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College Crosse Prospectus - November 3, 2017: Buffalo Bills Kicker Stephen Hauschka Used To Play Lacrosse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 3, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Shout out to Marisa Ingemi for this excellent in-depth piece for the New England Lacrosse Journal on Buffalo Bills Kicker Stephen Hauschka and his journey from playing lacrosse at Needham, Mass. & Middlebury College to his long career in the NFL.

Things turned out pretty well for Stephen Hauschka. The NFL kicker from Needham, Mass. — who was a part of a Super Bowl team in Seattle and now enjoying a strong season with Buffalo — had many different paths unfold in his journey. Growing up with a passion for soccer, Hauschka saw that door close when he was in college. When that opportunity ended, the chance to play football became possible.

But along the way — from Needham to Middlebury College to North Carolina State — lacrosse also was there for Hauschka. "In high school, I fell in love with it," said Hauschka, who began playing lacrosse in the sixth grade. "I started first with soccer when I was 3, but lacrosse became my favorite, after soccer. In high school, with the run in senior year, it was a great run."

Lacrosse and football long have had crossover appeal. That crossover has been jettisoned into the spotlight since "Chris Hogan, Penn State Lacrosse" on Sunday Night Football took the Internet by storm, at least in the lacrosse community.

Overlooked have been some others, such as Ty Montgomery, Travis Swanson and Garrett Bolles.

For a long time, Hauschka was on a path destined for neither lacrosse nor football, starring as a soccer player at Needham High School. Dave Wainwright, his former coach at Needham, didn’t see Hauschka pursuing lacrosse or having a chance to crack a roster until he made a huge leap senior year.

Chris wrote a nice piece breaking down Providence’s schedule.

The Providence Friars are our ninth Division I team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the second team from the Big East. Last year was a historic season for the Friars, who won their first ever Big East tournament game, reached their first ever Big East Championship, and tied a program record with 10 wins.

There’s two changes from last year’s schedule. Gone are Vermont and High Point, and in comes St. Joe’s and Harvard. Head coach Chris Gabrielli commented that this year’s schedule is the toughest one in program history.

Here’s another great video by Harlem Lacrosse.

The GAWD Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun broke down Towson’s 2018 schedule.

Towson has released its schedule for the 2018 season. Here is a breakdown of what that awaits the Tigers, who went 12-5 last year, swept the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season and tournament championships for the second consecutive season and advanced to its first NCAA tournament semifinal since 2001.

10: Towson and Duke will clash for the 10th time in their respective histories on March 17. The game will be their first since March 16, 2013.

Hahahaha ... BRING BACK EARLY RECRUITING!: 10 year old Michael Felicetti dropped in at Newsday and wrote about wanting to go to Syracuse to play lacrosse.

Can you imagine being 10 years old and already knowing what college you want to go to? A couple years ago I watched the Syracuse University lacrosse team play a game on TV and I said to myself, “I hope that’s me one day.” To my surprise, a few weeks later a letter from the Syracuse athletic department appeared in my mailbox. Apparently, a family friend alerted the coaching staff about my ability to play lacrosse. He played lacrosse at Syracuse and after college was drafted to a professional team in Major League Lacrosse. The letter explained how important my grades were. It reminded me that if you have good grades and you play well, you have a chance to be on any team.

The NLL announced a new playoff format & rule changes for next season.

The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announced a new playoff format and rule changes for the upcoming 2017-18 NLL season. One of the most noticeable changes this season will be amendments to the league’s playoff format. The new and improved format will now feature sudden death games throughout both the divisional semifinals and finals.

Speaking of the NLL .... #VoteForTyson!!

Oh boy: Dickinson lacrosse player in hot water for Halloween costume.

An image where a student dressed as Colin Kaepernick while another student was visibly holding a gun in the same photo has reached multiple news stations, prompted alumni to speak out in disappointment and sparked student dialogue.

The two students have since issued separate statements apologizing to the campus community.

The photo, which was screenshotted from Snapchat and widely circulated on Facebook after being taken on Friday, Oct. 27, depicts a first-year member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team dressed as Kaepernick, a former National Football League (NFL) player who sat on the bench during a preseason game on Aug. 28, 2016 during the opening ceremony and the playing of the national anthem, and a sophomore member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team holding a gun in the right side of the photo.

Great video by the Arizona women’s lacrosse team.

Shout out to Moeller Lacrosse.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly Mag updated their top 50 best restaurants in Philly list.

Back in the beginning of the summer, we updated our 50 Best Restaurants list. And in doing so, we flipped the script on the way we do things around here. Instead of a biennial update (like we used to do), instead of an annual update (like we did between 2014 and 2016), and instead of a biannual update (our most recent method), we promised a seasonal update. Because in 2017, in this food sphere, everything is seasonal — even our lists.

Which brings us to today, our first fall update. For the most part, the list is identical to summer’s, with the exception of #48 — the spot once occupied by Opa, Midtown Village’s modern Greek restaurant that, in its time, did some wonderful things for Philly’s Mediterranean restaurant scene. Unfortunately, with the recent loss of its head chef Bobby Saritsoglou, and with its brand new menu, we’ll have to wait and see how things shake out over there before giving them a coveted spot on our list.

World/National News.

PREACH!!!: Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence robots will replace humans and will become “new form of life.”

Renowned physicist Prof Stephen Hawking has said robots will eventually completely replace humanity. Prof Hawking said that he believes artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually reach a level where it will essentially be a "new form of life that will outperform humans" in an interview with WIRED magazine.
He said: "I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans."

Your GIF/Video for November 3, 2017.

So Big Mama’s has this really big pizza for delivery that you need to check out.

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