forecast, but they might as well be forecasting the High Point-Delaware men’s lacrosse game on Feb. 1.

December 2, 2013
Notre Dame: Four Days in Colorado Trailer
Notre Dame's fall break trip was anything but. Check out the wide variety of experiences the team had in Colorado, enough for a movie.

October 7, 2013
Wife of Air Force Coach Killed in Tragic Accident
A tragic car accident Saturday in Colorado claimed the life of Sonia Seremet, the wife of Air Force men’s lacrosse coach Eric Seremet.

September 27, 2013
Using the 2014 Alignment to Pick the 2013 Field
The 2014 men's DI tournament is going to look very different, with new conferences, new alignments, and play-in games. But what would the 2013 tournament have looked like with those parameters?

September 21, 2013
Expanded NCAA Tournament? What Would That Mean?
A recent decision by the NCAA Cabinet could pave the way for an expanded NCAA men's lacrosse tournament. What would that have looked like with the 2013 field?

August 20, 2013
Detroit's Birney Notches 114 Mile Per Hour Shot
Mike Sawyer has some competition. In a video released by the Detroit Mercy athletic department on Monday, Detroit junior midfielder Mike Birney is shown taking a shot that registered 114 miles per hour.

July 24, 2013
Hartford's Top Scorer Transfers to Denver
America East all-rookie midfielder Jack Bobzien is transferring from Hartford to Denver, Pioneers coach Bill Tierney said Wednesday.

May 31, 2013
Duke Goalie's Play Got Lost Amidst Fireworks
Duke sophomore goalie Kyle Turri made a combined 27 saves at Lincoln Financial Field in the Blue Devils' two biggest victories that completed a championship season. Somehow, Turri was left off of the all-tournament team.

May 31, 2013
John Desko Proved His Worth As A Coach In Defeat
Syracuse head coach John Desko began the 2013 season with five national championships under his belt during his previous 14 seasons as the man running the Orange. Desko may have validated his place among the coaching greats more than ever this past spring.

May 25, 2013
Communication No Easy Task at 'The Linc'
The large NFL venue combined with windy conditions made for difficult communications during Saturday's semifinals.

May 17, 2013
For Hopkins, It Was Only a Question of When
The news that Johns Hopkins would finally say goodbye to its independent status and apply for affiliation with a conference came as no surprise. For Hopkins, it was not a question of if, but when it would announce its intentions to join a league.

May 17, 2013
Cornell Asserts Its Trademark Hustle
As much as Cornell eliminated Maryland on Saturday due to the dominating presence of Rob Pannell on attack, it was the overall identity of the Big Red that ruled the day in its first-round, 16-8 rout of the Terrapins.

May 12, 2013
Notre Dame Should Always Remember the Titans
Detroit Mercy was on the brink of the biggest upset in NCAA tournament history. And then Kevin Corrigan did his best Mickey Goldmill impression.

April 30, 2013
Look Who Is Not Or Might Not Be In The NCAAs
In the 42-year history of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, there has never been a year when Johns Hopkins or Virginia have not participated. From 1987 through 2009, the national champion was always named either Hopkins, Virginia, Syracuse or Princeton.

April 22, 2013
Hopkins Win Signaled Magical Run for Albany
If 10th-ranked Albany breaks through in the postseason and makes its first-ever trip to the NCAA tournament final four, the Great Danes probably will look back on a memorable road trip to Baltimore in early April as the defining moment of a wild spring.

April 22, 2013
Greyhounds Laugh Last in Face of ECAC Politics
Charley Toomey, the head coach of the defending national champion Loyola Greyhounds, would never say it publicly. Toomey has too much class for that. But don't think for a second that the seventh-ranked Greyhounds didn't feel extra good about their 19-11 rout at Hobart on Saturday.

April 16, 2013
Healing Power: USL Welcomes Newtown
I’ve worked at US Lacrosse for more than 11 years, but I may never have been as humbled and as proud during that time than Saturday, when US Lacrosse joined several other businesses and organizations to welcome the Newtown (Conn.) Youth Lacrosse Association.

February 21, 2013
114 Weeks Later, Marquette Set for Division I Debut
It’s been a long time coming for coach Joe Amplo and the Marquette men’s lacrosse team, which on Saturday will open its inaugural season.

February 17, 2013
Cornell Great Schimoler Dies After Bout with Cancer
Paul Schimoler, a former four-time All-American goalie for Cornell who holds the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament record for saves, died Friday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 45. Schimoler led the Big Red to consecutive NCAA championship games in 1987 and 1988, setting a postseason record with 85 saves in the 1988 tournament.

December 28, 2012
Three More Ninth-Graders Commit to Colleges
A month after Haverford (Pa.) School standout Forry Smith became the first rising high school freshman ever to commit to a NCAA Division I men's lacrosse program, the floodgates are officially open. Three additional ninth-graders have verbally committed to colleges, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun. Two of them -- midfielder Sam Offutt of Landon (Md.) School and long-stick midfielder Jack Reilly of Conestoga (Pa.) High -- will play at Virginia.

December 13, 2012
Big East, NEC, MAAC on Realignment Carousel
The wheel of conference realignment keeps on turning. The Big East is on center stage with the NEC and MAAC also on board.

December 12, 2012
Drexel Player in Critical Condition After Accident
Brendan Glynn, a senior attackman for the Drexel men's lacrosse team, remained in critical condition Wednesday at a Philadelphia hospital after being struck by a car Sunday morning, according to PhillyLacrosse.com. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 36th Street and Chestnut Street.

November 29, 2012
Tambroni Reflects on the Last Year at Penn State
Coach Jeff Tambroni said Penn State "took a pretty big blow, without question," with the scandal that rocked the school over a year ago.

November 26, 2012
Ninth-Grader Verbally Commits to Johns Hopkins
Forry Smith, listed as a 6-foot-2, 175-pound attackman, has become the first freshman to verbally commit to a Division I men's program.

November 21, 2012
Maryland, Rutgers Moves Will Shake Up Lacrosse
The moves of Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten means conference realignment will alter the college lacrosse landscape — again.

November 6, 2012
Michigan to Play Colgate at New York's Citi Field
The Wolverines' 2013 men's schedule includes some outside the box thinking: a game versus Colgate at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and a matchup with Army at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

November 5, 2012
More Offense a Must? Football Ratings Say 'No'
Nearly 8 million more people watched Saturday night's Alabama-LSU defensive dogfight than an Oregon-USC track meet. What, if anything, can college lacrosse learn from this fact?

October 16, 2012
Mother of Penn State Player Seeks Transplant Match
Kim Roper, the mother of Penn State senior midfielder Drew Roper, has non-Hodgkin lymphoma and needs a bone marrow transplant to save her live.

September 28, 2012
Return of NFL Officials Includes Lacrosse Connection
Bob Waggoner, who wore No. 25 in stripes working as the field judge during Thursday's Baltimore Ravens-Cleveland Browns game, is a former NCAA men’s lacrosse official and current assignor.

September 20, 2012
NEC AQ, New ACC Could Mean Bracket Expansion
It's a few years off, but after recent conference news it's time to start considering the reality of eventual Division I men's tournament expansion.

August 23, 2012
Former Brown Captain Kenney Passes Away
Charlie Kenney, a former men's lacrosse captain at Brown who graduated in 2010 and was a ground intelligence officer with the 7th Regiment of the First Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps, died Tuesday from an unexpected seizure. He was 25.

August 10, 2012
Faceoff Veterans React to NCAA Rules Proposals
A group of seven veteran faceoff specialists, including Dartmouth head coach Andy Towers, shared their opinions on the NCAA men's rules committee's controversial proposed changes.

July 16, 2012
Ivy League Issues Concussion Recommendations
With growing concerns about concussions in lacrosse and the potentially harmful short- and long-term effects they can have on college players, the Ivy League positioned itself as a leader on the issue Monday by approving a series of recommendations for lacrosse and soccer.

June 21, 2012
New Maryland Turf Field Promises To Be 'Cool'
Maryland formally announced plans for and unveiled renderings of a new FieldTurf Revolution surface to be installed at Byrd Stadium, featuring a heat-reducing technology.

June 18, 2012
Rogers Will Return to Notre Dame For Fifth Year
Sean Rogers, Notre Dame's leading goal-scorer in 2012 and 2011, has an extra year or eligibility and will use it next season with the Irish.

June 15, 2012
Boston University Headed to Patriot League
Boston University, a charter member of America East, is taking its men's and women's lacrosse programs to the Patriot League.

June 7, 2012
Unsung Heroes: The All-Forman Team (MD1)
The task: Compile the nation’s most underrated, under-appreciated and under-hyped team of silent stars.

May 31, 2012
NCAA Tournament Favorites (And Not So Favorites)
Loyola University, with its undergraduate student body of 4,000 on a cozy campus in northern Baltimore City and only one previous trip to the Division I tournament title game, threw down another statement for parity in the sport.

May 29, 2012
Low Championship Attendance Cause for Concern
The 79,595 combined attendance for men’s championship weekend at Foxborough, Mass., was the lowest number since 2002, the last time the event was held in non-NFL venue. Championship game attendance also continued to decline.

May 28, 2012
Toomey, Tillman Finish Bittersweet Afternoon
Loyola coach Charley Toomey and Maryland head man John Tillman have a long friendship that won't be impacted by the Greyhounds victory on Monday.

May 26, 2012
Notre Dame’s Anderson Proud of Loyola
The last time Charley Toomey and Kevin Anderson were on the same field was as teammates 22 years ago in the 1990 national championship game. They were on opposite sidelines on Saturday in Gillette Stadium with a return trip to the title game on the line.

May 25, 2012
Loyola's Season Not Reflected in All-America Voting
The Loyola Greyhounds are the top seed in the NCAA tournament with a 16-1 record, the best in the game. And you'd never know it, based on some All-America team picks.

May 25, 2012
Hopkins Must Get A Handle on its Postseason Problem
At Johns Hopkins University, success is measured a certain way when it comes to men's lacrosse. At Homewood, the pressure to win titles, or at least go deep into the NCAA tournament, is palpable.

May 22, 2012
ESPN Sport Science: Rabil's Shot Speed, Accuracy
Lacrosse takes it turn on ESPN's Sport Science. Watch Paul Rabil's shot go under the microscope.

May 21, 2012
This Week's NCAA Tournament Dates, Times, Matchups
The updated dates, times and matchups for this weekend's NCAA tournaments.

May 21, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
Each of the final four teams left standing has its own story, and there are some intriguing men's championship game possibilities.

May 21, 2012
Video: Ray Lewis' Speech to Loyola Lacrosse
Known for hair-raising speeches, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis delivered one Wednesday to the Loyola men's lacrosse team as it prepared for its NCAA quarterfinal game against Denver. The Greyhounds went on to defeat the Pioneers 10-9. Watch video of Lewis' speech here.

May 18, 2012
Hard to Determine Pace of Virginia-Notre Dame
It's easy to be lulled into pre-game thinking, based on the past. Virginia is the classic, get-up-and-down team, built for transition and quick scoring. Notre Dame is the plodding, clock-draining, defensive force. When no. 5 UVA meets the no. 4 seed Irish in the quarterfinals, Virginia will try to run the Irish out of PPL Park, while Notre Dame will play for the 8-7 win with its hypnotic tempo, right? Not so fast.

May 18, 2012
Notre Dame Offense Catching Up to Its Defense
Everybody knows Notre Dame knows defense. In recent years, it's hard to argue anyone defends better, and this year's unit, led by junior goalie John Kemp, has been nothing short of brilliant. But now the Irish, the kings of the low-scoring, tight victory, may finally have broken out with the kind of shooting and scoring its coach and players have felt coming for some time.

May 16, 2012
Stanwick, Cummings Remain Close Down Stretch
When Maryland attackman Joe Cummings and Virginia attackman Steele Stanwick were warming up to face other before last year's NCAA title game, they looked for each other and exchanged gestures that were meant to say, "Can you believe this? We're both here."

May 14, 2012
This Week's NCAA Tournament Dates, Times, Matchups
The updated dates, times and matchups for Division I, II and III men's and women's tournaments.

May 9, 2012
Penn State Gets Stuck On Outside of Tournament
There is not a doubt that the Penn State Nittany Lions, under second-year coach Jeff Tambroni, would have been a worthy competitor in this year's NCAA tournament. There is also no doubt that, under the rules of admission to the tournament, the Lions deserved to be left out.

May 7, 2012
Loyola Showed Its Mettle At Hobart, of All Places
Coaches have been known to worry about so-called "trap" games. You know, the type of bad performances that crop up when a superior team (at least on paper) gets caught looking past an inferior opponent to something bigger and suffers a loss it never saw coming.

May 1, 2012
Men's Tewaaraton Tracker: It's Getting Interesting
A lot can change in May, when stars are born and make a case for the Tewaaraton Award. Matt Forman handicaps the men's race.

April 29, 2012
Loyola-Johns Hopkins Result Good for Both Sides
Make no mistake about how the final outcome affected each team in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 10-9 overtime win by No. 10 Johns Hopkins over top-ranked, previously-undefeated Loyola. The Blue Jays woke up in a great mood on Sunday. Loyola had to be angry and a bit dejected over how close it came to knocking off its Charles Street rivals for only the fourth time in 50 tries.

April 25, 2012
Johns Hopkins Can't Find Its Way In April
There used to be a time in the Dave Pietramala era at Johns Hopkins when the Blue Jays owned the month of April. Actually, that had been the case for pretty much the entire coaching run his alma mater. Not in 2012.

April 24, 2012
Tuesday Extra: Looking Ahead to Big East Tourney
Villanova will look to clean up a few things on the field by the time it hosts the first Big East men's lacrosse tournament May 3 and 5.

April 23, 2012
Fifty Years Ago Today: Lacrosse on SI Cover
Fifty years ago today, the first and only lacrosse player ever appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Jerry Schmidt — a two-time First-Team All-American attackman at Johns Hopkins who later held head coaching positions at Hobart and Princeton, along with assistant gigs at Calvert Hall High (Md.), Cornell and Navy — donned the cover of SI's April 23, 1962 edition.

April 23, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
We try to make sense of another unpredictable weekend of lacrosse. Plus, does Rob Pannell come back to the field Saturday?

April 18, 2012
Men's Tewaaraton Award Tracker Update
The names are similar but the dynamics have shifted since we last broke down the Tewaaraton Award race. But the question from earlier in the year still stands: Who ya got? Steele Stanwick or the field?

April 18, 2012
Bucknell's Streep Ruled Out For Rest of Season
Bucknell senior midfielder Charlie Streep, who had surgery six months ago to repair a torn ACL he suffered last fall and planned to return this season, has now been ruled out for the rest of the year by Bison coach Frank Fedorjaka.

April 16, 2012
Duke's Best Yet to Come?
The Duke men's lacrosse team continued its dominance of otherwise indomitable Virginia with a 13-5 victory in Charlottesville, the Blue Devils' 12th win in 13 games in the series between the ACC rivals. And while Matt Forman offers legitimate insight after spending a week in the Duke camp leading up to that game, I'll throw out this oversimplification of the trend. It's April.

April 14, 2012
ACC Tournament Is Wide-Open in Charlottesville
As Duke was ruining Senior Night in Charlottesville on Friday with a dominant, third-quarter run that set up a stunning, 13-5 rout over top-ranked Virginia, the picture became equally clear and fuzzy. Next week's ACC tournament -- back at UVa -- is way up for grabs.

April 13, 2012
With Healthy Holmes, Maryland More of a Threat
There were some things that frustrated the Maryland Terrapins during last week's 13-6 rout over Navy, such as out-shooting the Midshipmen by a 29-8 count in the first half, yet heading into intermission with only a 6-5 lead. But for Maryland, watching junior midfielder and faceoff specialist Curtis Holmes look like his old self was a pure joy.

April 9, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
UVa showed its strength, 'Cuse started a freshman in goal, Lehigh and Bucknell's streaks ended and the UNC and Virginia Tech women earned big W's.

April 8, 2012
Navy's Youth, Lack of Stoppers, Spells Big Trouble
Two weeks ago, Navy had beaten 12th-ranked Colgate to earn its fourth straight victory. The Mids were regularly hitting double digits in scoring, and were living on the edge of the top 20 with an exceptionally young team under first-year coach Rick Sowell. But after back-to-back losses to Lehigh and Maryland, the Mids may have hit the wall.

April 6, 2012
Holman Adapting as UNC Leader and Playmaker
North Carolina junior Marcus Holman knew he would be needed as a point-getter for the Tar Heels in 2012. After moving from midfield back to the attack earlier this season, Holman has been just as busy directing freshman attackmen Joey Sankey and Jimmy Bitter.

April 6, 2012
Terps' Raffa Spelling Injured Holmes on Faceoffs
U.S. U19 member and Maryland freshman Charlie Raffa has seen his role expand with the Terps' primary faceoff taker, Curtis Holmes, dealing with injury,

April 2, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things To Know
The No. 1 men's rank is up for debate, Virginia's goalie situation is now a strength and the suspension of one Maryland player hurt the Terps.

March 30, 2012
Cummings Wants Terrapins to Learn From Fight
Maryland senior attackman Joe Cummings, the Terps' leading scorer and, as a co-captain, one of their prominent leaders, wants the Terps to put the ugly incident behind them. But not too far behind.

March 30, 2012
Hopkins-UVA Sets Mark for ESPNU Lax Ratings
Johns Hopkins' 11-10 overtime victory over Virginia last Saturday was the most watched ESPNU lacrosse game among households in history and tied with a 2011 NCAA tournament quarterfinal for most viewers, a network spokesperson confirmed Friday.

March 26, 2012
Men's Tewaaraton Tracker: Fifteen to Follow
Steele Stanwick is the leader in the clubhouse, but the rest of the field is starting to take shape.

March 26, 2012
Blue Hens Are Running Out Of Time To Defend CAA
In recent years, the Blue Hens have made a habit of playing possum early, then coming on late to win the CAA and get to the NCAA tournament. But time seriously may be running out on Delaware this spring.

March 26, 2012
Eating Crow, Courtesy of the Wildcats
Villanova upsets Syracuse. What does this game tell us, other than the fact that I’m a clueless prognosticator?

March 26, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things To Know
The good (Zach Palmer, Matt White goals) and the ugly (UNC-Maryland fight) from the weekend were on display in the same hour of SportsCenter.

March 23, 2012
Denver's Faus Out For Season with Achilles Tear
Pioneers sophomore goaltender Jamie Faus ruptured his Achilles on Sunday during Denver's game against Notre Dame and will miss the rest of the 2012 season. He was undergoing surgery Friday afternoon.

March 22, 2012
On Lacrosse and Peyton Manning
New Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning encountered a group of lacrosse players while looking for a place to workout, then asked for the retired number 18 from a former Broncos QB, who happens to be the grandfather of a current Duke midfielder.

March 12, 2012
Forman's Five Takeaways from Virginia-Cornell
Was Virginia just a step slower than normal, playing its fifth game in two weeks, and how did the Big Red function on offense without Rob Pannell?

March 12, 2012
The Fear of Injury; Prevention and Recovery
One of Stanford goalie Lyndsey Munoz's biggest fears is getting injured. She has some tips for prevention and how to mentally deal with an injury should it happen. She's been there.

March 12, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
Rob Pannell on a scooter and Steele Stanwick limping around are not fun sights to see. Plus, Villanova creates an early Play of the Year nominee.

March 7, 2012
Takedown Tuesday: Maryland, UNC, Yale Fall
UMBC, Penn and Sacred Heart scored upsets Tuesday in surprising fashion that you can only see to believe.

March 6, 2012
Cornell's Pannell Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury
Rob Pannell spent Tuesday's game against Canisius on crutches and will be out indefinitely after reportedly breaking a bone in his foot.

March 5, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
Where did Lehigh come from and what is the Mountain Hawks potential? Plus, Cornell's Rob Pannell is injured.

February 29, 2012
Lehigh's Cassese Thanks 'Nova for Wakeup Call
Several surprises surfaced Tuesday in an uncharacteristically busy weekday for NCAA Division I men's lacrosse. Princeton benched star goalie Tyler Fiorito for an undisclosed conduct violation and fast-rising Fairfield found more overtime magic at its fingertips to be beat Hofstra on the road. But perhaps the biggest surprise was the manner in which unranked Lehigh manhandled No. 19 Penn.

February 27, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
A few upsets -- and some other near upsets -- dotted the weekend schedule, revealing trends to watch as the season goes on.

February 22, 2012
Blue Hens Fight to Finish Against Johns Hopkins
At the risk of sounding cliché, Tuesday's game was one of inches for Delaware, which hung with Johns Hopkins but missed a few opportunities in an 8-6 loss.

February 21, 2012
Report: Starsia Signed Five-Year Deal with UVA
Despite the specter of the Virginia lacrosse murder trial, Cavaliers head coach Dom Starsia signed a new five-year contract in January.

February 20, 2012
Working Off The Weekend: Five Things to Know
NBC Sports made its foray into college lacrosse, and a certain hot-button issue (shot clock) didn't take long to emerge on the new airwaves.

February 13, 2012
Working Off the Weekend: Five Things to Know
So what happened over the weekend the lacrosse world? Here are a few talking points on upsets, debuts and ... Twitter?

February 10, 2012
Underdog Label Has Struck a Nerve with UMBC
UMBC coach Don Zimmerman said he always sees the Retrievers as somewhat of an underdog. But in 2012, external expectations are lower. It's struck a nerve.

February 6, 2012
Quick Hits: Delaware, Duke; Huguely Trial to Begin
The Division I season kicked off Saturday with a pair of games, and the trial of George Huguely begins Monday in Charlottesville, Va., with jury selection.

February 6, 2012
Back Injury Sidelines Delaware's Eric Smith
Delaware senior attackman Eric Smith, the team's top returning scorer, has a disc injury in his back that will sideline him for at least two months. A school spokesperson confirmed the injury after Smith sat out the Blue Hens' season opener Saturday, a 19-6 victory over Detroit Mercy. Smith scored 25 goals and added 25 assists for Delaware in 2011.

February 6, 2012
Gilbane: Captain's Practices, Season Begins
Big Red midfielder JJ Gilbane checks in with a report on captain's practices, the start of classes and getting ready for Johns Hopkins.

February 5, 2012
Latest Belichick Lax Hits: Petro Pregame, Meade
After Richie Meade was forced to resign at Navy, Bill Belichick reached out for support. And before the AFC championship game two weeks ago, Johns Hopkins men's coach Dave Pietramala sat with Belichick in his office as the New England Patriots prepared for the Baltimore Ravens.

January 23, 2012
Cornell Midfielder JJ Gilbane's First Blog from Ithaca
Cornell senior midfielder JJ Gilbane is joining LaxMagazine.com to blog during the season. He writes first about the Big Red's fall and winter.

January 22, 2012
Southern Methodist Considering Varsity Lacrosse
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, is considering adding varsity lacrosse, according to the school's athletic director.

January 12, 2012
Midfielder Drew Reinstated to Syracuse Lacrosse
Kevin Drew, the Syracuse senior defensive midfielder who was suspended indefinitely form the team in late October, has rejoined the Orange.

December 31, 2011
Attackman English Transfers from Virginia to Cornell
Connor English, who has played attack for Virginia the past two years, has transferred to Cornell and is available to play this spring.

November 3, 2011
Inside the November Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
Cover girl Erin Fitzgerald offers us all tickets to the gun show, a special fitness edition that also features the gargantuan Scott Rodgers, NCAA Division II final hero Ian "Man Child" Wild and UMBC 's coaches Kelly Berger and Amy Appelt. If I were you, this would be my to-do list upon receiving this magazine.

October 25, 2011
Virginia Celebrates National Title, Names Awards
The Virginia men celebrated their national championship win and named team awards at a private party Saturday night.

October 23, 2011
Fall Ball: Villanova Moving On Post-Karalunas
Villanova, Stony Brook and Siena visited Loyola, Md., for fall ball scrimmages Saturday. Some notes from the day, including who is in line to replace former Wildcats defensive star Brian Karalunas.

October 18, 2011
Morning Jac: My Non-Shot Clock Solution
On Friday, I outlined why mandating a shot clock would be a mistake for college lacrosse. It's not fair to point out the problems without offering a solution, so I'm ready to offer my manifesto for altering the rules to speed up the game without adopting a shot clock.

October 9, 2011
UNC-OSU Shot Clock Game Passes Eye Test
In general, the North Carolina-Ohio State scrimmage Sunday that used a 60-second shot clock was a success. Beyond that, the Tar Heels' offensive firepower and limitless lineup possibilities were on full display.

October 7, 2011
Tar Heels' Breschi Talks Early Recruiting
North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi delivered what sounded like a defense of early recruiting, saying until the NCAA puts rules in place to limit it, coaches have to recruit early, for better or worse.

October 3, 2011
Inside the October Issue of Lacrosse Magazine
The October issue of Lacrosse Magazine featuring cover boy Davey Emala (right), one of two high-profile men's lacrosse transfers to land at North Carolina this fall, mails to US Lacrosse members this week. Here's a more in-depth look at what they'll find in this edition.

September 30, 2011
Big Vision for Future Michigan Facilities
The University of Michigan is thinking big for it's future lacrosse facilities, including both outdoor and indoor stadiums to be finished in three to four years.

September 17, 2011
Orange Moves: Syracuse Accepted Into ACC With Pitt
Syracuse has applied for membership into the ACC, according to reports. The impact of such a move would be felt in the lacrosse world, for sure.

August 5, 2011
Meet the Crooked Arrows (Including the Thompsons)
The movie “Crooked Arrows,” is in production as we speak in the Boston area, and the movie’s producers have released a teaser video featuring the members of the film’s title team - including Ty, Miles and Lyle Thompson.

July 26, 2011
Will Yeatman Signs with New England Patriots
Bill Belichick, lacrosse aficionado, couldn’t stop himself. Will Yeatman, the former Maryland lacrosse and football player, has signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s New England Patriots.

June 29, 2011
Two Steps Forward, One Step (Or More) Back
While Ann Arbor’s college lacrosse teams — at the University of Michigan — are undergoing an exciting transition from club to varsity status, the city’s high school boys and girls lacrosse teams are headed in the opposite direction.

June 27, 2011
Morning Jac: A Farewell to the Maize and Blue
The MCLA is not only losing one of its best team with the transition of Michigan to the NCAA Division I ranks, but also the team that put the association on the lacrosse map.

June 20, 2011
Report: Colgate's Nagle Accepts Stony Brook Job
Stony Brook moved fast in its effort to replace now-Navy men's lacrosse coach Rick Sowell and has hired Jim Nagle away from Colgate, according to Newsday. Nagle is a Long Island native who played at nearby Ward Melville in the 1980s. Nagle will be introduced in a formal press conference Tuesday, as will new Seawolves women's lacrosse coach Joe Spallina.

June 16, 2011
Report: Siena's Brecht Accepts Rutgers Job
The Home News Tribune is reporting that Siena’s Brian Brecht will be named as the new men’s lacrosse coach at Rutgers University today. Brecht will replace Jim Stagnitta, who resigned on May 16, ending a 10-year run that was highlighted by NCAA tournament appearances in 2003 and 2004.

June 14, 2011
Cullinan Resigns as St. Joe's Head Coach
An extremely volatile offseason for men’s Division I coaches shows no signs of settling down. A source close to the situation has confirmed that Pat Cullinan has resigned as the men’s lacrosse coach at St. Joseph’s (Pa.) University.

June 8, 2011
Q-and-A: Tewaaraton Winner, Virginia's Steele Stanwick
Tewaaraton Award winner Steele Stanwick chats about what he called an emotional roller coaster of a season and how the Cavaliers ended it with a championship.

June 8, 2011
Dom Starsia: 'I Still Enjoy This as Much as I Ever Have'
In an article on virginiasports.com titled “Starsia Looking Forward to 20th Season,” Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia doesn’t flatly say he will return next season. But he provides a pretty good case that he is coming back.

June 7, 2011
Q-and-A: Tewaaraton Finalist, Cornell's Rob Pannell
The Cornell junior attackman talked to LaxMagazine.com about hanging out with Steele Stanwick for the first time, the Tewaaraton Award race and feeling bitter about the way the Big Red's season ended.

June 6, 2011
Tillman to Stay at Maryland Despite Navy Interest
Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman, who led the Terps to the NCAA Division I championship game for the first time since 2006, will remain in College Park despite the reported interest that Navy had in speaking with him about a vacancy at the helm of its program, according to media reports.

June 3, 2011
Paul Officially Named Michigan Men’s Coach
Michigan announced the hiring of John Paul as head men’s lacrosse coach on Friday, making official what was all but official when the school announced it would transition its lacrosse teams from club to varsity status.

June 3, 2011
Hall of Famer Jim Brown Honors Current ‘Young Lions’
The 11th annual Tewaaraton Awards included a rare awards ceremony appearance by National Hall of Famer and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who turned the attention to this year's nominees upon receiving the award.

June 2, 2011
2008 U.S. U19 Team Well-Represented in NCAAs
US Lacrosse's men's national team leadership must've known something when they selected the 2008 U.S. under-19 team. Not only did the coaches and selection committee pick the players that would lead Team USA to the gold medal, but they picked players who went on to have some terrific college careers. Quite a few of them were on display at the NCAA men's championship weekend in Baltimore.

May 30, 2011
Men's Championships Brain Dump
Wrapping up some things in the press box at M&T Bank Stadium following Virginia's 9-7 win over Maryland for the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship. Here are some odds and ends for your consumption.

May 30, 2011
What to Watch For: Maryland-Virginia
Steele Stanwick, Maryland's faceoff unit, Virginia's zone defense and Terrapins redshirt freshman goalie Niko Amato will play key roles in deciding the winner of Monday's national title game.

May 29, 2011
Virginia's Briggs Will Be Available for NCAA Final
Colin Briggs, the latest Virginia men's lacrosse player to be suspended due to off-field matters, will return to the Cavaliers' sideline Monday when they meet Maryland in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship game. Whether he plays and how much remain to be seen.

May 29, 2011
Danowski Hints He Would Entertain Rutgers Offer
Would John Danowski leave Duke for Rutgers? He hinted Saturday that he would at least be willing to listen. Rutgers is rumored to be willing to invest significant resources in landing a big-name coach who will help convince top-flight New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia recruits to stay local and raise the Scarlet Knights’ profile in the Big East Conference.

May 28, 2011
Maryland On Emotional Ride
After Maryland beat Duke to advance to Monday's national title game, Terrapins coach John Tillman discussed the adversity Maryland has faced this season, and how it made the team stronger. On replacing Dave Cottle: "It was kind of like, ‘All right, Coach Tillman, don’t screw this up for us.’ "

May 28, 2011
Faus Runs Out of Steam
Denver would not have made it to the NCAA tournament semifinals without freshman goalie Jamie Faus.

May 28, 2011
Four Big Division I Themes to Watch
Will Denver continue to surprise? Can Virginia finish strong? Are Maryland's seniors due? Will Duke repeat? Four big questions will be answered soon.

May 28, 2011
Drought Stops Here: Why Maryland Will Win It All
The Maryland men’s lacrosse team has not won an NCAA championship since 1975. The impatience of Terrapin nation reached fever pitch last year, when coach Dave Cottle was fired despite leading his team to the NCAA quarterfinals. It was not enough. But coaches don’t win championships. Players do. That’s why Maryland, which faces defending national champ Duke tonight in the second NCAA semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, will win it all.

May 27, 2011
Virginia-Denver Battle Might Look Strange
Under coach Dom Starsia, Virginia has been known for getting up and down the field whenever possible, in part because its defense was always determined to extend and game and force the issue. When he was fashioning a legendary career at Princeton, current Denver coach Bill Tierney would do anything to slow down the game with ball control, play to his matchup zone defense and go for the 8-6 victory.

May 24, 2011
Rhamel Bratton Won’t Play Championship Weekend
The indefinite suspension of Virginia senior midfielder Rhamel Bratton will continue through this weekend’s NCAA final four, Cavaliers coach Dom Starsia said Tuesday.

May 23, 2011
Stanwick Playing Like A Trophy Winner
Since about mid-April, Cornell attackman Rob Pannell has built what appears to be an insurmountable lead as the favorite to win the Tewaaraton Trophy, which recognizes the game's best player.

May 19, 2011
The Shooters Are Coming!
With eight teams remaining in the NCAA tournament and quarterfinals weekend upon us, you can count on seeing a healthy dose of exceptionally good shooters. Hard to get this far in May without them.

May 17, 2011
Starsia: Rhamel Bratton Won't Play Saturday
Rhamel Bratton's indefinite suspension will not be lifted for Saturday's NCAA Division I quarterfinals at Hofstra, Virginia men's lacrosse coach Dom Starsia said Tuesday in a prerecorded interview for the Lacrosse Magazine Podcast. "His status is unchanged at this moment. He will not be activated for this weekend’s games," Starsia said.

May 16, 2011
Stanwick Practicing Again, Closer to 100 Percent
With Virginia’s biggest game of the year upcoming Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinal round against second-seeded Cornell, Cavaliers attackman and Tewaaraton Award finalist Steele Stanwick said he’s now just feeling close to 100 percent healthy. He's dealt with a calf and foot injury this season.

May 16, 2011
Farrell, Catalino’s Deception Perfection
When Maryland coach John Tillman spoke in the preseason about giving a group of 17 seniors freedom, perhaps Sunday's player-orchestrated deception play by Brian Farrell and Grant Catalino wasn't exactly what Tillman had in mind. A hidden-ball trick late in the third quarter of an NCAA tournament game? With your team ahead by just three goals? But then again, that’s probably the perfect time — when nobody is expecting it.

May 14, 2011
No One Plays Keep-Away Like Dolente
He has stared down a number of the best specialists in the game this spring, and on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Johns Hopkins senior face-off man Matt Dolente did it again.

May 13, 2011
Princeton's McBride Pursues Post-Grad Transfer
Jack McBride, a former first team All-American attackman whose senior season was derailed by a re-aggravated groin injury, will graduate from Princeton this spring and will likely land at another Division I men’s lacrosse program to use his medical redshirt year of eligibility and pursue a graduate degree, LaxMagazine.com’s Justin Feil reported last week. Where might he go?

May 12, 2011
Denver’s Barton Stadium Sold Out; $500 Tickets Sold
Denver's Barton Lacrosse Stadium, capacity 2,000, is sold out and $500 “lawn” tickets have been sold in anticipation of the first NCAA tournament game west of the Mississippi.

May 10, 2011
Looking for a Sleeper? Meet Bucknell
The only team in Division I with as many victories as Bucknell is top-ranked, top-seeded Syracuse. The Bison (14-2) are not seeded, but in two weeks Bucknell could be the Cinderella story of the NCAA tournament.

May 8, 2011
Denver's Shooters Find Their Marks
When you have won 10 games in a row, including a defining victory over Duke, by averaging more than 12 goals with shooters who relentlessly pound the opposing net, you are a dangerous NCAA tournament team. Say hello to the Denver Pioneers.

May 8, 2011
Bracketology: Selection Sunday Edition
The bubble for the NCAA men's Division I tournament is cloudy. Depending on the outcome of Sunday afternoon's Ivy League championship, four or five teams will be on pins and needles come Sunday night.

May 6, 2011
No More Time for Inconsistency from Maryland
The sixth-ranked Maryland men's lacrosse team already has proven its resiliency in 2011. A week after going to sleep with a 4-0 lead, then dropping an 11-6 decision at home to North Carolina, the Terps regrouped on the road to whip Virginia last month, 12-7. Then, a week after blowing a five-goal, second-half lead in College Park before losing in OT to Johns Hopkins, the Terps hit the road and won the ACC tournament to regain its swagger.

May 3, 2011
Tierney: Denver a Final Four Contender
Asked by an Associated Press reporter if his team was a possible men's final four contender, Denver coach Bill Tierney didn't hesitate, responding with an authoritative, "It is."

May 3, 2011
Loyola Looks to Reverse Denver Woes
If the Loyola men's lacrosse team wants to make the NCAA tournament, it will likely need to win this weekend's ECAC tournament in Denver, Colorado, a city and state were the Greyhounds have floundered as of late.

April 29, 2011
Shamel Dismissed, Rhamel Suspended by Virginia
Two-time first-team All-American midfielder Shamel Bratton has been kicked off the Virginia men’s lacrosse team for a violation of team policies, the university announced Friday afternoon, and his twin brother Rhamel Bratton has been suspended from the team indefinitely.

April 29, 2011
Give Thanks For The Face-off Rule Change
When Loyola meets Johns Hopkins on Saturday at Homewood Field, count on the battle between the teams' respective face-off specialists saying something meaningful about the final result.

April 28, 2011
Orange Must Contend With A Slow Pace Again
No. 4 Syracuse has seen its share of slowdown games this spring, and the Orange expect more of the same when top-ranked, unbeaten Notre Dame comes to the Carrier Dome on Saturday.

April 23, 2011
Who's Afraid of Virginia? Nobody
The University of Virginia men's lacrosse team literally is imploding before our very eyes. If anyone detected a pulse among the No. 10 Cavaliers during Friday's embarrassing, 19-10 loss to No. 6 Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament, please call a doctor to see if this patient can be saved.

April 21, 2011
Shoehorning Them in at Ohio State?
As Ohio State's Showdown in the Shoe attempts to set (again) the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse regular-season attendance record, let's take a look at how lacrosse fans have scored thus far. We've seen some terrific crowds, including those that have braved awful weather.

April 21, 2011
Maryland Needs to Make Big Splash in ACC Tournament
The University of Maryland men's lacrosse team is playing for more than NCAA tournament seeding this weekend in Durham, N.C.

April 19, 2011
Tragedy Strikes for Young Family
Maria Young, the mother of Maryland senior attackman Ryan Young and Duke senior midfielder Kevin Young, passed away late Sunday night after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

April 18, 2011
George Huguely Trial to Begin in 2012
Former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely was indicted Monday by a grand jury on six charges, including first-degree murder, in the death of Yeardley Love. A trial date was set for Feb. 6, 2012.

April 18, 2011
SU's Lade: Ankle Close to 100 Percent Healthy
Syracuse close defenseman John Lade, who has been hampered by a left ankle injury sustained against Duke April 3, did not play Saturday against Providence and his status remains unclear for the Orange’s game against Hobart Tuesday night. Though he did say the ankle is feeling better.

April 17, 2011
Sunday Leftovers: Johns Hopkins-Maryland
Bill Belichick congratulated Johns Hopkins on its win in the locker room after the game, plus check out other assorted key notes (on faceoffs, underclassmen, etc.) that emerged during Saturday night’s classic game at a rainy Byrd Stadium in College Park.

April 16, 2011
Stanwick Injury Adds to UVA Woes; UND Karaoke
A season of misbehavior and misfortune for the University of Virginia men's lacrosse team did not get any more promising this week for the Cavaliers. Steele Stanwick, a senior attackman and Tewaaraton Trophy candidate who scored the game-winning goal last week against North Carolina, injured his foot and was inactive for Virginia's 13-11 loss Saturday at Duke.

April 15, 2011
There's Denver, Then There's the Rest of ECAC
It's no secret that the sixth-ranked Denver men's lacrosse team, fresh off its upset victory over Duke, is gathering steam for a possibly historic run in next month's NCAA tournament. In the meantime, the Pioneers are simply bullying the ECAC.

April 14, 2011
Pietramala Having a Coach-Of-The-Year Kind of Season
The last time Dave Pietramala was named National Coach of the Year was in 2002, after he had guided a very young Johns Hopkins team to a 12-2 record and a surprising berth in the NCAA tournament semifinals.

April 14, 2011
Syracuse's Galloway Talks About Loss to Cornell
Syracuse goaltender John Galloway won’t make excuses for why the then-top-ranked and previously unbeaten Orange was upset 11-6 by No. 5 Cornell Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.

April 14, 2011
Three Stories Trending Now in Divison I Lacrosse
As Lacrosse Magazine’s most shameless staffer, I’m asked to make appearances to talk Division I men’s lacrosse on The Pulse Network (think campus TV for the web), pretend I’m a radio personality (check out the latest podcast with Sheehan Stanwick Burch) and even model for select promotions. (Who is that bearded idiot in the “Keep It Reel” ad, anyway?)

April 14, 2011
Dave Cottle, Lacrosse Yoda
All St. John's College High School (D.C.) boys' coach Danny Phillips needed to do was send former Maryland men's coach Dave Cottle an introductory email, and he had a Yoda-type lacrosse coach to learn from. Cottle even broke down game film of a St. John’s fall scrimmage.

April 13, 2011
SU's Desko, Lade Miss Cornell Game with Injuries
Take nothing away from Cornell. The fifth-ranked Big Red shook up the parity-laced NCAA Division I men's lacrosse landscape in a big way Tuesday with an 11-6 upset of the top-ranked Orange. But Syracuse was without its lefty initiator on attack, Tim Desko (knee), and All-American defenseman John Lade (ankle).

April 10, 2011
Virginia-North Carolina Game Observations, Analysis
UVA’s 11-10 overtime victory Saturday over ACC rival UNC was chock full of intriguing storylines surrounding the Cavs -- from the return of Shamel Bratton to the breaking news of Matt Lovejoy’s season-ending shoulder surgery to the rough midseason stretch that could have easily gotten worse. That’s the sense you got, anyhow, when UVA’s three-goal lead evaporated and UNC forced OT.

April 9, 2011
Maryland Coach Tillman Not Celebrating Rout of Navy
During the post-game scene that followed No. 5 Maryland's 10-4 rout over unranked Navy on Friday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the long hug between Terps men's lacrosse coach John Tillman and Navy coach Richie Meade spoke volumes.

April 9, 2011
Virginia's Bratton Active, Lovejoy Out for Season
Shamel Bratton, UVA's undeniably talented but embattled All-American midfielder, is active for Saturday's game against North Carolina. Top defender Matt Lovejoy, however, had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

April 8, 2011
Army, Navy, Air Force Nearly Derailed by Shutdown
Democrats and Republicans reached a budget agreement late Friday night to keep the United States government running through at least Thursday, meaning for the lacrosse world that Army, Navy and Air Force games scheduled for Saturday will go on as planned.

April 5, 2011
Will Bill Belichick and the Patriots Draft Will Yeatman?
How much do you think New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, if given the chance, would love to merge his two lives in a business sense, bringing a former college lacrosse player into a professional football training camp? He’ll have the chance with former Maryland and Notre Dame player Will Yeatman, who likely if anything would be a late-round NFL draft pick.

April 4, 2011
Hofstra Knocked Down By Injuries, But Far From Out
The Hofstra Pride has lost midfielders Steve Serling, Drew Coholan and Dan Pezzolla to season-ending injuries, but as they showed while running past Towson in an impressive, 12-5 road victory on Saturday, the Pride keeps moving on.

April 2, 2011
Update: Bratton Suspension 'Indefinite,' Starsia Says
Shamel Bratton, an All-American midfielder for the No. 6-ranked University of Virginia men's lacrosse team, has been suspended for Saturday's game against No. 10-ranked Maryland. Bratton was shown standing on the sideline in athletic warm-up attire by ESPNU, which is televising the game live from Scott Stadium in Charlottesville. It makes the second time this season Bratton has been benched for violating team rules.

April 1, 2011
Coppersmith Could End Up on Hopkins' First Midfield
One minute, Johns Hopkins sophomore midfielder John Greeley was down on the Homewood Field turf, after taking a helmet-to-helmet shot from Virginia defenseman Matt Lovejoy. The next minute, sophomore midflelder Lee Coppersmith had been promoted from the second midfield out of necessity.

April 1, 2011
Clearinghouse: The Weekend Postponement Page
There's bad weather heading to New York, New England and the Mid-Atlantic this weekend, which will surely bring a slew of postponements and cancellations with it. We'll list them here.

March 30, 2011
Maryland Men Need to Get in the Zone
Of all of the disturbing developments in their stunning, 11-6 loss to North Carolina at home on Saturday, the Maryland Terrapins' total breakdown in the face of a pretty ordinary Carolina zone defense ranks way up there.

March 28, 2011
Miller the Unsung Hero of Big Green's Big Win
Nikki Dysenchuk got all the glory for Dartmouth’s dramatic 9-8 win over Harvard on Saturday for knowing he had enough time -- 4.7 seconds -- to score the game-winning goal. But the unsung hero was Rhett Miller. A team captain, Miller was the one who approached officials when he saw that the game clock had whittled down to 2.5 seconds well after an errant shot crossed the end line.

March 27, 2011
Sunday Leftovers: Virginia at Johns Hopkins
Extra information, tidbits and postgame reaction from both sides after the Blue Jays' 12-11 upset win over Virginia Saturday at Homewood Field.

March 25, 2011
Recognition Deserved for Villanova's Karalunas
An eight-ground ball, eight-caused turnover performance in a 10-9 win against Princeton March 15 really sent Villanova long stick midfielder Brian Karalunas to the forefront of national discussion. But he probably should have been there a lot sooner.

March 23, 2011
Terps Ready for Rastivo, New-Look UNC
Maryland took in Tuesday night's North Carolina-Darmouth contest, which was televised on ESPNU, and the Terps witnessed the defensive lineup changes the Tar Heels employed in their 12-7 victory. Emmit Kellar and Jordan Smith each got his first career start on close defense. But the big change came in the net, where sophomore Steven Rastivo replaced junior Chris Madalon and recorded 12 saves in his first career start.

March 22, 2011
New Deals
Nice that my first blog post on the redesigned LaxMagazine.com has to do with my new job instead of my current one. I guess I should clarify. As you'll read in the May issue of Lacrosse Magazine, I'll be moving from the editor's chair into a PR/marketing position with US Lacrosse. Working on the magazine has been a very rewarding experience, but this opportunity presented itself, and it's time to tackle a new challenge.

March 22, 2011
Best Teams No One's Talking About, Take Two
Eleven days ago, I started a top-five-teams-no-one's-talking-about list. On it were Rutgers men, Albany women, Dartmouth men, Bucknell men and UMass women. All of these teams remain viable, but the shine has worn off on Rutgers (two losses in last three games) and, to a lesser extent, Dartmouth and UMass. Meantime, other surprises have surfaced in the Division I men's and women's lacrosse ranks.

March 22, 2011
Upset Alert: Five Games with Potential Shock Value
By now you've heard of Saturday's Division I men's lacrosse upsets: Delaware over Hofstra, Towson over Stony Brook, Penn State over UMass and Penn over Princeton (borderline upset). Here are five games this week that have upset alert potential.

March 20, 2011
Colonial Chaos: It's March Madness with Sticks
It was a Saturday of stunners in Division I men's lacrosse, as three top-10 teams suffered setbacks at the hands of unranked opponents. The Colonial Athletic Association was at the epicenter of the shakeup.

March 17, 2011
Freshman 15: First-Year Players with Instant Impact
As mentioned in today's Duke-UNC men's lacrosse preview, the Tobacco Road rivals have relied on freshmen growing up quickly. Here's a look at the "Freshman 15," in alphabetical order, some of the top impact freshmen in Division I lacrosse.

March 14, 2011
Albany's Caufield, Bonitatibus Doubtful for Syracuse
The Albany men's lacrosse team has won three straight games and on Tuesday will play its fourth game in 10 days at top-ranked Syracuse riding a wave of momentum, but it has come at a cost. Starting midfielders Brian Caufield (shoulder), a preseason All-American, and Rocky Bonitatibus (undisclosed) left Saturday's game against Ohio State with injuries that will likely keep both out of action against the Orange, Albany head coach Scott Marr said Monday.

March 11, 2011
Five Best Teams No One's Talking About
It's been a busy week here at Lacrosse Magazine, highlighted by another knowledge bomb-dropping appearance by yours truly on The Pulse Network. Check out the video clip to see why I'm sort of like Chuck Norris, why I'm still loving that UVA-'Cuse game, why Army and Ohio State have staying power and more. I love some me of me.

March 11, 2011
Morning Jac: How Do We Handle Contraction
It’s natural for lacrosse fans to feel melancholy upon hearing of the news about losing a pair of NCAA programs this week. First, it was Division I Presbyterian on Tuesday, and this afternoon, as I wrote last night, Division II Grand Canyon will officially announce that it will be dropping their program.

March 5, 2011
Bratton vs. White Was Made-for-TV Lacrosse
The Virginia-Syracuse showdown Friday night showcased everything that lacrosse needs to thrive in the national spectrum of sports entertainment: live, well-lit, high-definition television, packed stands and two star players putting it all on the line.

March 4, 2011
What Notre Dame Watches Before Big Games
It's refreshing to see the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team draw upon its magical run to the 2010 NCAA championship game for motivation, rather than hide from the shadow it may or may not cast on its 2011 season.

February 28, 2011
No Special Treatment for Virginia's Star Players
Is Dom Starsia a motivational genius, or what? By suspending senior goalkeeper Adam Ghitelman for the Virginia men’s lacrosse team’s season opener against Drexel and senior midfielders Rhamel and Shamel Bratton for the Cavaliers’ game Saturday at Stony Brook, Starsia has sent a stern message to his star players. We don’t need you.

February 28, 2011
Pardon the Interruption: DaSilva on Pulse Network
Last week, I was a guest on the Pulse Network’s “The Pulse on Campus” and “dropped knowledge bombs” on the current college lacrosse season, if you believe what host Tyler Pyburn says.Typically, I’ve shied away from such appearances out of fear of being made to look like an idiot. But I recently saw “Yes Man,” and it inspired me to say yes more in 2011. (In case you didn’t know, 75 percent of my decisions in life are based on morals learned in Jim Carrey movies.)

February 28, 2011
Weekend's Best
Player: Ryan Flanagan, North Carolina. Coming off an upset loss to Ohio State that had all sorts of people jumping off the UNC bandwagon, the Tar Heels got the lift they needed with a hard-fought, 10-8 win over Navy keyed by a gutsy performance by senior defenseman Ryan Flanagan. He did damage in the transition game, scoring two goals (including a key one in the third quarter), left the game due to bleeding and returned to cause a key turnover in the fourth quarter.