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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 28, 2017.

What You Missed

There’s still a chance the Rochester Rattlers stay in western New York.

It’s an ugly situation over at Louisville with their women’s program.

Lacrosse The Nation

Salisbury got their national championship rings. They look fresh:

San Diego Seals billionaire owner Joseph Tsai has purchased a 49% minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets. There’s an option for him to buy the entire team in four years. Could he move them to San Diego as well?

Stranger Things 2 wasn’t the only big release on Friday. Season 2 of Inside the Shell with the Maryland Terrapins also dropped:

Shoutout Wayne Valley boys lacrosse for doing their own No Shave November to honor Jake Rudd, who’s fighting a rare form of children’s bone cancer, from Daniel Hubbard of Patch:

The campaign is a part of No Shave November, a national campaign that raises awareness and funds to support cancer prevention, research and education. Participants do not shave for the entire month.

More than $36,000 has been donated to help Rudd and his family in the year and a half since he was diagnosed.

"The Rudd family is beyond grateful for the amazing support they have received throughout their journey," said Robert Glander, Valley's head boys lacrosse coach.

The team hopes to raise $1,000. The money will be donated to Tackle Kids Cancer, a charity run by Hackensack University Medical Center, and the Tomorrow's Children's Fund.

Ball is life!

New Delaware Blue Hens head coach Ben DeLuca is very appreciative for his second chance as a head coach, notes Jonathan Sigal of US Lacrosse Magazine:

Now four seasons removed from that end — and with a 2014 NCAA championship ring in hand after coaching under John Danowski at Duke — DeLuca said he has grown “tremendously” as a person.

“I can tell you that it was an incredible learning experience for me and a great growth opportunity for me to demonstrate the attributes and the behaviors that I advocate as a coach and leader for the young men in my program,” DeLuca said. “Adversity reveals character. I’m hopeful that was the case for me.”

“I don’t think I can encompass everything I’ve learned and how much it’s impacted me aside from saying that it caused a lot of self-reflection and a lot of growth and learning,” DeLuca added.

DeLuca has set high marks for his new team and himself. He noted that his coaching and family responsibilities are closely intertwined. His wife, the former Laurie Tortorelli, was an All-American goalie for the women’s lacrosse team at Delaware. They met when both were assistant coaches at Cornell. They have 8- and 6-year-old daughters, Elizabeth and Anne, respectively.

DeLuca doesn’t “act differently in front of my team than how I do at the dinner table with my daughters,” he said. “It’s the same person.”

Human tug-of-war? Human tug-of war.

Couple teams played some box lacrosse:

Inside Lacrosse discusses who stood out during fall ball.

Shoutout to the Jacksonville Dolphins for signing Nathan Ream from the Team IMPACT squad!

The event was organized by national nonprofit Team IMPACT, a Boston-based organization that aims to impact the lives of children battling serious chronic illnesses by partnering with a team. Ream was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Nathan and his family to our Jacksonville lacrosse program," Head Coach John Galloway said. "Nathan is an unbelievable young man, whose fought more battles than most of us have ever had the chance to experience."

Through the support of Team IMPACT, along with Galloway and the JU men's lacrosse team, Ream, a top recruit, now becomes an official member of the squad, receiving an official team jersey and JU lacrosse gear. He will now have access to attend Dolphins games, practices, team events, and other activities.

"I think he'll bring a lot of toughness and a lot of smiles to our team throughout the next couple of years, and I look forward to having the chance to work side-by-side with him as we go into this season," Galloway said.

More end of week activities:

As you can see...we have varying skill levels on the slide board @hws_performance

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Lehigh Mountain Hawks assistant coach Errol Wilson discusses being the head coach for the Jamaican national team.

An upgrade Nick Myers deserves:

The @ohiostate_mlax offices getting some updates #11thManClub #GoBucks #BOOM

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“I got a rock.”

Philly Jawns

The suspect in the murders of two teens turned himself in yesterday.

World News

The first charges in the Robert Mueller investigation have been filed and people could be arrested as early as Monday.

Video of the Day

Draymond Green and Bradley Beal fought last night:

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