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College Crosse Prospectus - December 9, 2017: Changes To The ACC & Patriot League Conference Tournament.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for December 9, 2017.

Army Vs. Navy Game.

The Kid Chris is back in town and he’s working the Army vs. Navy game today at the Linc for CBS Sports. Here are some pics and videos from yesterday and early this morning of the festivities going down in South Philly. But before we get to the pics & videos, let’s start this special day PROPERLY .... HIT IT, WHITNEY!!!

Here are a couple pics of cool Army vs. Navy stuff I saw while walking around the city last night.

Them: How heavy did Army roll into Philadelphia today? Me:

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College Crosse News.

Change is coming to the Patriot League & ACC.

Two big decisions regarding the futures of two conference schedules were made at the IMLCA Convention and reported by Matt Kinnear of Inside Lacrosse. First, the Patriot League coaches decided to move their league tournament back a week to the first weekend in May, which eight other conferences have. That unanimous decision is pending league approval.

Second, the ACC also decided to extend their conference tournament to two weeks. How would that work? The fourth and fifth place teams in the conference will meet on the Thursday after the end of the regular season. The winner of that game, along with the three higher seeds, will play at a predetermined site in the semifinals on Saturday. Next year is scheduled to be in North Carolina, with Notre Dame and Syracuse somewhere along the road.

On the following Saturday, the two semifinal winners would play at the site of the higher seed on the first weekend in May. Instead of trying to get another team to join the ACC and get their automatic qualifier back, the coaches instead to extend their conference tournament an extra week. This makes no sense.

Here’s a great article about the New England Black Wolves: New England Black Wolves kick-off lacrosse season with special ceremony.

The New England Black Wolves are kicking off their fourth season on Friday night as they take on the defending champions Georgia Swarm at Mohegan Sun Arena. They are one of the nine teams in the National Lacrosse League. The indoor lacrosse team held a special opening ceremony on game day morning. Hundreds of Mohegan Sun employees and fans rallied for the team as the players tossed a ceremonial lacrosse ball, one player at a time from the center of the casino all the way down to the field in the arena on Friday. The New England Black Wolves were given a tribal blessing from Mohegan Chief Malerba to which the players mentioned, “Coming down here with the chief is special. I think that’s what separates us and this ownership and team from everyone else in the league.”

The GAWD Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun dropped another season preview, this one on Loyola.

Loyola Maryland has released its schedule for the 2018 season. Here is a breakdown of the slate that awaits the Greyhounds, who went 11-5 last spring, collected their second straight Patriot League championship, and lost 7-4 to eventual national finalist Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

10: Loyola’s offense featured eight players who scored at least 10 goals last spring. Four of those players in junior midfielders Alex McGovern and John Duffy, senior midfielder Jay Drapeau, and junior attackman Pat Spencer are expected to return this season.

9: The Greyhounds finished last season ranked in the Top 10 in nine major categories tabulated by the NCAA. They were clearing percentage (second), ground balls per game (third), assists per game (fourth), caused turnovers per game, man-down defense, and scoring margin (fifth), turnovers per game (ninth), and points per game and defense (10th).

Nice article about Cody Jamieson coming back for the Rochester Knighthawks' season opener.

When the Rochester Knighthawks take the field for their season opener Saturday, they will have Cody Jamieson back in the lineup after missing most of last season with a torn ACL. The 30-year-old Jamieson was activated from the injured reserve list Friday in time for the opener against Calgary at the Blue Cross Arena at the Community War Memorial at 7:30 p.m.

Jamieson injured his ACL in the season opener last year, and also tore his Achilles tendon back in the 2015 playoffs. “I haven’t played a lacrosse game in a long time,” said Jamieson. “The only way to describe it is if you have ever been away from home for a while, and you finally get to come home. It feels like that.”

The Captain received his WELL EARNED IMLCA DI Coach of the Year award yesterday.

Here’s Merrimack’s head coach Mike Morgan getting his Division II Coach of the Year award.

Here’s Wesleyan’s head coach John Rabal winning the Division III Coach of the Year award.

Finally, here’s Univ. of California’s head coach Ned Webster winning the MCLA Division I Coach of the Year award.

Great video by Marquette.

A culture of excellence. Golden EAGLES.

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It’s snowing in Richmond!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow #OneRichmond

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Penn putting in that work!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

One last video from Chris.

NJ towns are having a tough time deciding if guns or bears are more dangerous.

The N.J. bear hunt is taking place in much of Morris County but not in Chatham Township, where a municipal ordinance prohibits the discharge of firearms under most circumstances. That would change under a proposal, up for a vote next week, to amend the local law and allow bear hunting. Mayor Carl Ritter said he supports making the change.

Over the past several years we have seen an increase in black bears in Chatham Township. This ordinance is designed specifically with the public's safety at heart," Ritter said in an email Thursday.

Bob Higgins, a Chatham Township resident, counters that he does not want bear hunting in his neighborhood.

"All of the police alerts sent out over the years have been of non-threatening bears, leading us to believe that there is no problem in the township with bears acting at all aggressively toward humans," Higgins said.

World/National News.

America’s judicial system is being undermined by sleeping jurors.

The right to a jury trial is a pillar of America’s justice system, enshrined in the Constitution from a tradition dating back more than 1,000 years. The problem these days is making sure jurors stay awake.

Last week, federal judges in two New York trials—one involving charges of sanctions evasion, the other concerning allegations of corruption in international soccer—dismissed jurors who were dozing off. “From time immemorial, jurors have been falling asleep because from time immemorial, lawyers have been boring,” says John Gleeson, who was a federal judge in Brooklyn for 22 years. “We’re the dullest people in the world, for Christ’s sake.” In a typical criminal trial, 12 jurors in a boxed area listen for hours at a time to testimony, with a few breaks and a lunch hour. Some trials last several months.

Your GIF/Video for December 9, 2017.

Here’s how NASA plans to save us from a giant asteroid.

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