GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 10, 2017.
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Lacrosse The Nation
San Diego’s NLL team has a name picked out by Joe Tsai, but he wants you to guess it because a news conference announcing the name on October 24, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune:
“He told us when he hired the two of us he wanted us to run the business,” Josh Gross, the team’s vice president, said of he and team president Steve Govett. “But he said on the PR side, the logo, the team name, that’s the stuff he wants to be involved in. He’s incredibly supportive. He saw the final version. His response was, ‘I love it. Go for it.’ He’s just really excited.”
I’ll pause here for you to get some tissue.
An owner of a sports franchise who is invested emotionally in his product? That’s enough to make you cry. Who in San Diego knew that was possible?
“It was something he really wanted,” Gross said of Tsai’s choice. “It has a dual meaning. It certainly is something that is inherent to San Diego and local specific.”
Shots fired at Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos.
"Every day is how can we come out and get better. You take it a day at a time. Coach preaches taking every rep as if it’s your last. That’s kinda been the mentality we take as a group, and that carries down to individuals and hopefully that builds to the season," [Michael] Sowers said.
This summer, he played box in a men’s league in Philadelphia.
"First game I think I went 0-for-9 shooting. It’s refreshing. It gets really physical. It was a new side of the game. I’m not used to and it was really fun," Sowers said. "Every time you’re banging. It makes you tougher and helps you shoot better. If you’re not taking the right angles to the cage, you’re done."
From seeing him at practice, it’s clear Sowers is a lax rat. Not only is he good, but he also loves to practice because it means he has a stick in his hand and he gets to play.
Schedule-wise, Princeton will travel to Virginia to play the Cavs for the first time since the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Princeton will no longer play Hofstra or Lehigh. Prior to the spring, Princeton will host Albany. The teams have an arrangement in which they visit each other before the start of the season and run practice with the other team.
I am all for a Dox Aitken-Michael Sowers battle.
I am also all for Barstool Jordie against Lyle Thompson!
Jessie Evans of The Daily Collegian recaps Penn State’s Blue-White scrimmage.
The Harvard Crimson had a fun alumni game over the weekend:
Brian Logue of US Lacrosse Magazine writes about the the 9/11 exhibit at National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum:
A day of remembrance continued as the event moved inside for the dedication of a permanent 9/11 exhibit inside the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum. More than 70 members of the lacrosse community died in the terrorist attacks. The exhibit includes a video loop with photos to remember the victims, and a piece of steel from the World Trade Center donated to US Lacrosse last year. On Sunday, US Lacrosse was also presented a stone from the Pentagon that will be added to the exhibit.
“The importance of today for me isn’t so much that we remember the sorrow, but that we pass to the next generation the importance of that day and how we came together over all of that to perform one task,” said John Fee, a member of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). “Pass it down to these young kids, let them understand the importance of the unity of us and the importance of not forgetting the unfortunate events of that day.”
When US Lacrosse opened its new national headquarters last year, it held a game between the FDNY and New York Police Department lacrosse teams as part of the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial. The success of that event evolved into a lacrosse game this year between first responders from the New York and Baltimore/Washington metro areas.
“It was special,” said [Al] Hernandez, who played at UMBC under Hall of Fame coach Don Zimmerman and was a captain on the Retrievers’ 1998 NCAA tournament team. “To start off giving remembrance to the reason we’re here and bringing the brotherhood together, that’s what it made it special. Secondary to that, some great lacrosse by a bunch of old guys.”
Sad news from Louisville: A former high school lacrosse player died in a motorcycle crash Friday night, from Courtney Shaw of WLKY in Louisville:
"He lived life and loved every minute of it. He was my baby. But he was infectious. I don't think there was anybody who didn't love him who knew him, probably even that didn't know him. But he truly lived life. And he was amazing," Cole's mother Elane Cole said.
Witnesses told police the driver of the motorcycle was speeding when a car turned in front of the motorcyclist and they collided.
Police have not released an official cause of the accident, but they do not believe Cole was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Cole's mother said she always supported her son's love of riding.
"He loved his bike - he loved his freedom - for parents, you can take the ride and be there or take the chance that they're going to do it on their own anyway and you're not a part of it," Elane Cole said.
Sylvester Stallone is directing Creed 2.
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