GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! To the links!
WHAT YOU MISSED
St. John’s announced their 2017 schedule.
We also dove into Holy Cross’s slate too.
And we also took a deeper look at what to expect from the Crusaders this year!
OLD GAME ALERT! Hopkins-Cuse from 1987 is on YouTube!
LACROSSE THE NATION
Should the college season have a universal start date (yes) as well as have the NCAA Tournament finish in June and have the first round and quarterfinals on the same weekend (well...). Terry Foy of Inside Lacrosse thinks so. Here’s what he says about changing the NCAA Tournament:
My plan utilizes the national holiday as an opportunity to play more games, as opposed to spotlighting the highest profile contest.
The first round of the NCAA Tournament should begin at noon on the Friday before Memorial Day in the home venue of a top four seed. That venue should host another first round matchup at 2:30. Another venue should host its first first round matchup at 5:30, then a second at 8 pm. The same pattern should be repeated on Saturday. Then, the noon/2:30 venue should host a Quarterfinal matchup at noon on Sunday, the second Quarterfinal should be at 2:30 Sunday, then the pattern repeated on Monday. Four venues hosting three games over the course of three days; the Tournament field moving from 16 to four in four days.
The Semifinals should be played as a double-header the subsequent Thursday, Saturday or Sunday (the first weekend in June) at a roughly 30,000-seat venue like Army or Navy (which are not currently available for NCAA Championship Weekend because of graduation), and then the championship should be played in primetime the following Thursday, Saturday or Sunday (the second in June) at a 20,000-seat venue like Red Bull Arena or Talen Energy Stadium.
And look at this, PLAYER INPUT!
@TerenceFoy TBH most guys would prefer to focus on allowing more games on a schedule then trying to push back the FF or season's start date— Joe French (@_JoeFrench) December 6, 2016
Oh, and this is pretty true as well. Guys at Cuse and other players I know are the same with this.
@TerenceFoy from experience&convos with guys @ UVA & elsewhere, the only ppl who want the season pushed back are the ppl who aren't playing— Joe French (@_JoeFrench) December 6, 2016
Finally, peep the new Inside Lacrosse website look. It’s slick and I love it more than the old look.
Team USA released their roster for their exhibition against Notre Dame on January 15.
The 30-player roster includes eight players from the 2014 U.S. men’s national team that earned silver at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship in Denver, Colo. [John] Danowski will lead Team USA in its pursuit for a record 10th gold medal at the 2018 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England.
“This is our third event [since the coaching staff has been named],” said Danowski. “The first two events have far exceeded the coaching staff's expectations in terms of individual focus and the creation of team culture. With that being said, we will continue to look at additional players to assess their fit. We are not necessarily looking for the most skilled players because they are all skilled, but the right players to create the best team possible at this time.”
How is this possible? HE’S A FRESHMAN!
“Let them eat Chipotle!”
Small burrito for a small boy, aka La Salle College High School product Austin Clibanoff.
SHARK BAIT, HOO HA HA!
Drexel’s captains criteria: If your first name is Jake, you’re a captain.
2017 team elected captains, The Jakes.— Drexel Men's Lax (@DrexelMLax) December 6, 2016
#29 Jake Kiernan
#1 Jake O'Donnell
#43 Jake Gennosa pic.twitter.com/b5TdB2Qa36
Bucknell also named their captains for the season.
Pistachio Girl has been fired from her job at Citizens Bank Park.
Could Conor McGregor star in Game of Thrones, aka Anish Shroff’s favorite TV series?
UPDATE: Shroff has spoke on this possibility.
United Airlines will charge you to use the overhead bins. This is why we cannot have nice things.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Nothing good, so here’s an Epic Rap Battle of History between...Wonder Woman and Stevie Wonder, played by T-Pain?
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