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College Crosse Prospectus - August 22, 2017: Luxembourg Joins The Federation of International Lacrosse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for August 22, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Stand up, Luxembourg!!!

Luxembourg has been accepted as the 59th member nation of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The European country was approved following a vote by FIL member nations during the governing body's General Assembly. There are now 32 member nations from Europe, which makes up 54 per cent of the FIL membership. The Luxembourg Lacrosse Federation (LLF) is run by President Pit Bingen, vice-president Scharel Kirchen and development officer Henning Schmidt. Bingen and Kirchen launched the sport in the country in 2015 when they found each other online. What started with just the two of them playing turned into weekly games and they founded the Luxembourg Lacrosse Club in November 2016.

The Testudo Times did a great post on former Terp and current CSU Vikings assistant coach Kyle Bernlohr winning the MLL title with the Ohio Machine last weekend.

Kyle Bernlohr never got to hoist a championship trophy with his teammates at Maryland, but he added some hardware to his mantle this weekend. On Saturday, the Ohio Machine beat the Denver Outlaws for the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Championship with Bernlohr as the starting goalie. The former Maryland standout faced 23 shots on goal, allowing just 12 scores and making 11 saves.

Check out this great video of Syracuse vs. Duke in the 1994 quarterfinals.

Here’s another recently uploaded old school video for your morning featuring the 1995 regular season game between JHU vs. Syracuse.

The Ohio Machine may not have won the 2017 MLL title were it not for a little tough love from Marcus Holman.

The Outlaws opened the third quarter with three more unanswered goals. Kavanagh, who had six assists in Denver’s semifinal win over Rochester last week, took over as the distributor. He drew slides and set up Eric Law and then Berg for goals to give Denver a 10-6 lead with 5:25 left in the third quarter. “I’m not going to lie. I kind of got into the guys,” Holman said of the Machine’s mid-game swoon in a post-game interview on CBS Sports Network. “We were playing selfish lacrosse, I thought. We got here by playing team ball.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Despite the cloud coverage, everyone had a lot of fun in Philly & South Jersey for the eclipse.

At the Franklin Institute, science educators shot a garbage can full of plastic moons into the sky. A few blocks away, patrons at SkyGarten, a 51st-floor beer garden, sampled Moon Pies and a drink called Cold Side of the Moon. But for thousands who gawked from the sidewalks of Philadelphia Monday, no frills were needed. The unadorned spectacle of a solar eclipse was enough. Yes, the moon blocked only 75 percent of our view of the sun. And yes, even that partial phenomenon was obscured by clouds for much of the afternoon in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

World/National News.

Everyone’s talking about yesterday’s total eclipse!

The First Family gathered on the White House balcony to watch the first total solar eclipse to sweep across America in 99 years. President Donald Trump was joined on the terrace by wife Melania, his children Barron and Ivanka, and cabinet members including Jeff Sessions, for the once-in-a-lifetime event. At one point he even risked blindness by peeking at the sun without eclipse viewer glasses before an aide instructed him to put them on.
Darkness swept across the US on Monday as the eclipse traveled from coast to coast, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina. The celestial event began in Oregon at just after 9am PDT, and by 10.20am, the sun was completely blocked out except for a halo-like solar corona plunging the area into twilight. Over the next 90 minutes, the total eclipse traveled through 14 different states until ending in South Carolina. The other 36 states were all treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun.

Facebook might be losing teens soon.

Facebook Inc. is lucky it owns Instagram. This year, the world’s largest social network will see a decline among teen users in the U.S., according to a forecast by EMarketer. It’s the first time the research company has predicted a fall in Facebook usage for any age group. EMarketer predicts 14.5 million people from the ages of 12 to 17 will use Facebook in 2017, a drop of 3.4 percent from the prior year. Teens are migrating instead to Snap Inc.’s Snapchat and Instagram, the photo-sharing app that Facebook owns, the research company said Monday in a statement.

Your GIF for August 22, 2017.

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