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Johns Hopkins has created a lacrosse advisory board to help better student-athletes on and off the field.
Three New York teams participated in the Tunnel To Towers 5k run on Sunday.
Lacrosse The Nation
Former Blue Jay John Crawley has joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as their Volunteer Assistant Coach:
Speaking of the Irish, one of their strengths is the ability for their student-athletes to get jobs and internships once the season is over.
Quint Kessenich got recognized yesterday as a nominee for Football Guy of the Week by Pardon My Take. This is why:
Quint Kessenich says the loser of the UCLA-Stanford game might be toast pic.twitter.com/MqwZPKiKUX— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 24, 2017
He sadly lost the honor to Bret Bielema:
Who won this weeks #FootballGuy of the week contest?— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) September 25, 2017
Highlights from the PMT segment regarding his name:
- Big Cat thought Quint’s name was “Quinn”
- Big Cat and PFT Commenter thought Quint Kessenich was a fake name
- Big Cat thought Kessenich was a broadcaster’s name and that he went to Syracuse!
We’ve seen him with bread before:
Some teams had their first day of practice yesterday:
WOMEN’S LACROSSE LEAGUE BEEF!
Disappointed & confused as to why we need to divide our talent, resources, & community into two leagues, but excited to stick w/ the UWLX https://t.co/MzqePqGf5o— Barbara Sullivan (@thisisbarbie) September 25, 2017
Desko said the rule will not be tried Sunday, when the team hosts the Iroquois Nationals and Team Israel in scrimmages in the Carrier Dome. Desko said those competitions will be played with a running clock and neither of the opponents has likely practiced with the shot clock.
But Desko said the shot clock is more likely to get a trial in scrimmages against Maryland and Stony Brook on Oct. 22.
Desko said he's been an advocate of the shot clock to pick up the pace of play and create more possessions per game.
"Look at college basketball. Imagine if there was a jump ball after every basket and no shot clock,'' Desko said. "I think it will be better for fans to watch. I just think there's been so much put on the officials to determine if someone is stalling or not. I think coaches will learn how to play with it and it will be a better game.''
BU is for the kids!
Before this season, Glassford hadn’t played competitive soccer since high school, but she has impressed coach Seamus O’Connor with her adjustment to the speed of Division I soccer.
“She played on a lot of teams before coming to play here,” O’Connor said. “I didn’t expect her to adjust to the more complex tactics right away. I wanted and expected her to just focus on the basic skills such as dribbling and shooting. She has acquired a ton of confidence. … She has grown so much at her position since August.”
Glassford said the recruiting process was tough in high school because she had to pick between playing lacrosse or soccer in college. Drexel, Robert Morris University, Villanova and Lafayette College recruited her for lacrosse.
“It was a really difficult decision because it was getting close to the time of choosing,” Glassford said. “My mom played lacrosse and was my coach for years, and it ended up working out that way.”
In the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Glassford earned Big East first-team honors. She holds the lacrosse program’s career record for draw controls with 174.
High schools will now be allowed to use a unified field for both boys and girls lacrosse, from Brian Logue of US Lacrosse.
“This represents the leadership of the rules subcommittees of US Lacrosse and NFHS, on both the boys and girls sides, working collaboratively to grow the game safely,” said Caitlin Kelley, senior manager of the women’s game for US Lacrosse. “Representatives from both the boys and girls games made adjustments to their field dimensions to make this work while preserving the integrity and safety of their games.”
“We had feedback from administrators that they wanted this to happen,” said Rick Lake, senior manager of the men’s game for US Lacrosse. “This set of field markings saves time and money. It will make the game easier for athletic directors to manage with one less set of lines on their turf fields or when lining their fields.”
“The option of adding a unified field to the games of boys’ and girls’ lacrosse will create easier access to an already fast-growing sport, making it easier to administer, more fan-friendly, and providing access to the sport for more student-athletes,” said James Weaver, director of performing arts and sports for the NFHS.
Here’s a diagram of what the unified field will look like:
GET YOUR WEIGHT UP!
If you build it... pic.twitter.com/zRcJP2BgvR— Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateMLAX) September 25, 2017
Mark Zuckerberg is an idiot:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was in Philadelphia yesterday and thinks Pat's King of Steaks is "best cheesesteak in the land" pic.twitter.com/6i4Nuh4lyL— Melony Roy (@MelonyRoy) September 25, 2017
Rapper B.o.B wants to prove that the Earth is flat, but it isn’t flat.
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