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College Crosse Prospectus - January 27, 2017: Big Ten Lacrosse Week Starts Next Monday, Sixers To Honor Two Area Lacrosse Players.

A donut eating contest at PSU, best wishes to the Toronto Rock’s Bruce Barker, 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 27, 2017.

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Syracuse will be without Gale Thorpe “as the redshirt sophomore, incurred a lower body injury in the first practice of the season a couple of weeks ago” and will be out for all of 2017.

Thorpe, from Jordan-Elbridge, got in just seven games and scored two goals and an assist for SU last season. But Desko said Thorpe was a serious contender for a spot on the first attack unit this season, battling Nate Solomon and Brad Voight for a spot with Jordan Evans on that group.

"We were looking for him to do some scoring for us. He's a very good shooter,'' Desko said of Thorpe. "He extended his range, can shoot from a little farther out than he could a year ago. So it's a loss for us. We're looking for other guys who could step up and be that fourth attackman.''

The lads at Ohio State are pumped up for their season opener versus Duke.

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse season opens next week as the Buckeyes face 7th-ranked Duke in Durham. Ohio State enters the season ranked 17th in the USILA Preseason Coaches poll after finishing 2016 unranked following a disappointing 7-8 season in which they did not make the NCAA Tournament.

This season, Ohio State follows up its tough opener with four home games versus unranked, non-conference opponents before getting into the meat of their schedule, which includes road games against No. 17 Marquette, No. 12 Towson and No. 4 Notre Dame and a home matchup with No. 3 Denver in Columbus. The Buckeyes are scheduled to open conference play against No. 15 Penn State April 2 in Happy Valley.

The Sixers are going to honor two Philly area HS BALLERS at Friday’s home game.

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with another banger preseason piece. This one’s on Navy.

Overview: The Midshipmen followed a 9-5 campaign in 2015 that included a share of the Patriot League regular-season championship with an 11-5 season in 2016 that included another conference regular-season title and a berth in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2008. The year ended on a heartbreaking note with an 11-10 loss to fifth-seeded Brown, but there were plenty of reasons for those associated with the program to smile. Back-to-back solid campaigns continue to raise the level of excitement in Annapolis.

You should also read Lee’s post on how Navy has adjusted its offense since the loss of Casey Rees late last year.

RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTGERS released a nice hype video yesterday.

Great article by Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse: Every DI Team, 1-71, in One Sentence.

12. Johns Hopkins Blue Jays: A slew of returners at midfield — senior John Crawley, senior Cody Radziewicz, junior Joel Tinney back from suspension, sophomore Drew Supinski back from injury — plus Shack Stanwick QBing the attack and veterans on defense bode well for the Jays.

I could watch Penn State’s donut eating contest all day long.

The Denver Post with a short post on Zach Miller’s departure from the Denver Pioneers.

Take a tour of the University of Dubuque men’s lacrosse facilities.

The fly boys at Air Force Lacrosse were named the preseason favorite to win the 2017 SoCon men’s lacrosse title in the SoCon preseason coaches’ poll.

Air Force nabbed seven first-place votes and 48 total points to take the top spot in the poll. The Falcons, who finished last season with a 15-3 mark, including 7-0 in SoCon play, claimed three representatives from three different positions to the preseason all-conference team in senior attackman Chris Walsch, junior midfielder Andrew Tien and sophomore defenseman Brandon Jones.

Shout out to Bruce Barker the voice of the NLL's Toronto Rock as he begins his recovery after a recent stroke.

Chris Hogan’s getting a bit tired answering all these lacrosse related questions from the media.

“‘Redeem Team’ OCC Mens Lacrosse looks to avenge loss in title game”

“It’s fun. There’s a chip on everyone’s shoulder again. There’s excitement in the air. You never want to lose but after you lose, the next season is always fun because there’s something to play for. A little anxiousness to get going again. Yea, Genesee beat us last year and now there’s a chip on everyone’s shoulder and we’re excited to get this season started. We retooled and got a good group back and got a really good freshman group that came in so we’re anxious to get it going" says Onondaga Head Coach Chuck Wilbur.

What’s Up, Philly?

Lots of protesters were in Philly to greet President Trump’s visit for the Republican Congressional retreat at the Loews Hotel.

Here’s one sign that I saw that was actually pretty good.

World/National News.

FINALLY some good news: Dogs Happiest Listening To Reggae, Soft Rock.

If a chewing treat or rubber toy isn’t getting the job done when it comes to exciting your pooch, turning on the radio just might do the trick. Just be careful as to which station you put on, as a new study finds dogs can be particular when it comes to the type of music they prefer.

Researchers out of the University of Glasgow in Scotland, along with folks at the Scottish SPCA, found that reggae and soft rock topped the canine charts, though certain dogs do seem to have various tastes.

Your GIF for January 27, 2017: Fatherhood seems like a fun time.

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