GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 20, 2017.
College Crosse AMA Podcast Is Tonight!!
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Here’s a great post by Louis Bolling on twins Hailey and Myla Barnett and their decision to go to UVA. Myla is going to play for UVA women’s lacrosse team while her sister Hailey is joining the UVA rowing team. The twins are the daughters of former Philadelphia Eagles great, Fred Barnett.
Hundreds of prospective student-athletes enrolling in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member, four-year institutions excitedly signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) during the early signing period which closed last week.
A binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and one of the 650 NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II NLI member institution, prospective student-athletes agree to attend the selected institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and the institution agrees to provide the student-athlete athletics financial aid for one academic year.
Pennsylvania’s Hailey Grace Barnett and Myla Grace Barnett joined the national celebration for soon-to-be collegiate student-athletes, basking in delight having committed to the University of Virginia.
The talented fraternal twin daughters of former All-Pro NFL wide-receiver, Fred Barnett, and former City of Philadelphia education secretary and “best kept secret” to current NFL players, Jacqueline Eleanor Jeffries, Hailey and Myla are set to join the Virginia Cavaliers Rowing and Lacrosse programs, respectively.
The Jacksonville Dolphins are the 15th Division I team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the third team from the Southern Conference. After starting the season 0-9, the Dolphins managed to win three of their final four games to make it to the SoCon Tournament, where they fell to eventual champion Air Force.
Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:
Best Non Conference Game: vs. Detroit Mercy
Jacksonville and Detroit Mercy are two teams in the middle of their respective conferences. Both teams finished fourth in their conference last year before losing to their eventual conference champions in the semifinals. The Titans edged the Dolphins by a goal last year in Pontiac with two goals late in the game. Expect a good one, and possibly Jacksonville gets their first earlier in the season.
Check out some Israeli beach lacrosse.
Even before the sun shone over the field at Fenway Park, hurling fans watched their favorite Irish players train in the rain before the 2017 Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on Sunday.
Four well-known hurling teams — Galway, Clare, Tipperary, and Dublin — competed in Boston for the Players Champions Cup. Hurling, one of Ireland’s national sports, is a fast-paced game of agility that’s been played on the island for thousands of years.
Hurling looks like a blend of hockey and lacrosse. The players donned helmets and, with their curved hurling sticks, chased a small, hard ball called a sliotar down the field .... Verney said the Fenway event was a way to promote the sport and appeal to a new audience. Nearly 28,000 people came Sunday to watch three 40-minute hurling matches (Clare beat Galway in the final, 50-33), as well as to enjoy Irish music, food and dancing. Fans sported Patriot and Red Sox beanies and wore green or in Pierce McDonnell’s case, a bright neon wig.
Looks cooler than than the Stanley Cup, in my honest opinion.
Lots of coaches were in Philly this weekend. AS THEY SHOULD BE!
After a motion to derecognize the Women’s Lacrosse team failed 7-5-4, the SA Senate decided to recognize the team at a meeting Friday night, but deferred the team’s probation status to SA’s Executive Board.
An Instagram account linked to the team surfaced in May, resulting in the team’s probation and budget being set to $0. Former Executive Board Vice President Gina Nasca notified the team of their probation in an email May 14. SA Attorney Joshua Korman said he hadn’t seen the case’s evidence until the Senate meeting on Nov. 10.
Korman said he spoke with members of last year’s team, including then-rookies and this year’s e-board. Korman felt that the team’s responses were highly positive and included no indication of hazing during the team’s rookie night. Korman couldn’t comment on the authenticity of these responses, but concluded that he had no new evidence to provide to the Senate. He presented his findings before the Senate’s vote.
“Evidence was submitted that could potentially establish the following violations of SA rules by the club,” Korman said. “Without limitations to any other rules that might apply; hazing, harassment and unauthorized off the books club event(s) violating at a minimum SA’s policies concerning alcohol at SA’s events.”
Korman felt that last year’s e-board acted accordingly by placing the team on probation and revoking their $8,000 budget. He explained that the evidence from the team’s Instagram account gave previous leaders more than enough reason to take disciplinary action against the team.
“It is my belief that those photos together with the accompanying captions could constitute a sufficient basis for the Senate to derecognize the club for violation of SA rules,” Korman said. “Likewise, I believe that those photos and accompanying captions could have constituted a sufficient basis for other student leaders to place the club on probation or suspension, freeze the club’s budget and/or disallow budget rollover.”
Decals day at Penn looked like a fun time.
Just a picture of a family and a goal. No big deal.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
It’s one of those final, bittersweet Fridays of the summer, and a dozen people are crowded around a picnic table at the El Bar in Fishtown. With their horn-rimmed glasses, hand-rolled cigarettes and lukewarm PBRs, they look like your standard-issue young hipsters. But here’s the difference between them and the men with manicured beards across the patio: These are card-carrying members of the Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist group in the nation.
As the Market-Frankford train whistles above their heads and a cat prowls around their feet, they talk about what the world would look like if they called the shots.
Brittany Griebling, a bubbly 35-year-old social worker, says socialism is “people making choices for themselves”: “So what would it be like if, in health care, patients had 50 percent of the power instead of zero percent?
Amid a strong economy and solid consumer confidence, AAA expects Americans to get on the road and trek through airports over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in the largest numbers in 12 years.
The auto club projects that nearly 51 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during the five-day period from Wednesday through Sunday, with 89 percent driving. Almost 8 percent will fly.
Auto travel is expected to jump by 3.2 percent from last Thanksgiving and air travel by 5 percent. The overall increase is 3.3 percent.
Your GIF/Video for November 20, 2017.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1 and life is good.
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