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College Crosse Prospectus - April 17, 2017: Maryland Over Rutgers In 3 OTs; College Crosse Week 10 Top 20.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 17, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Last night was some game, amirite?! Talk about a Easter special. Shout out to both Maryland & Rutgers for giving the people what they want. Chris has the recap and important stuff from last night’s game here. (Ed. Note: HIT IT, WHITNEY!!)

Our College Crosse Week 10 Top 20 is out.

Dog vs. lacrosse ball. Always bet on dog.

Chris takes a look at the conference races in his 10 Circles of Lacrosse post. I highly encourage you to check it out.

Will Minnesota level up and add D1 men’s lacrosse?!?

Limpert has been the head coach the last five years. In his day job, he’s an industrial business development manager. Here on campus, he’s developed the Gophers into a national contender — they’re currently ranked 18th. But Limpert has his eyes on something even bigger: Division-I status. A rise reflective of the growth of the sport both here in Minnesota, and nationally.

“It grew so fast, or it’s growing so fast,” Limpert said, “that it went from being off the map, to directly in the middle of the radar.” Lacrosse has been the fastest-growing sport in the country for more than a decade now. The number of players across all levels has grown more than 300 percent since 2001.

And nowhere in the country is it growing faster than Minnesota, where the number of boys high school teams has gone from 11 club teams in 1999 to 82, fully-sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League, this year. That nationwide growth at the youth and high school levels has spurred rapid expansion in the college ranks, too — it’s the fastest-growing sport in both men’s and women’s by a large margin.

Pat Spencer’s having another big year.

Lacrosse is booming in Hong Kong.

Local officials will seek assistance from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in order to boost Hong Kong’s chances on the international scene following another successful hosting of the Lacrosse Open at Stanley Ho Sports Centre over the Easter weekend. Hong Kong enjoyed double success on Sunday as the men’s and women’s teams won their respective finals as both sides finished with 100 per cent records after the three-day event. But the Hong Kong Lacrosse Association is hoping to expand the tournament, which was played with 10 men’s and five women’s teams, by seeking to bring in stiffer competition from Europe, Canada and the United States to aid the chances of the local sides when they step up to world level. “We are looking at extending the invitation to European teams and also from America and Canada, but one of the challenges is that it is right in the middle of the league season,” said association chief executive officer Raymond Fong Kun-sheng.

Great sideline view of Connor's goal last night.

Jumping on the Providence bandwagon was the smartest thing I did in the preseason.

What’s Up, Philly?!

If you’re coming to Philly for the NFL Draft here’s a comprehensive to-do list while you’re in the city.

World/National News.

Is your city a smart city?

Your GIF for April 17, 2017: I thought this guy was gonna be a sore loser but he totally redeemed himself.

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

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