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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for September 27, 2017.

What You Missed

Former Johns Hopkins Blue Jay John Crawley has joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. The Irish also unveiled their fall 2017 experience schedule.

Lacrosse The Nation

The 7 Flames lacrosse program based in Rapid City, South Dakota is partnering with the Virginia Cavaliers to host a Native American healing game to replace UVA’s alumni game. More from Kendall Bartley of Newscenter 1 in South Dakota:

"The game of lacrosse is different than any other game you'll ever play,” said UVA Head Coach Lars Tiffany. “Because this game actually really ties into the Native American way, the balance of love of nature, love of family and sense of community centers around a sport.”

A game that was once played to overcome conflict in the Native American culture is now being used as a platform for the Charlottesville community and students to heal from the tensions of social controversy.

"The game has provided everything from teaching our young kids - our young boys - engagement of war." said Cody Hall, coach of 7 Flames Lacrosse. “The historical value of it is that long ago we went into battle hand to hand combat … we would walk with a Chanupa, our pipe, on one leg, and then we would have our skull cracker on the other leg. And what that signified is that we come in peace."

Native Americans historically played lacrosse to resolve issues between tribes. Now, two Native American 7 Flames Lacrosse players, and Coach Hall, along with representatives from five different tribes, will host a healing game to share their way of overcoming conflicting differences.

The game is scheduled for October 16.

Hopkins announced their captains for the season:

Two Big Ten teams announced new hires. The Michigan Wolverines hired former Detroit Mercy Titans FOGO Ben Gjokaj as their volunteer assistant, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights welcomed Jimmy Ryan as their new Director of Lacrosse Operations.

Speaking of Rutgers, we have another early season prediction:

The first Junkyard Griff for Canisius was awarded yesterday!

More great content from the Killer Bees at UMBC:

It looked like another successful alumni weekend for the Army Black Knights:

Check out the Quinnipiac Bobcats practicing in their new stadium:

Former Virginia Cavaliers Doug Knight was inducted by former head coach Dom Starsia this past weekend:

Beard’s getting there!

Fall ball practices continue across the country:

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Some teams began their fall ball season yesterday:

Could more women’s lacrosse teams wear helmets in the future? The Brown Bears have tested them out this fall, from Megan Schneider of US Lacrosse Magazine:

Neither the school nor the Bears coaching staff is requiring that players use the equipment. It is optional, coach Keely McDonald clarified.

“We are not mandating headgear,” McDonald said. “We have bought them for each player to have the option and are experimenting with them this fall.”

“There’s definitely been some excitement with just trying out new technology,” said one Brown player, whom the school requested not be identified for the purposes of this article. “It really is just continuing to play how you are and just having the benefit of perhaps additional safety.”

New WPLL commissioner Michele DeJuliss discusses her plans for the new women’s lacrosse league in an interview with Thomas Schlarp of The Daily Collegian.

The Mercer Bears are for the kids!

Team Canada is keeping St. Bonaventure Bonnies head coach and good friend of the site Randy Mearns for the 2018 FIL World Championships:

“I am thrilled and humbled to have once again been selected as the head coach of the Canadian senior men's national field team,” said Mearns. “I would like to thank the Canadian Lacrosse Association and the national team executive for this incredible honour.”

A native of St. Catharines, Ont., Mearns has been involved with the Canadian national team program for the past 30 years, and his experience was something that couldn’t be overlooked.

"We are excited to have Randy return as Canada's head coach,” added Dean French, chairman of the national team program. “His leadership at the world championships in 2014 was one of the reasons Canada brought home the gold medal."

The Vermont Catamounts won’t scrimmage the Dartmouth Big Green anymore. The Catamounts will hold an intrasquad scrimmage instead.

Let’s get to know another freshman:

Yorktown has named Sean Carney their new permanent head coach after former head coach Dave Marr was suspended for all of last season after an outburst during the 2016 NYSPHSAA Class B championship game.

Philly Jawns

Thank you to the lacrosse community for achieving a wonderful honor last night, being the latest follow on the Scaramucci Post Twitter account!

Not only did the Scaramucci Post follow me, so did Anthony Scaramucci himself! One step closer to getting the legend on a future edition of the College Crossecast!

The Phillies won’t lose 100 games this year!

World News

Twitter is expanding their character limit from 140 to 280. A hard pass:

Video of the Day

Star Wars Battlefront II is gonna be lit.

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