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College Crosse Prospectus - September 23, 2017: MCLA Partners with The Pearl; Johns Hopkins Releases Fall Schedule.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 23, 2017.

College Crosse News.

Some big news out of the MCLA: MCLA partners with The Pearl.

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association, the nation’s preeminent non-varsity collegiate league, is pleased to announce a partnership with “The Pearl” lacrosse ball.

The Pearl will be the Official Ball of the MCLA for the 2018 season.

“Guardian has been on the cutting edge of lacrosse ball technology and safety, making a partnership with The Pearl an exciting one for us,” said MCLA president Ken Lovic. “This is also a great opportunity for our membership to use a quality product at a competitive rate.”

The Pearl is resistant to the corrosive effects that plague most lacrosse balls. It will not harden or grease – it has a “grease-free” guarantee – and is made in the USA. This ensures consistent release from the mesh in MCLA competition; with the MCLA’s discount – your program can have consistent performance for practices as well.

TITLE #45, HERE WE COME!!!: Johns Hopkins released their fall schedule.

The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team recently began fall practice in preparation for three upcoming events and the 2018 season. After scrimmaging Israel’s National Team on October 8, the Blue Jays will host an event through the HEADStrong Foundation on Sunday, October 15 (at Boys’ Latin) with the team’s annual alumni game to follow six days later. Admission will not be charged for any of the events - donations to the HEADStrong Foundation will be accepted on October 15.

“Although we have not been practicing very long, I am excited by the energy and attention to detail our 2018 team has shown thus far,” Blue Jay head coach Dave Pietramala noted. “The fall provides a great opportunity to teach, learn and build the foundation for what we will become as a team for the upcoming season. In addition, we are very much looking forward to competing and hosting another event with the HEADStrong Foundation; our partnership over the last several years has been impactful on both sides and we are thrilled to support an organization with such an amazing mission.”

CLASSY move by BOSS Petro here, in my honest opinion.

Cleveland State also released their fall schedule.

The Cleveland State University lacrosse team will have an unconventional, yet incredible challenging, opportunity as the Vikings will face Team Canada as part of the program's fall schedule announced Monday morning by head coach Dylan Sheridan.

CSU will also face two fellow Division I schools and a Division III school from Ohio during the fall portion of the schedule, but the highlight for the program is a chance to face the defending world champions.

"The goal of each scrimmage—and really each day of the fall season—is to learn and grow as a group. We have a challenging fall schedule, highlighted by the defending world champions. The culture of Vikings lacrosse is still a work in progress, but competing against the best is a core principle. We hope the strength of our fall schedule will accelerate our learning curve and prepare us for a successful second season at the Division I level."

Former Towson BALLER Nick Gorman tried out for the Team USA’s national handball team and made the cut!!

Lacrosse has not been contested as an official Olympic sport since the 1908 games in London. But that detail isn’t stopping a former Towson men’s lacrosse player from reaching for Olympic dreams. Well, sort of.

A member of the Tigers from 2014 to 2016 and a two-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) champion, former close defenseman Nick Gorman is one step closer to making an Olympic team. Just not in the sport he thought it might be.

After tryouts at Auburn last week, Gorman made the U.S. national handball team. Gorman and the U.S. side are one tournament away from qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Doctors renew call for cardiac exams after the tragic death of Jack Dowd, a 16-year old Holmdel lacrosse player.

Medical experts have renewed calls for more cardiac exams for student athletes after a 16-year-old Holmdel lacrosse player died from an undiagnosed heart condition. Jack Dowd died Sunday after playing in a lacrosse game at Rutgers University. The teen’s family says that he was standing on the field with friends after playing when he suddenly collapsed. This family shared a letter online explaining his medical condition, which affects 1 out of every 10,000 student athletes. Doctors say that students should be checked for heart conditions before participating in sports.

Not much room for error here.

RIP to Brendan Looney.

It looks like St. Bonaventure and Monmouth are THISCLOSE from being best friends.

SAD!!!: Dartmouth loses appeal over ruling against an indoor practice facility.

A Grafton Superior Court judge has upheld a Hanover Planning Board decision to deny site plan approval for a 70,000-square-foot indoor practice facility proposed by Dartmouth College. Lawyers for Dartmouth had argued that the Planning Board’s denial last December was predicated on a standard that was too subjective to enforce.

In his ruling, Judge Peter Bornstein said that the college had “failed to persuade the court that the (Planning Board) impermissibly based its decision on personal feelings, as opposed to objective and discernable standards.” Dartmouth administrators said the estimated $17.5 million facility was needed to give athletes a downtown practice space in winter. The Planning Board in December ruled that the proposal was not “harmonious and aesthetically pleasing” as site plan regulations require.

Here’s a great video of the Terps at Camden Yards.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Eagles and Chickie’s & Pete’s re-upped a partnership deal to keep the crab fries in the Linc.
Hungry football fans don’t have to worry about Crabfries leaving the menu at Lincoln Financial Field any time soon with the Eagles and Chickie’s & Pete’s agreeing to a new five-year partnership deal, the two sides announced in a release on Wednesday.

Under the terms of the deal, concession stands at the stadium will continue serving up the local chain’s extremely addicting Crabfries – which are well on their way to becoming a staple of the Philadelphia diet, if not already. Additionally, Chickie’s has been named the “Official Caterer of the Touchdown Club,” so more deep-pocketed fans can enjoy the deliciously seasoned side dish and other bar food as well.

“We are so excited to launch this new partnership because it brings two hometown brands together,” said Brian Napoli, the Eagles’ VP of Corporate Partnerships. “Chickie’s & Pete’s is a respected family business that has called Philadelphia home for decades. As many in the Delaware Valley know, their Crabfries have always been a fan favorite and when you add that with Eagles football, it’s a recipe for success. Having the ability to serve Chickie’s & Pete’s at Lincoln Financial Field enhances our ability to deliver a first-class dining experience for fans.”

World/National News.

Oh boy: London bans Uber.

Transport for London announced this morning that the company will not be given another private hire operator licence after its current one expires on September 30 over safety fears.

They said Uber in London is "not fit and proper" to hold the licence but the firm is going to appeal the decision and will be able to operate in the capital until the process is over. If they lose the appeal, Londoners will no longer be able to get an Uber - but the move will be welcomed by black cab drivers who have long campaigned against the private hire company.

Uber has since urged its London users to fight the decision as 40,000 drivers - the equivalent of the population of Dover in Kent - will lose their jobs. There are currently 3.5 million passengers in London using the app - just under half the population of the capital. More than 392,000 people have already signed a petition set up by Tom Elvidge, general manager of Uber in London, calling on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to make a U-turn on the plans.

Your GIF/Video for September 23, 2017.

Grandpa can probably beat your up.

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