GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 21, 2018.
College Crosse News.
Fantastic scoop by The Kid Chris: Bill Wilson acting as Air Force’s interim head coach.
Air Force Falcons assistant coach Bill Wilson has been tabbed as the team’s interim head coach “for the time being”, an Academy athletics spokesman confirmed to College Crosse.
Wilson, along with fellow assistant coach Dan Carson and 11 players, were reinstated late in 2017 after an investigation involving hazing and bullying, among other things, with the program concluded that began in mid-October.
The Academy’s media relations office has not been notified of any suspensions or removals from the team as of yet, and an official announcement regarding any discipline should happen before their first game against Duke on February 3. The online roster remains in tact from when it was first published.
When you see the words ".... has confirmed to College Crosse." pic.twitter.com/J7QBCyk1fX— Safe Fekadu (@Eri_Barrister) January 21, 2018
FRESH CONTENT!! GET YOUR FRESH CONTENT HERE: The Boy Chris launched our newest podcast in the College Crossecast family.
Let’s just get right to the point: We have another new podcast debuting here at College Crosse. This one is called, right now, Across College Lacrosse. It’s kind of a working title, but if you have suggestions, please drop your names titles in a place that I can see them. You can check out the preview episode at the bottom of this page.
My podcast will be a little different than the weekly College Crossecasts. First, they’ll be bi-weekly, dropping on Monday and Thursday. They’ll also be about 40-45 minutes an episode, some going longer if guests come on.
The idea of my own podcast came back in August when I wanted to try to do a daily podcast for college lacrosse. But after consulting with our good pal John Barchard over at BGN Radio, he told me to focus on quality over quantity first.
So that’s what I’m doing!
Several teams were balling out yesterday. For starters, Holy Cross took on Rutgers.
It may be a cold January day, but we are taking on Rutgers at 1 p.m. at the practice turf in Piscataway, N.J. Come out and support for our first scrimmage of 2018! #WeWill— Holy Cross MLAX (@HCrossMLAX) January 20, 2018
Holy Cross and Rutgers played to an 8-8 tie today Go Saders !!!— TFAR (@tfar3) January 20, 2018
Penn State took on Navy.
Thanks to @PennStateMLAX for hosting us for a great scrimmage by both sides. Good luck this season!#GoNavy— Navy Men's Lacrosse (@navymlax) January 20, 2018
Also, Ohio State took on the Hill Academy.
Great scrimmage today for @OhioState_MLAX Thanks to @BrodieMerrill_ Staff & their men for making the trip #GoBucks #HillBuckeyes #Back2Work pic.twitter.com/j01ntXJYEs— Nick Myers (@MyersJMZ) January 20, 2018
It was great to be back in front of the #BestFansInTheLand. #BOOM #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/ZcEXjBz2BI— Ohio State Men's LAX (@OhioState_MLAX) January 20, 2018
Warm-ups = underway. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/Na4f3HfsrO— Ohio State Men's LAX (@OhioState_MLAX) January 20, 2018
Sliding into the 2018 Buckeye lacrosse season @OhioState_MLAX #BOOM pic.twitter.com/V9UTewUlL9— Justin Tuma (@3_10ToTuma) January 20, 2018
Here’s a recap of the Penn State vs. Navy scrimmage from the Daily Collegian.
Although the score doesn’t matter in a preseason game, it tells a tale of what to expect. Penn State started quick and gave fans plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the 2018 season on Saturday in Holuba Hall.
The Nittany Lions raced out to an early 4-0 lead with their starters, before Navy stormed back to tie the game at 10 after most regulars had left the field. The Nittany Lions rotated through several sets of players that are fighting for playing time. Coach Jeff Tambroni also left a lot of the starters in until deep into the contest against a solid team in Navy, likely hoping to prepare his team against solid competition. However, for most of the fourth quarter it was mainly a second team game.
Go Big Green!
There are some more scrimmages today. Syracuse & Vermont will be scrimmaging this afternoon in Syracuse’s new indoor facility (H/T @ChiefLeary). Additionally, Lehigh took the trip up to Rhode Island yesterday for their scrimmage versus Bryant later today.
We're shipping off to Smithfield, RI. First scrimmage of the season tomorrow vs. @Bryant_MLax for 4Q and @RiverHawkMLax for 2Q. #GoLehigh #PSDT #WinToday pic.twitter.com/xF0tNzrnTd— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) January 20, 2018
Stillwaters run deep. Team #Smithfield #WeHere pic.twitter.com/b9mn1Fp6W5— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) January 20, 2018
MORE FUN!!!: The NCAA approved the expansion of the Division II tournaments.
The NCAA Division II men’s and women’s lacrosse tournaments will expand to 12 and 16 teams, respectively, beginning in 2019. The Division II Presidents Council approved Thursday the allocation of nearly $1.3 million to support enhancements to various Division II championships. Expansion of the men’s lacrosse bracket from eight to 12 teams ($118,000 budget impact) and the women’s lacrosse bracket from 12 to 16 teams ($55,000) were included in the approval. There are 72 Division II men’s lacrosse teams competing in 2018. This marks the first NCAA tournament expansion since it went from four to eight in 2013.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Why y’all gotta bring up old stuff today: Philadelphia Mag took a look back at decades of bad behavior by Eagles fans.
Would you believe that the most heinous act of violence ever perpetrated by an Eagles fan occurred this year – during the middle of last Saturday’s playoff game against Atlanta, to be precise. While the rest of the crowd was on the edge of their midnight green seats, one particularly inebriated spectator missed his beloved Birds earn their first postseason victory in 10 years because he drank too many Budweisers, got ejected from Lincoln Financial Field, and socked a police horse.
The story of Taylor Hendricks reads like some slapstick Hollywood script that would catch Adam Sandler’s questionable eye, but here in Philadelphia this sort of boorish behavior is regrettably rooted more in fact than fantasy. Truth is, Eagles fans are the worst, and we all know it. The FOX affiliate in Minneapolis recently likened us to a street gang, which wouldn’t be such a devastating comparison if it weren’t so damn accurate. At least in England they don’t sugarcoat the anarchy associated with their inferior brand of football.
All I can say to that is FAKE NEWS!! GO BIRDS!!
Game day. Go birds!! pic.twitter.com/xGGeLLk7Fq— Safe Fekadu (@Eri_Barrister) January 21, 2018
Scientists now say that adulthood does not begin until 24.
Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed.
Your GIF/Video for January 21, 2018.
Eagles fans booed the Vikings as the checked into their hotel.
Vikings arrive in Philadelphia
Vikings arrived to cheers and jeers at the team hotel in Philadelphia.Posted by KARE 11 on Saturday, January 20, 2018
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