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College Crosse Prospectus - October 9, 2017: Ohio State Over Ohio Machine; Team USA Defeats Towson.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for October 9, 2017.

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Pretty nice crowd for Ohio State’s scrimmage versus the Ohio Machine in the Ohio Fall Classic. The Buckeyes won 12-10 over the Machine. Here’s a post from US Lacrosse on yesterday’s scrimmage.

With the excitement from their memorable seasons still reverberating, the Ohio Machine played host to Ohio State on Sunday at Fortress Obetz just south of Columbus. A steady rain didn’t take the fun away from the Buckeyes as they won 12-10 over a Machine team with several new players in key roles. Ohio State, which was the NCAA runner-up while Ohio captured the MLL championship over the summer, also got a chance to compete with a 60-second shot clock, which is an experimental rule allowed by the NCAA this fall.

That, too, provided a rush for a Buckeyes team already known for playing with a fast pace. “I actually really enjoyed it,” Buckeyes freshman midfielder Omari DeBerry said. “We get to run and gun a lot. We just have to play a little bit faster and have to get it up and down the field better. You don’t get to do as much of spinning the ball around.”

After a close win over Maryland on Saturday, Team USA bounced back with a dominating 22-2 win over Towson yesterday. Here’s a post from US Lacrosse on Sunday’s scrimmage.

On Saturday night, the U.S. men’s national team got pushed to the brink against defending NCAA champion Maryland before pulling out a 10-9 victory. On Sunday, Team USA started hot and never let off the gas in a 22-2 win over Towson, a 2017 NCAA semifinalist. The U.S. won the first eight faceoffs of the game, led 8-0 after the first quarter and didn’t commit its first turnover until more than 32 minutes into the game in a complete victory. Will Manny poured in seven goals to lead the U.S. offense and was aided by Matt Kavanagh (2g, 4a), Dylan Molloy (1g, 4a), Jake Froccaro (3g, 1a), Myles Jones (2g, 2a), Connor Buczek (3g) and Ryan Brown (2g). For the second straight night, the U.S. team trio of Trevor Baptiste (7-of-8), Greg Gurenlian (11-of-12) and Tom Kelly (5-of-6) dominated the faceoffs to keep the U.S. in control of the ball.

If you missed the Towson vs. Team USA game, a link to the YouTube stream is directly below.

Over in Buffalo, Team Canada, Notre Dame, Robert Morris, Canisius, & Cleveland State continued their 5-team weekend scrimmage.

This kid get it! You have to use all the resources around you to be a better player.

Shout out to all the D3 BALLERS out there.

Nice article about Alabama’s club lacrosse team.

Most high school athletes don't get the chance to play their sport in college. They leave behind the sport that has been part of their lives for years to focus on their education at their favorite college. A small group get to accomplish both, without having to deal with the time crunch a college sport requires. “Getting to play this sport at the school I love is a dream come true for me,” said senior defenseman, Blake Wintersteen. “For many guys, lacrosse is a way to continue playing the sport they’ve grown up with, while not having the responsibility of being a full-time varsity athlete.” This past season the Alabama club lacrosse team finished with a 6-7 record, defeating SEC schools like Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. The team also dropped two big games to rival schools in LSU and Auburn.

Very sad story out of Kentucky as friends, family, & former teammates mourn the loss of former lacrosse player Berlin Cole.

A little bit of rain on Sunday night didn't stop more than 100 people from showing up to remember their fallen teammate, friend and son, Berlin Cole. “He's my heart, I'm broken, my family will never be the same,” his mother, Elane Cole, said while breaking down in tears. She told WHAS11 News that Cole, 19, died in a motorcycle wreck Friday night. Police said he was driving on South Hurstbourne Parkway, near Meijer, when a car turned in front of him, causing the two to collide. “I don't know how I'm going to move forward because he was my heart,” said his mother. Cole said he loved to ride and always wore a helmet. Police confirm he had one on the night he died.

Utah newscaster takes a minute from the broadcast to give his daughter & girl’s lacrosse a shout out on-air.

I'm primarily a news guy now but I did the sports thing for quite a few years and got to go Super Bowls, World Series, NBA Finals and Final Fours...but some of the most thrilling games I've ever attended have been this fall...with an average crowd of about 20. It's the Intermountain Lacrosse Girls Under 10 big big contracts...just a ball, two refs and 14 girls with sticks playing their hearts out on Saturday mornings.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The SUPER BOWL BOUND Philadelphia Eagles crushed the Arizona Cardinals 34-7 in South Philly yesterday. Check out the great work The Kid Chris did over at the Crossing Broad Live Thread.

Shout out to DeSean Jackson!!!

World/National News.

No cash in China: Cash is already pretty much dead in China as the country lives the future of mobile pay right now.

Mobile pay is taking China by storm and changing daily commerce. The transformation of a society limited to bills denominated in 100 yuan ($15) or less into one where QR payment codes abound was by far the biggest change in mainland China since my last visit four years ago. When eating out or shopping with local friends, they paid by scanning a QR code on the restaurant table or by showing a similar code on their smartphones to the store clerk. A spices shop, museum souvenir store and seller of traditional Chinese calligraphy brushes all had signs saying they accepted mobile pay. Rather than, "Do you take credit card?" the question was often "Do you take Alipay? WeChat Pay?" The running joke was that street beggars would rather take a mobile donation rather than cash.

Your GIF/Video for October 9, 2017.

In case you missed it, here are highlights of Philly’s DOMINATING win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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