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College Crosse Prospectus - February 27, 2017: Denver & Notre Dame Win Big, Joe Keegan’s 10-Man Ride.

Oscars snafu, and plenty more!

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

College Crosse News.

Notre Dame and Denver won big yesterday. Chris did a roundup of all of Sunday’s action here.

Take a spin around D1 with our boy Joe Keegan. Joe breaks down Penn’s zone versus UVA, Connor Fields’ nasty fake flip, all the upsets from Saturday, and more in his week’s 10-Man Ride post.

Things got WILD at Dartmouth’s game versus Sacred Heart.

“Things got chippy and we focused more on that than on what we needed to do,” said third-year coach Brendan Callahan, whose team hosts Vermont (3-1) on Tuesday. Sacred Heart “is a tough, hard-nosed team and they got us out of our game. Today was the first time a lot of our guys had been in something like that and you could tell they were gripping their sticks a little too hard. It’s great experience to have for the upcoming games, however.”

Callahan, who cut seven players and had three others quit the team shortly before this season, was verbally heckled throughout the contest by a group of about two dozen male students sitting behind the home bench. It included some of his former competitors. One held a sign reading “We Want Towers,” a reference to Callahan’s predecessor, Andy Towers, who resigned in 2014. Callahan is 6-23 at Dartmouth.

Yale Lacrosse got an upgrade for 2017.

“UNC men's lacrosse not discouraged by blowout loss to Johns Hopkins.”

“Losses in February are tough, but you can really learn from them if you look at them the right way,” redshirt junior goalkeeper Brian Balkam said. “A team like that comes in and exposes you a little bit in your weak spots.”

While an early-season blowout defeat — the worst since UNC’s 17-9 loss to Duke on May 22, 2010 — was not on any player’s wish list, the Tar Heels have been here before.

“Last year, we had a couple of tough losses early on in the season,” Balkam said. “That really kind of set the pace early on for us, actually — helped us rebound, helped us look inside and figure out what we need to do.”

“We’ll do the exact same thing this year.

Syracuse’s band was at the Army game and they are pretty good. Not as good as the Hop’s band ... but then again who is?

The Professor is in.

Yesterday’s win by Denver over Canisius was the first shutout in Pios history. It was also a big day for BOSS Tierney.

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program held Canisius scoreless on Sunday afternoon, taking a 12-0 final in front of the 17th-straight sellout at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. With the win, head coach Bill Tierney recorded his 100th victory at Denver in only 128 games, the first coach in NCAA Division-I history to reach 100 career wins in 140 career games at two different institutions.

What’s Up, Philly?

Here’s an interesting article about one of Philly’s oldest bars, Dirty Frank's.

World/National News.

The Oscars had a big mix-up at the end. Shout out to Adam for this great post breaking down all the craziness with the Best Picture award.

Your GIF for February 27, 2017: I’m not a big fan of dogs on subways but I can let this little guy slide.

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

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