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College Crosse Prospectus - April 5, 2017: New Crossecast; Syracuse Vs. Hobart.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 5, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Below is today’s Big Board for the Syracuse vs. Hobart game.

College Crosse Big Board For April 5, 2017.

Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
7:00 Hobart Syracuse Hobart TV Live Stats

BOSS Desko previews Hobart.

Our newest Crossecast is up!!

Chris has all the recaps of yesterday’s games here.

Did you read Joe’s excellent post on Army yet? You should!!

Nice post on Duke’s Matt Danowski.

When Duke beat Jacksonville in March, Blue Devil head coach John Danowski made history with his NCAA Division I record 376th career win. Standing next to him on the sideline for the seminal victory was his son—assistant coach and former Blue Devil great Matt Danowski. In 2007, Matt Danowski won the Tewaaraton Award, awarded annually to the Division I Player of the Year. Now, 10 years later, he mentors a lethal attack unit for a vastly different program than the one he graduated from nearly a decade ago.

“That award, just like any individual award, was really a team award,” Danowski said. “I played with some really great players. Zack Greer is the obvious one.... Without him, I obviously don’t have that. Without Casey Caroll, Tony McDevitt, Mike Ward, Nick O’Hara, Dan Loftus and our defense, it wouldn’t have happened either. I think it was more of a testament to how good a team we were. I happened to be on the end of the rainbow a bunch of times.”

Penn State’s close to their first NCAA tournament berth since 2013.

Penn State is striding closer to achieving one of its goals from the preseason — qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, which has eluded the program for four years.

“I know for myself, and probably for [Colby Kneese] too, it has been a lifelong dream to make the tournament,” defenseman Chris Sabia said. “That would be really cool, but I don’t want to just make the tournament. I want to win some games.”

With the nature of the lacrosse tournament selection, which is largely based on teams’ strength of schedule akin to college basketball’s March Madness, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how close the Nittany Lions are to receiving a bid to the tournament. However, one win in their final four games would give them a good chance, while two victories would most likely lock them up a spot.

Cleveland St. vs. UVA highlights.

Lafayett’s postgame press conference after their loss to Monmouth.

The Tiger Men's Lacrosse Report reviews the Drexel game.

Evan Molloy believes Syracuse has the best defense in the country.

Syracuse goalie Evan Molloy doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to his thoughts on his own play, any of the defenders in front of him or the defensive unit as a whole.

He can be critical, dish out praise and even make bold declarations.

His message Tuesday afternoon, before No. 2 Syracuse heads to Geneva to take on Hobart on Wednesday at 7 p.m., was a combination of the latter two. First, Molloy labeled SU's Scott Firman the top defender in the nation. He doubled down and followed it up by calling the Orange defense No. 1.

"I think Scott's the best defenseman in the country," Molloy said. "I think it's pretty obvious now. People will say what they want, but I definitely want to get that out there. He's unbelievable."

"I think it's a no brainer," he continued later. "I wouldn't want any other defenseman. I think we're the best defense in the country. I wouldn't want any other defense."

What’s Up, Philly?

R.I.P.: Legendary Ben Franklin impersonator Ralph Archbold dies.

The Ben Franklin of our times has died. Ralph F. Archbold, 75, of Nether Providence, a well-known impersonator of the Founding Father, died Saturday, March 25, of congestive heart failure at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park.

Born Jan. 17, 1942, in Dearborn, Mich., Mr. Archbold spent more than four decades portraying the man with whom he shared a birthday. Even other Franklin impersonators recognized him as the original.

He began portraying Franklin in 1973 in Michigan and quickly rose to prominence for the depth of his knowledge, his welcoming personality, and his ability to stay in character while interacting with the public.

World/National News.

Amazon signed a $50M deal with the NFL.

Amazon is ready for some football. The National Football League has reached a deal to stream 10 Thursday night games with Amazon.com Inc., the online retailer that is aggressively trying to position itself as a premier source of entertainment content. The one-year agreement is valued at around $50 million, according to people familiar with the matter. That price tag represents a fivefold increase over the NFL’s agreement with Twitter Inc. for the same number of games last season.

Your GIF for April 5, 2017: Teamwork makes the world work!!!

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