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College Crosse Prospectus - August 2, 2017: Critically Endangered Stick Makers; From Lacrosse To Bullfighting.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 2, 2017.

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I love it when the Daily Mail has something about lacrosse: Gold beating, lacrosse stick crafting and sieve shapers top a list of 'critically endangered' trades as bid is launched to save ancient crafts from extinction.

Traditional British trades are being wiped out with many more facing extinction as campaigners fight to protect heritage crafts. Cricket ball making, gold beating, lacrosse stick crafting and sieve and riddle making have all bitten the dust during the past 10 years. A further 17 crafts are fighting for survival after being classified as 'critically endangered', since they have only a handful of practitioners.

Former D1 prospect Nate Jestes is killing it as a bullfighter.

“The most gratifying part of this job is helping our friends, so that they can get to the fence safely,” said Nate Jestes, 29, Douglas, Wyo. Jestes was one of three bull-fighters selected by bullriders for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), an honor that he calls the “Super Bowl of Rodeo and the highest recognition you can achieve as a bull-fighter.” Though unlike many bull-fighters, his foray into the world of protecting riders from 2,000 pounds of heaving aggression happened unintentionally. “I never grew up around rodeo,” he said. Instead, he played lacrosse and football in high school and was even awarded a Division I scholarship for lacrosse. However, he opted instead to earn an aviation degree from Montana State University. Eventually, he began working part-time for a man who was a professional bull-fighter. Jestes was immediately intrigued and irrevocably hooked — and, he was a natural. Only one-and-a-half years passed from the time he engaged in his first bull-fight to the time he received his pro card.

MTV: Want to go BTS of a lacrosse scene on Teen Wolf.
Me: Yes .... Yes I do.

Sad story out of WV has some closure: Civil jury finds teammate most responsible in WJU lacrosse player’s death.

The parents of a former Wheeling Jesuit University standout lacrosse player have been awarded more than $3 million in connection with their son’s death that happened four years ago in Wheeling. A Wheeling federal court civil jury found Kevin Figaniak’s friend and teammate Tyler Johnson most responsible for his Labor Day Weekend 2013 death. WJU WJU senior Kevin Figaniak died in a Pittsburgh hospital on Labor Day Weekend 2013. Figaniak died approximately 24 hours after he had been punched and kicked by two pipeline workers after a night at a Wheeling bar on Aug. 30, 2013. Jarrett Chandler, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and Craig Peacock was eventually found not guilty. But the family filed a civil suit against Chandler, Peacock and Johnson. Johnson had not been charged criminally in Figaniak’s death.

This girl’s lacrosse league has girls believing they can do anything.

When Brian DeWagner set out to launch the Janie Lax Lacrosse Program a few years ago, he wasn’t expecting to transform the way young girls see themselves as athletes. “This whole thing has really changed me, because I’m tuned in to things I wouldn’t have seen before,” said the man behind Sarnia’s first girls’ field lacrosse league. “These girls are pioneers — there’s no one doing what they are doing.”
DeWagner’s dream started with a handful of girls and some donated equipment through connections he’d developed with U.S. colleges. Four years later, his free program is 140 girls strong, and growing. Three nights a week, he and wife June had loaded up their minivan with sticks, goals and balls — crammed from front seat to the back — until now.

Check out this great clip of the 2000 game between Syracuse & Loyola, both undefeated at the time.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly has two of the best new restaurants in America.

This morning, Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer from Bon Appétit dropped their list of 50 finalists for their 2017 America’s Best New Restaurants list. It’s divided by region, covering everything from the obvious (Brooklyn, Brooklyn and Brooklyn) to the more out of the way, like Oxford Mississippi, Minneapolis, and my former home of Aurora, Colorado. Along the way, the Bon Ap team managed to find Philly on the map. And this year they picked two of our local restaurants to sit among the finalists. And those two are…

World/National News.

Some company in Wisconsin had a party to implant employees with a microchip.

A Wisconsin company is holding a party Tuesday to implant employees with microchips. Three Square Market has received international attention since it announced the voluntary microchip program, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. The microchip program is voluntary. If willing, employees allow the company to implant a Radio-Frequency Identification chip between the thumb and forefinger. The RFID chip will open doors, log in to computers, and make purchases from vending machines. The technology is similar to mobile pay services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet.

Your GIF for August 2, 2017.

Here’s a fun GIF of a chubby kitty running.

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