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College Crosse Prospectus - March 27, 2017: Joe Keegan’s 10-Man Ride, College Crosse Top 20, & Providence’s OT Thriller.

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

College Crosse News.

Our College Crosse Top 20 is out!!

When the People love your BOSS in the streets.

Our man @JoeKeegs did it again with another great 10-Man Ride post.

3. The Terps two-man game defense (and every other aspect of their defense) locked down the Tar Heels in a Memorial Day revenge match.
No GIFs for this one because what the Terps did to the Heels in Chapel Hill was NSFW. Whew. Last week I wrote about the success UNC was having with its pick-and-roll game at X. That was nowhere to be found against Maryland. The Terps handed UNC its second 8-goal loss at home of the season. Coupled with Hopkins’ win over Virginia, this weekend may have swung an at-large bid from the ACC to the up-and-coming B1G.

Delaware’s riding high off of their program’s first-ever win over a #1 ranked team.

Retiring Delaware lacrosse coach Bob Shillinglaw has compiled a collection of the eight great moments from his 39 seasons that is appearing on Bluehens.com. Looks like he may have to add a ninth. The Blue Hens, who’ve had numerous memorable achievements under Shillinglaw, highlighted by the 2007 NCAA Final Four appearance, made history on Saturday at Delaware Stadium by beating a No. 1-ranked team for the first time.

Really pretty play by Detroit’s Matthew Vangalen yesterday.

There were 3 games yesterday and The Kid Chris has a recap of all them here in our Roundup.

We had ANOTHER #WhitneyInOT yesterday thanks to Drexel & Providence.

The Heels aren’t panicking yet, despite being 5-4.

But while the positive outlook is one the team needs given its start to the season, time is running out for North Carolina (5-4) to make good on its preseason expectations.

It’s understandable why the Tar Heels have refused to let the blowout losses demoralize them. Last season, the team was in the exact same position — 5-4 after a loss to the Terrapins. Things went pretty well for UNC the rest of the way, as it rallied to make the NCAA Tournament and eventually win the national championship.

“Last year we were confident and this year we’re confident,” said sophomore attacker Timmy Kelly. “We have a good group of guys, and we’re good players. Right now we’ve just gotta figure out our mesh. We’re all doing well, we’ve just gotta figure it out.”

Statistically, this year’s North Carolina team is roughly similar to last year’s squad. Through nine games in 2017, the Tar Heels average over 10 goals a game. And their defense is actually a tad better in terms of goals allowed, but results like Saturday’s have a way of trumping the numbers.

UMass lost to Brown in OT over the weekend. Here’s the UMass Daily Collegian with a post about the game.

PSU released a nice hype video to celebrate their first-ever regular season of undefeated non-conference play.

Great post about these Saskatchewan Rush ball boys.

The majority of the Rush staff don’t live in Saskatoon which means the local boys start helping out a day before game day. “In the morning we usually get here seven o’clock, go until about 12 o’clock hauling all the stuff out and then we come back the morning of the game,” Rush ball boy Ethan Ksner said. “They really make a huge different to the team. Our job is to remove distraction for the team so they can show up and play and those boys are a massive part of that,” Rush equipment manager Marc Bourret said.

Vote for Rutgers Lacrosse as the biggest Rutgers story from March.

Men's lacrosse: An unjust snub from the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the loss of one of its best players to a season-ending injury has become a rallying cry for the men's lacrosse team. Rutgers started 8-0 for the first time since 1955 and ranked No. 1 in the Inside Lacrosse media poll on March 20, becoming the first team in any sport at the school to be atop the national rankings since men's soccer in 1995. Rutgers climbed to No. 3 in the USILA/Nike coaches poll. But Rutgers will slide down the polls after losing to Delaware, and the five-game Big Ten schedule -- a Murder's Row of powerhouses -- starts March 31.

BANG!!!!!

What’s Up, Philly?

#BoycottTheNFL: Forget about kelly green for now, Eagles fans.

The Eagles' helmet proposal would have begun the process of allowing the team to establish kelly-green throwback uniforms, like the Eagles wore in the 2010 season opener. The league mandated in 2013 that whatever the uniforms, teams had to use their usual helmets. This was cast as a safety issue; each helmet is custom fit, and there is more than one approved manufacturer. The league spoke of helmets needing a "break-in period."

But news reports at the time also indicated that "safety" was being stretched to include the fact that some players still wore helmets that were no longer made, and couldn't be duplicated for a second helmet color. You're free to wonder how "safe" that really was. And four years later, are those helmets still in use? Also, equipment managers say the "break-in period" theory is outdated; certainly there are college teams that seem to change helmets week-to-week.

World/National News.

It appears the Raiders to Las Vegas is all but a done deal now.

On Feb. 11, 2016, Raiders owner Mark Davis and Oakland city officials got together at Oracle Arena and smiled in front of all the TV cameras. They agreed to a one-year lease extension at the Coliseum and pledged to work together to build a permanent facility for the football team.

They haven’t met since.

And now Davis, frustrated at the lack of progress toward getting a new stadium in Oakland and city officials’ vows not to spend taxpayer money to get one, is locked in on a move to Las Vegas.

NFL owners are set to vote on the team’s possible relocation Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. Davis needs 24 of 32 owners to vote “yes,” though contingencies attached to a vote could push the final approval back to May, during the next owners’ meeting.

Your GIF for March 27, 2017: EXCELLENT form on this tackle.

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

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