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College Crosse Prospectus - January 15, 2017: UVA’s First 2017 Practice Under Tiffany.

Pats win, Canadians helping Uganda Lacrosse, 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 January 15, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Great short documentary on BOSS Pfluger of The College Of New Jersey and her prolific career.

BOSS Tiffany spoke to CBS about how eager he and his boys are to start the season.

Inside Lacrosse - What 2017 Storyline Are You Most Interested In?

Mercer’s getting after it!!!

Great story about BOSS Tom Bileski and how he's doing his part to help Uganda Lacrosse.

With that philosophy in mind, Waterloo's Tom Bileski has, for nearly three years, rallied his friends and associates together to support the game's development half a world away.

Bileski, the general manager and assistant coach of the men's field lacrosse team at Wilfrid Laurier University, has cobbled together stacks of equipment to send to young players in Uganda.

His hope is that Canada's other official sport might take root there, too. "My wife (Karin) says we are saving the world one lacrosse stick at a time," Bileski said with a laugh.

I think Lehigh’s ready to start the season.

Great story about this female lacrosse player’s pursuit of a national title in weightlifting.

Mill Creek High School lacrosse standout Brooke Beverly never lets a fear of failure dictate her New Year’s resolutions. “I make reasonable goals and then work really hard to achieve them,” she said. “Everybody fails. You’ve just got to not let it bother you.” Beverly’s reasonable goals for this year may seem a bit daunting to some.
The high school sophomore qualified for and plans to to compete in the Youth Nationals weightlifting competition in June this year — her first time competing in a national event that hosts about 600 to 700 of the country’s best lifters under 17 years old, according to Caleb Williams, a trainer at CrossFit Gwinnett who coaches Beverly in weightlifting. “She’s been working out for a while and we’ve been trying to get her into nationals,” Williams said. “She’s finally ready to take the leap.”

Team USA beat the University of Florida’s women’s squad in an exciting 20-19 game yesterday. But the story of the game might be this amazing shirt.

What’s Up, Philly?

Looks like Philly has reversed it’s “no wall-sitting” at Rittenhouse Square measure.

On Saturday evening, Mayor Kenney joined the fray, taking to his personal Twitter account to tell the public to sit where they want — but not to “smoke weed so obviously that you scare olds my age.” The near-endorsement of marijuana smoking in the park was a much blunter statement than he had tweeted from the mayoral account Friday, when he asked the public to use the park “respectfully and lawfully.” “Regarding Rittenhouse Square, I’m frustrated too. This government is very large and at times things just get by you,” Kenney tweeted around 8 p.m. Saturday. “Sit where you want,” he wrote, adding a peace-sign emoji.

World/National News.

The Patriots beat the Texans yesterday and advanced to the AFC Conference Championship game.

Millenials ruin EVERYTHING!: NBA will consider shortening games due to millennial attention spans.

If you're an NBA fan and you're still reading this (and kudos to you, if you are) ... there's no need to worry. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has it covered. You know those late-game situations, where timeout after timeout make the final 30 seconds last 10 minutes? During a press conference in London before the Denver Nuggets' 140-112 rout of the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, Silver noted that the league tracks the end of games — specifically the number of timeouts that are allowed — "very closely" and said the NBA's competition committee will likely take a "fresh look" at game length at the end of the season.

Your GIF for January 15, 2017: When you’re mad at something but too adorable to stay mad.

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