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College Crosse Prospectus: Notre Dame Visits Dick Vitale

All the lax news and then some for January 12, 2017.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Let’s get to it!

WHAT YOU MISSED

No more Eamon McAnaney on ESPN games. So how about some Anish Shroff or... Jon Gruden?

Relieve some of McAnaney’s best moments while at ESPN.

LACROSSE THE NATION

Beautiful morning.

This year’s Patriot Cup games will be held at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Notre Dame stopped by Dick Vitale’s house and “IT WAS AWESOME, BABY!”

A great article on US Lacrosse Magazine’s website by former Brown and Virginia head coach Dom Starsia about his time with the U.S. national team.

Hard as it may be to imagine, I simply had never seen lacrosse before arriving in Providence, R.I. A buddy on the football team talked me into playing that spring of 1971, and I fell in love with everything about the game from that first day. I also quickly decided that I wanted to be known for being more than just a good athlete and worked relentlessly on improving my stick work. My trick question to young campers is whether it is allowed to work outside on the wall if it happens to be raining or snowing. I don't think I missed a day after first picking up a stick that spring.

I tried out for the U.S. national team in 1977, and you can imagine my joy upon receiving the letter announcing my selection to the team. To this day, it sits near the top of a very short list of my most memorable athletic achievements. I was in great shape and very excited as we moved toward the start of those 1978 games in Stockport, England. I was so proud to be part of a U.S. team that had never lost a game in international play.

We swept the field in the preliminary rounds and faced a Canadian team in the championship game that we had previously beaten 28-4. That score was more of an aberration than any other. This was a Canadian team that included Dave Huntley, Mike French, Stan Cockerton, Johnny Mouradian, Jim Calder, John Grant Sr. and North Carolina State's goalie, Bob Flintoff.

We were down 8-4 at the end of the first quarter in that championship game, and had fought back to put ourselves up two with about three minutes to play. I knocked a ball down in our defensive end, picked it up and headed up the field. If I had pulled it out and just thrown it to Eamon McEneaney or Tom Postel, we likely would have buried the game right there. Instead, in my haste, the defense froze, I charged down the middle of the field and clanged the ball off the crossbar. The rebound found its way back to the midfield line. A Canadian attackman picked it up and scored. Canada won the ensuing faceoff, scored again and then won the game on an extra-man goal in overtime. It was devastating to have my most glorious achievement distinguished by a mental mistake that may have cost us the game and the championship.

Stretching is important for any workout.

"I see a bad moon rising." #gobiggreen #dartmouth

A photo posted by Dartmouth Men's Lacrosse (@dartmouthmlax) on

MARIST BACK!

And some other teams!

GEAR ALERT!

Georgetown has named their four captains, including Peter Conley.

PHILLY JAWNS

SIXERS WIN! AND I WAS THERE! #TrustTheProcess

Please tweet the following: #NBAVote Joel Embiid.

WORLD NEWS

BYE FELICIA! The San Diego Chargers will reportedly announce they will move to Los Angeles beginning next season. They played in LA in their first year in 1960.

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Ed Sheeran covers the theme song to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

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