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College Crosse Prospectus - December 18, 2016: Lacrosse Parents Get In The Athleisure Game.

New NLL logo, Colorado College lacrosse might go to Division II, and plenty more!!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 18, 2016.

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Some lacrosse parents have gotten into the athleisure game and they’re starting to make some bank.

While watching her sons play lacrosse, Sheilah Ruppert noticed that girls playing the sport "were living in these compression shorts" on and off the field.

With the help of her sister-in-law, who designs custom swimwear, she began creating shorts, sports bras and headbands. While selling them at girls' lacrosse tournaments, her own attire — dresses she'd designed out of swimwear fabric to keep from sweating in the heat — began drawing attention.

"I wanted to wear something that wasn't skin-tight," she said. "I wanted something comfortable and flattering when I was outside sweating."

During summer lacrosse tournaments that drew hundreds of teams, "moms kept asking me about the dress," she said, "and I started selling that."

BOSS Tucker of the JHU women’s lacrosse team tells us why she loves lacrosse.

Call me a prude if you want but I don’t think fighting helps to grow the game: “Goalie fight between B.C. bred backstops Bold, Scigliano steals show in NLL exhibition.”

Bold, the Saskatchewan Rush netminder: "I don’t condone fighting, but when teammates need help or anything like that, I’ll definitely stand up for them." It may not be politically correct, but goalie fights in lacrosse move the metre.

Great song choice.

running stairs with my boy @charlie_the_golden_boy this morning. #lacrosse #stx #tennisballislife #rockybalboa

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Colorado College might move up to Division II and that’s big news for their lacrosse team.

This constant travel creates a variety of financial stresses. For example, men’s lacrosse receives an annual budget close to $60,000, yet their costs of operation (much of which are attributed to flying and housing all 40 members on the active roster throughout the country) are close to $200,000. The lacrosse team has set up an endowment that is in the vicinity of $800,000 which provides close to $40,000 a year in additional budget. Still, Head Coach Sean Woods needs to raise close to $100,000 to keep the team afloat each year. Other teams with endowments include the men’s soccer team, women’s lacrosse, a joint endowment for both swim and dive teams, the track team, as well as a gender equity endowment that provides women’s teams with specific funding in line with title nine. It must be noted that both lacrosse teams are in a special situation as they are not part of the SCAC, instead scheduling their games independently. Still, the cost to fly across the country, and the guarantees made to other teams so that CC can host games at home, requires this high level of fundraising. And according to Ralph, “I don’t know any other Division III schools that are that reliant on external funding,” said Ralph.

Notre Dame has a lot of smart dudes.

The University of Notre Dame men’s lacrosse program recorded perfect scores of 100 in the annual Graduation Success Rate and Federal Graduation Rate reports for the second straight year. The Irish are one of three programs to accomplish the feat over the last two seasons, joining Colgate and Lafayette.

The NLL released their new logo yesterday.

Newly released highlight video from the 2016 Tufts vs. Hamilton game.

What’s Up, Philly?

I love this lady: Concetta Talucci turned 102-year-old on Friday. She the key to a long life is not dieting and eating whatever you want.

World/National News.

An FBI agent fessed up to being the source of the “leaks to journalists covering an insider trading probe involving a famed Las Vegas sports gambler as well as professional golfer Phil Mickelson.”

Your GIF for December 18, 2016: This kid is going to be a champion bull rider one day. I just know it.

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