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College Crosse Prospectus - December 25, 2017: Merry Christmas!!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 25, 2017.

College Crosse Christmas.

Before we get to the links, we just wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas.

College Crosse News.

Will Hofstra win the CAA this season? The Kid Chris takes a look at their 2018 schedule to see what’s in store for the Pride in 2018.

The Hofstra Pride are the 36th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the second team from the CAA. The Pride started the season 10-0 and got as high as number two in the polls before losing three of their last four games, including a heartbreaker in the CAA semifinals.

Princeton, NJIT, and Cleveland State (who was on the schedule but never played Hofstra due to weather) are off the schedule. In comes Ohio State after a one-year hiatus, a former CAA rival in Villanova, and Lehigh.

Next week PSU’s going to share how progress is going on Panzer Stadium.

Tune in next week to see the progress on Panzer Stadium.

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Great Q&A with Hobart Athletic Director Mike Hanna from the Finger Lakes Times. Tons of lacrosse in the conversation.

FLT: You have a lot of memories on the wall, I was looking at some of the pictures here in your office.

Hanna: I’ll tell you about this one photo, this is during World War II. A lot of colleges had discontinued sports, so many guys went into the military. Particularly sports like football and lacrosse that had larger squads. This picture is from 1946, and this is the first Hobart lacrosse team after WWII. On the team was Jack Starr, who went on to be the mayor of Geneva, and this is Bob Rodgers, whose family had an insurance business that he took over. This plane is probably a DC-7 or DC-9. There was a Hobart guy named Major Ken Neville. He graduated from Hobart in the early ’30s and was a Marine Corp major and stationed at Quantico, Virginia. Somehow he arranged for this plane to fly up here from Virginia and pick up the Hobart team and take them down there to play a game, which Hobart won 6-4, and then fly the team back here.

Merry Christmas from the MCLA!

Lots of great Christmas-related pics, videos, & posts on Lacrosse Instagram today.

Merry Christmas from Notre Dame Lacrosse

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Here’s a great “Tis the night before Christmas” Twitter Thread by Towson.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Salad in the jar? Philly’s got it.

Search “Mason jar meals” on Pinterest, and you’ll find endless ideas for colorful, healthy meals. You’ve probably even made some of them yourself. And why not? There’s a lot to be said of packing a meal in a jar: they’re reusable, which makes them good for the planet; food can be layered, so the liquids go at the bottom of the jar and don’t make the rest of your meal mushy; and you can put just about anything in a jar. They’re so flexible, a new healthy food service in Philadelphia has designed their entire business around jars.

Simply Good Jars is the brainchild of chef-turned-entrepreneur Jared Cannon, who developed the concept while pursuing his MBA at Temple University. He relies on his culinary degree when creating the recipes for the jars — which include salads, snacks (açai bowls, oats, chia seed bowls), and “anti-salads” (noodles and couscous).

World/National News.

This really seems like a bad idea: Watch robots do chin-ups, push-ups and sit-ups for the sake of science.

Do you even lift, bro-bot? A team of Japanese engineers has designed robots that can perform push-ups, do crunches, stretch and even sweat while doing so.

The robots Kengoro and Kenshiro, described in the journal Science Robotics, can perform remarkably human-like movements — and could serve as a model to help scientists design better crash dummies and prosthetic limbs and to better understand the moving human body’s mysterious inner workings.

Researchers have been developing humanoid robots for years, each becoming more advanced than the last — but there are still a number of kinks to work out, the study authors wrote.

“A limitation of conventional humanoids is that they have been designed on the basis of the theories of conventional engineering, mechanics, electronics and informatics,” the study authors pointed out.

Your GIF/Video for December 25, 2017.

This Eagles commercial featuring Santa & a snowball is pretty great.

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

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