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College Crosse Prospectus - November 4, 2016: Rutgers’ $21M Lacrosse Center, “Lacrosse is booming right now.”

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 4, 2016.

College Crosse News.

Rutgers (a lacrosse-first school) begins raising money for their planned $21M lacrosse center.

"It's going to be a very, very big focus in the next six months,'' the Rutgers Athletics Director said, pointing to a proposed training facility to accommodate the soccer, lacrosse and women's tennis programs. "There are a lot of folks who are passionate about soccer and lacrosse, as I am, and they know the importance of that facility just as this facility is important to our basketball programs, wrestling and gymnastics.''

Bloomberg TV discusses football’s declining audience. The important part comes around the 4:00 mark where the guest says “Lacrosse is booming right now.”

BOSS Gait adds former Orange players Allie Murray and Halle Majorana as assistant coaches for 2017.

Can't keep 'em all. Nice article on Episcopal Academy's CJ McAnally who recently decommitted from Maryland.

"I definitely juggled with these two possibilities for quite some time now," McAnally said. "Maryland was a great opportunity for me and something I'll cherish forever. It was hard to walk away from a top-three program in lacrosse to jump into an unknown situation. It was definitely a leap of faith.

Lacrosse with a major shout out in this article about the state of high school football in the concussion era.

Local lawyer David Zimmerman, who helped launch the school’s lacrosse program in 2009, was interviewed three years ago and compared attitudes about football and concussions to attitudes about smoking cigarettes 25 years ago. The tide, he insisted, was soon to shift. Three years later, the high school lacrosse program at the high school with fewer than 900 students boasts steady participation of 50 athletes yearly. Zimmerman stresses a fundamental difference in the way the two contact sports are played.

Monmouth women’s lacrosse team getting that work in early.

Lax GAWDS Max Seibald and Rob Pannell continue to help #GrowTheGame.


What’s Up, Philly?

The Phillies officially decline Ryan Howard’s option.

Not to be outdone, your Philadelphia Phillies made their own bit of history today, albeit on a smaller, more somber scale. As expected, the team declined its $23 million option for 2017 on first baseman Ryan Howard, officially cutting ties with the last remaining link to the club that won the World Series in 2008 and drew hundreds of thousands of delirious fans to the ensuing parade down Broad Street.

World/National News.

40 million people watched Game 7 of the World Series.

Your GIF for November 4, 2016: Triple-decker pup-sandwich.

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