GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 19, 2018.
College Crosse News.
Shout out to The Kid Chris for his recent preview posts on Air Force, Mount St. Marys, & Bucknell. Chris has done an amazing job with these previews. You can find previews of every team’s schedule for the 2018 season here in our Division I Matrix.
The BIG EAST men’s lacrosse 2018 season will feature five games broadcast on national television. CBS Sports Network will broadcast four contests, including three games in the BIG EAST Championship in Villanova, Pa. on May 3 and 5. This marks the first time that CBS Sports Network will air the BIG EAST men’s lacrosse championship game. The Network has broadcast the semifinal contests for the past two seasons. In addition to championship coverage, CBS Sports Network will broadcast one BIG EAST regular season matchup against the Providence Friars and the Denver Pioneers on April 21 at 1:00 p.m. in Providence, R.I.
With the start of the 2018 college lacrosse season just a few weeks away, here is the fourth installment of a series that offers a preview of the battles for conference championships in Division I. The leagues are scheduled to appear in alphabetical order. Wednesday’s visit was with the Big East. Thursday’s is a spin through the Big Ten.
Team on top: Rutgers’ best finish in three years of playing in the Big Ten has been second place in 2016. This spring could be moment when the Scarlet Knights stake their claim to the top of the conference. The team is loaded, especially at attack, where the graduation of Connor Murphy (26 goals, 14 assists) should be mitigated by the return of redshirt sophomore Adam Charalambides (43 G, 14 A in 2016) from an ACL injury. And a defense anchored by senior defenseman Michael Rexrode (28 ground balls, 23 caused turnovers) and senior goalkeeper Max Edelmann (8.91 goals-against average and .532 save percentage) is no slouch either.
Meet the Hawks!!
McDonogh girls lacrosse coach Chris Robinson said Thursday morning that his decision to leave the Eagles and their 177-game winning streak was to focus on building his National Girls Lacrosse League, a youth program he envisions being comparable to Little League Baseball.
The announcement of Robinson’s departure from McDonogh after 13 years, nine straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championships and eight straight years as the No. 1 girls lacrosse program in the country took the lacrosse community by surprise Wednesday night.
McDonogh officials emailed a letter Wednesday to the school community and a separate one to the girls lacrosse families, which was obtained by The Baltimore Sun, saying that Robinson “is no longer teaching and coaching at McDonogh School. His last day was yesterday.” Neither letter gave a reason why he had left.
Pass the rock, yo!!
The long line of talented attackmen on the rosters of Syracuse lacrosse foes is already forming and coming into view.
A dangerous Binghamton squad begins the parade with a trip to the Carrier Dome on Feb. 10 and it gets no easier from there. Even a few weeks away from that starting line, junior defender Tyson Bomberry, the man most responsible for cleaning up around the Orange crease, can sense the oncoming challenges.
That makes Bomberry very antsy. Not because he is concerned about going chest-to-chest with such talented scorers. But because the fun can’t start soon enough.
”I just love hitting people. I guess that’s kind of why I chose defense,’’ Bomberry said. “There’s no better feeling than that. It’s almost like the equivalent of scoring a goal, being able to make a big play, defensively making a big hit, or picking up a big ground ball, making a good pass, just little things like that, because you don’t always get all the glory from scoring all the goals playing defense. The little things like that kind of fire the team up, seeing that someone’s working really hard. I think that’s really important to defense.’’
When the Colorado men’s basketball team takes the floor against Washington State tonight at Coors Events Center, the Buffaloes will honor the memory of a fallen member of its athletics family. A black patch sewn on CU’s uniforms above the Nike logo will read “JS 15” in white letters. It marks the initials and jersey number of CU lacrosse senior Julia Sarcona, who died Saturday when her car left the road and struck a tree while driving on Colorado Highway 119 just west of Boulder, the school announced Monday. She was 21 years old. The CU equipment staff unveiled the honorary patch on Twitter.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Amazon has narrowed its list of potential host cities for its second headquarters, and Philly made it through the first round of cuts. The company announced on Thursday morning that just 20 cities – out of 238 – remain in the competition. The list also includes Pittsburgh (that other city in Pennsylvania), Newark, New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. (as well as two locations just outside it), among others.
Tom Brady hasn’t missed many starts during his 18-year NFL career, and no one sounds too worried that he’ll be sidelined for Sunday’s AFC championship game. Nonetheless, after Brady sat out the Patriots’ practice on Thursday — and did not speak to reporters as scheduled — there was plenty of speculation about the 40-year-old quarterback’s health.
Brady sat out with a right-hand injury after being limited by the same issue a day earlier as New England prepares for its matchup with Jacksonville. Brady wore a glove on the injured hand during the stretching portion of practice that was open to reporters. He usually wears a glove only on his non-throwing hand. He was listed as a non-participant on the injury report, and his news conference was postponed until Friday.
Your GIF/Video for January 19, 2018.
The Super Troopers 2 trailer dropped yesterday and boy does it look good.
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