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October 28, 2014

ACCs Preview: Syracuse Men Are Set to Dominate; Florida State Goes for 7 Straight Against Tightly-Bunched Women's Field

After winning handily against a loaded field at Wisconsin, the #3 Syracuse men should have no problem winning their second straight ACC title on Friday. #12 Florida State will have a harder time defending its title as it's one of five ACC women's squads ranked between #12 and #18. Syracuse's Martin Hehir and Boston College's Liv Westphal lead the individual fields. 

October 16, 2014

2014 adidas Wisconsin Preview: An Incredible 19 Ranked Men's Teams And 22 Ranked Women's Teams Are Ready To Battle

Friday's adidas Wisconsin Invitational pits #3 NAU against #7 Stanford on the men's side, while the women's race features 22 ranked teams, including #2 Michigan State, #5 Arkansas and #6 Stanford as well as 9-time defending Canadian champs Guelph. Joe Rosa, Maksim Korolev, Stanley Kebenei and Futsum Zeinasellassie will bid for the individual men's title; Shelby Houlihan leads a loaded women's individual field.

October 02, 2014

Weekend XC Preview: Notre Dame Invitational, Washington Invitational Headline Action

Notre Dame has an extremely deep men's field (10 of the top 25, led by #10 BYU), but the best race of the weekend is Saturday in Seattle, where half of the men's top 10 (#2 NAU, #5 Portland, #6 Stanford, #7 Indiana, #9 Villanova) will square off. The women's races aren't as strong, but #3 Oregon vs. #4 Stanford at Washington should be compelling, with a potential debut from Stanford's Aisling Cuffe. In other action, the #6 FSU women trek up to Paul Short to face #5 Georgetown while the #1 Colorado men race at the Rocky Mountain Shootout.
*Aisling Cuffe Out For Most (Or All) XC Season With A Stress Fracture According to this blog post by one of the Stanford men.

August 28, 2014

2014 Women's XC Preview: #6 Florida State & #5 Butler

FSU and Butler both surprised at NCAAs in 2013. The Seminoles were tabbed for the podium but finished just eighth, while the Bulldogs had a great day to finish third. What can we expect from them in 2014?