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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 20, 2018.

What You Missed

The Big East released their spring sports TV schedule, which includes the Big East men’s lacrosse tournament on CBS Sports Network.

Lacrosse The Nation

We have some scrimmages today!

But there’s a cancellation:

Yesterday had the Hill Academy taking on Detroit Mercy. Not sure how that went. Sunday will feature Monmouth taking on Sacred Heart.

LaxCon began yesterday. Besides the speakers and other vendors there, one of the things that always gets my eye are the new college gear. We saw some yesterday in Baltimore:

Amazing 3D decals from @zimagear - coach want! #laxcon

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This wasn’t at LaxCon, but it’s still gear!

The MLL also showed off three new helmets, including the new Dallas Rattlers bucket:

Hey look, Go Birds!

Vince Papale sighting at #LaxCon. #VincePapale

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Speaking of Philadelphia, the Wings announced their new head coach and general manager in current Rochester Knighthawks assistant Paul Day!

The Tewaaraton Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Spirit of Tewaaraton and Tewaaraton Legends awards:

We even got some great news regarding Division II lacrosse!

Elsewhere, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have added two mid-year enrollees:

Rutgers men’s lacrosse announced the addition of two new student-athletes to the roster, joining the program for the 2018 season. Tommy Coyne and Joe Peterson both graduated high school early in order to join RU as freshmen for the spring semester.

”We are very excited to have both Tommy and Joe become Scarlet Knights,” head coach Brian Brecht said. “Both are very strong students and gifted players who I am very excited to welcome them to the Rutgers lacrosse family.”

The Binghamton Bearcats are ready to go!

101.3 ESPN in Vermont spoke to Catamounts assistant coach Jake Bernhardt about being named to Team USA for the FIL World Championships.

An emotional bus ride for the Furman Paladins after the death of Jackson Roberts, from Geoff Calkins of The Commercial Appeal:

The idea emerged out of grief. It emerged on one of those nights when family and friends gathered together for strength and love and support. But to fully understand why it made so much sense at the time — why everyone instantly recognized it was the right thing to do — you have to know something about Roberts himself.

“He was this huge, handsome guy, who would do anything for anyone,” said Chris Galvin, a friend from MUS. “He was also the most obstinately, stubbornly, completely loyal person I ever knew.”

An example: Roberts was a superb lacrosse player. But he broke his leg his senior year of high school. He recovered well enough to play at Furman but realized he would never be the player he had been.

“So he came to me and asked if he could be a student coach,” said Richie Meade, the head coach at Furman. “That’s how much he wanted to help the team. He ran drills and helped with video. He made a real impact.”

With a year under his belt, Penn State Nittany Lions FOGO Gerard Arceri will try to be consistent as a sophomore, pens Andrew Rubin of The Daily Collegian:

“We put so much pressure on Gerard because of the expectations,” coach Jeff Tambroni said. “He had high expectations coming in, and then those expectations just continued to go up because of his success early in his career. Fairly or unfairly, we just expected so much out of him as a face-off man sometimes we forgot that he was just a freshman.”

Competition is ramped up several notches in any sport as a player makes the jump from high school to college. But with the way Arceri handled it during the opening stanza of the season it seemed like he was on a smooth track to stardom.

After nine games, Arceri was a mid-season All-American and was winning nearly 70 percent of draws at the face-off X — a huge part of the Nittany Lions’ 10-0 start. Then, Big Ten play, which is the final five games of the regular season, got going and Arceri was never the same the rest of the season.

“I kind of just realized that Big Ten is its own season,” Arceri said. “The competition there is really unmatched. For this year I think I have to be ready for that, I kind of wasn’t expecting it last year. Since I had a strong start, I didn’t really know what it was like to handle adversity and stuff like that.”

Many teams wrapped up their first week of practices yesterday:

Get to know Zack Lynch from the Robert Morris Colonials:

Former Duke Blue Devils defenseman Luke Duprey has been named the new boys’ lacrosse head coach at Phillips Academy Andover.

Pressbox has named Maryland Terrapins head coach John Tillman as their Sportsperson of the Year.

A former Louisville women’s player has settled with university physicians, according to Danielle Lerner of the Louisville Courier Journal:

In the suit, [Madeline] Beck alleges she was hospitalized after lacrosse staff forced her to overwork herself during a conditioning activity and athletics personnel failed to provide satisfactory medical care.

Beck also alleged she was subsequently kicked off the lacrosse team after doctors treated her for rhabdomyolysis and shared with the athletic department the results, which included a marijuana-positive drug test.

Counts of negligence and breach of contract against U of L Physicians have been dismissed. Counts of negligence against Dr. Jennifer Daily, a physician employed by the group, and one unknown employee were dismissed as well.

[Kellie] Young, [Heather] Engel and [Sarah] Kasprow are accused of negligence.

The University of Louisville owes Kellie Young $80,000 remaining on her contract after it fired her “without cause,” in November, 12 days after Courier Journal reported the existence of the lawsuit and more than four years after Courier Journal reported accusations Young used abusive coaching tactics with players.

Former Princeton Tigers defenseman and founder of Warrior Sports David Morrow was a recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun takes a look at the CAA.

Grand Canyon and St. Thomas tops US Lacrosse Magazine’s MCLA preseason rankings. They also previewed the Syracuse men and Northwestern women.

In Division II, Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com writes about Le Moyne’s quest to return to dominance after a surprise loss in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament:

Le Moyne opens by hosting Mercy on Feb. 17, and inexperience aside the Dolphins appear to be heading into the season with their usual amount of foundational talent. Four Le Moyne players were tabbed Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook Division II preseason All-Americans.

Senior defenseman Brendan Entenmann is a first-teamer for the second straight year. Last year, Entenmann became just the fifth Dolphins defenseman in program history to earn first team All-America accolades in back-to-back years.

Senior attackman Justin Kesselring, junior midfielder Dan Entenmann and junior defenseman Zac Prattson were selected to the Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Yearbook second team.

“We’re really looking forward to kind of keeping the Le Moyne tradition going forward, and I think we’ve got the right group to do it this year,’’ said Brendan Entenmann. “I think we’re really cohesive. We’ve had a really nice first couple days, probably the best start that I’ve been a part of. Last year left a bad taste in our mouths. I think going forward we’re really trying to fight our way back to the top.’’

Orangebookworm from Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician previews the Syracuse Orange women’s team.

Philly Jawns

PHILLY PHILLY!

World News

The U.S. Government is shut down.

Video of the Day

How does a TV work in slow motion?

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