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College Crosse Prospectus - February 4, 2017: LaxCon Returns To Baltimore in 2018, Shot Clock Era In Women’s Lacrosse.

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

College Crosse News.

Chris did a masterful job breaking down the best games to watch this season in the ACC, the Big East, the MAAC, and the Patriot League. You should check them all out.

Inside Lacrosse did an amazing job with this video interview of BOSS Sheridan as he and his lads get ready for their first season. (Ed. Note: It’s great seeing all he love and support the Vikings are getting from the Cleveland area.)

Nice article by the Baltimore Sun’s Mike Preston on Coach Tillman and how his faith in the program is still strong despite being so close and yet falling short of a title the last few years.

The question is how Tillman handles the failures, especially after last season when the Terps lost 14-13 in overtime to North Carolina in what was perhaps their best chance at a championship in nearly a decade. "Every year is different, every year you are presented with different situations," Tillman said. "The ball sometimes takes funny bounces, and there are some things you just can't control, like running into a hot goalie or shots hitting the pipe.”
"But you can't be end result-driven. I think we have represented Maryland the right way, where people here are proud. The players are graduating, our team grade point average is high, the kids are having fun and I think we have created a good culture. What we can't afford to do is lose the same game twice."

Nice article by the Baltimore Business Journal on Loyola’s game versus UVA being streamed on Twitter.

Jim Paquette, athletic director and assistant vice president at Loyola, said the broadcast is not only a win for Loyola, but for the sport of lacrosse. "This certainly increases our reach not only nationally, but globally when you look at what Twitter is doing all over the world," he said. "This platform lets you reach people you may not normally reach for a Loyola sporting event. And lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, so it is important to get on this platform for this sport."

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports that the US Lacrosse Convention is going to be in Baltimore next tear for fourth consecutive year in a row.

Fresh from a successful showing in Baltimore two weeks ago, the US Lacrosse Convention will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on Jan. 19-21, 2018, for the fourth straight year, US Lacrosse announced Friday.

The organization said the 2017 event – also known as “LaxCon” – on Jan. 20-22 attracted 7,130 attendees, exceeding the 7,000 mark for the third time in the last four years. A record 2,810 participants showed up for Saturday’s public “Fan Fest.”

“The Visit Baltimore sales and services team, the Baltimore Convention Center and the hotel community are thrilled to welcome LaxCon back in 2018,” said Al Hutchinson, president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, which has partnered with the event. “Not only is it exciting to host the premier lacrosse educational event and trade show in Baltimore, where the sport is so fondly celebrated, but LaxCon also makes a significant economic impact on our community. In 2017, the event generated approximately $2.4 million in visitor, meeting planner and exhibitor spending alone, supporting our city’s hotels, restaurants and businesses.”

Get hyped!!

“Division I women’s lacrosse prepares for implementation of possession clock.”

This spring, Division I teams are playing with a possession clock for the first time in college competition. From the second a team gains possession — no matter where that is on the field — it has 90 seconds to put a shot on goal. If the shot sails wide, the clock keeps counting down.

Many coaches have been clamoring for years for a "shot clock" to end the boring stall-ball that has taken over some games. In recent years, coaches have almost always resorted to stalling away the final minutes — sometimes for 10 or 15 minutes — if they have a lead in a close game, especially in a championship game.

Shooters shoot.

Fox 45 News does a segment about the Hopkins.

Speaking of the greatest lacrosse team of all-time, here’s part 1 of the 2017 Johns Hopkins Lacrosse Preview featuring Petro talking about the defense and goalies.

Everyone is pumped for game day.

I really liked this Whittier College video.

What’s Up, Philly?

Vice President Mike Pence is going to be in the city today.

World/National News.

Preparations for Snapchat’s IPO are not going well.

Your GIF for February 4, 2017: Lucy does it again!!

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

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