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College Crosse Prospectus - April 1, 2017: Johns Hopkins Defeats Rutgers, College Crosse Game Day.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 1, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Our College Crosse Game Day post is up. Find all the links to team pages, streams, & live stats for today’s games here.

No College Crosse Game Day stream today as The Boy Chris is in Indiana for today’s Syracuse vs. Notre Dame game. The Game Day stream will be combined with Chris’ usual pregame show around 11:30 a.m. Here’s Chris’ Power Rankings for this week to get you started until then.

Johns Hopkins beat Rutgers yesterday by a score of 12-6. Find the box score and recap of yesterday’s game here.

Undefeated Penn State vs. 1 loss Ohio State today!

Cole Witman, son of former Penn State football player and Pittsburgh Steelers fullback, Jon Witman, has been turning a lot of heads on his Eastern York lacrosse team.

It was 10 minutes before game time when Eastern York sophomore Demonte Martin bounded up to the press box. The Golden Knights were hosting Spring Grove, and the outgoing and personable Martin wanted the scoop on the Rockets’ boys’ lacrosse team.

Once he heard the rival team's highlights, a smile crossed his face.

“Yeah, well we got Cole Witman,” Martin countered. “You can’t miss him.”

Yes, Witman. Of course. The name rings a bell and resonates in Wrightsville and throughout all of York County, for that matter. That’s in large part due to Cole’s father, Jon, who starred at Eastern York. Jon would attend Penn State as a football player, then took the field for six seasons (1996-2001) as an NFL fullback with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cole is just a sophomore at Eastern, but his presence is undeniable.

Great Hofstra video featuring BOSS Tierney & his son Ryan.

The Tiger Lacrosse Report previews the upcoming Drexel game with Captain Nadelen.

ABC 8 WRIC in VA. does a nice segment on Richmond’s Benny Pugh.

Nice article on Syracuse’s Ben Williams.

Duke faceoff specialist Kyle Rowe was the main reason for that number. But the effort, as well as Danowski's remarks, also highlighted that at this point of their careers even players as good Williams often have too many accumulated dings to remain indestructible through one collision after another.

It's a legitimate excuse, but one that Williams won't use as a crutch.

"I wouldn't say it hurts physically. But it definitely is tiring. It's a high-intensity position and every faceoff is very intense,'' he said of the wear of his job. "All players are going to get beat up. Faceoff guys might get a little more beat up than others just due to the nature of our position. But your body also adjusts to that and gets used to that too. So I think my body is used to the beating it takes.''

What’s Up, Philly?

A Drexel professor is in some hot water for a Tweet he posted about a soldier on a flight.

A tweet posted by a Drexel University professor is stirring up some controversy. George Ciccariello-Maher, is an associate professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel. On Sunday he posted a tweet that read, “Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul.”

World/National News.

Oh boy: “April Fools' Day comet will make closest pass to Earth on record.”

t might be streaming by on April Fools' Day, but this comet is no holiday prank. On Saturday, the inelegantly named comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will make its closest flyby of Earth since its discovery in 1858. There's no need to worry about it hitting Earth: The comet will zoom past at a safe distance of around 13.2 million miles, about 50 times the moon’s distance, EarthSky.org reports.

DOWN GOES UCONN!!! The Mississippi State Bull Dogs knockoff the Husies to end UConn’s 111 game win streak. Morgan William hit the OT jumper as time expires to DROP UConn out of the tournament and put the Bull Dogs into the title game.

Bang!

Your GIF for April 1, 2017: Nailed it!!

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