GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 10, 2017.
College Crosse Baseball.
Shout out to The Kid Chris! He’s going to Omaha for the College World Series! More details to follow soon!
So @NCAACWS took @AnishESPN and now it takes me. I'll be in Omaha for the CWS. I'll hopefully have content from Nebraska in about 2 weeks.— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) June 9, 2017
All I say is OH BOY!
All the girls see the *boy*— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) June 9, 2017
Look at his kicks *boy*
Look at his cars *boy*
All I say is *Oh Boy* pic.twitter.com/YstcVP33pF
College Crosse News.
Woof!: N.Y. boys lacrosse coach torn between state title game and his own wedding.
Some dilemmas are truly once in a lifetime. What are the odds that your wedding and the state championship for the team you coach would occur at the same time? A New York boys lacrosse coach might not know the odds, but he is facing that reality on Saturday. As The Journal News reported, Westlake (Thornwood, N.Y.) boys lacrosse coach Hunter Burnard, 28, is in the middle of the ultimate case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). “You know, I’m conflicted emotionally, because I want to be there for my guys,” Burnard told WCBS. Burnard and his fiancée, Ali Steinberg, planned their wedding last fall, with the state tournament far from their minds. While he knew that the Westlake team he coached would be strong, little did he know it would make a run to the state’s Class D championship game.
Here’s a video interview with Coach Burnard.
I think I agree with Jordie on this one.
A coach who plans their wedding for any time May-June is a coach who has no faith in his team winning states.— Jordie (@BarstoolJordie) June 10, 2017
The NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee this week recommended a proposal to allow free movement in the sport.
Committee members, who met Tuesday through Thursday in Indianapolis, want to improve the pace and flow of the game and believe a way to accomplish this goal is to allow players to continue moving after the official blows the whistle. Currently, players must stop on the whistle. All rules changes must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to discuss women’s lacrosse proposals July 20. Under the proposal, players can keep moving while the player possessing the ball restarts play after a foul or violation. There will be a 2-meter nonengagement area around the player awarded possession of the ball. Players are free to move outside the nonengagement area. For violations of the nonengagement area or delays clearing out of the nonengagement area, teams will receive one initial team warning and then subsequent violations and delays will result in a green card and immediate one-minute penalty.
The Good, The Bad, & The Future is back!! This time Chris took a look at the NEC!
But first, we’ll dissect each conference and return The Good, The Bad, & The Future series. We won’t talk a ton about each team until the individual dissections, but this should be a good quick glimpse at each team. Yesterday, we did the independent teams. We’ll now take a look at the teams from the Northeast Conference. So let’s get started!
Here’s Chris’ post on the Independents.
Great article on the Thompsons.
Sixteen hours to Georgia; 16 hours back. That’s how the Thompson family’s happy little caravan rolled this past week, along the highway network that connects Duluth, Ga. to the Onondaga Nation near Syracuse, N.Y. They had 19 people in that traveling party; two more joined for the trek home. As tires spun, Deloris Thompson mused. All those past lacrosse road trips with her sons came rushing back. “Where I’ve been with these boys … I don’t even know how many miles I have on me,” she said later. Jeremy and Jerome Thompson were the extras on that return trip. They could have flown out, but instead joined a procession that included two 12-passenger vans and a minivan. The two men, brothers, play on opposing teams competing for a National Lacrosse League championship. Jerome was scratched from the lineup, while Jeremy chased opponents around a Georgia floor.
Our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a great post about Loyola and Pat Spencer.
By any standard, Pat Spencer enjoyed a remarkable season. The sophomore attackman set a Loyola Maryland record for assists in a season with 55, became the first player in Patriot League history to earn Offensive Player of the Year honors in each of his first two years, and was the program’s third finalist for the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse’s version of the Heisman Trophy. But Spencer’s final start of 2017 ended with a one-goal, zero-assist performance in the Greyhounds’ 7-4 loss to No. 3 seed Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It tied the Davidsonville resident and Boys’ Latin graduate’s worst outing of the season when he finished with a lone assist in a 12-11 overtime loss at Boston University on April 15. So is coach Charley Toomey worried about how Spencer will deal with that showing? In a word, no.
Cool video by @NCAA_Lax.
Exit light. Enter lacrosse. @GilletteStadium time lapse shows the changes in May from Metalicca to MLS to #NCAALax! pic.twitter.com/KcyjXkKJxs— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAA_Lax) June 9, 2017
What’s Up, Philly?
IT’S HAPPENING!!!!: Plans for Center City park over I-95 inch toward reality with fund-raising pledge.
The William Penn Foundation has committed to helping raise the final $10 million needed for a $225 million development initiative along the Delaware River that includes capping a portion of I-95 between Chestnut and Walnut Streets with a four-acre park. The development along the central Philadelphia riverfront, to be spearheaded by the nonprofit Delaware River Waterfront Corp., also is to include construction of a two-mile bike trail along Columbus Boulevard and extension of the South Street Bridge to Penn’s Landing. With the pledge, construction is on track to begin in 2019, with work expected to last three years, officials said at a Friday news conference atop a Penn’s Landing parking structure overlooking the section of highway that would be capped. “We are confident that together, we can close the gap soon,” foundation board chair Janet Haas said, vowing to collaborate closely on fund-raising with city and state officials as well as the waterfront corporation.
Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been since 2005.
Looking for an excuse to pack up the car for a road trip this weekend? Look no further: The average nationwide gasoline price on Friday was the lowest for this point of the year since 2005, according to GasBuddy, a website and smartphone app designed to help drivers find the best deals at the pump. The immediate cause of the price break was the shock to global oil markets that came when the Energy Department reported this week that domestic inventories of both crude oil and gasoline had surprisingly surged the week before despite heavy driving on the Memorial Day weekend.
Your GIF for June 10, 2017.
Pup’s like “Wait a minute .... how did mom do that?!?!”
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