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College Crosse Prospectus - February 7, 2017: New Crossecast, Maryland’s Mac Pons Out For February.

The 10 Man Ride, lacrosse style goals by Russia, 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 7, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Our newest Crossecast is up! Ryan, Jason Myers, and myself discussed the Big East, Denver, and all the action from last Saturday & Sunday.

Our boy Joe Keegs with an absolute BANGER post yesterday: 10-Man Ride: #CardiacCats, CSU debut & some B1G freshmen.

Rowing to success at Stony Brook.

Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports that Maryland will be without starting defenseman Mac Pons for all of February.

Coach John Tillman confirmed Monday afternoon during the team’s Media Day in College Park that Pons, a senior from Bel Air who graduated from Boys’ Latin, is recovering from a lower-body injury that has been nagging him since the fall. Inside Lacrosse was the first to report the injury.

“I wouldn’t expect him to play this month,” Tillman said. “He’s going to try to work his way back. He hasn’t practiced yet, but I know he’s getting further along every day. So we’re hoping we get him back at some point. I think the big thing will be the doctor clearing him to practice and do lacrosse-type moves, and then once they’re comfortable, [it’s about] us making sure we’re confident that he can compete in games, and if we ever feel like he’s not there yet, we’re certainly going to hold him back because we do have the ability to redshirt him if we like. If he is prepared to go and the doctors feel comfortable he’s at a high level, we’re certainly not afraid to put him in there.”

This lacrosse style goal during the Russia vs. Japan game in the 2017 Winter Universiade Quarterfinal was filthy.

SU Juice online wonders if this is the year that Syracuse’s title drought finally ends (now 12 years).

Has it really been 12 years since the Syracuse lacrosse Final Four streak came to an end? Following last season’s quarterfinal round loss to Maryland, denying the Orange a trip to the semifinals for the third straight year, there’s nowhere to go but deeper in the tournament this time around, and if that turns out to be the case, SU will have earned its success.

The same exact schedule as last season (in the same chronological order as well), will have the usual hurdles with six opponents ranked in the pre-season Top 20 poll, and the five team ACC figures to be just as strong as usual with SU slotted third in the preseason coaches’ poll behind defending national champion North Carolina and Notre Dame.

“We feel we have a good team returning and some younger players that can potentially help us right away,” head coach John Desko said during the pre-season, about to embark on his time-flies-by 19th season running the program. “So, we’re looking forward to that challenge every week of playing the kind of schedule that we do this year, and we have high expectations for this group.”

Wonderful comedian Eugene Mirman, explains why he feared lacrosse growing up in this awesome Q&A with Vanyaland.

The DU Clarion does an article about the school’s lack of a football team and finds a lot of lacrosse fans!

“The lack of a football team was never something I really thought about when trying to decide what college I wanted to attend. I’m a bigger college lacrosse fan than I am a college football fan, so it was never a big issue for me,” said Carr.

“I think DU’s athletics program is one of the best in the country with or without football, and I still enjoy watching hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.,” said Davis. “I think that DU is unique for tailgating hockey and lacrosse games, which is something that we would miss out on with a football program.”

Carr, like many students, is completely satisfied with the sports available to watch at DU. Her favorite college sport is lacrosse and she enjoys going to these games on campus. It helps that DU’s lacrosse team is consistently one of the best in the nation.

Nensey, too, enjoys watching sports like soccer and lacrosse in place of football.

Law360 reports that Gladiator Lacrosse LL is in a trademark dispute with a Pennsylvania company.

You should definitely read Edward Lee’s post on tonight’s Hopkins vs. Navy game.

"I think an important part of it is finding out who and what and where we are, and when you play a team like Navy, you get that information," Pietramala said. "You find out what you're good at and what you're not good at, and you can build off of those things and address them very early on. … This is a great opportunity for us against a very good team, a very well-coached team, an outstanding defensive team with some talented people on the offensive end as well to figure out, 'OK, where are we right now and how much further do we have to go?' "

Let’s play two!!: Maryland announces that the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will play a doubleheader on Feb. 25.

“The Maryland men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will compete at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium as the Terps host a pair of top-10 programs on Saturday, Feb. 25. The second-ranked men’s team will host No. 7 Yale at noon. The No. 2 women’s team will take on top-ranked North Carolina at 3 p.m.”

Chris is handling music at the Dome this year.

What’s Up, Philly?

Ex-Philly tight end Frank Wycheck believes he’s suffering from CTE.

World/National News.

“Vizio settles case that said its smart TVs spied on owners.”

Your GIF for February 7, 2017: Have you ever wanted to see a penguin in a pig costume?

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

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