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The BU vs. Harvard game is on March 21st.
Highlight reel of Rutgers vs. Stony Brook.
BOSS Desko previews Cuse's road opener at St. John's.
University at Albany men's lacrosse coach Scott Marr said it's "a dream come true" that second-ranked Maryland is coming up to play the Great Danes at Casey Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Marr just wished the weather would cooperate.
Ninth-ranked UAlbany (3-1) will play host to the Terrapins (4-1) at 3 p.m. with the National Weather Service predicting a game-time temperature of 20 degrees and 21 mile-per-hour winds that will create a wind chill of 4 degrees.
Those conditions aren't conducive to a big fan turnout at what's supposed to be a local showcase for the sport between two top 10 programs at 8,500-seat Casey Stadium. The Great Danes are playing the match there instead of their usual home, John Fallon Field, which seats 2,500.
"It's not going to be pretty," Marr said Wednesday. "I think if we had a day like today, our crowd would be unbelievable, definitely. The weather, unfortunately, will hurt that. But you can't do anything about it."
As Montreal prepares to re-enact an 1867-style lacrosse game, craftsman Alf Jacques explains what goes into a stick — including the spirit of the tree.
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The most popular narrative in lacrosse this season is the rise of the Big Ten. Just three losses combined from the six teams certainly gives an impressive resume in a year where the ACC has struggled. Yes, the Big Ten has a lot of wins, but a closer examination leaves a lot to be desired. How can the Big Ten be the best conference in lacrosse with roughly four quality wins between the teams?
The latest situation the City of Peterborough has put the Peterborough Lakers lacrosse team in is nothing new for the game in the city. Canada's national summer sport has been a whipping boy for local officials as far back as 1872 when the game was introduced to the town.
This latest decision to shut down the Memorial Centre for the summer of 2018 is just another setback for the game locally. Over the years city officials have refused lacrosse the use of the only field in the area, once sold their only indoor rink out from under them, twice tore down outdoor bowls the players built and regularly pushed them out of the Memorial Centre for hockey schools.
In 2003, when renovations closed the Memorial Centre for the summer lacrosse lost out to a hockey school for use of the Evinrude Centre as an alternative.
No one involved with the game was surprised when the city announce only lacrosse would be affected by this latest closure. All this becomes for those involved in the game another "here we go again" moment.
The recent spate of injuries has been confounding to coach Rick Sowell, who noted that aside from a back injury that hobbled then-sophomore midfielder Spencer Coyle, the 2016 squad was relatively healthy en route to a run to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals.
“That was one of the keys to our success,” Sowell said Thursday. “This year, it’s been quite the opposite starting with Casey. It just seems like we can’t catch a break – no pun intended. As good as we think we are, we need all of our players if we want to be as good as we can be. There are so many good teams that are very similar in that an injury here or an injury there could make a big difference, and unfortunately for us, we’re really feeling that side of things. The frustrating thing is even with guys being hurt, we’ve been able to put ourselves in position to win games. Against [Boston University], we had a chance to win that game [before suffering an 8-7 loss]. Same on Tuesday. But there’s no excuse. It’s not like we’re getting blown out by 10 goals. … We still can win games, and we’re hoping that starting on Saturday, we’ll get back in the win column.”
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National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players. The sealed material, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, provides a rare look into the league’s relationship with drugs and how team doctors manage the pain inherent in a bruising sport to keep players on the field.
Maybe someday it will menacingly order citizens to drop their weapons — or else a la Robocop.
But for now, the Knightscope crime-fighting robots, demonstrated for the University of Texas at Arlington Police Department and the media on Thursday, are limited to less aggressive tasks like scanning license plates for unauthorized vehicles or alerting authorities to people in restricted areas.
Or, for mall bots, telling shoppers how to get to Macy’s. And they’re always videotaping and collecting data, including markers that help identify nearby wireless devices. Those latter skills helped solve a robbery recently.
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