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College Crosse Prospectus - August 17, 2017: NJIT Dissection; Former Lacrosse Player Hope Hicks Is The White House’s New Interim Communications Director.

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

College Crosse News.

Chris took a look at the NJIT Highlanders in his Dissection Series.

As the offseason continues, we’ll take a look back at the 2017 season for each individual team in our 2017 dissections. The individual team dissections will go in reverse order of my final Power Rankings from the end of the season. If you missed any of our team or conference recaps, you can check them out here. Our next team up are the NJIT Highlanders!

Former HS & college lacrosse player, Hope Hicks, has been named the White House’s interim Communications Director.

Unlike many others who've fallen or been pushed out of the Trump circle in the last few months, Hope Hicks seems to have become a stalwart by quietly serving nobody else but the president. This quote which her former Lacrosse coach gave to the Washington Post sums up her attitude well. "[Hicks] preferred to have assists. She was the ultimate team player and competitor."

Sad news for Stockton lacrosse fans: Former Stockton men’s lacrosse coach Dick Rizk has passed away at the age of 84.

Former Stockton University men’s lacrosse coach Dick Rizk died Tuesday at 84, according to a story on the school’s website. Rizk was the Ospreys’ head coach for 18 years from 1992 to 2008 with a record of 140-116. “I’m extremely lucky just to be able to be around him both in playing for him and coaching with him as well as being a friend of his,” said current Stockton coach Kevin Zulauf, who played for Rizk in 2006. “It’s really an honor. I’m thankful for the time I got to spend with him. He taught me so much about life. He’s touched so many lives. He was the best.”

A report from DallasNews.com states that the MLL is looking to relocate a team to Dallas.

Midway through the Cowboys' preseason game against the Colts this Saturday in Arlington, two other teams will face off at the Cowboys' training center in Frisco.

The Star's Ford Center will host Major League Lacrosse's title game between the reigning champion Denver Outlaws and the Ohio Machine. It's a rematch of last year's championship, which Denver won 19-18 in Atlanta.

The decision to hold the game in Dallas is a sign that North Texas may be in line to get a team as early as the start of next season, which begins in April, said MLL Commissioner David Gross.

“We have a horrible poker face,” he said. “Wherever we go play special events is where we’re looking at.”

Former Johns Hopkins great Matt Bocklet has been named Cherry Creek’s new men’s lacrosse head coach.

Cherry Creek named Matt Bocklet its head lacrosse coach on Tuesday. "Our candidate pool as a whole was arguably the strongest I've ever seen for any sport here at (Cherry Creek)," Cherry Creek athletic director Jason Wilkins said. "Matt's character, his coaching prowess, his dedication to the sport, obviously his resume. Things like that put him ahead of everybody else." Bocklet inherits a defending-champion Bruins team that graduated 13 seniors — most notably Asher Nolting, the Class 5A player of the year.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Oh boy!!: Consumer suit against Comcast over $1B in TV, sports fees can advance, judge says.

A federal judge in California says a lawsuit claiming that Comcast Corp. engaged in a “massive illegal scheme” by not properly disclosing special fees to its TV subscribers can go forward. The fees — which the lawsuit says amount to about $1 billion in revenue a year for Comcast, about 15 percent of its profits — have angered consumers. The Philadelphia company says it has properly informed consumers of the fees, which help cover the cost of regional sports networks such as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and the cable distribution of traditionally free over-the-air-TV networks. The fees were introduced in 2014 and in the Philadelphia area amount to $12 a month. In early August, Judge Vince Chhabria denied Comcast’s bid to dismiss the 2016 lawsuit, saying that when reviewing how Comcast subscribers ordered their cable TV service, “it was plausible that a reasonable consumer would be misled to think that the price of the service will be Comcast’s advertised price, plus taxes, government-related fees, and any onetime installation fees” — without the addition of the broadcast TV and regional sports network fees.

World/National News.

That’s a lot of Nutella.

German police have issued an alert after up to €70,000 worth of Nutella was stolen from a lorry. Thieves made off with the trailer – filled with 20 tonnes of Nutella, Kinder Surprise eggs and other chocolate products – from the German town of Neustadt. The haul, believed to be worth between €50,000 and €70,000, was taken between Saturday evening and midday on Sunday. According to The Times, Neustadt police released a statement urging people to immediately report “anyone offering large quantities of chocolate via unconventional channels”.

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