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College Crosse Prospectus - March 8, 2017: UMass beats Yale, New Crossecast.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for March 8, 2017.

College Crosse News.

UMass over Yale was a pretty big surprise yesterday. Our boy Chris breaks down that game, Penn State over Furman, and the rest of the games from Tuesday here in our Roundup post.

Here are the highlights of Penn State’s game vs Furman.

Our newest Crossecast is now up!

Chris’ Power Rankings post is now up.

Here are the highlights of Princeton vs. Quinnipiac.

Here’s one school ol district in Chicago that’s not on the lacrosse bandwagon.

Finances and competition for field space are just two of the challenges the Indian Prairie School Board members must work through before they decide if lacrosse will become an official high school sport in District 204. After weeks of repeated appeals from players, parents and coaches to change lacrosse's status from a club activity to an official sport, the school board Monday discussed the impact on the district of officially adding boys and girls lacrosse teams at two of the three high schools.

"In general, I think we all support the idea of it," said board President Lori Price. But, she added, the board is far from ready to vote.

Here’s the Capital Gazette’s recap of Penn’s win over Navy.

The 10th-ranked Penn men's lacrosse team (3-1) scored the final three goals to earn an 11-9 victory over Navy hands four times over the course of 60 minutes before the Quakers (3-1) took the lead for good at the 8:41 mark in the fourth quarter. "It was a competitive Tuesday afternoon game, but the quality of play was not very good," said sixth-year Navy head coach Rick Sowell. "The game was there for the taking. They made the plays they needed to and we did not.

Shout out to our man Grayson!

I really loved this piece from Inside Lacrosse’s Matt Kinnear about “The Story of Inside Lacrosse's First Issue.”

The weekend of Feb. 28, 1997, was a grand opening to the college lacrosse season, symbolic of a sport poised for explosive growth and changing before fans’ eyes. A junior named Casey Powell had 13 points in Syracuse’s 22-21 win over Virginia in the Carrier Dome — a game that still tops numerous best-ever lists. Three months later, a Bill Tierney-led Princeton won the NCAA championship with a win against Maryland. Inside Lacrosse was there for it all, and has been for 20 years. In 1997, there wasn’t a live scoreboard, or Twitter, or gameday video recaps, but out of an apartment in Towson, Md., Bob Carpenter and a small crew were churning out the first issue of Inside Lacrosse — a 16-page, black-and-white newsprint edition featuring box scores and recaps from across the country that was mailed to lacrosse die-hards.

Princeton’s Austin Sims is pretty good.

So is Villanova’s John Kluh.

What’s Up, Philly?

Philly’s celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend!

The 2017 parade route is different from previous years. The staging area will be on JFK, between 16th and 20th. From there, the route will wrap around City Hall and continue down Market Street. The performance area will be located by Independence Hall.

Attendees to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Philadelphia can expect Irish dancers, marching bands, Irish musical groups, Irish associations and decorated floats.

The 2017 parade theme is "St. Patrick, Protect and Guide Our Police Officers."

World/National News.

Snapchat’s a dud on Wall St.

Snap Inc's (SNAP.N) shares tumbled 12 percent on Tuesday and traders raced to position themselves to cash in on further declines after analysts gave the company a lukewarm reception following its red-hot market debut. Snap's $3.4 billion public listing on Thursday was the hottest technology offering in three years, but its lofty valuation and slowing user growth have raised eyebrows on Wall Street and attracted traders who expect its shares to fall. Opening up the potential for more volatility, the company's underwriters have exercised an over-allotment option to buy an additional 30 million shares, bringing the total IPO to 230 million shares, according to two capital markets sources familiar with the deal.

Your GIF for March 8, 2017: This hippo trying to get into his pool via a ramp is a good way to start your day.

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

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