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College Crosse Prospectus - November 19, 2017: Resignations Rock Canadian Lacrosse Association.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 19, 2017.

College Crosse AMA Podcast.

Our Ask Us Anything Podcast is tomorrow!! Thanks again for all your great questions. Please feel free to email, Tweet, or DM us any other you have before we tape on Monday night. Here’s Ryan’s post for more details about the show.

College Crosse News.

Major League Lacrosse isn’t the only major lacrosse organization going through some strife, as the Canadian Lacrosse Association had numerous high level resignations over a long-running dispute between officials at the CLA and about how the organization was being run. Mike Davies of the Peterborough Examiner broke the story and Connor Wilson of Lax All Stars also did an in-depth piece about the news. This part from Davies post is wild:

The Canadian Lacrosse Association has removed Dean French, Dave Huntley and John Mouradian from its national teams management group, the CLA announced Friday night. Citing irreconcilable differences, the CLA board stated it is accepting the resignation of the three men. On Oct. 22, the men, along with Gary Gait, sent a letter to the board stating they would resign by March 31, 2018 if the CLA did not act on three demands. Gait has been told by the board he can re-apply for his position as director of the women's national teams. Under the four men, Canada had its most successful five-year period winning three gold and two silver at three world championships.

The four men had demanded CLA president Joey Harris and director Sohen Gill resign in order for the CLA to apply to regain its Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association (RCAAA) status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency in 2010 for its involvement in a $60.7 million gifting program the CRA deemed an "abusive tax shelter."

“Abusive tax shelter,” Canada, I am shocked at you!

Huntley said the CLA response illustrates the board's incompetence. "So restoring the charitable status, I guess the board doesn't think is in the best interests of lacrosse. Clearly I disagree with that," said Huntley. "Getting adequate insurance for players who represent our country, apparently, they don't think is in the best interests of lacrosse. I guess we're going to disagree on that."

The policies and guidelines, Huntley said, were agreed upon in 2012 with input from all stakeholders including players and coaches. Now the CLA wants to make changes, he said, "to be written by staff and the board, none of whom have any experience with national teams, at all."

Huntley says the national team success comes from its culture. "Our culture is a we culture, not a me culture. It's a team-first culture," he said. "When I read this from the CLA board it screams 'me' to me. They're a me group. Our values are just different."

Nice to see Mr. Huntley’s still has that Johns Hopkins fire. You should definitely read Davies’ piece and Connor’s reaction post about the whole situation. I didn’t know lacrosse was this heated in Canada.


Shout out to radio host Maggie Gray for on her new role with WFAN. Gray got some early work covering local high school lacrosse for a cable channel on Staten Island.

“I kind of got bit by the bug, I guess,” she said. “That fall I went off to [George Washington University] and directly to the radio station and started doing my own radio show in college a week after I had arrived.” Gray’s first job in New York was at NBA Entertainment, but she wanted to be on camera and landed an assignment covering high school sports for a local cable channel on Staten Island.

From there she was hired at MSG Network after getting a video of her work into the hands of MSG’s Mike Quick. The network was looking for a new sideline reporter. But did she know the rules of . . . lacrosse? “I said, ‘Yes, I do; I’m from upstate New York!’ ” she recalled.

That door opened others, including initially doing updates at WFAN from midnight to 6 a.m. . . . on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. “I wanted the FAN so badly,” she said. “If you’re a sports broadcaster working in New York, it’s like you have to go to the FAN; you have to. It’s like a rite of passage . . . Just being associated with the FAN in any capacity elevates you.”

“Do not put this on Instagram” .... well obviously it’s going up if you say that.

It’s not how you start it’s how you finish! #WI #mountup2018

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Nice to be a natural Lefty! #defense #PA #mountup2018

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Here’s a pretty tough article to read on the city of Rochester trying to figure out what it’s going to do with its stadium now that the Rattlers are in Dallas.

In the neighborhood adjacent Capelli Sport Stadium, developers are readying for the next phase of a housing project appropriately named Stadium Estates.

The new apartments and townhouses are part of the revival the stadium was intended to spark in this challenged part of the city. But hope has turned to worry. Closing on Stadium Estates II set for Nov. 30 — the same day by which the Rochester Rhinos, the stadium's operator and primary tenant, say they need to raise $1.3 million to keep playing in 2018.

With news Thursday that the other remaining tenant, the Rattlers lacrosse club, is headed to Dallas, it raises the prospect that the city-owned stadium could go dark. Nobody wants to talk about that just yet. But it is a question sure to grow louder as the city is vague about what contingency plan exists.

"What happens?" asked Scott Benjamin, president of the Charles Settlement House, which anchors the neighborhood. "That really would be just a bad situation."

I know it’s not lacrosse related, but special shout out to the Johns Hopkins women’s cross country team on winning their fifth Division III national title in the last six years. The Jays came in as the defending champs after winning last year’s crown. Here’s a great clip of them getting their trophy yesterday.


Glad they got this on camera.

Nice to see the Friars family all get together for a nice Thanksgiving dinner.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

It’s race weekend here in Philly! Yesterday was the Philly Half-Marathon and today is the Philly Marathon. Here’s a good page for all the road closures if you’re in town today, additionally, here’s a great article about an inspiring group of young runners from Camden who participated in yesterday’s half-marathon.

Here’s a short video of yesterday's race that I took from the corner of Walnut & Broad in Center City.

World/National News.

Oh my: School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing.

A homemade explosive device, possibly a pipe bomb, detonated Thursday night underneath a car belonging to Bellingham High School Principal Lucas A. Giguere, leaving him “terrified” but uninjured — and his family puzzled about the motive for the attack. Giguere’s father, Oliver, lives next door to his son and rushed out of his home around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when the bomb exploded inside the engine compartment of his son’s Jeep, which was parked in the driveway of the principal’s small single-family home. “It’s weird,’’ Oliver Giguere said Friday afternoon. “He doesn’t know who did it. He don’t know. He don’t know.”

Your GIF/Video for November 19, 2017.

I wonder how many of these recipes Marisa has tried.

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