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College Crosse Prospectus - August 15, 2017: Visible 60-Second Shot Clock Experiment This Fall.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 15, 2017.

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Chris wrote a post about the visible 60-second shot clock that teams can use during fall ball games this year.

The NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee has okayed a proposal to let teams experiment with a visible 60-second shot clock for the nontraditional fall season. The committee met last week in Indianapolis to discuss multiple things, but this one is the biggest in terms of a possible change in the collegiate game. Similar to Major League Lacrosse, the shot clock will begin once possession is established. However, teams will still have 30 seconds to clear the ball and enter the attacking area, unlike MLL’s 20 seconds. If the offensive team makes a shot on goal, the clock will reset to 60 seconds, which is also similar to the MLL game. Currently in the college game, if a 30-second shot clock warning is issued and a team makes a shot on goal, the clock is turned off until the referees decide to turn it back on.

I don’t see a pressing need for a shot clock in the college game, but experimenting in the fall is fine. Additionally, Chris noted that “The rules committee is reviewing options on allowing offensive players to leave their feet for scoring attempts around the crease. There was no mention of putting back the dive back for now.”

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Check our Marisa’s fantastic article in US Lacrosse on former Johns Hopkins star Mike Pellegrino & his time with the Patriots.

Listening to Mike Pellegrino, you’d think he’s been with the New England Patriots for longer than just two seasons. The former Boston Cannons and Johns Hopkins lacrosse player already has the well-known “do your job” mantra nailed down in his first year working for the Super Bowl champions full time. “Just one day at a time,” Pellegrino said about his long-term football goals. “Come to work and do my job.” Pellegrino began 2017 ready to help bring the Boston Cannons back to the Major League Lacrosse playoffs for the first time since 2015, but midway through the season, he received an offer to return to the Patriots full time. He retired from professional lacrosse. “It was difficult,” Pellegrino said. “I grew up playing [lacrosse] my entire life. But I was always a football guy first. This was my first love. I always loved lacrosse. Lacrosse is the best. It’s tough to leave the Cannons and those guys. The organization was great. It’s tough to walk away from a sport with so many great memories.

Did you know that OSU linebacker Zach Turnure used to play lacrosse?

Turnure, a linebacker from St. Louis, was a lacrosse star in high school and earned a scholarship to play for the Buckeyes' lacrosse team. Turnure played on the lacrosse team as a freshman before leaving the team after his freshman season to walk onto the football team in 2014. "I loved both sports. I played both sports my whole life," Turnure said. "I had just missed football so much and I just wanted to get back on the field." ... He said he didn't have regrets about leaving the lacrosse team, but he stayed friends with several members of the lacrosse team. And every time the Buckeyes were home, Turnure was in the stands cheering for his former teammates. Ohio State's lacrosse team reached the national championship game in May, but fell to Maryland, 9-6.

The mother of former Manhattanville College student & lacrosse player Robby Schartner is suing the driver who struck and killed him and the Rye bar where she drank for hours.

Donna Juliette Ann Hall said in the 12-page complaint that driver Emma Fox was "visibly intoxciated" and "was unable to walk properly, had slurred speech, had bloodshot eyes, and openly and obviously smelled from consumption of alcohol" after drinking from about 1 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. at The Pub, a popular local watering hole ... Schartner, 21, was a popular student and Lacrosse player at Manhattanville. His death sparked a global outcry against drunk driving, symbolized by the hashtag #TeamThree, for his uniform number 3 on the Manhattanville lacrosse team.

Team Jamaica hired former Lehigh University head coach Errol Wilson as head coach of its men’s national team.

Jamaica’s lacrosse team moved further along the path to its historic first Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship with the naming of Errol Wilson of St. Mary’s/Lehigh University as head coach of the men’s national team. The appointment of Wilson was announced by the president of the Jamaica Lacrosse Association (JLA), Calbert Hutchinson. The Championships are scheduled for July 2018 in Netanya, Israel. Wilson’s support staff will include Dale Walker of Spanish Town/ Wolmer’s School as associate head coach, and Kevin Martin of Nantucket, Massachusetts//Sweetlax as assistant coach.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Don’t mess with Taylor Swift.

Four years after Taylor Swift tried to handle her groping allegation against a radio station DJ quietly, the pop superstar got a very public victory Monday with a jury's verdict that she hoped would inspire other women. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Denver deliberated fewer than four hours to find that ex-radio host David Mueller assaulted and battered Swift during a pre-concert meet-and-greet in June 2013. Per Swift's request, jurors awarded her $1 in damages - a sum her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, called "a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation."

World/National News.

Whew, that was a close one: North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has decided not to launch a threatened missile attack on Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Tuesday, but warned that he could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions.”
The report, published early Tuesday, could help dial back tensions that had spiraled last week following an exchange of threats between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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