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College Crosse Prospectus - December 4, 2017: Syracuse Plays Catch Up; Nike Lacrosse’s 6th Sense.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 4, 2017.

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Syracuse lacrosse playing catch up as disrupted fall season draws to a close.

The Syracuse lacrosse team put an often thrilling product on the field last season, playing in 11 one-goal games en route to a 13-3 overall record.

Head coach John Desko had hoped to use this year's edition of fall ball to assess what he and his staff might do to create a little more separation between the Orange and opponents, especially when it comes to slotting in key newcomers.

Those plans were threatened when an outbreak of mumps on campus hit the men's and women's teams in October and slammed the brakes on practices.

But the men's team has resumed practice, giving SU workout time that will creep right up to the start of finals next week.

"I was very concerned. There's some freshman that could help us. We basically got two weeks of practice in when all of a sudden, that's it. I was very concerned about the number of one-goal games that we had a year ago,'' Desko said before practice on Thursday. "Now, we may be asking some freshmen to (step in), without having fall lacrosse at the time. That can hurt, sure.

Nike’s new 6th Sense commercial for its lacrosse cleats is pretty cool.

The new identity for Nike’s latest campaign for Lacrosse cleats was created by Highdive and Mill+.

Mill+ Director Nic Yiallouris says, ”The “Sixth Sense” campaign speaks to that inexplicable awareness certain athletes possess — an awareness that can be found in certain animal species. With that concept at the heart of the film, we conceived a way to intersperse these worlds with the ideology that with time, and the right tools, athletes are able to achieve extraordinary things.

To further convey the similarities between sports and animals, the 3D team created a CG lion and added spectral effects throughout the piece. 3D Lead Artist James Mulholland says, “We implemented our bespoke fur system to design the CG lion as part of the “animalistic senses” triptych.

Michigan’s fans are stoked about the school’s new athletic facility.

Last Saturday morning, the ribbons were finally cut. After three years riddled with anticipation, the Athletics South Competition and Performance Project is finally complete. The 280,000-square-foot facility — with an estimated cost of $168 million funded by outside donors — will accommodate the track, cross country, lacrosse, soccer and rowing teams and provide training spaces for the gymnastics, tennis and wrestling teams ... When I heard my fellow colleagues talk about covering lacrosse, I found out that the team played inside a nearly-empty Michigan Stadium. That’s because the lacrosse teams — which didn’t become varsity sports until 2011 — didn’t have a stadium of their own. The new facilities include a stadium with a capacity of 3,000 people.

Now that’s a mustache.

Here’s another lacrosse tutorial for all the young BALLERS out there. This one’s on how to get ground balls.

Canadian Lacrosse Association and National Lacrosse Team Players Association begin talks.

Canadian Lacrosse Association and National Lacrosse Team Players Association officials met for the first time on Thursday.

Mac Allen, a national team alumnus and lawyer representing the NLTPA, met with CLA high-performance director Doug Luey for the first time since the association's formation last month. It came 13 days after the CLA dismissed the entire national team management group.

They talked about three major issues the deposed managers were advocating for the players. Luey said he would consider giving the NLTPA a spot on the national team committee for a male and female rep.

“I think they're coming from a place where they want to understand what the players want,” said Allen, a former Peterborough Laker. “They are acknowledging that the players are organizing around a collective voice on a few contentious issues. Rather than ignore them, I think they reached out to get a dialogue started.”

Allen said the players want more transparency on what their insurance does or doesn't cover. They'd also like improvements to the coverage particularly for rehabilitation costs and disability or loss of income insurance.

“They've undertaken to get new quotes,” said Allen. “They've acknowledged that it's inadequate and outdated.”

It's not just about the pros, said Allen, concerns extend to women and juniors on valuable NCAA scholarships.

“The amount you could obtain for physiotherapy I think had a $600 cap. For anybody who has ever been to physiotherapy that gets you about a month's worth of treatment and then you're done,” Allen said. “They seem to be on board with addressing those issues.”

This sounds like the beginnings of a Lacrosse 2020 stump speech.

I think he said “Biiiiiiiiiing” but I’m not sure.

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What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Eagles lost last night and everyone in Philly is pretty sad that the Birds aren’t going 18-1. Check out Chris’ live thread post of the game for Crossingbroad. Here are the highlights from the game.

World/National News.

Oh boy: Mom finds a “help me” message inside her teen daughter’s Amazon Christmas package branding bosses “evil.”

A mum has claimed her 13-year-old daughter discovered a "help me" note hidden inside an Amazon delivery branding bosses "evil". Kim Dorsett said her daughter April found the words scribbled on an invoice inside a £30 make up advent calendar her dad had ordered for her.

The note said: "Help me please, PMP staff are evil." PMP are a recruitment agency used by Amazon to fill jobs at distribution centres, the Mirror reports. Kim, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, said: "I want to know if it's a prank or if they have people in sweatshops. "My other half ordered the calendar as a present. He ordered a note in it saying 'love from mum and dad'.

Your GIF/Video for December 4, 2017.

This seems kind of dangerous.

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