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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for November 9, 2017.

What You Missed

The Louisville Cardinals will continue to pay for a lawyer defending former head coach Kellie Ward.

Lacrosse The Nation

Yesterday was National Signing Day, the first day for many verbal commits to officially put pen to paper and officially commit to the school of their choice. First with the boys back home:

Congrats to all that signed! And congrats to all that will sign in the coming days!

And they better keep GETTING THEIR GRADES UP!

LET’S GO LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT ANTHONY GIULIANI!

Ball Team growing stronger! @richielenskold presented @anthony_giuliani with his decals today! #ILPL

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1010 XL/92.5 FM got Jacksonville Dolphins head coach John Galloway on for an interview:

Spikeball is a game of champions. Monmouth knows that.

US Lacrosse Magazine’s Matt Hamilton notes how the weight room has helped Bryant Bulldogs senior Tom Kennedy with improving in not one, but two sports at school:

Kennedy was an avid weight lifter in high school, but he said having Bryant strength and conditioning coach Craig Buckley advising him only fueled his passion. He learned how to properly execute certain workouts, like power cleans and squats.

From there, Kennedy took off. Doubling as a wide receiver for Bryant’s football team, the lacrosse midfielder has some of the top numbers of the team in the clean, bench, squat and vertical jump.

It all boils down to performance on the field. That’s what motivates Kennedy, who was first-team All-Northeast Conference with 24 goals and 15 assists in lacrosse last season. A three-year starter, he enters his senior year with 52 career goals.

In football, he is Bryant's leading receiver with 41 catches for 703 yards and seven touchdowns. He's coming off of a monster game in which he helped Bryant beat Sacred Heart 48-45. Kennedy had five catches for 151 yards and three touchdowns to earn NEC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

While others were celebrating their signings, some teams were still practicing:

Louisville updates: The Cardinals are being led by a group effort as the school continues to search for a new head coach.

But if players that left under Young want to return, can they? Danielle Lerner from the Louisville Courier Journal finds out:

NCAA spokeswoman Michelle Hosick said the lacrosse players' fate is ultimately up to the university.

"The NCAA doesn’t have any rules that would prevent these student athletes from rejoining the team," Hosick said in an email. "Once eligibility is established — which it likely already was for them if they were on the team prior to this — a school can decide who is on the team."

At least 18 players transferred or left the Louisville lacrosse program since 2016, including 15 over the past eight months.

None of the six players who left in the past few weeks could be reached for comment.

The Colgate Raiders have named Anthony Abbadessa and Collin Orr as team captains:

"Anthony has done a really good job this fall without having the 'C' on his jersey," Colgate head coach Mike Murphy said. "He has played and competed in a leadership role.

"And I hate the phrase 'lead by example,' but Collin does that. Collin sets the standard for the guys on the field, off the field, in the weight room. He's one of our toughest competitors and a young man who just hates to lose, and you love that mentality in your faceoff guy."

One of the top lacrosse retail stores, Lax World, is closing their doors after it faces multiple lawsuits years after their sale.

Finally, no.

Philly Jawns

Roy Halladay’s plane that he crashed on Tuesday was one of the first to be flown.

World News

Absolutely hard pass: Facebook is asking some users to send naked pictures of themselves in order to protect their accounts. I don’t get it. It’s dumb. Don’t do it.

AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner has hit a serious snag with the Justice Department.

Video of the Day

An honest trailer for Stranger Things:

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