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College Crosse Prospectus - April 28, 2017: Patriot League Stakes; Wild Team Trip To Florida Costs HS Coach His Job.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 28, 2017.

(Ed. Note: Before we begin, let’s hear it for Roger Goodell & the NFL for having the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia!!)

College Crosse News.

Our boy Hoya blessed us with another great piece. This one is on the Patriot League Tournament.

Life comes at you fast, yo!: Prep school lacrosse coach gets fired “after more than a dozen players got busted for sneaking out of their rooms at night to throw wild, booze-soaked parties during a trip to Disney World.”

Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights — which counts rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s son and New York Knick Joakim Noah as alums — fired the entire lacrosse coaching staff after the disastrous training camp at the Orlando resort last month, school officials confirmed. While their coaches slept, about 15 Poly Prep players — roughly half the team — hopped in Ubers to local liquor stores, used fake IDs to stock up on booze, and returned to an artificial beach area at the complex to party, a team source said. Students from other schools joined the nightly bashes — and the Poly Prep students sold them some of the alcohol they stockpiled, the source said. “The coaches would go to bed very early and so they don’t watch any of us and all the kids would get to go out because there is nothing going on at Disney and because the coaches were asleep,” said the source. “We would Uber to liquor stores and use fake IDs.”

The story even made it to the Daily Mail, so you know it’s going to be everywhere.

While the Big Ten Tournament is coming up next week, Penn State’s only worried about Michigan this week.

The Wolverines started the season with an 8-1 record before hitting a wall in conference play. Even though Michigan has struggled in Big Ten play, the Wolverines have a number of motivating factors on their side. “There’s a lot on the line for Michigan. It’s senior day. It’s their last game, and they have a good crop of seniors,” coach Jeff Tambroni said. “This is a team that will come out fighting for their lives, and we need to be able to respond to that.”

Yale is looking for its first undefeated Ivy season since 1956, the inaugural year of the conference.

Nice post by The Chronicle on Duke and today’s start to the ACC Tournament.

Great post about how lacrosse is helping the Delmarva community and its law enforcement trust each other and strengthen bonds.

On Thursday night on a quiet field in Doverdale, 47 ABC went to observe the first-year program's success. “The kids really enjoy seeing you ,” said Aaron “Bull” Hudson, a patrolman at the Salisbury Police Dept. “It's really a good thing to be part of the community and that way if you come here for a problem sometimes it's like, ‘hey you're the guy I saw playing lacrosse that one time’, so you have that comfort level or rapport that they are at ease talking to us. “It was a natural fit,” said Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan. “We saw a need here. We saw kids in the neighborhood that were looking for something to do, looking for interaction. Our officers were looking for ways to connect and this builds right into Wicomico High School and their lacrosse program."

Great ACC Tournament preview by @ND_ATL & the guys at 18 Stripes.


Casey Powell’s awesome.

The Orange have landed in North Carolina.

What’s Up, Philly?

The Eagles drafted Derek Barnett last night. He’s a defensive linemen from Tennessee.

Philly went all out for the draft. Here are some pictures & videos I took of the city yesterday.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of the draft from Skygarten Beer Garden on 17th & Arch.

World/National News.

Buzzfeed’s catching some heat from former staffers.

BuzzFeed has drilled its young employees in the dark arts of crafting viral content. And many of them have been using those skills in spades — after they’ve quit the company. A rash of “Why I Left BuzzFeed” YouTube videos by ex-employees explaining why they quit has swept across YouTube over the past several months. The recurring themes: The creators say they wanted more creative control and ownership of their work; they chafed a BuzzFeed’s policies prohibiting outside projects; and some simply feel burned out from the pressure of churning out a high volume of hits. Several of the confessional videos from the twentysomething ex-BuzzFeeders have garnered millions of views, reflecting an interest in (or schadenfreude about) the inner workings of the internet media company’s content factory.

Your GIF for April 28, 2017: Always save your time outs for situations late in the game when you get caught in a corner and the double team comes.

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

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