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College Crosse Prospectus - June 17, 2017: The University Of Utah Adds Men’s Lacrosse; Q&A With Kyle Goon Of The Salt Lake Tribune; Make Pro Lacrosse Great Pod.

All the lacrosse news you can handle and plenty more!!

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 17, 2017.

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Utah did it!! After lots of speculation, memes, jokes, and Twitter banter, the University of Utah Board of Trustees voted unanimously to make men’s lacrosse a Division I sport! Below is the introductory press conference from yesterday, shortly after the Board’s vote.

Live: Men's Lacrosse Press Conference

We're live here at the introductory press conference for men's lacrosse, which will start as a varsity sport in 2018-19. #goutes

Posted by The University of Utah Athletics on Friday, June 16, 2017

BOSS Holman’s looking good up there. Shout out to Utah SID Tim Haslam, who discussed the big news with Sean Walker of KSL.

Looks like our man Sean is an Orange man.

Chris also did a great Q&A with Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune about all the exciting news out of Utah.

1. When it was first rumored and denied by the university 11 months ago, was there any doubt that lacrosse at Utah would be in the near future?
Yes, there was plenty of doubt. There wasn't much internal traction within the university at the time. Lacrosse had money, a great coaching staff and improving players, but it was before the university had done any of its own homework on adding it as a varsity sport. The ball actually got rolling in January, when a committee was appointed to evaluate lacrosse and what it would bring to the university. Over the course of the last few months, the university has seen the opportunity to be a pioneer in Western lacrosse, as well as raise its academic profile and potentially even drum up crowds for games. While Utah lacrosse certainly had high ambitions 11 months ago, so much has changed in the eyes of the university, and that's why lacrosse has been added.

Kyle had some fire Tweets yesterday.

Do you want pro lacrosse to be great? Well so does Chris! Check out his solo Crossecast on how to make the pro game great again.

Our focus at College Crosse is mainly on the college game. But that doesn’t mean we can dabble in the pros as well. My knowledge of the pro game is not my forte, as I’ve watched a handful of pro (MLL and NLL) games for a few years. I’ve tried to get more into the MLL recently with some of the guys I know from Syracuse playing in the league. I also recently began to watch the NLL as well, thanks to Ludacris, but the product was very entertaining, like in the MLL. But I think there are things off the field that need to get fixed. Whether it’s errors that can be avoided on air or on social media, to cleaning up the appearance of the league and having everyone care about the work they do. I discuss plenty of that and more in an hour long special.

Great post by our man Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun on McDaniel BOSS Keith Euker.

The graduation of seven starters from a 2017 McDaniel squad that amassed an overall record of 6-10 and finished eighth in the nine-team Centennial Conference usually would not be a signal for optimism. And it isn’t as if coach Keith Euker and the Green Terror players don’t understand the steepness of the mountain that looms ahead for next spring. But as Euker told the players in their exit meetings a month ago, the departure of a 13-member senior class has opened the door for those players who return next season. “That’s exactly how we discussed it with the team at the end of the year,” he said. “There’s a lot of opportunity for us to prove that we are the new era for McDaniel lacrosse. We’re going to have some new faces with guys that are filling roles next year. So it’s definitely an opportunity for us to really turn over a new leaf and prove everything that we’re been working on for the past two years. I think the guys are pretty excited about the opportunity to show that.”

Lacrosse is making some moves in Texas.

It's a sport more commonly played in the Eastern time zone of the United States as opposed to Texas or the Rio Grande Valley. Lacrosse is not a sanctioned sport by the University Interscholastic League. But, pockets of the sport do exist in Texas. One of them has sprung up in Weslaco at the Idea Pike campus.

Maryland women’s lacrosse owns that sweet sweet Howard County pipeline.

In a matter of 36 seconds, four of Howard County’s top lacrosse products since 2013 had combined for one of the decisive sequences in a victory that secured Maryland a third national crown in the last four years. And, with it, further cemented their collective hometown’s reputation as being one of the country’s true hotbeds for lacrosse talent. “I’d say there’s definitely a level of pride being from Howard County and I think you always want to represent where you came from,” said Taylor, a Glenelg High graduate who was named Big Ten Goaltender of the Year as a sophomore this spring. “The county is so strong, and when you’re playing against those teams every day, you get to see that first hand. Our team at Glenelg was so good, but there was also amazing talent at the other schools too. ... So it’s one of those things where you get here and see a lot of those girls are now your teammates and you get excited.”

What’s Up, Philly?

Sports Illustrated reported that the Sixers might get the #1 pick from Boston!

According to a storm of reports that trickled out late Friday afternoon, the 76ers are are involved in trade talks with the Celtics involving the No. 1 pick in the draft. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein. Expanding on that, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Sixers are “deep into talks” with the Celtics and are awaiting medical information on Markelle Fultz. The Sixers own the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft, and are aiming to move up to No. 1 in a deal with Boston. A potential deal would include the third pick and a future first from the Sixers. Wojnarowski reports that talks are far enough along that Fultz may meet with the Sixers in Philly on Saturday instead of a previously scheduled trip to Boston.

Everyone in Philadelphia wants this to happen.

World/National News.

Free Louie!!: 'Louie' lobster, 132 years old, pardoned and released

Larry, a 130-year-old lobster, has been pardoned and released into the ocean. The 20-pound lobster had lived in a restaurant's tank for 30 years, but his caretakers believe he'll quickly adjust to hunting for his own food.

Larry the lobster gets a pardon

Larry, a 130-year-old lobster, has been pardoned and released into the ocean. The 20-pound lobster had lived in a restaurant's tank for 30 years, but his caretakers believe he'll quickly adjust to hunting for his own food.

Posted by FOX 5 / Fox5NY.com on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Your GIF for June 17, 2017.

Be as cool as this lizard spinning two spinners.

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