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College Crosse Prospectus - April 8, 2017: 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 8, 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.

Our College Crosse Game Day live stream starts around 9:00 on our Facebook page, with The Kid Chris as the host. You don’t want to miss it.

Penn State is hyped for their game versus Maryland later today.

A heated lacrosse stick could be a game-changer.

A teenage lacrosse player in New York has invented a warm-up that could be a game changer on the field. If only all lacrosse games could be played on days so picture perfect that no long sleeves or gloves are required — in reality, it can become freezing cold on the field. “Your hands just get so cold, numb — they feel like they are turning into icicles,” Samantha Wolfe told CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock. Wolfe, 17, was just 11-years-old when she found herself fed up with frozen digits during lacrosse games. “I felt I wasn’t playing to my full potential, that made me angry and frustrated,” she said.

Here’s a Big Ten Network preview of the PSU vs. MD game.

Friend of the blog @ND_ATL with a nice midseason report on the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame men’s lacrosse has reached the midpoint of the season, 5-2, ranked ~#4 in the polls but retaining #1 position in the all-important RPI. The Irish remain well positioned for home-game seeding in the NCAA tournament. Here at ND-Atl, we had an internal argument as to the mid-season status of the team. We’ve reduced our discussion to grades and comments after receiving some input from our 18stripes colleagues and others. Last year at this time the Irish were ranked #1, but our mid-season grades identified vulnerabilities that manifested themselves in the second half of the season. Notre Dame was eliminated in the NCAA quarterfinals by eventual champion North Carolina. Important for the Irish in the second half is to remember the lesson of 2016 and continue to improve through April.

Tacos and lacrosse sounds pretty good to me!

But so does pizza and lacrosse.

Chris Hogan signed a one-day NLL contract with the Black Wolves.

"I remember seeing Chris on 'Good Morning Football' [on the NFL Network] and he had like a 10-minute interview and ended up talking about lacrosse for nine minutes," O'Brien said. "He's doing wonders for our sport. It's definitely appreciated."

The Black Wolves showed their appreciation by signing Hogan to an honorary one-day contract before their game against the Georgia Swarm. Hogan signed autographs before dropping the ceremonial first ball.

"I haven't actually seen an indoor game played before," Hogan said. "I played a little bit indoor, but never true box rules. It's exciting to be part of this night."

Chris Hogan. Lacrosse. Super Bowl. They are inseparable at this point.

"Chris is truly a lacrosse guy at heart," O'Brien said. "Football, he does that to pay the bills. He's a competitor. Having him come down to Mohegan Sun and even signing a promotional contract is really cool to have him part of the team and event."

Plan accordingly!

Here’s a Newsday article on early recruiting.

A proposal to curtail the growing trend of early recruiting in lacrosse — which has reached down to 13-year-olds — is a major agenda item at the NCAA Division I Council meeting Thursday and Friday in Indianapolis.

Proposal 2016-26, if approved, would ban all contact, including phone calls, between college coaches and prospective lacrosse student-athletes until Sept. 1 of their junior year in high school.

Long Island, a hotbed of boys and girls lacrosse and fertile recruiting territory, would be affected greatly by any new legislation. There are several early signees currently playing on the high school level. Brennan O’Neill, a ninth-grade attack who transferred from Bay Shore to St. Anthony’s, committed to Penn State as a 13-year-old eighth-grader a year ago. Attack Isabelle Smith of Westhampton (Boston College) and midfielder Justin Brown of Half Hollow Hills West (Michigan) also committed as eighth-graders last year.

The Washington Post with a story on the Big Ten.

It has been a breakout spring for the six-team league in just its third season, with five teams — Penn State, Maryland, Ohio State, Johns Hopkins and Rutgers — ranked in the top 15 of the national polls. Michigan, which began playing Division I lacrosse just five years ago, also received votes in the polls this week and ranks No. 20 nationally in NCAA RPI.

“When the water rose, all boats benefited from that formation of the conference,” said Tambroni, whose top-ranked Nittany Lions (10-0, 1-0) will travel to College Park on Saturday to take on eighth-ranked Maryland (6-2, 1-0), a showdown that underscores the deepening quality of the league.

“We’ve seen the recruiting and who’s doing what, and all of the Big Ten schools are recruiting well,” Maryland Coach John Tillman said after his team beat Michigan, 15-8, last Saturday. “You know like every week, you need to show up. . . . It was very evident from film that, man, this is the best Michigan team we’ve seen.”

What’s Up, Philly?

A father and son were arrested after a bar fight over the Philadelphia Eagles with two other men.

A father and son are facing assault charges after an argument over the Eagles turned violent at a South Jersey bar.

The duo got into a heated discussion about the football team with two other men inside Joe's Tavern, located at 548 Williamstown Road in Winslow Township, on Thursday evening, according to police.

The fight moved outside, where 56-year-old Christopher Hoffman and his son, 32-year-old Brittan Holland, beat up the two other men, police said.

World/National News.

Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court yesterday.

Gorsuch's confirmation ends the longest Supreme Court vacancy since 1862 during the American Civil War, with the court down a justice for almost 14 months since long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016.

Your GIF for April 8, 2017: Find a friend who’ll help carry you in times of need.

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

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