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Growth not a problem for women’s lax

Posted in Lacrosse by meghanbower on April 19, 2011

Long before Christopher Columbus’ fleet of ships landed on the Eastern shores of America, Native American tribes competed in a much rougher, larger version of lacrosse, a sport that is still looking to gain popularity, particularly among the women’s teams. Predominantly played on the East Coast, women’s lacrosse has slowly “trickled over” and is continuing to grow, according to Seattle native Alex Iani, a senior. (more…)

Editorial: Study asks DePaul, ‘How many hits before you quit?’

Posted in Editorial, Hockey, Lacrosse by meghanbower on October 6, 2010

Migraines. Nausea. Lightheadness. Blackouts. Confusion. Sounds like a Saturday morning after a few too many drinks, right?

For the majority of college students, these feelings will pass in a few hours, but for the 300,000 athletes suffering from concussions yearly, these symptoms may take days, weeks, or even years to subside. These are symptoms that many collegiate athletes – some of whom are attending school on athletic scholarships, more who have only a few years left to play and most who would do anything to just keep playing the game – lie about just to keep playing, despite the possible long-term damage. (more…)

Men’s lacrosse reorganizes

Posted in Lacrosse by meghanbower on September 28, 2010

Much like Edward Lorenz’s theory that order could be found among apparent chaos, the DePaul men’s lacrosse club is working to find a sense of organization and structure in the mess that was left behind last year. (more…)

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For club lacrosse, “It’s all about the flow.”

Posted in Lacrosse by meghanbower on April 19, 2010

Flow is defined as the style and essence of a ‘lacrosse bro,’ referring to the long, wavy or curly hair sported by lacrosse players, which peeks out from the back of their helmets or baseball hats. This hairstyle allows players to have a flow or be flowin’ and is essential to the image and game of any ‘true lax bro.’ (more…)

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