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College Crosse Prospectus - November 8, 2017: Happy National Letter Of Intent Day!

All the lacrosse news you can handle and plenty more!!!

Members Of The New Coalition Cabinet Arrive For Their First Cabinet Meeting Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 8, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Today is National Letter of Intent day!!! For those unfamiliar, a National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student athlete's commitment to participating NCAA schools. Think of it as signing day for high school athletes.

The Baltimore Sun has a nice chart of where some Baltimore area BALLERS are planning on attending. I put some of the names below, but check out the link for the full list.

Wednesday begins the early period for high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships from Division I and Division II college programs. This period includes basketball, lacrosse, baseball, softball, track and all other sports except football and soccer, which have later signing dates. Following is a list of local student athletes who plan to sign during the early period, which lasts until next Wednesday.

Boys lacrosse

Basil Aburn, Boys’ Latin, Syracuse

Liam Bateman, Loyola, Loyola Maryland

Taylor Bohanan, St. Mary’s, UMBC

Chris Brandau, Boys’ Latin, Georgetown

Jack Burnett, St. Mary’s, Johns Hopkins

Griffin Catlett, McDonogh, Duke

Alec Cerasoli, Loyola Blakefield, Ohio State

Jack Connelly, Calvert Hall, Towson

Liam Darragh, Calvert Hall, Johns Hopkins

Cool video from Sweden.

Louisville will continue paying the lawyer defending former women’s lacrosse head coach Kellie Ward in the negligence suit filed against her by one of her former players.

The University of Louisville will continue to pay an attorney to defend fired lacrosse coach Kellie Young in an ongoing negligence lawsuit, an athletics department spokesman said Tuesday. Louisville announced Young's dismissal Monday, 12 days after Courier Journal reported that Young was accused of negligence in a lawsuit filed by a former player, Madeline Beck, in August 2016 and more than four years after Courier Journal reported accusations against Young for abusive tactics with players. Louisville athletics spokesman Kenny Klein confirmed to Courier Journal on Tuesday that the university's athletic association is paying to retain attorney Craig Dilger in Beck's lawsuit. "Craig Dilger is representing the university on the case, not (Young) personally," Klein said in an email. "We expect that (Young) will cooperate with the legal matter."

Emerson College women’s lacrosse with a nice fundraising video.

Providence College announced their 2018 captains.

Heading into the 2018 season, Providence College men’s lacrosse Head Coach Chris Gabrielli will return James Barclay ’18 (Toronto, Ontario), Tate Boyce ’19 (Matthews, N.C.) and Austin Goltz ’17 (Orchard Park, N.Y.) as team captains. Gabrielli and staff will add Conner Byrne ’18 (Hicksville, N.Y.) and Brendan Kearns ’19 (Wantagh, N.Y.) as newly-elected captains of the men’s lacrosse program.

“We return three captains from the 2017 season,” Gabrielli said. “Our current seniors and fifth year players have collectively done an excellent job leading us throughout the fall. I am very excited that Conner Byrne and Brendan Kearns have been empowered by their teammates to take on a more deliberate leadership role in 2018. Every member of our roster is a leader in their own right, but our captains will complement one another well and set the tone daily so we can continue to improve every day.”

Meet Michigan women’s lacrosse goalie Mira Shane. She’s an amazing beat boxer.

Shout out to our man, Fionn!!

Shout out to Mansfield Youth Lacrosse and their new lacrosse wall.

Mansfield Youth Lacrosse officially unveiled the new lacrosse wall at Mansfield High School. Many girls and boys from the youth program practiced their skills at the opening celebration held Sunday, Nov. 5. The wall was a donation from the Mansfield Youth Lacrosse program. Parents and families in MYL worked for three to five years to raise the $18,500 needed. The wall will be used by players to hit balls for practice drills.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Tragic news for all Phillies fans as the great Roy Halladay died in a plane crash yesterday in the Gulf of Mexico.

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball nearly four years ago, died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. He was 40. Halladay's ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, went down around noon Tuesday off the coast of Florida, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference. The sheriff's office marine unit responded and found Halladay's body in shallow water near some mangroves. No survivors were found. Police said they couldn't confirm if there were additional passengers on the plane or where it was headed.

Tributes poured in from all over the baseball world.

World/National News.

Everyone on Twitter now has 280 characters.

In most of the world, the iconic 140-character tweet is now officially a thing of the past. Twitter said today that after a global test, 280-character tweets will roll out to users around the world. Longer tweets will now be the standard in every language where Twitter is available save for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, where the 140-character limit will still apply. (The company says Asian languages fit more thoughts into fewer characters; the average length of a tweet in Japanese is 15 characters.)

In a blog post, Twitter said the expanded character limit would allow for easier expression while retaining the brevity for which the service is known. With the previous limit in place, 9 percent of tweets hit 140 characters. But during the test of expanded tweets, only 1 percent of tweets hit 280 characters, Twitter said. “More space makes it easier for people to fit thoughts in a tweet, so they could say what they want to say, and send Tweets faster than before,” the company said in a blog post.

This was my first 280 characters (EXACTLY!) Tweet. Twitter probably should ban me before the season starts.

Your GIF/Video for November 8, 2017.

No, let’s eat now and then again at the food court.

That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!

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