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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 14, 2017.

What You Missed

A Maryland program is helping special needs kids play lacrosse.

Lacrosse The Nation

We’ve got a boatload of scrimmages today:

Also, Ian MacKay is back:

But there is some bad news for those out west due to the Northern California wildfires:

The Jacksonville Dolphins dropped the first episode of their Dolphin Days series:

Dwayne Hicks is the newest assistant coach for the Detroit Mercy Titans:

"Dwayne is one of the most respected coaches in the Midwest," said coach [Chris] Kolon. "He was my first lacrosse coach and he brings not only great knowledge of the game, but an outstanding pedigree and reputation to our program."

Hicks has close to 45 years of lacrosse in his background as a player and coach and has been one of the most instrumental individuals in helping spread the game in the state of Michigan. He has spent the last 13 years as the Director of Lacrosse for Total Sports Complex. He is also the head coach and director of the Total Lacrosse Train and Play program and Team Total Lacrosse travel team.

"I would like to thank coach Kolon and Detroit Mercy for this incredible opportunity," said Hicks. "I am very excited to be back at this level and look forward to working with the talented young men in this program."

Hicks has coached at both the high school and college level with teams at Freeport High School (NY), St. Joseph's High School (IN) and Seaholm (MI) as well as his alma mater Notre Dame, Oakland (men's and women's teams), Eastern Michigan and Michigan State University.

Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear checked in with the Lehigh Mountain Hawks:

The theme in practice is “compete.” It began with a lengthy series of gassers, then into one-on-ones to see who has it in late-game situations.

The drills are offense vs. defense. Score is kept on the scoreboard for each segment of practice, and the losing unit does gassers. The winner’s reward is a set of push-ups. The first person to finish the first segment of the gasser can stop; the last person has a short run up and back to coach.

“Everything we do is competition. Who gets into the weigh room first? Who can do the most reps? When we’re on the field, everything is competition. It’s the culture here; we compete in everything we do every day,” said Ian Strain. “It’s what it means to be a Lehigh lacrosse player.”

“Years past it was competing to not run,” said defender Craig Chick. “Now, it’s competing to beat each other. There’s a lot of chirping going on the field amongst each other, and it’s fun to play with.”

FORGET SOCCER! Our media wizard Adam dropped this great post on why you should watch the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in 2018!

Dave Pietramala and the Johns Hopkins men play tomorrow. But last week, some of them celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving:

Terry Foy of Inside Lacrosse profiles Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive midfielder Carson Milikin, who returns after suffering an awful injury early last season:

Then, on the Tuesday of Notre Dame’s opening game against Georgetown in Dallas, Milikin says, “I was trailing a double, trying to catch a guy by surprise — he noticed me, I made this cut I’ve made a million times, I hyper-extended my knee, heard a bunch of pops and blacked out from shock.”

He tore his ACL and meniscus and sprained his MCL and PCL.

“Right when it happened, I thought my athletic career was over. I didn’t know what programs or options I’d be interested in. But I knew I didn’t want my career to end by tearing my ACL.”

He’d enrolled at Notre Dame in a one-year business program, and he decided to add a one-year accelerated MBA program on the backend. “I thought of it as a regular two-year MBA investment, just with a lot more summer classes.”

Philly Jawns

The Sixers closed out the preseason with a big win over the Miami Heat.

Also, JOEL!

World News

The Syracuse Orange upset the defending national champion Clemson Tigers, 27-24.

Video of the Day

This version of Feel Good Inc. is sick:

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