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College Crosse Prospectus - September 15, 2017: The National Lacrosse League Welcomes Philadelphia; Bryant Lacrosse Hype Video.

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

College Crosse News.

It’s all happening!! The National Lacrosse League officially welcomed its newest team in a large press conference at Wells Fargo Center yesterday.

After four years away from the sport, Philadelphia will be welcoming another franchise to the National Lacrosse League in the 2018-19 season. The team’s nickname will be chosen by fan vote. On Thursday, the league held a press conference in Wells Fargo Center to introduce their partnership with Comcast Spectacor on bringing a club back to Philly. League commissioner Nick Sakiewicz and Comcast Spectacor President/CEO Dave Scott were excited about the move.“Well, Philly, here we go again,” Sakiewicz said. “You spoke, and we heard you.” Philadelphia was home to the Wings for 28 seasons before that franchise moved to Uncasville, Conn., as the New England Black Wolves.

I know they are “letting the fans vote” on the name, but everyone knows its going to the Wings. However, this is excellent marketing by the league. Connor Wilson had a great Twitter thread about it here.

Friend of the site, Jordie, from Barstool Sports was at the press conference.

Justin Udo from KYW (Shout out, Chris Jastrzembski!!) was at Wells Fargo for the big announcement.

Looking good, Justin!

LOVE this Bryant lacrosse promo video.

We still don’t have many details regarding the tragic death of Lafayette lacrosse freshman McRae WIlliams. However, we are starting to get some information regarding the last hours/days of Williams’ life. This post from the Morning Call indicates that officers have still not interviewed everyone they need to interview for their investigation.

Police are interviewing numerous students in their investigation into the death Monday of a Lafayette College student as authorities try to determine how he died, Northampton County First Deputy District Attorney Terence Houck said Thursday. “We’ve come to no conclusion and no leanings as of now,” Houck said. “There are so many kids involved, so many people that have yet to be interviewed,” he added. “There’s just too much at stake here to say anything before you have all the facts.” McCrae Williams, a 19-year-old freshman from Weston, Mass., who was recruited to play lacrosse at Lafayette, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest of a head injury that he reportedly suffered in a fall. On Sunday afternoon, police say, he was found unconscious outside his Lafayette dormitory, Ruef Hall North.

This post from NBC Philadelphia that went up last night sheds a little more light on the situation.

Lafayette College freshman McCrae Williams attended a party off-campus the night before he was found unconscious at his dormitory last Sunday afternoon, sources have told NBC10. He apparently made it back to his room, the sources said, adding that a woman accompanied him from the party Saturday night to his dorm. They are the first details to emerge from an investigation that still leaves much unknown about what led up to Williams being found Sunday afternoon at Ruef Hall North on campus. He died Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, officials said. Local police have begun talking with Lafayette students about the hours leading up to a call for medical help by fellow students Sunday, sources said. Police believe "a chain of events" led to his death.

Here’s a very interesting post about the struggles of West Virginia club teams trying to make varsity status, in particular the men’s lacrosse team.

With 46 years of play, the West Virginia University men’s lacrosse club has been one of the more continuous non-varsity sports on campus. In 1971, lacrosse not only debuted at WVU, but it was the first lacrosse team in the history of the state of West Virginia.

The continuity and success of the club allowed for high school teams to sprout across the Mountain State in the late 1990s and in the new millennium, proving that the reputation of lacrosse being the fastest growing sport in the nation also applies in West Virginia. Today, the Mountaineers are finding the way to get on the right track to give the long-time student organization varsity status.

"There’s nothing that I would like more than to see lacrosse become a varsity sport here at WVU," said Dr. Jim Mills, advisor of the WVU men’s lacrosse club. "I really believe in my heart that it can happen, but we’re not quite there yet. We still have quite a lot of work to do to get to that point."

The Bayhawks & head coach Brian Reese “part ways.”

President Mark Burdett believes the Chesapeake Bayhawks need a full-time head coach in order to take the next step forward. Brian Reese was unable to make that type of commitment at this point in his life. As a result, Reese and the Bayhawks have amicably parted ways, the team announced on Thursday. “We made a determination as an organization that we need a full-time head coach. We need somebody 100 percent committed to what the Bayhawks are working on for the future,” Burdett said. “Candidly, Brian just can’t fit that bill because of his commitments. Frankly, those commitments are more important and we understand that.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The University of Penn is testing out a $50 water bottle to combat kidney stones.

Armed with a big federal grant, Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are teaming up to prevent kidney stones, an excruciatingly painful condition that is increasing in both adults and children. Along with three other institutions, they’ll be part of a clinical trial testing whether a $55 “smart” water bottle that sends data on how much users drink to a phone app, plus financial incentives, can keep people of all ages who’ve had one kidney stone from getting another one.

“The goal of this grant is to look at kidney stones as a disease that can occur over a lifetime,” said Greg Tasian, a pediatric urologist and epidemiologist at CHOP who will co-lead the local effort. “It’s the same disease that’s happening at different ages.”

World/National News.

Oh boy: 4 out of 10 Americans “can’t name a single right protected by the first amendment.”

A recent poll conducted by the University of Pennsylvania finds that residents of the United States are poorly informed about basic constitutional provisions. The newly released survey suggests Americans cannot name a single right protected by the First Amendment. According to Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center released Tuesday, 37 percent could not name any of the five rights protected by First Amendment, and just about half (48 percent) could name freedom of speech.

Your GIF/Video for September 15, 2017.

Good dogs get good treats!!

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