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College Crosse Prospectus - April 7, 2017: Adam’s Big Ten Preview; Utah Upsets #3 Colorado.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 7, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Our man @Aepstein with another Big Ten BANGER!!

First, on Friday night, Johns Hopkins handled those scrappy Jersey boys from Rutgers 12-6. “Handled” might be putting it lightly—the Jays controlled the game from the opening whistle and never looked back. Kyle Marr had another studly game with 5 goals and an assist, Shack Stanwick orchestrated the offense with Mozart-like splendor to the tune of 4 goals and 2 assists, and goalie Brock Turnbaugh—getting the start over graduate transfer Gerald Logan—was a brick wall in net, saving 12. For the first time since the demolishing North Carolina in February, Hopkins simply won all their matchups. Nick Fields put in another All-American performance, rendering Rutgers leading man Jules Heningburg irrelevant. Rutgers is certainly capable of better play, but they looked out of it on Friday night, and will need to turn things around fast. The Jays laugh at your silly “RTempo” hashtags.

This goalie goal from last night’s Utah vs. Colorado game was pretty amazing.

Utah went on to upset #3 Colorado by 1 goal.

Nice Duke vs. Notre Dame preview from The Chronicle.

The Fighting Irish were also ranked No. 4 in the last bout between the two teams, a 10-9 overtime victory for Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament. Many of the Blue Devils who tallied goals in that contest, including the dynamic duo of Justin Guterding and Jack Bruckner, return for what should be another exciting matchup with Notre Dame boasting one of the best defenses in the nation.

“You go to Notre Dame, just like Duke, you expect to be excellent at whatever you do,” Duke head coach John Danowski said. “Whether it’s on the football field or basketball court, they expect to be great. They’ve got a great coaching staff, great tradition, and they’ve got great players. They have guys who have been in Final Fours, championships. They’ve played in big games and have been successful in them—they have a lot of confidence and chemistry. They were one goal away from being the number one team in the country.”

Pretty good Maryland vs. Penn State preview from Testudo Times.

The UConn Daily Campus post on the 90-second shot clock in women’s lacrosse is worth a read.

RMU’s Alec Johnston talks about why he started playing lacrosse and RMU’s youth day on Saturday

Our Man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a great post on Maryland’s Connor Kelly.

Growing up as one of six children has helped junior midfielder Connor Kelly prepare for life as a member of the Maryland men's lacrosse team. With 49 teammates, Connor compared his current situation to living with older siblings Samantha, Bronson, Meghan, and Abigail and younger sister Maggie in the family house in Easton, Conn., run by Mark and Pennie Kelly.

"Of course there was tension," he quipped about being the second-youngest in his family. "You're battling with one, but then you could befriend another. So it's great. I love the experience. It's awesome to be part of a big family. It's like being on a lacrosse team where you've got 50 brothers with you."

Here’s another PSU vs. MD preview from the PSU Daily Collegian.

“It’s the best team, from top to bottom that we have faced this year,” coach Jeff Tambroni said of Maryland. “Being senior day and being at home, I’m sure we’re going to get their best game.”

Penn State has plenty of reasons to be amped up for a shot at beating Maryland. Along with being one of the premiere programs in the history of college lacrosse, the Terrapins ended the Nittany Lions’ season last year en route to a shot at a national championship.

“This is not going to be a game where we have to go in there and get them excited to play,” Tambroni said. “On the contrary, we’re going to have to go in there and just ask our guys to pull back a little bit.”

The Tiger Men's Lacrosse Report previews UMass with Captain Nadelen.

Donations and support pours in after vandalism hit the McNary High School lacrosse programs last week.

“Originally, after seeing the photos, I was too sick to even go look at them. It just made me feel sick to my stomach, thinking about how someone could do that. We were able to repair a couple of our actual game goals. It was our more practice goals, our cheaper ones that just completely got destroyed” said Ryan Bowlby, head coach of the boys lacrosse team. Both the boys and girls teams use the nets that were vandalized.

In the wake of the vandalism, a You Care crowdfunding site was created which has already met its goal of $1,275. The club teams also received new nets from some of the lacrosse clubs in Portland as well as Awestruck Lacrosse. Many of the local high schools have offered their back up nets as well.

What’s Up, Philly?

Some Philly residents aren’t happy that the NFL draft is coming to town in a few weeks.

The NFL draft may be the Parkway event that breaks Alan Niederman's back.

Niederman lives in the Philadelphian, a condominium building on Pennsylvania Avenue across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he said he's grown weary of city-planned events on the Parkway making his life difficult. The Fourth of July festivities that come with Wawa Welcome America are manageable, he said, but the Budweiser Made in America concerts rattle his windows, and Niederman experienced Pope Francis’ visit from a “police state.”

The NFL Draft Experience is already hellish, said Niederman, 68, and it’s still three weeks away.

“I feel powerless,” the film and television writer said Thursday. “I don’t want to live in the middle of an amusement park.”

World/National News.

President Trump ordered a missile strike on a Syrian air bases suspected of being the site from which a barbaric chemical attack against civilians was launched a few days ago.

The U.S. military launched nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian air base Friday, responding to mounting calls for a display of force in the wake of this week’s suspected chemical-weapons attack in Syria. The strikes represented the first time a U.S. military operation deliberately targeted the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said the chemical attack in Idlib province on Tuesday had changed his thinking on Syria and Mr. Assad.

Your GIF for April 7, 2017: This pup needs his cup of Joe.

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