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The High Point Panthers are eighth Division I team to unveil their 2018 schedule and the first Southern Conference team to do so. The Panthers had a disappointing 4-10 record and missed the conference tournament for the first time in program history (they were an independent team in 2013). The schedule is nearly the same as their 2017 slate. The only exception is Providence, who does not show up on this year’s group of games. High Point chose not to replace the Friars with a new opponent.
Since the start of the 2016 fall semester, 16 women’s lacrosse players have transferred or left the program. Most recently, four members — juniors Elise Koehl, Casey Cummo, Allison Ferrara and sophomore Katie Caddigan — reportedly left the team on Oct. 24. The bulk of the lost players came after the 2017 season, in which 10 players transferred. Meghan Siverson and Brittany Read, both All-ACC players, were the two most notable of the losses .... In an interview with coach Kellie Young in August, Young said the number of transfers were sad and surprising. Young soon found out there were chemistry issues between players and the off-field controversies played a role in the off-season transfers. When asked about the loss of Read and Siverson, Young said she felt their leaving was because of the “landslide” of lost players before them.
The pending lawsuit by former player Madeline Beck alleges she was hospitalized after lacrosse staff forced her to overwork herself during a conditioning activity and athletics personnel failed to provide satisfactory medical care. The suit names lacrosse coach Kellie Young, senior sports performance coach Heather Engel, former university athletic trainer Sarah Kasprow and U of L Physicians Inc. “They almost killed this kid, and as stated in the complaint, they failed to properly attend to her,” said David Mour, Beck’s attorney. The civil suit has gone mostly unnoticed since it was filed Aug. 29, 2016. It stems from an incident that allegedly occurred in August 2015, when Beck, now 20, was a freshman on scholarship with the U of L lacrosse team ... "The crazy thing is, I've been an athlete since I was 5 years old and I had never broken a bone or collapsed or anything," Beck told the Courier-Journal. "I would have been OK if they had got me medical attention on time." In the suit, Beck also alleged she was subsequently kicked off the lacrosse team after doctors treated her for rhabdomyolysis and shared with the athletic department the results, which included a marijuana-positive drug test.
Allegations of abuse against coach Young have been made in the past, most notably in 2013, when six former & (at the time) current players alleged that coach Young “directed the program amid a culture of fear.”
Amid a banner year for the University of Louisville's athletics program, some players and parents were seeking out the administration, angry about a coach whose tactics they say crossed the line. In interviews with The Courier-Journal, six current or former U of L women's lacrosse players from the past two seasons, and a group of parents, described coach Kellie Young as an abusive taskmaster who directed the program amid a culture of fear.
Among the players' allegations against Young — including some that would violate the university's Code of Conduct for employees — players said that she:
• Made a player with a torn anterior cruciate ligament do 250 push-ups as punishment in an airport terminal.
• Kicked a player off the team during a road trip, leaving her behind at the stadium when the team bus returned to the hotel.
• Told two teammates to sign a contract saying they would no longer speak to each other.
• Called players a series of vulgar names and used similarly vulgar terms to refer to their parents.
In an interview, Young, 42, disputed the accuracy of most claims and referred to behavior issues of some of the players who spoke to The Courier-Journal. Two current co-captains, made available by the university, said in interviews that they supported Young's coaching methods, and that the atmosphere, while intense, was nothing they couldn't handle. Said Young: "I tell my leaders, 'It's acting. I'm just trying to get a reaction out of you. If you're going to be mad at me, great ... if that means you're gonna play harder.'"
"I tell my leaders, 'It's acting. I'm just trying to get a reaction out of you.’”
Syracuse vs. America ... just like Syracuse fans prefer it.
Check out these highlights from Utah’s scrimmage with Marquette.
This UMBC video might make you cry happy tears.
Great video from Binghamton.
Meaningful lacrosse is still months away, yet it’s already been an eventful fall for the Syracuse men’s team. Since students returned to campus, the Orange began its fall practices and scrimmages, announced its 2017 recruiting class, abruptly ended all organized activities and commitments when at least one player contracted mumps, started participating in a 10-episode documentary on the season, and announced who will wear one of the team’s most important numbers. Here’s a quick rundown:
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Philly-area natives strolling through Manhattan may have done a double-take — or, perhaps, felt a flicker of hope — walking past a storefront on Bowery below Houston: In one window, there’s a familiar rising moon and loon logo, mounted on a pallet as if ready to be installed. On another, a vinyl sign featuring an extreme close-up of the interior of a hoagie is imprinted with the words “Coming Soon”. Sadly, the storefront at 231 Bowery isn’t Wawa’s first incursion into the New York market. The space is part of The New Museum, and the giant upside logo and sign are “Harvest Moon,” an installation by artist and Philly-area native Alex Da Corte. Da Corte, who was born in Camden, New Jersey and attended University of the Arts here in Philly, had the honor of creating “Harvest Moon” as the inaugural installation in the museum’s Bowery space. He’s an acclaimed visual artist who recently directed St. Vincent’s “New York” music video.
"In light of the recent news regarding Mark Halperin, the Penguin Press has decided to cancel our plans to publish a book he was co-authoring on the 2016 election," Penguin Press said in a statement. HBO had said earlier in the day it had canceled plans to move forward with a miniseries about the 2016 election based on the book. "HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election," HBO -- which, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner -- said in a statement. "HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions." ... Showtime, for which Halperin has co-hosted the series "The Circus" is "reevaluating" its relationship with Halperin, it said Thursday.
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