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College Crosse Prospectus - September 13, 2017: The NLL Is Coming Back To Philly; Ohio State Extends Coach Myers.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 13, 2017.

College Crosse News.

REJOICE!! WE DID IT, FAM!! The NLL is coming back to Philly!!

After four long years, box lacrosse HAS COME BACK...........home. In a press release sent this morning, Comcast Spectacor President and CEO Dave Scott will officially announce the arrival of Philadelphia's second National Lacrosse League franchise Thursday morning at 11 am inside the Wells Fargo Center. He'll be alongside NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz, who has a history with Philadelphia sports. Prior to his current gig, Sakiewicz was the first CEO of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. This will be the NLL’s 11th franchise after the league announced San Diego would join in time for the 2018-19.

This is spectacular news. As Chris goes into in the above post, the NLL without Philadelphia is like peanut butter without jelly, like Kool Aid without sugar, like Kathie Lee Gifford without Regis, like ... well you get my point, the NLL just isn’t the same without Philadelphia, so it is good to see the league coming back home. Special shout out to our favorite New Hampshire Hitter, Marisa Ingemi, for getting everything in her July post correct about the NLL adding San Diego and Philly. She has a big post coming up in US Lacrosse Magazine next week with NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz, so be on the lookout for that one.

Also shout out to our parent company, Comcast! Some people have said that my constant Tweeting about how Comcast is the East Coast Google, and that they should just buy the MLL or NLL, helped bring about this whole deal. Those aren’t my words, those are the People’s, but I humbly agree with them. Anyway, let’s not worry so much about how much credit I should get for bringing the NLL back to Philly, let’s check out the reaction to the news from the fans!

Shout out to our man Jordie from Barstool Sports, who is living his best life right now. He stopped by Teddy Jenner’s Off The Crosse Bar pod to talk all things Wings.

In non-Philadelphia news, THE Ohio State University extended BOSS Myers’ contract for another 5 years.

Nick Myers, who has led the Ohio State men's lacrosse program to unprecedented heights in his nine seasons as head coach, has signed a five-year contract extension, Janine Oman, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student Services and Sport Administration and Senior Women's Administrator, announced today.

"We are excited to extend Coach Myers' contract here at Ohio State," said Oman. "His focus on student athlete development in all facets of their life is an exemplar for others to follow. He has made a tremendous impact on the Ohio State lacrosse program, but, more importantly, the young men he mentors during their time at Ohio State."

Since taking over the program in 2008, Myers has posted an 85-63 record while three times taking the Buckeyes to the NCAA Quarterfinals. In 2017, his team broke through and advanced to the program's first-ever Final Four, where it won its national semifinal game against Towson and played on the sport's biggest stage in the national championship game. Myers' 2017 squad set a program record by winning 16 games and also produced six All-Americans, including the defenseman Ben Randall, the first Buckeye in program history to be a first-teamer.

Speaking of THE Ohio State University, OSU’s associate head coach, Brad Ross, put up a really cool video yesterday.

Touching tribute from Lehigh to Lafayette yesterday mourning the loss of McRae Williams.

Police are still investigating the death of Lafayette lacrosse recruit McRae Williams, but some details are starting to come out.

Friends and family are mourning a Lafayette College lacrosse recruit and freshman from Massachusetts who died after suffering a head injury. Authorities in Easton, Pennsylvania say 19-year-old McCrae Williams, of Weston, Massachusetts, died with his parents at his side at Lehigh Valley hospital around 5 p.m. Monday. Lafayette public safety officers responded to a medical emergency outside Ruef Hall North around 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Easton police said. "Investigators believe the chain of events leading to the medical emergency call started on Saturday in the late afternoon into the evening hours," police said in a news release. While officials have not determined an exact cause of death, Dr. Catherine Hall, the Head of School of Noble and Greenough School, where Williams played lacrosse in high school, announced that he died after falling and suffering a head injury.

CBS Boston did a segment on the incident as well.

While their official 2018 roster isn’t up, the Syracuse Orange welcomed 19 newcomers to the lacrosse team.

Head coach John Desko and the Syracuse men's lacrosse team welcome 19 newcomers – 18 freshmen and one transfer – to the Orange this season. The recruiting class of 2017 feature seven players ranked in Inside Lacrosse's top-100 and eight players ranked in the top-31 at their respective position by the publication. "I'm excited to welcome this group to our program," said head coach John Desko. "As we start practices this week, I'm eager to get them in a Syracuse jersey for the first time and see their progress as we get ready for the season." The class features six of the nation's top-31 incoming midfielders, according to Inside Lacrosse, a trio of players selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and numerous All-Americans.

Team USA to play Maryland & Towson in the Fall Classic.

US Lacrosse has announced the schedule for the 2017 Team USA Fall Classic, which takes place on the weekend of October 7-8 on William G. Tierney Field at US Lacrosse headquarters. Tickets are available for $10 each day with proceeds benefiting the U.S. National Teams Program.

The U.S. men’s training team will play defending national champion Maryland and 2017 NCAA final four team Towson during the weekend, which will also include a 9/11 Memorial Game featuring first responders from Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

The School District of Philadelphia is facing a federal class action suit alleging gender and race discrimination in girls’ sports, the lead plaintiff is Nadirah McRae, who lost a scholarship to Hartford because her school allegedly failed to provide Hartford with the necessary paperwork to complete her application.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The new Miss America Went to High School With Carson Wentz.

Cara Mund, the 23-year-old newly crowned Miss America from North Dakota, attended the same high school as Carson Wentz in Bismarck and even shouted out the Eagles quarterback after winning the pageant! (This is the first time an entrant from the Peace Garden State has won the whole shebang). “I said, ‘If Carson Wentz can do it, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund can become Miss America,'” the Century High School graduate said in her acceptance speech. Mund’s talent was jazz dance – she’s trained with the Rockettes and gets major props for dancing to Michael Jackson’s classic 1987 hit “The Way You Make Me Feel.” Mund, who once interned in the U.S. Senate, stood firm when the judges grilled her on her critique of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the country out of the international Paris climate accord, which was entered in hopes of reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that further global warming.

World/National News.

Shout out to my man Milford Nodlinskis: 99-year-old grandpa still works on the family farm, providing an example for his kids and grandkids.

She sat next to her grandpa in the combine — this was the harvest, after all — and while he spoke, she listened. He talked about his life, the good years and the tough ones. He talked about her grandmother and how they’d fallen in love. And, of course, he talked about farming, the only life he’s ever known.

Ask Jina Leavitt, 41, about her grandfather, and she will tell you about these rides in the combine. He impressed her, she said, with his wisdom, his work ethic, his character. So, when she was 11 or 12, she wrote him a poem. Today, he has it framed.

Many times his feet have walked this soil,

He has weathered both the hardships and the joy,

Enduring both the good times and the bad.

Your GIF/Video for September 13, 2017.

Here’s a GIF of someone giving a wombat a bath.

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