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Preston: With no clear-cut favorite, NCAA men's lacrosse tournament title is up for grabs

Preston: With no clear-cut favorite, NCAA men's lacrosse tournament title is up for grabs

Penn State has held the No. 1 ranking for several weeks, but the Nittany Lions aren’t clear-cut favorites to win the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament that begins this weekend.

This will be top-seeded Penn State’s third tournament appearance in the nine seasons Jeff Tambroni has been the head coach, and the Nittany Lions just captured their first Big Ten title last week.

So, few know how Penn State will respond to the pressure.

A bigger question involves the local teams competing, and whether No. 6 seed Towson, No. 8 seed Loyola Maryland and unseeded Maryland have realistic shots at winning the title.

Penn State has been the most balanced and dangerous...

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