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[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: Towson, UNC Rolling; Bellarmine’s Big League Win; Notre Dame’s Struggles | ]

April is all about conference play, and as it heats up Mark Dixon gives his Takeaways about the last few week of March and what we can take away heading into April.

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[26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: Midseason Outlook, Conferences Heating Up and All-America Picks | ]
(Inside Lacrosse Photo: Myles Tintle)

Mark Dixon’s Takeaways has been running every Tuesday on InsideLacrosse.com. For our Midseason Report, Dixon offers a special midseason edition of Takeaways.

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[19 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: Bucknell, Ivy Depth, Syracuse, New Rules and More | ]
(Inside Lacrosse Photo: AJ Nazzaro)

Another great week of lacrosse was tempered by the sad tragedy involving the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse team. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Seton Hill lacrosse family and community. Please visit the Facebook page Play 4 Seton Hill to show your support during this very difficult time.

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[12 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: Hofstra’s Balance, Denver’s Streak, Penn’s Big Week, Cornell, Yale, Duke, More | ]

Another week of dramatic, heart-stopping action is in the books. I cannot recall another season where so many game-altering goals have been scored in the last minute of regulation. Week in and…

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[26 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: Penn and St. John’s Big Wins, Maryland-Loyola and More | ]

Has there been a February this exciting the last few years? Ever? Tight games, upsets, new rules, lots of goals — and we are still playing in 30-40 degree weather. Away we go with anothe…

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[19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Takeaways: UMass’ Big Win, Mount St. Mary’s, Salisbury and More | ]
(Inside Lacrosse Photo: Jamie Wilson)

Who says there should not be lacrosse in February? A bunch of exciting games that went down to the wire and then some, and offenses clicking at a clip normally received for warmer months. It’s still early, so the highs are tempered and the lows not as bad as they may seem. Enjoy the first installment of Tuesday Takeaways.

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[22 Oct 2012 | Comments Off on Dixon: A Ref Reacts to Rules | ]

Fall 2012 has seen the implementation of several rule changes. I have had the opportunity to officiate and review film of some games this autumn. Realizing teams play much differently in the f…

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[10 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Dixon: What Worked, What Didn’t For USA | ]

The first step in the two-year preparation process for the FIL World Championships in 2014 was taken this past Saturday in Denver, as the United States battled Canada in an exhibition game. A …

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[5 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Mark Dixon: Maryland’s 2012 Anything But Normal, But Plenty of Positives to Take Away | ]

The Maryland Terrapins had anything but a normal season. A year after graduating a heralded senior class that guided the Terps to their first berth in the NCAA Championship game since 1998, mo…

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[22 May 2012 | Comments Off on Dixon’s Tuesday Takeaways: Breaking Down the Semifinals | ]

The field has been set for the sport's biggest stage. Three of the top four seeds advance to Foxboro after a wacky season of twists, turns and upsets. What needs to happen to walk away as …