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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 28, 2017.

What You Missed

The Delaware Blue Hens look to get the Ben DeLuca era off to a good start.

Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Micah Kiser is playing in his final college football game today against Navy in Annapolis, close to where he played high school lacrosse.

Lacrosse The Nation

The NCAA released interesting data about pre-college participation in sports. In these two charts, most lacrosse players played on high school and club teams before going to college:

Not that surprised by those numbers for lacrosse.

However, I was more intrigued by the sport specialization numbers in high school:

Lacrosse is tops for both men and women. For the men, lacrosse and football are the top two, and I would think it’s because of a growing trend of college coaches that want to recruit multi-sport athletes more than just football or lacrosse players. There’s plenty of lacrosse players that I know that played football in high school or maybe another sport as well.

All in all, this is really good for the sport.

NEW VIKINGS UNIS COMING SOON!

Robert Morris asks defensive midfielder James Scane some quick questions:

Matt DaSilva and Matt Hamilton from US Lacrosse Magazine share their 20 best moments from the year:

SALT LAX CITY

After a year of speculation, Utah announced June 16 it would add men’s lacrosse as a varsity sport beginning in 2018-19, making it the westernmost and first Pac-12 school to sponsor the sport at the NCAA Division I level.

Utah is about 500 miles west of Denver, previously the western outpost for Division I men’s lacrosse. Pioneers coach Bill Tierney, who left Princeton in 2009 in part to help lead the sport’s westward expansion, praised the decision.

“It’s what we’ve all been waiting for,” he said.

BATES NO. 1

The Bates men’s lacrosse team, a one-time NESCAC doormat, rose to No. 1 in national rankings for the first time in school history. The Bobcats’ 10-0 start got them to the top spot in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Men’s Top 20 on April 17. Two wins the ensuing week led them to the same perch in the USILA Division III Top 20. Bates, which narrowly missed the NCAA tournament in 2016, wound up advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals and finishing 16-2.

Villanova has been unveiling some of their top moments from the year:

There’s never a bad time to celebrate achievements!

Philly Jawns

Nearly 1,000 teens were causing disruption at the Cherry Hill Mall earlier this week. A THOUSAND.

World News

The Library of Congress will stop saving every public tweet next year.

Video of the Day

There were good movies, and then there were some pretty bad ones too!

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