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College Crosse Prospectus - November 10, 2017: Colgate Releases 2018 Schedule; College Crosse AMA Podcast; Lax World Closes Up Shop.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 10, 2017.

College Crosse News.

The Boy Chris broke down Colgate’s 2018 schedule.

The Colgate Raiders are our 11th Division I team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the second team from the CAA. The Raiders slightly removed from 2016’s 4-10 record with a 5-9 mark in 2017, two years after winning the Patriot League championship.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule: Best Non Conference Game: @ Hobart Colgate has won the last three meetings in the past four wins (2015 was cancelled), which has been one of the team’s bright spots in the past two years. It’s one of those regional rivalries Murphy mentioned in the interview above. The Statesmen lose Frank Brown and a couple other seniors, but still have some firepower on offense.

We’re going to do an Ask Us Anything podcast the week of Thanksgiving! Read Ryan’s post from yesterday for more details.

It’s the dog days of the college lacrosse offseason and with that means we’re not doing our podcast that often. There’s only so much fall ball overanalyzing you can do and we tend to not go nuts over recruiting. So what’s there to do?

Introducing the College Crossecast Ask Us Anything edition! The premise of this special podcast will be us taking your questions and answering them. They don’t need to be lacrosse related, and if anything we’d encourage you to think outside the box. You know, no pun intended with the restraining box and all. We’ll be recording in the next week or two and we’ll have a lot of fun with your questions.

RIP to LAX World: Lacrosse retailer LAX World shutters stores and leaves Cockeysville headquarters.

Lacrosse retailer LAX World has closed all 16 of its stores, including the original Towson location, and shut down its corporate headquarters in Cockeysville. The chain, started in 1988 as the nation’s first store dedicated to the growing sport, had been expanding since being sold four years ago by founder Jim Darcangelo to a LAX World executive and two former Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. executives. Besides Towson, it operated stores in Annapolis, Timonium, Ellicott City and Bel Air, and in Virginia, New York, Georgia, Colorado and Washington state

I see you, Cleveland St.

Shout out to BOSS Levy of the UNC Tar Heels for being named the U.S. Women’s National Team’s new head coach.

Jenny Levy, the highly-successful women’s lacrosse coach at the University of North Carolina, has been named as the head coach for the U.S. women’s national team.

“We were fortunate to have a tremendous pool of candidates, and Jenny really fit all of our needs,” said Kevin Ankrom, director of high performance for US Lacrosse. “She’s a proven winner, and she also has a passion for the development of the sport and helping to create the pathway from youth to world-class athletes.”

“It is a true honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Women’s National Team,” said Levy. “I expect to continue to build on the tradition of success established by the coaches and players who have come before me, and I am excited to have the opportunity to help lead many of the best players in the world. We will compete for extraordinary excellence and work to build a sustainable program which will include a vertical integration from the National Team Development Program (NTDP) to U19 to our senior team. Ultimately, our goal will be to provide our players with an elite professional experience, which will help them inspire the next generation of players and positively impact the growth of the sport.”

Just win, baby!

Nice moves, Jake!

Lacrosse steals the NLI spotlight at this one Missouri school, even though it’s not even a state sanctioned spot.

Lacrosse isn’t an officially sanctioned high-school sport in Missouri, so the game and its players struggle to gain any notoriety. But lacrosse stood front and center Wednesday morning at Lee’s Summit North. Of the 12 seniors recognized during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony in the Broncos’ gym, six were members of North’s girls’ lacrosse club team. They filled one of the two rows of tables set up in the gym and filled everyone associated with their game with pride.

“It was a very unique situation, and we’re very proud of all these girls and all the hard work they’ve done,” North’s club lacrosse coach, Steve Morgan, said. “It’s only going to continue to go forward from here.”

This one goes out to all our old school Middlebury readers/followers. Shout out to Fred Beams!

An All-American in lacrosse in his senior year at Middlebury College in 1966, Fred Beams was selected to play that year in the North-South Senior Lacrosse All-Star game in Baltimore. He won the opening faceoff, dashed down the field, unleashed his wicked underhand shot, and scored ... three seconds into the game!

Last Saturday, Fred was inducted into the Middlebury College Hall of Fame with six other Middlebury stalwarts. This ceremony was only the fourth such celebration, as the Panther Hall of Fame was founded in 2014. Fred Beams and I overlapped for three years as students at Middlebury, so I had plenty of chances to watch him play football and lacrosse — and that’s just what he did: he played sports. He was fun to watch.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I’m 99% sure Chris wrote this: Comic writer writes “The Five People You Meet At Wawa.”

After witnessing a familiar vagrant’s ruse for the umpteenth time, Chadds Ford comedian Nick Kupsey had had enough. A scholar needed to go on record and document the many zany, urban-legend-like tales that we pool from our collective time spent at our local Wawa. It was then, in the midst of a seriously deep dive into classical literature, that the 39-year-old decided that it was he who needed to pen this account of the Twilight Zone – Wawa edition. “To me, it’s always been a theater of the absurd,” Kupsey tells Philly Mag after dishing on some of his “better” experiences with the beloved regional convenience store chain, many of which aren’t fit for print. “You don’t see the same types of things at Whole Foods, for example.”

Shout out to Philly: Some dude stole a Roy Halladay jersey from a shrine in front of Citizen’s Bank stadium. Philly fans chased him down and wouldn’t let him escape until police showed up.

World/National News.

Looks like ESPN is doing another round of layoffs.

ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays, multiple sources tell Sports Illustrated. The layoffs, which were described by a person briefed on the plans, will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers. The SportsCenter franchise is expected to be hit hard—including on-air people—given the frequency of the show has lessened considerably on main network ESPN. The network declined comment to SI on Thursday afternoon

Your GIF/Video for November 10, 2017.

FINALLY, some good news: Stolen Labrador puppy returned safely to family

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