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Notre Dame announced their schedule, and we officially know everyone’s schedule.
How big are the recent losses to some offenses around the nation?
Lacrosse The Nation
SCRIMMAGE REMINDERS: Detroit Mercy and Ohio State both take on Hill Academy tomorrow. The Titans will take on the Pride at noon, while the Buckeyes host Hill tonight at 7:30 during their Buckeye Lacrosse Fest.
Let’s get on the practice field:
Getting after it on #Day8 of practice this morning! First scrimmage tomorrow against the Hill Academy! Faceoff is 12 pm. pic.twitter.com/TVRSqR47B9— Detroit Mercy MLAX (@UDMLAX) January 19, 2017
Beautiful morning for some lacrosse practice!!! ⚔️ #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/BWUxuQ0mWJ— Virginia Lacrosse (@UVAMensLacrosse) January 19, 2017
Working hard on another gorgeous day in preparation for our scrimmages this weekend vs. Virginia and UMBC. #BisonStrong #GoHerd pic.twitter.com/32BWPwmEXv— Bucknell Men's Lax (@Bucknell_MLAX) January 19, 2017
One month til season opens at Brown on Feb. 19 and Bobcats are back a week early for practice at Cheshire Academy. pic.twitter.com/6skwHX4DA5— QU Men's Lacrosse (@QU_MLAX) January 19, 2017
Under the lights at 70° tonight, practice at 5 Star Stadium pic.twitter.com/ret1Kdgro7— Mercer Mens Lacrosse (@MercerLacrosse) January 20, 2017
Paul Carcaterra is a handsome commentator, interviewer, lacrosse analyst, and person. We should also add chauffeur to his résumé.
Yale's Ben Reeves is better at lacrosse than you. He's also in a harder major than you. @paulcarcaterra catches up with Ben. @YaleLacrosse pic.twitter.com/yh8FBwUyma— ESPNU (@ESPNU) January 19, 2017
The CAA and Lax Sports Network have hit a streaming deal!
Lax Sports Network will produce a “CAA Game of the Week” broadcast package that includes 10 men’s and five women’s regular-season lacrosse contests during the 2017 campaign. The network will also provide live coverage of the semifinals of the CAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship and the CAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
“The CAA is extremely pleased to be able to enter into a partnership with the Lax Sports Network,” CAA Commissioner Joe D’Antonio said. “Being able to increase the exposure of CAA men’s and women’s lacrosse, and showcase the talent we have in our Conference, has been firmly on my radar, as well and the radar of our coaches and administrators. The opportunity to join with an organization that is well known and respected in the lacrosse community is certainly a step in the right direction for the CAA and our member institutions. I would like to thank Rob Wallace from Lax Sports Network as well as CAA media rights advisors Mike Schreck and Ray Katz from Collegiate Sports Management Group for working with me to finalize this agreement.”
In addition to the Game of the Week telecasts, Lax Sports Network will produce live pre-game, halftime and post-game shows surrounding each contest. The network will be involved in promoting CAA lacrosse through its various social media platforms.
THOUGHTS: Obviously the deal for the CAA and LSN is good for both parties business wise, but it might be a big loss for the lacrosse fan. Delaware, Drexel, Hofstra, and Towson all streamed their home games for free last season (UMass was the odd man out), as well as the entire CAA Tournament. With some of their top tilts more than likely going to the “pay-to-stream” side, how many people will actually decide to shell out $8 a month for three months? Definitely some (probably myself), but some won’t as well.
Returning to Mercer, because they always have some flashy gear, including the old school Bear logo!
What you get to Wear when you're a Bear pic.twitter.com/HCQhfmkc8A— Mercer Mens Lacrosse (@MercerLacrosse) January 20, 2017
Coaches coach, and they can also talk too!
Joe Amplo discussed the plan for this weekend's scrimmages at practice yesterday. First preseason #mulax action is Saturday at Michigan. pic.twitter.com/UJgxldjVjX— Marquette Lacrosse (@MarquetteMLax) January 19, 2017
.@JohnPaulUM speaking highly of @umich@BigTenNetwork #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/MwqgEGy38z— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) January 19, 2017
EARLY SEASON TWITTER WARS! AND RUTGERS GETS A “W” TOO!
#TBT to 2015's friendship cup celebration, when #PSUMLAX took down Rutgers, 11-6 on April 19. #WeAre #BrickByBrick pic.twitter.com/QhrjQgLWsk— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) January 19, 2017
.@PennStateMLAX Looking forward to continuing the Friendship Cup series this season! #RUMLax @RUlaxCoach #TBT pic.twitter.com/kARAqJ8C8U— Rutgers Men's LAX (@RUmlax) January 19, 2017
Always nice to see players in the community.
Good day of practice, even better evening at RWJ hospital with Anthony! @EmbraceKids pic.twitter.com/89vwFiovF2— Coach Brian Brecht (@RUlaxCoach) January 20, 2017
I told you to keep an eye out for Drew Schantz, didn’t I!? USLacrosse.com’s Matt Hamilton took my advice.
In just his second year, Schantz showed some real offensive potential. He played mostly defensive midfield last season, but [Kevin] Corrigan said he sees Schantz becoming a multi-faceted player capable of helping Notre Dame on both ends of the field.
“Drew was an extremely valuable guy for us all of last year and a guy that we felt like was going to continue to grow into the role [on offense],” Corrigan said. “Right now, he’s a two-way middie, but he’s a defense-first guy who can make plays in transition and on the offensive end. It’s just a sign of his growth as a player, but nothing that we didn’t expect.”
Schantz said his coach allows him to be aggressive when he feels it’s necessary. He said he’s already developing some chemistry with attackmen Ryder Garnsey and Mikey Wynne.
“Coach Corrigan told me last year, ‘You have the green light to go,’” Schantz said. “That kind of stuck in my head more and more. I have a lot more confidence going to goal than I did last year. It’s going to be a huge part of my game and, in addition to that, opening up opportunities to play off of Ryder and Mikey and all those guys down below.”
Defending NCAA Women’s Champion North Carolina grabs US Lacrosse Magazine’s top spot in their preseason poll.
The Rochester Rattlers of the MLL will return to Rhinos Stadium next year.
Finally, never forget.
#19Days Always in our hearts! #ForeverABlueJay pic.twitter.com/qQr8ezf9gK— JHU Men's Lacrosse (@jhumenslacrosse) January 19, 2017
#WeAre 1⃣6⃣ days from getting the 2017 season going! pic.twitter.com/DUEzc2i098— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) January 19, 2017
Gone way too soon.
Our good pal Jordie over at Barstool went to the NLL’s headquarters to try and get them to bring back the Philadelphia Wings!
You’ll be able to stream Phillies games this year!
Joel Embiid wasn’t named an All-Star starter, as he finished in fourth place for frontcourt players, but the fans still love him!
I freaking LOVE YALL... We did it even tho it wasn't enough haha #TheProcess #NoDate pic.twitter.com/8IZkDE8AiV— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 20, 2017
But we also go this gem:
Former Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been extradited to the United States.
Harambe’s grandmother was euthanized. The internet obviously mourned.
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The newest trailer to ‘Logan’ is really good:
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