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College Crosse Prospectus - January 31, 2017: Big Ten Preseason Honors, Lax Vegas Lines Over/Unders.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 31, 2017.

College Crosse News.

(Ed. Note: We have something really cool we’re working on for tomorrow. I think you’re all going to enjoy it.)

The Big Ten released their men’s preseason poll and honors list.

Rosemont, Ill. - Maryland was selected as the unanimous preseason favorite to claim the Big Ten Championship in men's lacrosse in a poll conducted by the conference's six head coaches. The coaches also selected three students from their own team as preseason honorees. The Terrapins were followed in the preseason poll by second-place Johns Hopkins, Penn State in third place, Ohio State and Rutgers in a fourth-place tie, and sixth-place Michigan.

You can also find the women’s preseason poll and honors list here.

Everyone loves Michigan’s Mikie Schlosser’s hair.

Lacrosse is here: For the first time ever (or at least that I could find) Lax Vegas Lines released over/under lines for regular season wins for the top 20 teams in D1.

Great article from NESN about all the lacrosse connections on the Patriots besides Chris Hogan.

You’ll hear this a lot this week, but the New England Patriots have a former Division I lacrosse player at wide receiver in Chris Hogan. They also have former college lacrosse players at head coach, safeties coach and defensive assistant.
Head coach Bill Belichick played lacrosse at Wesleyan, safeties coach Steve Belichick played at Rutgers and defensive assistant Mike Pellegrino played at Johns Hopkins. “It just turns out to be a coincidence,” Pellegrino said about the lacrosse connection. “It’s a very close-knit community outside of when you graduate from college. You just run into someone else who plays lacrosse. You have something in common, something to talk about. The environments are different but the same.”

Here’s BOSS Belichick telling a story of watching Chris Hogan play lacrosse against his son, Steve.

“'The pressure is off' UNC men as they ready to defend their national title.”

“We have been to the top and know what it feels like to win," said redshirt senior midfielder Michael Tagliaferri, "and we are all ready to go back to that point.” The difference between this year and last, according to Breschi, is that this year the weight of all those non-championship years is gone. “Now, [the players] can play free and fast without being paralyzed by pressure,” he said.

Nice article about Maryland legend Robert "Bob" Ott's New Jersey roots. #YoureWelcomeMaryland

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun continues his preseason preview today with the Maryland Terrapins.

WATCH OUT, SYRACUSE!!!!: Marquette debuts their new dome!

Marquette’s new seasonal dome at Valley Fields held its first practices Monday morning after months of expedited construction. “I’m as thrilled and excited as you can possibly be,” athletic director Bill Scholl said. “This will give (students) the chance to fully develop as an athlete.”

UVA released their 2017 broadcast schedule.

Seven of Virginia’s games, including five home games, will be broadcast online via ACC Network Extra, a dedicated digital channel for ACC sports which is available to authenticated subscribers of ESPN3 through WatchESPN and the ESPN app at no additional charge.

Albion lacrosse love the kids!!!

”Teen's passion, lacrosse community creates Etobicoke high school team.”

Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary School will field a lacrosse team this spring.

The Kaitlyn Cup lacrosse tournament held Jan. 27 at The Barn Elite Performance Centre in Oshawa netted approximately $3,000 to equip 15 students with field lacrosse equipment.

The tourney’s success was an early 15th birthday present for Kaitlyn Cooke, a Mimico Mountaineers lacrosse goalie who pushed to create her north Etobicoke high school’s first-ever coed field lacrosse team.

Long article from the Cavalier Daily on Dom Starsia and why he deserved better than the exit he received last summer.

Liberty University men's lacrosse team does some Army Ranger training to get ready for the season.

What’s Up, Philly?

Philly boy M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie “Split” has already crossed the $100M mark. His first movie to do since his 2004 movie “The Last Airbender.”

World/National News.

A set of identical twins kept each other alive by holding each other’s hands in the womb.

Hayley Lampshire, 27, from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, she discovered her twins were suffering from a rare condition meaning they shared one amniotic sac, instead of having one each. That mean that if the babies moved around in the womb doctors warned their umbilical cords could become tangled, starving them, or even strangling each other... The only way they would survive the pregnancy was if they both stayed still. But she was amazed when she went for a scan – and saw her two boys cuddling each other – and even appeared to be holding hands. At every scan, Hayley was amazed to see her twins holding on to each other.

Your GIF for January 31, 2017: Awwwwwwww.

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