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College Crosse Prospectus - November 29, 2017: MCLA 2018 Battle For Baltimore Schedule Announced; The Wings Officially Return To Philadelphia.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 29, 2017.

College Crosse News.

The MCLA will host its 3rd Battle For Baltimore event from March 23rd-25 at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md. You can find the preliminary schedule of games below the following press release.

For the third consecutive season, some of the best teams in the MCLA will descend on Charm City for the Battle of Baltimore. The event will take place on March 23-25 at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., and will feature 10 teams from four different MCLA conferences.

“We are very excited to hold the third annual Battle for Baltimore,” said Virginia Tech coach Tim O’Brien, who, along with Pitt coach Jason Rickel, created the event. “This is an event that truly showcases the high quality academic and athletic institutions of the MCLA within the lacrosse hotbed. We really want to highlight the MCLA and show young players that you can attend a school like Virginia Tech and still play high caliber lacrosse.”

Along with Virginia Tech and Pitt, Liberty, UConn, Northeastern, East Carolina, Central Michigan, Rhode Island, Purdue and Michigan State will be participating in the Battle for Baltimore. Half of the teams were ranked in the final MCLA Top 25 poll while three – Michigan State, Northeastern and Virginia Tech – qualified for the 2017 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour.

“Having most of the games at an MIAA school – one of the top high school lacrosse leagues in the country – and playing in front of those fans will only enhance the experience even more and entice other teams to want to be a part of it,” Rickel said. “We’ve received interest from some prominent western Division I teams as well as Division II teams from all over the country about coming and playing in the 2019 Battle, so were excited about how this is taking off from when it got started three years ago.”

MCLA 2018 Battle for Baltimore Schedule

Date Home Away Time (P.M)
Date Home Away Time (P.M)
March 23 Liberty UConn 5:00
March 23 East Carolina Central Michigan 5:00
March 23 Pitt Northeastern 8:00
March 23 Rhode Island Purdue 8:00
March 24 Va. Tech Northeastern 12:00
March 24 Liberty Michigan State 12:00
March 24 Pitt UConn 3:00
March 24 Rhode Island Central Mich. 3:00
March 24 East Carolina Purdue 5:00
March 25 Va. Tech Michigan State 12:00
March 25 UConn Central Mich. 12:00
March 25 Rhode Island East Carolina 3:00
March 25 Pitt Purdue 3:00

It’s official!! Philly got its wings!!!

The Philadelphia Wings, the city's indoor lacrosse team, are officially back. And in a dramatic rebranding, the team will now be called...never mind. They will still be the Wings. The announcement was made on Preston & Steve Wednesday morning. The Wings' Twitter account revealed a new logo, featuring a deviation from the old color scheme.

The announcement was made on Preston & Steve Wednesday morning. The Wings' Twitter account revealed a new logo, featuring a deviation from the old color scheme. The Wings played in the National Lacrosse League with Philly as their hometown for nearly two decades before being relocated to Connecticut in 2014. The move was made to improve the team's financial stability, and team president Michael French cited New England's market for lacrosse as the reason for heading up north.

Here’s another article about the Wings from Philly.com

Philadelphia’s new franchise in the National Lacrosse League was christened with a name Wednesday morning, and it’s a familiar one. Comcast Spectacor announced that the team will be the Philadelphia Wings, who will make their debut in the 2018-19 season and play at the Wells Fargo Center. League games run from December through April.

Comcast Spectacor had conducted an online poll asking fans to submit suggestions for the team name, and received more than 7,000 entries. Fans were then asked to choose from among the top three entries: Fire, Founders, and Wings. The Wings received more than 5,000 votes.

Georgetown released its 2018 schedule.

Georgetown University’s men’s lacrosse team released its 2018 schedule, as announced by Head Coach Kevin Warne on Monday. The Hoyas host a slate that features eight home games at Cooper Field and four contests against teams that made the 2017 NCAA Championships. Two road exhibition games, against defending National Champion Maryland and UMBC, serve at the Blue & Gray’s final tune ups before the season opener against High Point on February 13 at Cooper Field. Following the opener, the Hoyas travel to face Robert Morris and Towson on back-to-back weekends on February 17 and 24, before closing out the month at home against Mount St. Mary’s on February 27.

Great article by friend of the blog @OrangeLax on how Syracuse’s 2018 schedule is shaping up so far.

If history is any indication, the Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse schedule is not due out until about the second or third week of December. We do have a few dates in concrete right now including Hopkins, Hobart, and Cornell. The one big surprise right now is that for the first time since 1983 the Naval Academy will play a regular season game against ‘Cuse. While it has been over three decades since these two have squared off in the regular season, the last matchup came in the 2004 NCAA Championship game with SU taking title with a 14-13 win.

That Championship game was the first I can remember watching and it got me hooked on college lacrosse. Along with the Midshipmen, the Rutgers Scarlett Knights have also found a place on the 2018 slate. The two additions likely indicate that two 2017 opponents are now off of the board for the 2018 schedule. Take a look below at what we have so far and the potential dates of ACC opponents and those likely to be on the calendar.

Major League Lacrosse announced its 2018 schedule as well.

Major League Lacrosse announced its 2018 schedule Tuesday morning. The season opens with four games the weekend of April 21, but the buzz really ramps up in Week 2. The Dallas Rattlers, an original-six MLL franchise that relocated from Rochester in the offseason, will host the Denver Outlaws in their home opener April 29 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. On the same day, the defending MLL champion Ohio Machine will formally commence their title defense with the first of three straight home games to start the season, hosting the New York Lizards at Fortress Obetz. The MLL All-Star Game will be June 28 and the championship game will be Aug. 18. The league has not yet announced the locations for those events.

Paul Rabil doing it for the culture.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Protesters created a “human bike lane” to protest a cyclist getting hit in Center City.

Dozens of protesters formed a human wall Wednesday to create a safe bike lane where a 24-year-old former bicyclist was killed 24 hours earlier in a collision with a privately operated trash truck in Center City. The bicyclist, identified Wednesday as Emily C. Fredricks, 24, of the 700 block of South Street, was fatally injured while riding a small wheel commuter bike at 11th and Spruce streets Tuesday morning. Police said she and the driver of the truck were headed west on Spruce Street when the truck turned right onto 11th Street and they collided. The driver, who has not been identified, is cooperating with investigators and no charges have been filed. Police said the investigation is still underway. There is a bike lane on the right side of Spruce Street but it is poorly marked at the intersection.

World/National News.

Matt Lauer is dunzo at The Today Show.

The reckoning over sexual harassment in the workplace claimed another leading television personality on Wednesday when NBC fired its leading morning news anchor, Matt Lauer, over a sexual harassment allegation. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” Andrew Lack, the NBC News president, said in a memo to the staff.

He said the allegation against Mr. Lauer “represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.” “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”

Mr. Lauer’s co-host, Savannah Guthrie, announced the news on “Today” on Wednesday morning. Appearing on the verge of tears, Ms. Guthrie said, “All we can say is we are heartbroken; I’m heartbroken.”

Your GIF/Video for November 29, 2017.

New Marvel trailer is out.

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