Way-Too-Early 2021 Title Contenders

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The college lacrosse season is just a few months away, and while it will be a bit longer than usual before everyone gets underway and the season as a whole may look different, at least in the beginning, due to the impact the Coronavirus has had on sports, teams will still be fighting to be the last one standing on Memorial Day Weekend. And after the way last season ended, it will be extra bittersweet for whoever is crowned champions on that special day in May.

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Podcast: 2021 ACC Preview

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While exactly what the 2021 season will look like remains largely a mystery, Lacrosse Bucket is diving into early conference previews on the Lacrosse Bucket Podcast. On This first conference preview podcast, Tanner tackles the ACC and breaks down each team, and gives his preseason project finish.

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Under-The-Radar Transfers Who Can Make a Big Impact in 2021

Since the Transfer Portal came into existence in the fall of 2018, it has changed the game of lacrosse. The portal not only gives coaches another tool to address needs but it also gives players a chance to test the waters and see what their stock is, or find a new home easier than ever before.

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Notre Dame Has Big Day on The Recruiting Trail

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It has been an exciting Thursday for the folks in South Bend. The Irish received three sizable verbal commitments on Thursday. Brothers Jeffery and Thomas Ricciardelli out of Taft, Conn., flipped their commitments from Penn to Notre Dame and Corona Del Mar, Calif., midfielder Logan Ip announced his verbal to the Irish mere hours after the Ricciardelli brother’d decision went public.

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Ranking College Lacrosse’s Top 15 Jobs

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If you read any form of preseason or offseason content pertaining to college lacrosse, you’ll likely come across one or more pieces of media that dub various teams as “title contenders.” And chances are, the names are usually pretty similar each year. Of course, there is always movement and various programs hit peaks and valleys at different times. But in a sport where only 11 schools have actually won a national title in the NCAA era (1971-now), the programs that have been at the top always seem to stay at the top and are never too down for too long.

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NCAA Stock Watch: Which Teams Improved Their Stock Over The Offseason

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Since the 2020 season was abruptly ended in mid-March due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you could argue that it has been somewhat of a “free agent” frenzy across the college lacrosse landscape. Seniors were announcing their returns to their previous program for a fifth-year or entering their name into the NCAA Transfer Portal in hopes of finding a new home for the 2021 season.

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