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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, including mine!

Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for June 18, 2017.

What You Missed

I’m not sure if you caught the news this weekend, but the Utah Utes are adding lacrosse in 2019!

Lacrosse The Nation

Speaking of Utah, former Ute and current Denver Broncos rookie Garett Bolles was at the Denver Outlaws game last night!

Former Virginia Cavaliers head coach Dom Starsia thinks Utah will start a westward expansion of the sport.

The announcement Friday that the University of Utah will begin NCAA play in 2019 is a stunning development for our sport. With a healthy dose of wishful thinking, it is the spark that drives the game to the West Coast. It is hard to overstate how important the conference relationship is to these Power 5 schools. Stanford, USC, Oregon and other like universities could ignore Denver and Air Force’s recent successes and consider them as minor men’s programs “in the East.” Utah is one of their own, and I can suggest with confidence that people are quietly talking about men’s lacrosse at those other Pac-12 schools. There is still a long way to go before there is men’s lacrosse in the Rose Bowl, but we are significantly closer to that event today than we were yesterday.

With that in mind, fans of the game need to understand the major hurdles that lie ahead in the near future for the Utes. The fact that they can talk to recruits this summer and talk about Division I play in 2019 is helpful. It is an incredible challenge on so many levels to evolve from a club program to varsity play. Utah may have a young class and a half or so to help with the transition. Who will they play? With limited budgets for all programs in mind, even Denver and Air Force (600 miles away) may have a difficult choice to give up a flight out east to play a team that will not help their RPI for some time. Being in a conference addresses some of these issues, but who might take them in (while they wait for the Pac-12)? Again, it is an expensive and challenging itinerary for other emerging programs. They have a terrific young coaching staff. The NCAA only allows three paid coaches at the Division I level. Do they need to make this adjustment immediately or can it wait until 2018-19?

The Goodyear blimp showing love to the Cleveland State Vikings!

Philly Jawns

Markelle Fultz is coming.

A trade between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics revolving around the top overall pick should happen on Monday.

World News

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case declared a mistrial. Prosecutors plans to press charges once again.

Video of the Day

A trailer for Season 5 of Ray Donovan is out!

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