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College Crosse Prospectus - September 17, 2017: Minnesota Striving For D1 Status; Cleveland State Participates In US Lacrosse Initiative.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 17, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Nice article here about Minnesota men’s club lacrosse team and their pursuit of D1 classification.

Lacrosse isn’t just an East Coast thing anymore. It’s all grown up with bags packed, firmly planted in the Midwest. Minnesota is one of 14 states with at least 10,000 participants at the youth lacrosse level as of 2015, according to US Lacrosse. This kind of participation is forcing universities across the country to ask themselves if their club teams should turn into NCAA Division I teams. That's the exact situation Minnesota has found itself in for years.

“I feel we should be [Division I],” said Minnesota club men's lacrosse head coach Rich Limpert. “The support locally and statewide of both men’s and women’s lacrosse is growing, and we’re one of the fastest growing population of lacrosse playing people in the nation.”

That local support can be seen from everywhere in Minnesota, including Cydne Washington, a parent of a senior lacrosse player at The Blake School.

“I’ve gone from player, to referee, to coach, to parent,” Washington said. “I think Minnesota is at that beautifully ripe place where the sport has the potential to impact not only people who grew up with it here, but also other young people who are going out to the rest of the world.”

I loved that first sentence.

Shout out to the Vikings!!!: Lacrosse comes to Ohio City community school.

Children who attend a local inner-city school now have a chance to learn and play lacrosse, thanks to a partnership that includes Ohio City, Inc., St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Municipal Schools. The sport's governing body, US Lacrosse, chose Urban Community School in Ohio City as a pilot site for the Lacrosse Communities Project, bringing the sport into underserved urban areas. On Friday, Mayor Jackson was joined by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, leaders from Ohio City, Inc., along with other school and community leaders for a ribbon-cutting at the site of a new lacrosse field, made possible by that partnership.

Fox in Montana did a great segment on the Great Falls Lacrosse Club.

Join the Great Falls Lacrosse Club for its “Learn to Play Lacrosse” event! Totally free and open to all kids ages 8 and up, the day will introduce athletes to the sport by teaching the basics, understanding the rules/equipment, developing skills, and building a foundation for competition. But most importantly, those involved will have a ton of fun!

“I can’t hear you!!!”

Shout out to former Temple women’s lacrosse BALLER, Gail Cummings-Danson.

Skidmore College athletics director Gail Cummings-Danson will be one of 80 women’s lacrosse players and coaches celebrated Sept. 30 at the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League Legends’ Celebration and Legends’ Game at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Maryland. A standout player at Temple University, her career total of 289 goals is the Division I record. She scored 94 goals in 17 games during Temple’s undefeated 1988 national championship season. The 19-0 Owls knocked off defending national champion Penn State 15-7 in the championship. Cummings-Danson scored a tournament-high eight goals in the tournament. Her playing resume also includes membership in both the Canadian and United States Lacrosse Halls of Fame. She is a member of the Temple University Hall of Fame as an individual and as a player on the 1988 team.

The Griffs are getting after it.

Hoyas doing some good in the community!!!

The Colonials had their alumni game this weekend!

#AnotherOne of those cool Bryant men’s lacrosse videos.

Lacrosse is thisclose from blowing up in northern Colorado.

The lines are drawn on the new synthetic turf field at Heath Middle School. But, just like those circular marks, the path to bringing lacrosse to Greeley is anything but a straight, precise line forward.

It only seems inevitable that perhaps the fastest-growing high school sport in the state over the past decade will eventually make its way to Greeley. But for District 6 athletic director Bob Billings and his administrators at Greeley Central, Greeley West and Northridge, there are certain demands — budgetary and otherwise — that must first be met.

The nearby town of Windsor already has high school lacrosse but has room to further expand. For its high school athletic director, Mark Kanagy, it's not a matter of "if" but "when" a girls lacrosse program will be added to complement its near-decade old flourishing boys program.

Everybody wants to be a lacrosse player.

This is the best rap album CD cover of 2018.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Best donuts in America!!!: Beiler’s Donuts Is Now On Wheels.

Since they revamped their Pennsylvania Dutch pickles-and-salads stand in Reading Terminal Market to include donuts made onsite four years ago, Beiler’s Donuts has become a citywide favorite. They’ve added a third location in University City (in addition to their spot in Lancaster) and won the hearts of Philadelphians and tourists alike — including the award for Best Donuts in Philly in 2013. And now, they’ll bring that those doughy, sugary rings of deliciousness right to your event and fry ’em up on-site.

World/National News.

Jennifer Lawrence’s movie isn’t doing so well at the box office this weekend: “‘Mother!’ Is the Worst Movie of the Year, Maybe Century.

From the idiotic drug-addict hokum Requiem for a Dream to the overrated, overwrought and over-hyped Black Swan, which I called “a lavishly staged Repulsion in toe shoes,” the films of wack job Darren Aronofsky have shown a dark passion for exploring twisted souls in torment. But nothing he’s done before to poison the ozone layer prepared me for mother!, an exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud. Stealing ideas from Polanski, Fellini and Kubrick, he’s jerrybuilt an absurd Freudian nightmare that is more wet dream than bad dream, with the subtlety of a chainsaw.

This delusional freak show is two hours of pretentious twaddle that tackles religion, paranoia, lust, rebellion, and a thirst for blood in a circus of grotesque debauchery to prove that being a woman requires emotional sacrifice and physical agony at the cost of everything else in life, including life itself. That may or may not be what Aronofsky had in mind, but it comes as close to a logical interpretation as any of the other lunk-headed ideas I’ve read or heard. The reviews, in which a group of equally pretentious critics frustratingly search for a deeper meaning, are even nuttier than the film itself. Using descriptions like “hermeneutic structure,” “phantasmagoric fantasia,” “cinematic Rorsach test” and “extended scream of existential rage,” they sure know how to leave you laughing.

Your GIF/Video for September 17, 2017.

Get you a dog that can also fill in as your outfielder.

Speaking of #GoodDogs, this Boise State pup took over the internet yesterday.

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