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College Crosse Prospectus - May 8, 2017: 2017 NCAA Tournament Selections Announced; New Crossecast; Joe Keegan On Ohio State; College Crosse Top 20.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 8, 2017.

LET’S GOOOOO!!!

College Crosse News.

The NCAA announced the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship selections and I am very happy that Hopkins got a home game.

Teams were stoked about the selections.

Our final 2017 regular season College Crosse Top 20.

Hoya wrote a fun article predicting how fans would react upon hearing the tournament selections.

Chris did a great job breaking down the Ivy League & MAAC championship games.

Friend of the blog, @OrangeLax, with a nice post about Syracuse getting a 2 seed and hosting Yale in the 1st round of the tournament.

The good news is that if Syracuse doesn’t one-goal the whole thing, it may have the easiest path to Championship Weekend. Compare that to first seed Maryland Terrapins which, assuming the Terps win its first round game, will take on the winner of North Carolina vs. Albany. We have a couple of big surprises in this bracket. First, is Johns Hopkins with a sixth seed while Penn State is a seven seed and Albany the eighth seed. Both the Nittany Lions and Great Danes have a better RPI than the Jays. The difference maker for the Committee on Hopkins has to have been the head-to-head win over Penn State. Not a huge issue, but I though the Jays were more of a seven or eight seed.

Penn State is stoked about hosting Towson.

Great post by our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun: Instant reactions from area coaches in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse tournament.

*No. 1 seed Maryland (12-3) will play the winner of Wednesday’s play-in game between Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament titlist Monmouth (14-3) and Northeast Conference tournament champion Bryant (10-7) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Maryland Stadium in College Park.
Terps coach John Tillman on playing one last time at home in 2017: “To have one more time in Maryland Stadium is really important for us. The kids have logged a lot of miles; we’ve played a lot of games. … I think it’s pretty awesome to have one last chance in there and hopefully to go out on a high note for those kids to have that last chance.”

Quint gave his thoughts on the NCAA Tournament selections.

What’s Up, Philly?

Educated millennials are leaving Pennsylvania.

According to the IFO, 47,000 people aged 20-35 with at least an associate’s degree left Pennsylvania in 2015. About 34,000 people who fit the same category moved in – so all in all, the state lost about 13,000 educated millennials. The IFO’s monthly trends report claims student debt might be a facilitator: the state ranks second in the nation for student debt, with Pennsylvania graduates seeing an average debt level of about $34,798. Many college-educated millennials who leave the state are former students who move home after graduation. According to the IFO, young adults with a college degree are most likely to move from Pennsylvania to California, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey or Maryland. But interestingly, New York and New Jersey see higher inflows of educated millennials – which could be attributed to their higher tax rates and less affordable housing markets, the IFO claims.

World/National News.

“Slow TV” is taking over Norway.

It's television's version of taking a deep breath … a very long, very slow, deep breath. It's called "Slow TV," and it's a surprising smash-hit in Norway. It began with the broadcast of a train journey from the coastal city of Bergen to the capital, Oslo. The formula was simple: put a few cameras on a train and watch the scenery go by -- for seven hours.

Your GIF for May 8, 2017: Practice makes perfect!!

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