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College Crosse Prospectus - July 16, 2017: Florida Launch Retire Casey Powell’s Jersey.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 16, 2017.

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Shout out to the GAWD!!!

Here’s a CBS 12 segment on the jersey retirement ceremony.

Casey Powell is a lacrosse lifer. Growing up in Upstate New York, he became a star at powerhouse Syracuse University. When he graduated in 1998, the professional Major League Lacrosse was in its infant stages. And for the next 16 years, he was one of the major faces in the league. He spent his last three seasons helping to launch Boca Raton's Florida Launch and Saturday night, the Launch retired Powell's jersey at halftime of their game at FAU Stadium.

What’s that now?: Youth lacrosse teams play tournament at Ossining jail.

Four youth lacrosse teams gathered at the Sing-Sing Correctional facility in Ossining Saturday for a tournament in honor of deployed troops.

Lt. John McMorrow, a military veteran and the current daywatch commander at the prison, says his American Legion Post 1123 troop - made up of more than 70 correctional officers - decided to add a lacrosse tournament to their annual drive to collect care packages for deployed veterans.

"Javier Cabana, who is the commander - his son is actually deployed right now in Afghanistan," McMorrow says. "His son used to play lacrosse so we decided it would be a great idea to bring lacrosse into the equation."

Some crazy stuff went down in Memorial Stadium after the Charlotte Hounds game yesterday.

The University of Colorado is upgrading their lacrosse facilities.

Perhaps the biggest changes of all will be made to the lacrosse facilities, following a successful season by a women’s lacrosse team that went 13-5. The university is also set to host the 2018 Pac-12 lacrosse championship, another driving factor in their decision to better the program’s amenities. “We’ve got to upgrade our lacrosse facilities,” George said. “We’re playing on our rec field and it’s been great and it’s been a great partnership with Campus, but we need to upgrade some of those things, like bleachers. If we’re going to host the Pac-12, do we do that on Kittredge or do we do that on Prenupt? That’s something that we’ll have to think through.” With so much athletic success last season for the Buffs, facilities improvements will continue to be a high priority.

Team USA crushed Team England yesterday.

The U.S. Women’s Lacrosse team easily defeated England 18-1 in the third game of the FIL Women’s World Cup on Saturday. The U.S. is now 3-0 in the FIL World Cup after defeating Scotland and Australia earlier in the tournament. The U.S. wasted no time getting things rolling against the host country, striking twice in the opening seven minutes. The Americans then held an 8-0 lead at halftime, and the match was well in control. In the second half, the U.S. prevented any English comeback hopes, as the hosts were unable to score until eight minutes into the second half, when the U.S. led 10-1.

Team Canada had a very good day versus Scotland yesterday.

Lacrosse is still popping off in Illinois.

In the search for a sport their child will enjoy, more and more parents are finding lacrosse. The Bloomington-Normal Warriors Lacrosse Club, which formed in October 2010, has seen its membership grow from 33 in 2011 to 165 today. "We've grown every year since we started," said club president Jeff Scheck, whose members, ages 8 to 18, include about 50 girls. National statistics have listed lacrosse as the fastest growing sport for years. Scheck credits that climb to its fast-paced nature. "It's called the fastest game on two feet and it doesn't let down from that moniker," he said.

The Kid saw POTUS yesterday!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Oh boy: First Elephant Tranquilizer Overdose Deaths Reported on Main Line.

It seems that not a day goes by without us hearing about yet another opioid-related tragedy in Philadelphia, particularly in Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods. But now the Main Line is reporting its first overdose death from the synthetic opioid carfentanil, which has been used as an elephant tranquilizer.

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has announced that a 43-year-old man died from a carfentanil overdose in a Lower Merion home on June 10th. Three days later, a 65-year-old Philadelphia man died of a carfentanil overdose in Lower Merion’s Lankenau Hospital.

According to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office, both men had a history of heroin use. These are the first confirmed carfentanil overdose deaths in all of Montgomery County. Others have been reported in Philadelphia.

World/National News.

You guys wanna see a green dog?

A dog owner couldn’t believe what she was seeing when her golden retriever gave birth to a green puppy. Her beloved pet Rio, aged three, gave birth last week to nine puppies – but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was stunned.
The rare occurrence is only known to have happened only three times before in the world. It is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects her pups.

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I’d like to get off the ride please!!

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