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College Crosse Prospectus - October 31, 2017: Providence Releases 2018 Schedule; Penn State Announces Captains; Allegheny College To Add Men’s Lacrosse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Happy Halloween! Don’t eat too much candy tonight (or tomorrow night). Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 31, 2017.

College Crosse News.

The Providence Friars released their 2018 schedule yesterday.

The Providence College men’s lacrosse program announced its 2018 regular-season schedule today (Oct. 30). The 2017 campaign was a historic season for the program. The Friars made their first appearance in the BIG EAST Championship game against Marquette, which took place on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium last May. Providence earned its berth in the title game after upsetting No. 2 seed Villanova, 10-7, to claim the program’s first BIG EAST Tournament victory. The Friars finished the 2017 season at 10-7 overall. The 10 victories were tied for the most in program history. “Our 2018 schedule is our program’s most challenging to date,” Head Coach Chris Gabrielli said. “It will serve as a daily reminder for our players and coaches that our commitment to the process of getting better every day is critical.”

The Friars will scrimmage the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Saturday, Jan. 27. Providence opens the 2018 regular-season schedule on Saturday, Feb. 3 at Boston University. The Friars will play six of their next seven games at home on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium. A three-game home stretch includes Holy Cross (Feb. 10), Bryant (Feb. 17), and St. Joseph’s (Feb. 24).

Penn State announced their captains for 2018 yesterday.

Four student-athletes on the Penn State men’s lacrosse team were named team captains for the 2018 season, head coach Jeff Tambroni announce on Monday morning. The 2018 Nittany Lion squad will be led by senior middies Ryan Keenan, Tanner Peck, and Tripp Traynor, and redshirt junior defender Mike Aronow. “Our staff is thrilled about the quality of character within our 2018 captains,” Head Coach Jeff Tambroni stated about his four captains. “We are confident that this group will lead our program throughout the 2018 season and that they will continue to advance our mission of leaving the Penn State legacy better than we found it.” The quartet has helped the Nittany Lions’ program come from a 5-9 record in their freshman season to an improved 12-4, and a No. 1 ranking in the national poll in their junior year, and will look to build upon in 2018.

Allegheny College in Pennsylvania is adding men’s lacrosse.

The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has authorized the addition of field hockey and men's lacrosse to the school's varsity athletic offerings. "We are very excited to add field hockey and men's lacrosse to Allegheny's athletic program," stated Allegheny College President Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. "These two sports will afford opportunities for excellent student-athletes from across the country to be part of a nationally-recognized academic community, and contribute to a proud athletic tradition that extends back to the founding of the NCAA." Field hockey will begin play in the fall of 2019, while the inaugural season of Gator men's lacrosse will be spring of 2020. The search for a head coach for each program will begin immediately.

The Division III Allegheny Gators will play in the North Coast Athletic Conference, a soon to be 9-team conference for lacrosse, beginning in 2020.

Noted Johns Hopkins Lacrosse fan and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick rocked some Hopkins gear for his interview with WEEI yesterday (H/T @D3FBHuddle).

As many people know, coach is fond of the Jays and routinely wears Hopkins garb due to being a lifelong fan of the program & his close friendship with BOSS Pietramala of the Blue Jays. It’s always a good sign to see coach in some #SpringSport gear in the fall, makes you really excited to start the season.

Insurance a worry for pro lacrosse players because of inadequate Canadian Lacrosse Association insurance.

Dave Huntley feels he's let Canada's national men's lacrosse players down by not making headway with the Canadian Lacrosse Association on concerns of inadequate insurance.

Two Canadian defenders, Cam Holding and Dan Coates, suffered ACL tears at the team's training camp in Buffalo that will force them to miss the entire NLL season. Both play for the Colorado Mammoth.

Holding, who lives in the U.S. and recently purchased a home with his wife, estimates he'll lose 50 per cent of his income in 2018. Since the injury occurred in an activity not involving the Mammoth he'll not be covered by their insurance and won't be paid while on the team's physically unable to play list. He's also trying to determine to what extent the CLA insurance assists with rehabilitation and physiotherapy costs. The CLA's $9,100 maximum disability insurance falls well short of making up lost wages.

"The biggest thing for me is now I'm out for the NLL season which is a big chunk of my annual income," Holding said. "The whole insurance game is kind of new to me so I'm still trying to figure it all out."

Many professional lacrosse players rely on second jobs to supplement their income. Sources say the salary range for NLL players, in U.S. dollars, is about $10,000 for rookie players to $40,000 for a franchise player. There is a chance to earn a bit more in bonuses and playoff shares.

Looking good, Fairfield!

Could be tough to run in some of these #lotsofpickles

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Always pay your taxes, kids: Ocean City pizzeria owner guilty of filing false taxes.

John Gaeta, owner and operator of Big Slice Pizza on the Ocean City Boardwalk, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of filing false income tax returns in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, according to court documents. The government said Gaeta, a Cherry Hill, Camden County, resident, filed returns that omitted income from Big Slice Pizza for the tax years 2012 and 2013. Gaeta said his wife was the owner of Big Slice Pizza, and he caused his wife to report the pizzeria’s income and expenses on her income tax returns, according to court documents.

The government said Gaeta did not include about $683,551 in taxable income he received from Big Slice Pizza. “By failing to report this income, defendant Gaeta failed to pay $85,522 in additional federal income taxes to the United States,” court documents state.

World/National News.

The World Series is getting huge ratings.

The second-longest World Series game in history is also the second highest-rated Game 5 since 2003. Sunday's Game 5 of the World Series — the last to be played in Houston and the second-longest on record — climbed again on Sunday night, trouncing NBC's typically dominant Sunday Night Football in the process. Early indicators have the Astros' 13-12 win taking the No. 1 spot for primetime — averaging a 12.8 overnight rating among households. That's off 16 percent from the comparable Game 5 in 2016 but still the second-biggest Game 5 since 2003. It also easily ranked as the biggest World Series game of 2017 thus far.

Your GIF/Video for October 31, 2017.

Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s a video from this year’s Halloween Dog Parade in NYC.

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