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College Crosse Prospectus - May 12, 2017: Data Scientist & Sports Analyst Christopher D. Long Makes D1 Tournament Predictions; 2017 Tewaaraton Finalists Announced.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 12, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Lacrosse data & analytics: Data scientist and sports analyst, Christopher D. Long, put in some work to figure out which team has the best probability to win the NCAA Tournament. (Ed. Note: Shout out to @ConnorWilsonLAS for sharing some of Long’s Tweets the other day, which was how I found him.) I highly suggest you check out his Twitter page, especially if you are into analytics.

The Tewaaraton Award finalists were announced yesterday. The Kid Chris put together a nice post about who was picked and who was snubbed.

Nice video by Towson of the team hitting the road to face Penn State.

If you think Marquette’s just happy to be in the The Big BBQ 2017, you don’t know the Golden Eagles.

Also from Marquette, check out this great video of the team and the President of Marquette University, Michael Lovell.

Kids, if you want to be like Sergio Salcido, then you better study AND grind hard.

It's instructive that one of the players that Salcido is trailing on the helpers list is Marasco. Salcido was a true freshman in 2013, and witnessed how Marasco transformed his game so that he was a better distributor. As a junior in 2012, Marasco dished out just 19 assists.

"So, I knew it was something to expect,'' Salcido said of recalling Marasco's adjustment. "And I knew that I was going to be a little bit higher on other teams' pecking order as far as scouting goes. I just wanted to make sure to get my team the best of my ability.''

Salcido's evolution as a dangerous passer is a perfect final chapter for his career at Syracuse. Orange coach John Desko said Salcido might be the most improved player he's had during his tenure.

"I wouldn't have called him an offensive middie (at the start of his career),'' Desko said. "He had a lot to learn at the time. He has come a long ways. I don't know if we've ever had a player come as far as Sergio has from where he started, fundamentally. Not from an area that's really strong in high school lacrosse. So he's really a product of his own hard work. A great example for any high school player or youth player today. It's great that someone that's worked as hard as he has, has this kind of success.''


After Anish’s Tweet I went onto YouTube and found this beauty.

Great post-game celly by the Apple Valley Eagles women’s lacrosse team.

Nice article on Yale freshman Aidan Hynes.

The lasting image from the final seconds of Sunday’s Ivy League men’s lacrosse championship game – and the one that forced the collective hearts of Yale fans to jump into their throat -- was of Brown’s Dylan Molloy firing a shot off the crossbar from point-blank range as time expired. Molloy, the reigning national player of the year, had nothing but daylight standing between him and the game-tying goal, yet somehow misfired by a hair. What observers may not have seen, at least without the help of slow-motion video replays, was Yale freshman defender Aidan Hynes catching a piece of Molloy’s stick from behind to subtly disrupt the shot and preserve the championship for the Bulldogs. Hynes hasn’t had much time to unwind since, scurrying across campus to prepare for final exams and Yale’s upcoming trip to the NCAA tournament.

I love this video of the Yale Bull Dogs after their win over Brown.

Denver’s doing everything they can to prevent another early Big BBQ exit like last year.

The Denver Pioneers captured a historic 2015 NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, and continued to climb by putting together a grand 2016 regular season. They defeated perennial national powers Duke, North Carolina and Notre Dame en route to taking a 13-1 record into the Big East Conference tournament.

Then everything turned sideways.

The defending national champions ended with a giant thud. Consecutive 10-9 losses at home to Marquette in the Big East semifinals and Towson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament made the season a disappointment.

A year later, DU is concerned that 2017 might end in similar fashion. The Pioneers (11-3), who were ranked No. 1 nationally to begin the season, played poorly last week in losing again to Marquette in the Big East semifinals — this time 11-8 in Providence, R.I. — and are wary of again losing back-to-back postseason games Saturday when they host Air Force in a first-of-its-kind, all-Colorado NCAA Tournament matchup at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.

What’s Up, Philly?

As I always say kids, if you are going to open up a pizza shop ... PAY YOUR TAXES.

A Philadelphia-area pizzeria owner was charged by federal authorities Thursday with not reporting $3 million in revenue over several years and failing to pay the IRS about $1 million in income and payroll taxes. Giuseppe “Pino” DiMeo, 49, who co-owns Pizzeria DiMeo's at 8500 Henry Ave. in the Andorra Shopping Center in Upper Roxborough and Ardé Osteria in Wayne, was charged with two counts of conspiring to defraud the IRS and 12 counts of filing false tax returns. DiMeo, of Montgomery County, is accused of skimming cash from four restaurants — the DiMeo Pizza Kitchen restaurants formerly at 701 E. Cathedral Road in the Andorra Shopping Center and the one in Conshohocken; DiMeo Pizza Kitchen in Wilmington; and the former Allegro Pizza on Monument Road in Philadelphia's River Park neighborhood — and paying many of his employees under the table from 2008 to 2012, while failing to tell his accountant or the IRS about it, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said.

World/National News.

Come on folks!! This is the definition of #FirstWorldProblems: “'Avocado hand' is sending people to the ER because people don't know how to cut their fruit.”

Your GIF for May 12, 2017: When your water investigation goes awry.

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