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College Crosse Prospectus - May 5, 2017: NEC, SoCon, Big East, Big Ten Semifinals; MLL Mock Draft.

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

College Crosse News.

We had a GREAT Thursday of lacrosse yesterday with all of the conference tournaments. In the NEC Semifinals, Hobart beat Sacred Heart, and Bryant took care of Robert Morris. You can find the Big Ten, CAA, Big East, and SoCon results here in our Roundup.

Nice #WhitneyInOt in the Hofstra vs. UMass game.

Pretty much me for most of last night’s Hop vs. OSU game.

Did you want a MLL Mock Draft? Well you are in luck! Marisa did all ten rounds!

Syracuse is going to host next year’s “ACC Tournament” but it is subject to change.
The ACC confirmed that for the foreseeable future it would be sticking with the campus hosts for the ACC Tournament. The Conference also confirmed, to, the Championship schedule. The Virginia Cavaliers will host 2018, the Duke Blue Devils will host the 2019 Championship, the Syracuse Orange will be the host in 2020, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish should be the host in 2021. Donald Moore, the ACC’s Director of Championships, stressed to that the schedule is “tentative and could be altered based on the year-by-year hosting capabilities of the designated schools.”

Despite similar participation rates, Water polo is about to level up in TX, while lax still has a long road ahead.

But while lacrosse has nearly as many teams statewide as water polo, it won't become a UIL sport anytime soon. In the fall survey, 81 percent of 5A and 6A superintendents were against adding it.

One reason, not surprisingly, is money.

Lacrosse would be more expensive for schools than water polo, so it will need more participation than water polo to win over superintendents. Most of the lacrosse programs are in the state's four major metropolitan areas -- Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin -- but there are few teams in other parts of Texas.

"We don't have the numbers, and that's the driver of whether lacrosse will become a UIL sport," said Ray Martin, who is on the Texas High School Lacrosse League's board of directors and once served as commissioner. "We'll have to expand tremendously across the state."

Penn State is about to level up in a big way: PSU Athletics announced $3.55M gift to fund new stadium for lacrosse team.

Penn State athletics announced a $3.55 million gift on Thursday afternoon that will help both the men's and women's lacrosse teams.

Ken Panzer, a 1982 Penn State graduate and former lacrosse co-captain, along with his business partner Jordan Kaplan funded the gift that will see the construction of the new lacrosse stadium at the current location of the recently renovated fields. Construction is slated to begin this summer.

Check out this insane 90+ yard goal from the Air Force vs. Jacksonville game.

I think it's safe to say this is his best goal of the season. Coming into Thursday night's Southern Conference semifinal against Jacksonville, Air Force junior Sean LaVine only had one goal on the year. Granted, he plays defense, and the opportunities rarely present themselves

Great work by Ryan.

Great goal from the Providence vs. Villanova game.

Hoya wrote on the Ivy League Tournament.

Friend of the blog, @OrangeLax, previews the Syracuse vs. Colgate game.

Quint salutes the seniors who left their mark.

What’s Up, Philly?

People are paying money to do yoga in Philly bars.

Guys, let’s hope this isn’t a passing trend because I think the folks at Wissahickon Brewing Company, Martha and Federal Distilling are truly on to something. These three gems of local institutions are offering on-site yoga classes (some recurring!) followed by the chance to rehydrate with their specialties. Now, that’s a reward system I can get on board with. Who’s with me?

World/National News.

This story is so sweet it might melt your heart: Seven-year-old girl shows friends her new prosthetic leg for first time and their reaction is beautiful.

Your GIF for May 5, 2017: This otter is having the time of its life.

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

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