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College Crosse Prospectus - January 15, 2018: MCLA PAC-12 Shootout Enters 11th Season.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 15, 2018.

College Crosse News.

10 out of 12 MCLA Pac-12 programs will be participating in the Pac-12 Shootout in February.

Nearly all of the traditional Pac-12 schools that sponsor MCLA programs will play a two-day tournament at UCLA’s Westwood campus on Feb. 17-18 at the 11th Annual Pac-12 Shootout. Ten of the 12 institutions will be represented, with just Colorado and Washington State being unavailable to make the event. “We welcome fellow Pac-12 schools back to UCLA for the 11th annual Pac-12 Shootout,” said UCLA coach Zack Winters. “We have some great games scheduled and look forward to hosting fans of all teams.” The Shootout will commence at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 with a clash between Oregon State and USC and culminate on Sunday, Feb. 18, when Utah and California tangle at 2 p.m.

Family & friends still mourn the loss of Furman’s Jackson Roberts.

Jackson Roberts, 22, was in the prime of his life with big dreams of the future when a night with friends turned into a night of tragedy.

Jackson was a student coach on Furman’s Men’s Lacrosse team when he was the passenger on a motorcycle that crashed Friday night.

The driver had minor injuries in the crash and Jackson’s friends rushed to the hospital to be by his side.

None of the players on the lacrosse team expected to have to say goodbye to Jackson that night.

Jackson’s team is remembering him by sharing fond memories of the 22 year old.

The Lacrosse community from around the country has shared condolences with the Furman team, even the official NCAA Twitter page showed support for the team saying “We join Furman in mourning the loss of Lacrosse player Jackson Roberts. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.”

NBC WYFF 4 in South Carolina also did a segment on Jackson Roberts.

The Furman University community is mourning the death of a student athlete killed in a crash Friday night. The Greenville County coroner said Jackson Roberts died in a motorcycle crash around 10 p.m. Friday. The crash happened at the intersection of Poinsett Highway and Rutherford Road. According to the coroner, Roberts died of blunt force trauma to the head. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Roberts was a senior at Furman. He played lacrosse for the Paladins for two seasons before becoming a player-coach. Part of a foundational recruiting class, Roberts helped lead Furman to a SOCON championship in the fourth year of the program. “He had a loud voice and a loud laugh,” Jonah Moore said of his teammate during an exclusive interview with WYFF News 4. “He’s larger than life, and he loved everyone, cared for everyone more than himself.”

Here’s a great article from the South China Morning Post featuring Kyle Harrison.

Three-time Major League Lacrosse all-star Kyle Harrison saw it all in his prime: the awards, the national team call-ups, the hall of fame inductions. But the 34-year-old American was amazed after seeing his signature gloves being worn at a three-day training camp for local elite and junior players in Hong Kong at the weekend. “I just texted my mum because I saw kids wearing my signature K18 gloves,” said a delighted Harrison after rounding up a lacrosse session at Club de Recreio in Kowloon. “I never would have thought I’d see them in Hong Kong. That’s the stuff you dream about; getting off a plane in Hong Kong, coming to a lacrosse field and seeing people wearing my equipment.”

Looking good, Mercer!!

A very reLAXing Sunday. #RoarTogether | #SundayFunday

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Colgate’s ready to gooooo!

It all starts tomorrow. #rollgate

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What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Whoops: Philly’s sorry your trash hasn’t been picked up yet.

Trash pickup is one of those basic city services that people expect to work correctly, and then they freak out, rightfully so, when things go wrong. And there are a lot of Philadelphians freaking out right now about the piles of trash in front of their homes. We’re not exactly sure how many people haven’t had their trash picked up in a while — this report put the number in the thousands — but some residents say they’ve been sitting on garbage for as long as two weeks, making us just a little bit thankful that it’s not summertime.

As the above report pointed out, there is no acknowledgment of the massive fail on the Streets Department’s website, and the Philadelphia city services page actually proclaims that trash and recycling are being picked up on schedule.

There’s still another round left in the NFL playoffs, but I’m not sure College Crosse can survive a Philadelphia vs. New England Super Bowl.

World/National News.

It’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day today. Here is a video of his “I have a dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Your GIF/Video for January 15, 2018.

Vikings fans absolutely lost it after Steffon Diggs’ last second touchdown yesterday in Minnesota’s win over New Orleans.

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