Some reading from around the lacrosse world for your Thursday afternoon.

Big early-season contest in girl’s high school action between McDonogh (MD) and Vero Beach (FL). Laurel Pfahler over at has the game story here.

It took overtime to decide the outcome between No. 1 Cortland and No. 4 Stevens in a huge men’s DIII game played in Virginia Beach yesterday. Over at Lacrosse All-Stars, Connor Wilson has the game story.

Huge win for Duke over UNC last night in men’s DI action on ESPNU. Over at, Peter Koutroumpis had a running blog during the game.

Mitch Sherman at wrote a fascinating piece on recruiting deregulation and the NCAA’s recent pull-back. While the article is focused on football, the ramifications for all college sports are noteworthy. Read the story here.

With the big NFL news of Wes Welker leaving the Patriots and heading to the Broncos, Bill Barnwell at explains former Wesleyan Lacrosse alum Bill Belichick’s methods when signing players.