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College Crosse Prospectus - October 1, 2017: New Crossecast; Coach Crawley Leads Team Blue To Victory In Notre Dame’s 19th Annual Steak & Hot Dog Game.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 1, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Ryan, Chris, and Jake taped our NHL 2017-18 Crossecast the other night and boy is it a good one.

Remember last year when we did a hockey season preview podcast and was absolutely awful in predicting anything? Remember when we doubled it up come playoff time and got even more wrong? Well good news, we did it again for the start of the 2017-18 NHL season.

I’m joined by Chris and Jake, along with some insight from Marisa to add on, as we discussed our thoughts on the upcoming season. Except it really wasn’t as much of a usual season preview as “let’s mess around and talk hockey kind of sort of for an hour and a half.” There’s some peak-Crossecast stuff in this one. Also Jake curses quite a bit so if you’re offended by that he’ll personally fight you or something.

Notre Dame had their 19th annual Steak & Hot Dog Game yesterday. Assistant coach John Crawley (Shout out, Johns Hopkins) lead Team Blue over fellow assistant coach Matt Karweck’s Team Gold. For some background on the game, please check out 18 Stripes’ game preview. Below are some pics and videos from the yesterday’s game.

Speaking of Notre Dame, BOSS Corrigan talked to Lax Weekly about his time in South Bend and how he helped build Notre Dame into an elite program.

Coaching is the Corrigan family business. At Notre Dame, Coach Kevin Corrigan has continued the tradition for the past 30 years that was started by his father and uncles. During that time, Corrigan has seen the expansion and evolution of lacrosse first-hand. We were able to dive into how he created the Notre Dame lacrosse powerhouse during his recent interview with LaxWeekly.

After playing lacrosse at the University of Virginia, Corrigan made his coaching debut for Western Alamo high school in Virginia. From there, he was an assistant at Notre Dame before coaching at Randolph-Macon and Virginia. “In coaching, it’s typical that you have to move around a bit initially. However, it was atypical that once I became the head coach at Notre Dame, I’ve been able to stay here for thirty years.” Corrigan is the longest active tenured men’s D1 lacrosse coach and it is no accident that he has held the same position for so long. Since Corrigan’s arrival, Notre Dame has a 68.3 winning percentage and has gone to the NCAA quarterfinals seven times.

Great post & pics from the Thompson’s Brothers Lacrosse free Native youth camps from this weekend.

This weekend Thompson Brothers Lacrosse is hosting their third annual free Nike N7 camps for over 400 Native American youth at the Onondaga Nation. The goal of the camp is to help spread and instill a respect for the game of lacrosse, which has been passed down through generations of Native Americans. In its previous two years, the camp has had nearly 700 participants and helped more kids on the reservations to be recruited for lacrosse on all levels.

#AnotherOne of those lacrosse-football crossovers: Once a beastly lacrosse player Alex Collins is emerging in Ravens backfield.

With the Seahawks deep in running back talent, they released Collins at the end of training camp this year, and the Ravens pounced to bring him aboard. Now Collins is hoping to prove that he can become the Ravens’ lead back. “Every practice is like a gameday for me, the way I prepare,” he said. “So if I am thrown into the fire, I know what I’m doing and capable and ready.” Heck, Maryland seems like just the right spot for a former lacrosse star. The Lacrosse All-Stars website claimed Collins is “the best college lacrosse player that will never be …” after watching his tape from South Plantation High School outside of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “I could have went to college for it,” Collins said. “I wanted to pursue it, but at Arkansas I couldn’t do the dual sport. I wish I could have. I love lacrosse.”

Is Chris Syracuse’s newest walk-on?!?!

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Looks like everyone’s having a fantastic time at LASNAI.

Go lacrosse. Go Birds. #LASNAI #FlyEaglesFly #

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The Terps hosted a Team Impact Walk on Saturday.

The Maryland lacrosse team, in unison with the softball, wrestling and women’s basketball programs hosted its Team IMPACT Walk Saturday morning on the campus of the University of Maryland. The teams joined Maryland Athletics staff, family, friends and community supporters at Maryland Stadium for the second annual Terp Trot, with donations supporting Team IMPACT and its mission. The Maryland men's lacrosse team originally partnered with Team IMPACT in 2015 and was quickly assigned its honorary teammate, Fionn Crimmins. Read more about Fionn's incredible journey with the lacrosse team here.

Penn State added former Amherst assistant coach Taylor Mendoza as its new Director of Operations.

Penn State men’s lacrosse coach Jeff Tambroni announced the addition of Taylor Mendoza as the program’s new director of operations. Mendoza joins the Nittany Lions with previous collegiate experiences at Amherst College and Skidmore College. “The addition of Taylor Mendoza as our Director of Lacrosse Operations will help our program reach another level of success,” said Tambroni, who led the Nittany Lions to their fifth NCAA appearance in 2017. “He possesses a tremendous work ethic and he brings a set of skills that will assist our program in a multitude of ways. He has already proven to be an asset to our staff and we are excited about his contributions and future at Penn State.” Mendoza spent the previous two seasons at Amherst College as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, working with both the offense and defense on the field and raising the profile of the program through new recruiting materials and social media channels.

It’ll be Danes vs. Danes in the Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game in Syracuse today.

At the last minute, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team is headed to take part in the Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game, Lacrosse Weekend in Syracuse. Several Great Danes, though, were going to be there, anyway . . . playing for the Iroquois Nationals, one of the three teams UAlbany will scrimmage Sunday. Four current Great Danes — sophomore Ron John, redshirt sophomore Colyn Lyons, freshman Tehoka Nanticoke and senior Dalton Roundpoint — will compete today for the Iroquois Nationals, which is using Sunday’s scrimmages as part of their tryout process. That means those current Great Danes will scrimmage against UAlbany Sunday at the Carrier Dome, while likely teaming with some former Great Danes such as program greats Lyle Thompson and Miles Thompson.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

And a NJ scientist will save us: “Meet the N.J. scientist studying a 4.5 billion-year-old asteroid that might hit Earth.”

In the 1998 blockbuster films Deep Impact and Armageddon, cadres of scientists try to save Earth from impending disaster: an asteroid crashing into the planet, wiping out life as we know it. Thankfully, the stakes for the 2016-2023 OSIRIS-REx mission to the asteroid Bennu are not as dire. NASA projects Bennu has a 1 in 2700 chance of colliding with Earth in the late 22nd century, and the impact wouldn't be extinction-level. Harold Connolly, a professor and the chair of Rowan University's geology department, will test rock samples obtained from Bennu that should arrive to Earth intact in 2023, a preserved hint at what the solar system was like more than 4.5 billion years ago.

World/National News.

Ohhhh boy: Plane’s engine disintegrates in mid-air on a flight from Paris to LA.

Passengers reacted with horror after the engine of an Air France plane from Paris to the USA disintegrated in the sky, forcing the aircraft into an emergency landing. Horrifying video footage shows part of the plane's engine flapping in the air as it flew over the Atlantic Ocean with 520 passengers on board.

Travelers described how everything seemed normal until they heard a "loud thud and a lot of vibration" before the pilot declared a mayday this afternoon. Ground crews were left to "pick up pieces of the plane from the runway", one passenger added. Flight records show the Airbus A380 aircraft, travelling under flight number AF66, was diverted to Canada's Goose Bay airport on its journey from Paris to Los Angeles.

Everything’s fine in Spain: “Riot police fire rubber bullets at voters and smash into polling stations with AXES as Catalonia's illegal independence referendum descends into ugly violence.”

Riot police have been deployed on the streets this morning as polling stations opened across Catalonia for the region's controversial independence referendum. Officers were seen storming buildings across the northeastern Spanish region before walking out with seized ballot boxes. Footage captured in the village of Sarria de Ter in the province of Girona showed authorities using an axe to smash down the doors of a polling station where Catalan's president Carles Puigdemont was due to cast his vote. And in Barcelona, the region's capital, officers fired rubber bullets at thousands of protesters demonstrating against their votes being taken away. Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended the referendum and the central government says it is illegal. But regional separatist leaders pledged to hold it anyway and called on 5.3 million eligible voters to show up to cast their ballots.

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