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College Crosse Prospectus - October 29, 2017: Conference Era Treatise; Dartmouth Takes Athletic Facility Fight To New Hampshire Supreme Court.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 29, 2017.

College Crosse News.

I wrote a long post yesterday about Hopkins & Navy not playing each other this year and why that’s ok.

I can certainly appreciate the frustration at temporarily losing a big rivalry game. Hop vs. Navy is always a fun one to watch and the close proximity between the two schools certainly helped to intensify the rivalry. Even though Hopkins had at one point a 36-game win streak over Navy that ended in 2010, every JHU fan understood that the Navy game was always one of, if not the most, physically & mentally challenging games on Hopkins’ schedule every year. I mean, you’re literally going up against soldiers when you play the service academies. All those lads are in top physical shape, mentally sharp, and very tough.

While I’m not a fan of the news, I’m also not really that angry about it either. For one thing, I was already exposed to Hop temporarily losing a rival from its schedule when Loyola & Hopkins suspended their series in 2015 and I survived that one. Hop vs. Loyola dates back to 1939 and the Hounds are right up the block from JHU, so you could argue the rivalry is just as intense as the series between JHU & Navy.

Dartmouth appeals denial of permit for a new lacrosse athletic facility to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Dartmouth has appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court a lower court decision upholding the Hanover Planning Board’s denial of a permit for a new athletic facility. The College proposes to build a new building adjacent to the Boss Tennis Center on land that is now used for outdoor sports practice. The indoor facility, with artificial turf, would be used year-round by football, soccer, lacrosse, softball, and other teams. Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy says that because of the long winters, Dartmouth athletes don’t have as much practice time as many of their college competitors, and an indoor facility would help alleviate that problem. “This facility would provide crucial space that we are sorely lacking for our field sports,” Sheehy said when the building won Dartmouth Board of Trustee approval two years ago.


Check out this fantastic mini-documentary from Harlem Lacrosse.

If it’s ice you like, BOSS Berkman’ll light up your life!!

Team Canada lacrosse players forming National Lacrosse Team Players Association.

Team Canada lacrosse players are forming an association hoping to get representation on the Canadian Lacrosse Association board, The Examiner has learned. Creation of the National Lacrosse Team Players Association (NLTPA) is expected to be announced in a press release this weekend. Dan Dawson, who has represented Canada at four world championships and captained the 2015 gold medal indoor team, said the NLTPA's desire is to have two representatives on the CLA board, one each from the men's and women's teams.

This comes a week after the management group of Canada's five national teams submitted a letter to the CLA board demanding it act to regain Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) status and improve insurance coverage for national team players. A second letter signed by 19 members of the men's national team, with similar demands, was also sent to the CLA board. “This is not about getting more funding for our national team program,” said Dawson. “We know we're fighting for grassroots money, too. It's not about getting a bigger slice of the pie. This is about having representation at the board level. That's it. So we can have some transparency, a better understanding of what is expected of the players and to give the players a voice.”

Jamaica Lacrosse came by New Jersey to hang out with NJIT.

Let’s check in on Utah Lacrosse.

Teams went all out for Halloween.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Yesterday’s Open Streets festival in Philly was awesome!!

Philadelphians got at least seven hours of car-free access to certain streets Saturday as part of the second Philly Free Streets, an initiative spawned by Pope Francis’ visit in September 2015 and its numerous security-based closures. From 6 a.m. until at least 1 p.m. joggers, bikers, stroller-pushers, and just plain walkers had full run of portions of typically traffic-heavy arteries, including Chestnut, Third, Vine, and South Streets, as well as portions of Germantown Avenue.

World/National News.

Matt Damon’s new movie tanked at the box office.

In addition, adult wide entries DreamWorks/Universal’s Thank You for Your Service and Paramount/Black Bear’s Suburbicon are dying at this point in time with respectively $4M and $3M, the latter an unfortunate B.O. low for Matt Damon among his movies that have opened north of 2,000 theaters. On top of that, the George Clooney-directed hybrid gets a D- CinemaScore. That’s just one half grade above the F that Paramount’s mother! earned. While both titles launched over the film festival circuits, mother! polarized audiences in its rawness and approved-by critics with a 69% fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating. But Suburbicon — no one could make heads or tails of this 1950s period comedy/thriller at 27% Rotten. Clooney had a similar B.O. disaster two years ago with his produced political comedy Our Brand Is Crisis ($3.2M opening $7M domestic B.O. off $28M production cost). That Sandra Bullock-movie received a C+.

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Queen Swift dropped a new song.

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