May 3, 2013

May Madness: Your Home for College Tournament Coverage

by Lacrosse Magazine Staff | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

May 10, 2013
Eight Teams on the Brink of NCAA Immortality
Cornell and Maryland have had a hard time returning to the stage they owned in the '70s, but they're not the only ones knocking on the door.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN

May 27, 2013
Blue Devils Overwhelm Syracuse in Title Game Win
With faceoff weapon Brendan Fowler and a balanced offense, Duke rallied from an early deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 to win the Blue Devils' second national title.

May 27, 2013
Fowler, Duke's Steady Force, Dominates Faceoffs
Brendan Fowler, as he has all season, tilted the game in Duke's favor with his dominant play on faceoffs — this time on the sport's biggest stage.

May 27, 2013
UnCensered: Three Reasons Duke Finished on Top
The Blue Devils rose from the ashes and began turning things around mid-season. But we should have known all along they had a championship pedigree.

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 25, 2013
Duke Stops the Big Red Machine to Make Title Tilt
The Blue Devils staved off a big Cornell second-half rally to edge the Big Red 16-14 and make Monday's title game against Syracuse.

May 25, 2013
Orange Squeezes Out Another One-Goal Win
The Orange's latest trip to the NCAA tournament final stemmed from a season-long calling card: Grinding out tight victories. The latest? A 9-8 win over Denver.

May 25, 2013
Pannell's Record-Breaking Career Comes to End
Rob Pannell became the all-time leading scorer in Division I men's history, but the Big Red came up just short against Duke in Saturday's semifinal.

May 25, 2013
UnCensered: Parting Thoughts on the Semifinals
Joel Censer breaks down each of Saturday's final four participants, and get this: Syracuse is the most interesting team of this decade.

May 24, 2013
ESPNU to Show Title Game Entirely via SkyCam

May 23, 2013
Danowski, Pannell Talk NCAA Record Chase
The man Rob Pannell is chasing for the NCAA’s all-time points lead will be on the sideline at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, coaching against the Big Red.

May 23, 2013
Photo Gallery: Final Four Media Day (NCAA Men)
Final four festivities kicked off at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday with media day at the home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

May 22, 2013
Indy Quarters Reveal Bright Future for Midwest Lax
After 7,749 fans showed up for Sunday's doubleheader at Lucas Oil Stadium, the only question that remains is not if, but when, another major lacrosse event returns.

May 22, 2013
Lambrecht: No Stopping the Big Red Machine
If Rob Pannell and company plays at or close to its current level, who is going to take Cornell down this weekend?

May 21, 2013
Running Down the Men's Final Four from A to Z
Patrick Stevens lays out the story lines to watch this weekend, in alphabetical order. There's plenty to look forward to in Philadelphia.

May 20, 2013
Danowski's Coaching Run Something Special
Duke's John Danowski has proven for seven straight years that taking the time to teach the simple things can result in big success come playoff time.

May 19, 2013
Duke Edges Irish to Make Seventh Straight Final Four
There's a sort of predictability to a Duke men's lacrosse season. Struggle early. Figure things out. End up playing on Memorial Day weekend.

May 19, 2013
Tar Heels' Season Ends Again in Quarterfinals
North Carolina's absence from Memorial Day weekend continues after its seventh straight quarterfinal loss Sunday in Indianapolis.

May 19, 2013
O Pioneers! Denver Rallies to Win One for the West
In the NCAA's first quarterfinal doubleheader foray away from the East Coast, college lacrosse's flag-bearer for the West picked up a historic win.

May 18, 2013
Pannell, Mock Connect Often to Crush Ohio State
It was the Rob Pannell and Steve Mock Show on Saturday in College Park, as the Big Red attack duo gave the Buckeyes no chance in a 16-6 rout.

May 18, 2013
Syracuse Prevails Despite Long Scoring Drought
Syracuse scored the final three goals after enduring a drought of more than 43 minutes to beat Yale 7-6 in Saturday's quarterfinal round.

May 16, 2013
UnCensered: Winners Haven't Been Afraid to Change
The most recent national champions have one common trait. They haven't been afraid to make tactical changes that now seem ahead of their time.

May 15, 2013
Lambrecht: Good Luck Handicapping Title Race
With eight teams left in the NCAA Division I men's tournament, this much is clear: There is a 50 percent chance of another first-time champion on Memorial Day.

May 13, 2013
Washburn: Spinning Ahead to MD1 Quarterfinals
Evan Washburn gives a look back at the Division I men's first round and spins the results ahead to this weekend's quarterfinals, with matchups and players to watch.

May 12, 2013
Denver, Berg Outlast Albany, Thompson in Shootout
The fourth-ranked Pioneers, led by Wes Berg's eight goals, got the better of another high-powered offense, beating Albany 19-14 on Saturday.

May 12, 2013
Duke Calm Amid the Storm, Beats Loyola in 2OT
The Blue Devils are used to being counted out and putting in the work to get back on top. They did that in a comeback win over the defending champs Sunday.

May 12, 2013
Pannell, Cornell Thump No. 6 Maryland 16-8
The Maryland defense tried to solve the Rob Pannell question, but to no avail. Pannell's seven-point day highlighted Cornell's big win over the Terps.

May 11, 2013
Multi-Threat Tar Heels Dismantle Lehigh Defense
With 11 different scorers and another standout performance by R.G. Keenan on faceoffs, North Carolina handled Lehigh in 16-7 first-round win.

May 10, 2013
UnCensered: 8 Difference Makers This Weekend
Joel Censer's most important players either help their teams get the requisite amount of possessions or number of goals. Here are eight X-factors to watch.

May 9, 2013
Thompson's Inclusion a Big Tewaaraton Moment
Albany sophomore Lyle Thompson is the first Native American finalist for an award that symbolizes lacrosse's centuries-old roots in Native American heritage.

May 9, 2013
UnCensered: Maryland-Cornell a Titanic Matchup
Joel Censer previews a first-round matchup of perennial bridesmaids that was once thought to be a potential final four game earlier this season.

May 7, 2013
Washburn: End of Hopkins' Streak a Good Thing
With the Blue Jays on the outside looking in at May Madness, Evan Washburn argues that its time for Johns Hopkins to hit the reset button and join a conference.

May 6, 2013
MD1 Field an Affirmation of Lacrosse's New Era
Changes keep coming in Division I men's lacrosse. No Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Virginia? Meanwhile, 30 teams have made the dance in the last three years.

May 5, 2013
MD1 Bracket: Orange, Irish, Buckeyes Top Three
Syracuse took the top seed in what's considered a wide-open 16-team NCAA Division I men's tournament field, announced Sunday.

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN

May 29, 2013
Sheehan: Final Four Thoughts, Tewaaraton Picks
From a first-time champion to a very interesting Tewaaraton Award debate, Sheehan Stanwick Burch puts a cap on the 2013 Division I women's season.

May 26, 2013
Familiar Foes Set to Meet for NCAA Women's Title
Maryland and North Carolina will meet for the third time in the first all ACC championship game since 1999.

May 26, 2013
Goalie Howard Keeps Terps in it Until the End
Senior goalie Kasey Howard made four of her five saves Sunday night in overtime, but Maryland eventually succumbed to first-time winner North Carolina.

May 26, 2013
UNC Beats Maryland in Triple OT to Win First Title
North Carolina won its first-ever NCAA championship in thrilling fashion Sunday, beating ACC rival Maryland 13-12 in triple overtime .

May 26, 2013
Long Time Coming, But Tar Heels Claim Crown
North Carolina advanced to seven final fours, and even to the championship game in 2009. But the ultimate victory was elusive before this season.

May 24, 2013
Carolina Gets Over Hump, Beats Northwestern
Behind a stifling defense, North Carolina dominated Northwestern 11-4 to move to the NCAA finals for just the second time.

May 24, 2013
Maryland Outlasts Syracuse to Advance to Final
Syracuse roared back in the second half, but Maryland is headed to the NCAA finals after an 11-10 victory on Friday night.

May 24, 2013
Photo Gallery: North Carolina vs. Northwestern (SF)
Photos by Greg Carroccio and John Strohsacker for the 2013 NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinal between North Carolina and Northwestern.

May 23, 2013
LM Kid Reporter Takes in Final Four Preparations

May 23, 2013
Villanova's Small Field Tightens Up Draw Battle
Villanova Stadium meets the minimum size standards for women's lacrosse, but it's small. The draw battle at the women's final four just got more interesting.

May 21, 2013
Sheehan: Setting the Stage for Final Four Weekend
North Carolina, Syracuse, Northwestern and Maryland will vie for the national title this weekend at Villanova. Sheehan Stanwick Burch breaks it down.

May 18, 2013
UNC 'Just Better' as Tar Heels Advance to Final Four
North Carolina put visiting Virginia in an early hole in Saturday's women's quarterfinals, and the Cavaliers weren't able to dig out.

May 18, 2013
Northwestern Storms Out of Gate to Beat Penn State
Northwestern sped right out of the gate, notching five goals before the Nittany Lions managed a single shot in Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal.

May 18, 2013
Second-Half Run Sends 'Cuse Women Past Gators
Freshman Kayla Treanor keyed Syracuse's decisive 7-2 second-half scoring run that gave the Orange control and moved them into the final four.

May 18, 2013
Top-Ranked Terps Race to Early Lead, Down Duke
No. 1 Maryland advanced to its fifth straight NCAA semifinal with a 14-9 win over Duke. The Terps will meet No. 4 Syracuse in the final four.

May 14, 2013
Sheehan: A Nod to Milestones; Weekend Preview
Sheehan Stanwick Burch pauses to note some significant milestones and looks ahead to this weekend's four Division I women's quarterfinals.

May 12, 2013
Early-Round Win Old Hat for Florida, Downs Denver
The NCAA tournament is no longer an unfamiliar frontier for the Florida Gators. Getting through the opening weekend is becoming a routine.

May 12, 2013
Virginia Peaking at Right Time, Knocks Off Hoyas
Unseeded Virginia, with players back from injury and new confidence, moved into the quarterfinals with the first true upset of the 26-team NCAA tournament.

May 10, 2013
Acton Delivers for Duke in Needed Tourney Win
Duke’s season was in the hands of a freshman, and Maddy Acton came through to help the Blue Devils beat Princeton 10-9 in double overtime.

May 9, 2013
Florida's Meagher First Female Goalie Finalist
Florida junior Mikey Meagher, the 2013 ALC Goalie of the Year, is the first female goalie finalist in the 13-year history of the Tewaaraton Award.

May 7, 2013
Sheehan: My NCAA Tournament Thoughts
CBS Sports Network analyst Sheehan Stanwick Burch delves into a variety of storylines ahead of this weekend's Division I women's tournament.

May 6, 2013
WD1 Analysis: Expanded Field Snubs No One
The expanded 26-team field includes all the teams it should, but the top six seeds have a clear advantage to reaching the final four.

May 5, 2013
WD1 Bracket: Maryland, Northwestern Lead Field
The new 26-team Division I women's bracket is topped by Maryland and Northwestern. Florida, meanwhile, is seeded fifth.

May 1, 2013
New-Look Bracketology: The WD1 26-Team Field
Get to know the ins and outs of the new, expanded 26-team NCAA Division I women's tournament bracket, and teams that are on the bubble.

NCAA DIVISION II MEN

May 26, 2013
Le Moyne Fends Off Mercyhurst to Take MD2 Title
Le Moyne had to survive a major scare but escaped with an 11-10 win over Mercyhurst to win the Dolphins' fourth Division III men's championship.

May 19, 2013
Men's Division II Semifinal Impressions
Mercyhurst and Le Moyne didn't win their games in typical fashion, but at this time of year, the best teams find a way to win.

May 18, 2013
Le Moyne Upends Adelphi to Make MD2 Title Game
Junior midfielder Andrew Chadderdon and sophomore attackman Kevin Kelly each scored five goals to lead Le Moyne past Adelphi.

May 18, 2013
Mercyhurst Rallies for 18-17 OT Win over Limestone
Mercyhurst tied the game with four seconds left in regulation and beat Limestone in overtime to reach the NCAA title game.

May 16, 2013
Men's Division II Semifinal Breakdown
A ticket to Philadelphia is on the line on Saturday, so the D-II coaches are using their experience to keep their kids focused on the right things.

May 12, 2013
Men's Division II Quarterfinal Impressions
The semifinals are set in NCAA Division II, but even if Lake Erie didn't make the final four, they learned a valuable lesson.

May 6, 2013
MD2 Bracket Analysis: Just As We Suspected
Even with the new expanded tournament featuring eight teams, the NCAA Division II bracket played out to form.

May 5, 2013
MD2 Tournament Bracket: 'Hurst, Adelphi On Top
Mercyhurst and Adelphi — the top two teams in the weekly poll — snagged the No. 1 seeds in their respective region of the NCAA tournament.

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN

May 19, 2013
LIU Post Caps Perfect Year to Claim WD2 Title
The Pioneers finished 20-0 on the year while becoming the fifth undefeated champion in D-II history with a 10-7 win over Limestone on Sunday.

May 18, 2013
LIU Post Survives, Advances to D-II Women's Final
Jackie Sileo got her hands free for a millisecond, and that's all it took for the all-time leading scorer in Division II history to send LIU Post back to the championship game.

May 18, 2013
Limestone Beats Rollins on Open-Netter in 2OT
The same devil-may-care attitude that put the Rollins women's lacrosse team on the brink of its first NCAA Division II championship game led to its undoing Saturday, much to Limestone's delight.

May 16, 2013
Different Motto, Same Results for LIU Post
Maybe the Pioneers aren’t 25 strong this year, but they certainly run 24 deep.

May 16, 2013
Queener Acts the Part, Plays the Game for Saints
Limestone's Sylvia Queener has bridged the cap between the Saints' theatre and athletic departments.

May 9, 2013
Le Moyne Looks to Beat Adelphi One More Time
The Dolphins ran the Northeast 10 table after a 2-2 start and now will look to beat Adelphi for a third time this year, now in the NCAA tournament.

May 9, 2013
WD3: York Weathers Delay, Advances in NCAAs
Lightning struck early and often on the field for the York College women's lacrosse team on Wednesday.

May 6, 2013
WD2 Bracket Breakdown: Is Eight Enough?
For the second straight year, the PSAC champion (West Chester) will not play in the NCAA tournament. The new eight-team bracket might be outdated already.

May 5, 2013
WD2 Bracket: Pfeiffer Gets Another Chance in South
Pfeiffer is going to get another shot at Limestone after all. The eight-team Division II women's bracket has been announced.

NCAA DIVISION III MEN

May 19, 2013
Feels Like First Time: RIT Heading to Philadelphia
Allister Warren scored midway through the first overtime, giving RIT a 10-9 victory over Cortland and a spot in the national title game.

May 19, 2013
Stevenson Downs Rival Salisbury to Make Final
Stevenson's road to its first NCAA final went through former CAC rival Salisbury. The Mustangs beat the Sea Gulls 12-6 on Sunday night.

May 17, 2013
NCAA Division III Semifinal Breakdown
There's a ticket to Philly on the line, but are there recruiting implications to Sunday's game? Plus, where are the team's emotions?

May 15, 2013
Men's Division III Quarterfinal Impressions
Dickinson's hopes of a perfect season got dashed by Salisbury in the quarterfinals. How do we judge the Red Devils' season?

May 15, 2013
Men's Division III Quarterfinal Round Breakdown
The MD3 party gets pared down to four teams after Wednesday. Jac Coyne takes a look at the matchups with a little help from the coaches.

May 14, 2013
Inside MD3: What Inspires The Coaches to Coach?
There are eight coaches left in the men's Division III tournament, and they each have a different motivation for doing what they do.

May 12, 2013
MD3 Second Round Tournament Impressions
Salisbury travels to Dickinson on Wednesday as a substantial underdog, but do the Sea Gulls ever truly wear that label?

May 8, 2013
MD3 Tournament First Round Impressions
The first round of the NCAA Men's Divisions III tournament is in the books. What stands out?

May 7, 2013
Dickinson Eyeing Continued Season-Long Mastery
Posting a perfect 17-0 mark was not among Dickinson's team goals, but it's just one of several aspects that Dave Webster's team has mastered.

May 6, 2013
MD3 Bracket Breakdown: A Wide Open Tournament
When Salisbury is a bubble team, you know the Division III tournament is going to be up for grabs. That's definitely the case this spring.

May 5, 2013
MD3 Tournament Bracket: The South Rises
There were 10 subjective bids up for grabs in the Division III tournament and South region teams snagged nine of them.

NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN

May 19, 2013
Salisbury Earns Redemption, Downs Trinity for Title
The Sea Gulls' women's lacrosse team took the word redemption seriously this year. On Sunday, they beat Trinity in a rematch of last year's title game.

May 18, 2013
Salisbury, Trinity to Meet for WD3 Championship
The Sea Gulls and Bantams each overcame rare early-game deficits to win their semifinals and set up a national title game rematch Sunday at Stevenson.

May 6, 2013
WD3 Analysis: Expect Early-Round Surprises
While Trinity (Conn.) and Salisbury could meet in a national title game rematch, expect surprises between now and then. Mark Macyk breaks it down.

May 5, 2013
WD3 Bracket Announcement: Final Four Once More
The top four seeds in the NCAA Division III women's tournament are the top four finishers from a season ago.

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