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College Crosse Prospectus - October 7, 2017: Syracuse Cancels Lacrosse Fall Season Events; Notre Dame Vs. Team Canada In Buffalo Today.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 7, 2017.

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Rough news coming out of Syracuse last night as the Syracuse announced the cancellation of men’s and women’s fall season events due to a mumps outbreak. Normally I would’ve added a couple memes to go along with my above post, but I wanted to observe a no-meme period OUT OF RESPECT for The Kid Chris and the Syracuse program. However, I was scolded BY Chris for NOT including memes in the post, so here are a few I cooked up last night.

Ok, last one. Also, side-note, Contagion was an awesome movie. #TeamMarionCotillard

The Irish take on Team Canada in Buffalo this afternoon.

The first major trip of the fall experience is this weekend, as the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team will travel out east to Buffalo, New York, to take on the Canadian National Team for a pair of games at 2 p.m. amd 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7. The contests will take place at All-High Stadium. Tickets to the event are $5. The scrimmages against the Canadians will mark the second time Notre Dame has played a national team this calendar year, as the Irish faced Team USA in Bradenton, Florida, on January 15.

Joining Team Canada & Notre Dame in Buffalo today will be Cleveland State, Canisius, & Robert Morris.

One of the top men's lacrosse programs in the country will be making its way to Buffalo this weekend. The University of Notre Dame is set to scrimmage Team Canada at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday at All High Stadium behind Bennett High School on Main Street. Canisius College will play Team Canada beforehand at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults. Children 10 and under are free. The two-day event, which also includes Cleveland State and Robert Morris, is part of the Canadian senior men's national team's evaluation camp ahead of the Federation of International Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse World Championship next summer in Netanya, Israel. New Golden Griffins head coach Mark Miyashita is an assistant coach for the Canadian team, which will be split up into two, 20-man squads. There are a couple other Canisius connections as well. Golden Griffin Hall of Famer and former Canisius head coach Randy Mearns is the head coach for Team Canada. Former player and assistant coach Jason Levesque is also an assistant coach, while former Griff Dan Carey is team coordinator.

STAND UP, FLORIDA!!!: Manatee High becomes first public school in county to add boys and girls lacrosse.

Manatee High is the first public school in Manatee County to add boys and girls lacrosse as a Florida High School Athletic Association spring sport for the 2018 season. Matt Faul, Manatee’s lacrosse booster club president, said the Hurricanes received approval from the Manatee School Board on Friday morning. Faul said the official announcement to Manatee High fans would be made at halftime of Friday’s homecoming football game against Palm Harbor University at Hawkins Stadium. “It’s perfect timing,” Faul said. “The buzz even gets bigger.”

YEEEEESH!!! Not #AnotherOne!!: "A former president of the Medina Lacrosse Association is accused of stealing $93,000 from the organization over four years.

Gregory Bacho, 51, was indicted Tuesday and charged with grand theft, a fourth-degree felony, in Medina County Common Pleas Court, records show. Bacho was arrested Wednesday at his workplace, Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast said. He is being held in Medina County Jail on a $25,000 bond, court records say. Bacho, who was also a coach, is accused of stealing the money from 2013 to 2016, court records say. Bacho would write checks out to cash from the Medina Lacrosse Association bank account, and then deposit them into his own checking account, Arbogast said. He was the only one that signed the checks, he added. Bacho also used a debit card linked to the association's bank account to buy things for himself, Arbogast said.

Cleveland State named four captains for 2018.

Head coach Dylan Sheridan of the Cleveland State University lacrosse team announced Friday the four individuals that will serve as captains for the 2018 season. Sophomores Caleb Espinoza, Noah Gleeson, Gage Johnson and Danny Tesler were elected as captains in a vote by the team.

Great article about the Bernhardt brothers from the Baltimore Sun.

Jared Bernhardt is the youngest of three brothers, and the youngest by seven years, which meant that pickup games in the family’s Longwood, Fla., neighborhood usually ended one of two ways: with Jared playing backyard hoops or two-hand-touch football against kids twice his size, or with him insisting that he absolutely could as they ran by without him. “It was pretty persistent,” said Jesse, 27, the middle brother. “I don't think there was ever a time where he was going to accept that he couldn't kind of fit in or he couldn’t always do it.”

Their mother used to always joke that Jared was going to be the “biggest and best one,” but that was a high bar to clear. Jake, 28, was a men’s lacrosse team captain at Maryland and a Major League Lacrosse draft pick, and Jesse a two-time All-American with the Terps and a No. 4 overall selection. Now, Catherine Bernhardt’s notion, even Jesse acknowledges, doesn’t seem so far-fetched.

I love it when I see Mercer getting after it. GO BEARS!!!

Looking good, Utah!

Wonderful story about Towson’s Steven Stillwell.

On and off the lacrosse field, Towson University student, Steven Stillwell puts his heart into what he does. Outside of his school responsibilities he makes giving back in his mother’s memory a main priority. Stillwell’s mother died of breast cancer when he was just a child. Now, with the help of his teammates, he’s raising money to find a cure for this terrible disease. “Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way or form. Everyone knows someone or has been affected personally,” Stillwell told ABC2. Even with grueling practices, games and classes, Stillwell has and continues to raise thousands for Komen Maryland.

The NY Post wrote about the NLL possibly looking to add an expansion team in NY.

The National Lacrosse League is looking to add a team in New York, a banker told The Post. The 32-year-old league — which is looking for a New York franchise owner with at least $50 million in liquid assets — in the last few months sold a franchise in San Diego for a reported $5 million to Alibaba Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai. Also recently, cable TV giant Comcast has agreed to pay a similar price to start a Philadelphia lacrosse team. “We will never launch an expansion team unless the owner has depth of resources, controls an arena or has a sensible lease,” NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz told The Post; he declined comment on the $50 million requirement.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Amtrak released paint schemes of the “next generation” high speed trains set for 2021.

The 28 new trainsets are set to replace current Acela Express equipment in 2021. They’ll feature about one-third more passenger seating, enhanced food service, and improved Wi-Fi access, as well as personal outlets, USB ports and adjustable reading lights at every seat. The trains are part of a $2.45 billion investment on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which was first announced in August 2016.

World/National News.

McDonald’s unveils vegan burger in Finland.
Since the first McDonald's opened way back in 1940, it hasn't exactly been a vegan- and vegetarian-friendly chain. But after years of leaving herbivores to make a meal out of french fries, surprisingly caloric salads, and not much else, Mickey D's is finally starting to directly appeal to the Big Mac-averse.

According to a local news source, a handful of McDonald's locations in one Scandinavian town are currently testing a "McVegan" sandwich for a limited time, per a translation from vegan blog Veggie Athletic. The McVegan was unveiled on October 4 at the chain's Tampere, Finland, locations and according to McDonald's Finland, features a soy patty, vegan McFeast sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles—no cheese—all on the restaurant's signature sesame seed bun.

Your GIF/Video for October 7, 2017.

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