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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING (OR AFTERNOON), College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 16, 2017.

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There’ll be two shot clock options for college teams to use during fall ball, from Matt DaSilva of US Lacrosse Magazine.

On Thursday, Tom Abbott, national coordinator of officiating, and Willie Scroggs, secretary-rules editor of the committee, issued a memo to college coaches offering two options for shot clock operators. The first option initiates the 60-second shot clock immediately when a team gains possession. The second option allows officials to manage the 30-second clearing count (20-second beeper and 10-second hand count) and signal the start of the 60-second shot clock once the team enters the attack area —essentially allowing up to 90 seconds for a full-field possession.

In both options, the shot clock always will be reset to 60 seconds after a valid shot, which is defined as a shot taken from above goal line extended that hits the goalie or pipe.

More on the McCrae Williams story: Lafayette College confirms campus police were responding to a medical call for Williams who had been drinking. More from Christina Tatu of The Morning Call:

Easton police have said only that Williams was involved in a “chain of events” they believe began Saturday. They said Lafayette College officers found Williams when they responded to a medical emergency at 4:22 p.m. Sunday outside Ruef Hall North.

According to the Lafayette College Office of Public Safety crime log, campus officers responded to an alcohol-related call at Ruef Hall North at 4:22 p.m. Sunday, listing the nature of the call as “purch, consume, poss, trans of liquor.”

That call was to seek help for Williams, Mark Eyerly, a Lafayette spokesman, said Thursday night.

“When our officers arrived, they were told that the student needing medical attention had been drinking; the officers logged the call as related to the purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of alcohol,” he said.

Check out highlights from the Robert Morris Colonials alumni game.

Congratulations to the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers, who took home this year’s Mann Cup with a 14-10 win over the New Westminster Salmonbellies. They won the series 4-2.

It looks like the Holy Cross Crusaders got a steal of a teammate!

The Cleveland State Vikings have had a busy couple of days. This morning, they had a intrasquad scrimmage!

And yesterday, the team took part in US Lacrosse launching their new Lacrosse Communities Project. Check out the full release from US Lacrosse here.

“Ohio City’s diverse and dedicated residents, committed community organizations and stakeholders, and the strong leadership of the US Lacrosse North Coast Ohio Chapter presented this neighborhood as an ideal national pilot location for the Lacrosse Communities Project,” said Steve Stenersen, President and CEO of US Lacrosse. “We believe that lacrosse is a vehicle for enrichment and has the ability to change the trajectory of a child’s life, and we are committed to working with our trusted community partners Ohio City and the surrounding Cleveland region to help grow accessibility and opportunity for kids of all socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Through institutional partnerships with Ohio City Inc. and its Near West Recreation program, the Urban Community School, with support from St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland State University and the City of Cleveland Municipal School District and the Lacrosse Communities Project-Cleveland will provide the framework necessary to create self-sustaining, multi-generational youth lacrosse programs. Complete with cooperatively run clinics, feeder schools and recreational programs, inter-team rivalries, coach and training, health and safety education and the development of formal and informal networks, the aim of the initiative is to appropriately introduce young people to lacrosse and the ongoing personal growth opportunities produced by a safe and positive sport experience.

The Lacrosse Communities Project-Cleveland joins community-enhancement programs implemented by Ohio City Inc., including Ohio City Farm and Near West Recreation.

“We are deeply committed to making Ohio City a family-friendly neighborhood, and ensuring the health, happiness and future success of our children is a top priority,” said Tom McNair, executive director of Ohio City Inc. “The launch of US Lacrosse’s Lacrosse Communities Project in our backyard provides Ohio City youth with unparalleled access to physical activity, life skills mentoring, and a strengthened connection to the community they call home through the universal language of sports.”

A pilot program began in Albany this past summer, and a program in Brooklyn will follow later this fall. Urban programs have been growing across cities for a period of time now.


Georgetown is volunteering at a 5k today:

@hoyasmlacrosse volunteering for #racetobeatcancer5k benefiting @medstarhealth #bestcheersquad

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Two lacrosse players are putting in work on their high school football teams! Zachary Gwyn of Blanchet (Oregon) ran for 147 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns, and Bryce Ford of John Jay (New York) showcased his dual-threat abilities in his game.

Training continues for many teams:

A legendary coach stopped by Stony Brook yesterday:

The Vermont Catamounts are an STX school now.

New freshman introduction from the Hartford Hawks:

Philly Jawns

The Philadelphia 76ers unveiled their new “Statement’ uniforms:

Along with the rest of the NBA:

World News

A man was arrested after an IED explosion on the London Underground.

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Do you believe in this “Full House” theory?

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