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College Crosse Prospectus - December 27, 2017: Binhgamton & St. Joe’s Previews; UVA Football’s Micah Kiser & His Lacrosse Background.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 27, 2017.

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More Nice article about UVA's Micah Kiser and his lacrosse background while at powerhouse Gilman.

Kiser is a graduate of Baltimore’s academically prestigious Gilman School, which is best known athletically as a lacrosse power. “Micah is very intelligent and I remember taking him around Princeton when he was playing lacrosse,” Kiser’s father, Michael, said. “One of his teachers at Gilman was from Princeton and we got some calls from Princeton asking if he was serious.” Both of Kiser’s parents are health-care administrators. Micah has a younger brother who is at the University of Miami on an academic scholarship. “He played on a lot of elite [lacrosse] teams in the Baltimore area and was just superb in the sport,” Michael Kiser said of Micah. “Once he picked it up, he ran with it. But what got him started in lacrosse was football. It was always football first.”

Check out Chris’ post on St. Joe’s & their 2018 schedule.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 38th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the NEC. The Hawks failed to make the NEC Tournament for the first time since entering the conference back in 2014, but they do get Mike Rastivo back after the attackman missed all of last season with a knee injury. The Hawks get rid of Delaware, Duke, Manhattan, and Maryland this season and replace them with Fairfield, NJIT, and Providence.

Binghamton reviewed its very successful 2017.

Speaking of Binghamton, The Boy Chris wrote up a nice post on their 2018 schedule.

The Binghamton Bearcats are the 39th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the America East. The Bearcats set a program records for wins in a season with 11 in Kevin McKeown’s first year as head coach. The Bearcats add Cornell to the schedule after a two-year hiatus.

Here’s an episode of British game show Eggheads featuring the University of Oxford men’s & women’s lacrosse teams.

Great recently uploaded video from the 2017 Wheelchair Lacrosse Championship in Buffalo back in August.

Hampton’s ready to rock in 2018.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

New Year’s Eve in Times Square is going to be frigid.

If you like to bundle up or cuddle up, this weather is for you. A blast of Arctic air has worked its way into our region, and more frigid air is on the way, setting the stage for what forecasters are saying will be one of the coldest New Year's Eve celebrations on record in New York City. The cold weather comes on the heels of a windy (and almost white) Christmas. The National Weather Service says there's a strong probability that the mercury will be hovering in the middle teens as the giant crystal ball gets ready to drop in Times Square to mark the start of 2018. (Sorry, Mariah Carey -- you're going to be cold out there.) If the forecast low of 16 degrees rings true, that would make it the third coldest ball-drop temperature in Times Square since records started being kept in the early 1900s, said David Stark, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's regional forecast office in New York. View image on Twitter

World/National News.

It was a very merry Christmas for American department stores.

Shares of U.S. department stores jumped on Tuesday as Mastercard Inc said shoppers spent over $800 billion during the season, more than ever before, boosted by growing consumer confidence, rising employment and early discounts.

Sarah Quinlan, head of market insights for Mastercard Advisors, disclosed the figure after the payments processor's analytics arm published its SpendingPulse retail report. The report said holiday sales in stores and online between Nov 1 and Dec 24 rose 4.9 percent, the fastest year-on-year pace of increase since 2011. Mastercard, which tracks spending by combining sales activity in its payments network with estimates of cash and other payment forms, excluded automobile sales from its figures.

Most U.S. retail stocks have tumbled this year as they continued to lose sales to online stores, mainly Amazon.com Inc. Traditional players have also been hurt by heavy investments in technology and discounting, made to keep up with online and off-price competition.

Your GIF/Video for December 27, 2017.

What sorcery is this?!

Bro didn’t hit 1 step but 2

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