GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for July 24, 2017.
College Crosse News.
I enjoyed covering the Eagles and wanted to continue doing that, although I wasn't sure where to start at. So I decided why not here in the FanPosts section? And that's what I'll try to do, along with your usual college lacrosse posts.
It's time. Training Camp begins Monday morning, with rookies, quarterbacks, and selected veterans reporting to South Philadelphia. The first full practice takes place Thursday afternoon. I'm excited to see what this year's team will be like. There's plenty of changes from 2016, and Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz already have a year under their belt. Here's what I'm looking for during the preseason:
STAND UP, UGANDA!!!
We present to you the Uganda Lacrosse League Champions 2016/2017.— Uganda Lacrosse (@UgandaLacrosse) July 22, 2017
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Top scorer: Ken Kasule pic.twitter.com/qrqsQBrFJX
The recent National Labor Relations Board decision to allow lacrosse officials in the PIAA to unionize has left more questions than answers. One thing is for sure. Everything is open to negotiation. The NLRB ruled this month lacrosse officials who are sent to public and private school games in Western Pennsylvania are employees of a state athletic association, not independent contractors.
The 2-1 result rejecting the PIAA appeal from a 2015 suit means the Office and Professional Employees International Union can represent approximately 140 officials who work high school and junior high school games in the Pittsburgh area. “We’re very pleased with the decision and we’re excited the labor board has said what we believed all along,” said Mario Seneca, who is representing the lacrosse officials for the OPEIU.
Great video by US Lacrosse commemorating Team USA’s win over Team Canada in the FIL Women’s World Cup.
Here’s an awesome video of Team England winning the bronze medal in OT over Australia.
England wins the bronze in sudden death OT!! pic.twitter.com/kj8BgMTQkH— Fierce Lacrosse ® (@FierceLacrosse) July 22, 2017
The Lizards had been a disappointment through the season’s first 10 games, but now after winning two straight, perhaps they’re catching fire at the right time. After a much needed win over the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday, the Lizards got back to .500 with a 16-14 win over the last-place Boston Cannons at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Thursday night. At 6-6, the Lizards are tied for third with the Florida Launch and Rochester Rattlers with four playoff spots available after 14 regular-season games. Before the two-game winning streak, the Lizards were eighth out of nine teams in the standings.
Did you know that ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller was a BALLER back when he was younger? Here’s an article from the Daily Mail about Mueller’s lacrosse-playing days at St Paul's, the elite New Hampshire boarding school.
Mueller, who was born Robert Swan Mueller III, was a star student in the class of 1962 at St Paul's in Concord where fees today cost $60,000 a year. Mueller, now 72, was part of the Missionary Society, a member of the Library Association and the vice president of the athletic association. The future director of the FBI became the lacrosse captain and played hockey with Kerry, the future Democratic presidential candidate, yearbook pictures obtained by DailyMail.com show.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Riders like Yan are contributing to a significant shift in the region away from public transit, particularly buses, to Uber and Lyft. SEPTA’s 123 bus and trolley routes lost about 4.4 million ride trips from fiscal years 2014 to 2016, the agency reported, which mirrors shrinking bus ridership nationwide, according to the American Public Transportation Association. The region’s bus ridership by linked trips in fiscal year 2016 was 114 million, the lowest it had been since 2003. Compared with 2013, the last full year SEPTA operated without ride sharing in the city, the 2016 ridership loss is even more significant. Last year’s more than 161 million ride trips on both buses and trolleys was about 14 million shy of the ridership three years earlier.
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk stormed the box office with a better-than-expected $50.5 million domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to the Nolan brand. Overseas, the critically acclaimed film also impressed, earning $55.4 million from its first 46 markets and placing No. 1 everywhere for a global assault of $105.9 million. The U.K., where Nolan is from, led with $12.4 million, followed by South Korea with $10.3 million.
Your GIF for July 24, 2017.
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