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College Crosse Prospectus - December 15, 2017: Air Force Lacrosse Suspensions Update; Syracuse Releases 2018 Schedule; Rutgers Donor Drops $1M+ On Lacrosse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 15, 2017.

College Crosse News.

The Kid Chris with a major scoop regarding the situation at Air Force: Some Air Force men’s lacrosse coaches, players reinstated.

Back in October, news came out about an investigation surrounding the Air Force men’s lacrosse team involving hazing, bullying, abusive sexual contact, and drug use at the academy.

A little over a week later, players and coaches were suspended indefinitely. Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy noted that players from the senior and junior classes were suspended, while the freshmen and sophomores could practice informally. The situation in Colorado Springs might be coming to an end. We saw hints of it earlier in the week regarding the end of the investigation and that most of the players and coaches that were suspended had been reinstated prior to the holiday break.

Specifically, per another source, assistant coaches Bill Wilson and Dan Carson have returned to the program after their suspension lasted a little over a month.

Make sure you check out the link as it has been updated multiple times, including an official statement from Air Force regarding the situation. Great job, Chris.

It’s finally here, the Syracuse lacrosse 2018 schedule!

Friend of the blog @OrangeLax wrote a great piece on Syracuse’s 2018 calendar.

First off, if your a fan of the Colgate-SU rivalry game, enjoy it because this could be the last one for a while given the new two-weekend ACC Tournament coming in 2019.

Second, PRAISE THE LORD WE DO NOT HAVE A GAME ON THE SATURDAY OF ST. PADDY’S DAY WEEKEND, which has been a staple of this team’s schedule for as long as I can remember!

Third, no I do not know what is up with this 1 PM game against Cornell on a Tuesday. Maybe spring break week? Seems suspicious.

Fourth, there are 13 games on the schedule with just four away games, so there’s plenty of opportunities to catch this squad.

Big Baller Donor Alert: Rutgers donor gives $1 million to lacrosse, offers to match December gifts up to $200K.

Rutgers revealed a new seven-figure donor who isn't stopping his efforts there. Barry Goldsmith is doubling every fundraising gift through the rest of December that is earmarked for the Rutgers lacrosse and soccer complex under the athletics department's Big Ten Build campaign, the school announced Thursday.

Dubbed the "R Faceoff Matching Gift Challenge," Goldsmith's offer to match is good for up to $200,000. Here is more information. Goldsmith is a former Rutgers lacrosse midfielder (1963-66) who committed $1 million to name the strength and conditioning center in the lacrosse and soccer training complex.

"Being able to help (men's lacrosse) head coach Brian Brecht accomplish his vision -- which I'm sure is a vision that is shared by every lacrosse alumni -- it just feels good to do," Goldsmith told ScarletKnights.com.

Tate Hutchinson is grinding hard in rehab 12 weeks after cartilage transplant knee surgery.

Holiday party at Penn!!!

Hartford released their 2018 schedule yesterday.

Head coach Ryan Martin has announced the 2018 schedule for the University of Hartford men's lacrosse team. The 13-game regular-season slate is highlighted by five home dates on Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium, including a pair of doubleheaders with the Hawks' women's lacrosse team, which begins its inaugural season this spring.

"We are very excited for the start of the season," said Martin. "Each game on our schedule this season presents a huge challenge for us, and that is something that we as a program look forward to. Our out-of-conference slate has gotten stronger this year with the additions of Harvard and Fairfield, and we feel that those tests will have us ready for America East Conference play."

Check out this mini-documentary on shooting in lacrosse. Remember kids, always #ShootYourShot.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly cow escapes nativity scene (TWICE) and causes a ruckus on the roads.

Forget Rudolph – Stormy the cow is going down in history. This morning, Stormy, a brown and white bovine belonging to Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in Old City, broke free from a nativity scene and made a run for it on I-95.

She first escaped around 2 a.m., and shortly after, police found her wandering on I-95 southbound, near Callowhill Street, in Northern Liberties. Officials were able to corral the cow and return her to the nativity scene pen, a display that dates back to 1973, per 6ABC.

But because one adventure wasn’t enough for Stormy, she escaped again around 6:15 a.m. this morning. Church pastor Michael Caine tried his best to stop her on her way out but was unsuccessful, per footage via 6ABC.

World/National News.

Finally some good news out of the District: The World's Largest Wawa Just Opened in D.C. and People Are Losing It.

The nation's capital has opened its first Wawa, which, at 9,200 square feet, is also the world's largest. Fittingly, the beloved convenience store chain is very, very packed. Celebrating the grand opening with free coffee and discounted Shortis (6-inch hoagies), the "state of the art" Wawa at 1111 19th St. NW features everything from free air for bicycle tires to nitro cold brew coffee, making it a bit different from the gas station-adjacent fixture you may have been imagining. (If you've never been to a Wawa before, you need to know the hype is well worth it.)

The first 100 customers at the door to the grand opening received prizes including free hoagies or Sizzli breakfast sandwiches for the month, but the waves of customers that followed seem to have stayed equally excited, filling the store to the brim.

Your GIF/Video for December 15, 2017.

PUT THE CAMERA DOWN AND THROW HIM THE BALL!!

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