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College Crosse Prospectus - January 28, 2018: Scrimmage Results; Gettysburg Women’s Lacrosse Receive Championship Rings; Debut Episode Of Across College Lacrosse.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 28, 2018.

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Penn State’s scrimmage with Army yesterday ended in a draw.

For the second week in a row, Penn State tied in its preseason military matchup. The Nittany Lions and Army each scored six goals in their scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. “For us the goal is to generate as many good scoring opportunities as we can,” coach Jeff Tamrboni said. “And some days we are going to score goals, and some days the goalie is going to make a nice save.”

Penn State’s offense put up only six goals, which Grant Ament said needs to be improved upon before the regular season. “I thought we were moving the ball well, at some points I thought it was forced,” Ament said. “I do believe we were getting good shots. [Army’s goalie] was just seeing the ball well today. I’m glad we saw that today because we are going to see that during the season.” Led by Ament, the attack unit made crisp passes and cuts to set up easy scoring opportunities. But a series of near misses and quality saves by the Army goalie prevented the Nittany Lions from making separation.

Here’s a good post with a bunch of pictures from UMass’ scrimmage versus Providence yesterday.

The UMass mens lacrosse team took on Providence College in an exhibition matchup, Saturday afternoon. Check out photos from the game in the gallery above as the Minutemen lacrosse season is right around the corner. UMass will travel to Siena College next week on Saturday, February 3, for its second exhibition matchup of the year. The game is set to start at 11:00 a.m.

So good, let’s play 2: Marquette scrimmaged both Cleveland St. & Wittenberg yesterday.

Here are some shots from Villanova’s scrimmage versus Stony Brook.

Notre Dame & Bellarmine clashed yesterday. Here are some pics.

If it’s ice you like, Gettysburg’ll light up your life: Gettysburg College Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship Ring Ceremony.

YOOOOOOOOOOO! The Boy Chris’ new podcast debuted today with SPECIAL GUEST Marisa Ingemi!

We did it! We made the first ever real episode for our newest podcast, Across College Lacrosse! I’ll be on it, and Marisa Ingemi will be joining the show once a week as well.

“Authorities: Investigation into Lafayette College student’s death is closed, toxicology tests found no alcohol,”

By the time Lafayette College freshman McCrae Williams died after a day of drinking in September, there was no alcohol in his blood, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Thursday. With the results of autopsy toxicology tests in, the investigation into the 19-year-old lacrosse recruit’s death is complete, said Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, adding that he found no evidence of criminal activity. Days after Williams’ Sept. 11 death, Grim said he died of a head injury.

“This was a young man who, after drinking over the period of a day or so, likely had some kind of fall in his dorm room and his friends thought he was drunk,” Morganelli said Thursday. “Unless there is some kind of new information that comes forward, my investigation has ended.” After interviewing about a dozen Lafayette students, Morganelli released a timeline of events in September, showing that Williams was drinking at a party with friends in the afternoon of Sept. 9.

Hofstra spent a great afternoon at the “Onondaga Indian Reservation learning about the origin of lacrosse and The Creator’s Game.”

Another great photo from today. #RoarWithPride

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Here’s another article about Montana’s trip to play the Mexican National Team in Mexico City last week.

Beyond the brilliant sunshine, Tucker Sargent found a stirring source of warmth in Mexico City recently. Sargent is coach of the highly successful Montana men’s lacrosse team. He took his Grizzlies to the heart of Mexico, 641 miles south of the United States border, for an exhibition game against the Mexican National Team last Sunday.

The game went off without a hitch and fans of the Montana club program will be happy to know their team won, 12-6. But that’s not what made the trip epic. Sports have a way of pulling back the curtain on perception. We read in the newspaper Mexico is a rotten place to live, with lots of drugs and crime and poverty. But what of the people? All those children who have no choice where they live and try as they might to make the most of it? As part of the Grizzlies’ trip, which was organized to give the Mexican team a dose of salty competition ahead of the July world championships in Israel, Sargent and his players scheduled two days of clinics for 6- to 9-year-old kids.

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Air Force is ready to go for their scrimmage versus Notre Dame today.

Looking good, Vermont.

High school lacrosse team gives basketball team a boost.

A half-hour before tip off, the arena at Southwell Complex was already buzzing. The Columbia College women’s basketball team had just completed a 31-point win, and the Cougar Brass, Columbia’s pep band, was pumping out a rendition of “Jungle Boogie.”

But it wasn’t until a few minutes later, when 14 members of Columbia’s men’s lacrosse team entered the arena, that it truly began jumping. Clad in helmets and lacrosse pinnies, as though they were on their way to practice, the players revved up their crowd with several “Let’s Go Cougars” chants as they marched toward the student section.

“They lost the last time they played William Woods, so they asked us to come out and support them today,” freshman lacrosse player Carson Morrissey said.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

FAAAAAAAAKE NEEEEEEEEEEEWS: Boston and Philadelphia - not so different after all.

The upcoming Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl faceoff has exacerbated a rivalry that for years has been relatively quiet — or at least ignored by most. Now that Bostonians have been reminded just how much Philadelphians annoy them — and vice versa — it’s not all that pretty. Even real-life bald eagles and cream cheese are falling prey to the backlash. But as Philadelphians cross their fingers for revenge for the 2005 Super Bowl, I’m here with a peace offering: Boston and Philadelphia aren’t actually all that different.

(Disclaimer: I’ve lived in Boston for 4½ years, but I grew up in a South Jersey suburb of Philadelphia. It’s been an athletic conflict for me, as of late, but I’m hoping to get away with just cheering for both teams next weekend as I do during the regular season.) So here’s my attempt at defending the city that Bostonians will be trash-talking until the big game, the city I consider my childhood home. It’s not a plea to end the rivalry, just a request to appreciate all we have in common, too. At least until Super Bowl Sunday. Then it’s game on.

Absolutely beautiful shot.

World/National News.

I approve: People are having “Gym Parties” instead of going out and getting drunk.

Alex James, the bassist from the band Blur, might famously have said he celebrated his 20th birthday with drink, his 30th with drugs, and his 40th with food, but these days turning 20-something is rather different. The only bottles we’re swigging from are water bottles and we’re popping protein balls, not pills. Our LBDs - little black dresses - have been usurped by GDLs - “gravity-defying leggings”, and we’re addicted to avocado on toast, not class A drugs. Which all goes to explain why gym birthday parties - once the preserve of hyperactive children - are now becoming a hot new invite for young adults. Held in the new breed of supergyms - which are now harder to get into than the coolest bars and restaurants in town - it’s seen as a treat to get a group of friends into sold-out classes which otherwise operate waiting lists and one-in-one-out online queue policies.

It’s official, there is a new mood for getting sweaty more than getting sloshed. More than a quarter of 16-24 year olds are now teetotal, according to a 2017 study by the Office of National Statistics, and “mindful drinking” - however ghastly the expression - does seem to be catching on. More than 500 people attended Club Soda, a sober festival in London last year, where the only thing to drink was 20 non-alcoholic craft beers.

Your GIF/Video for January 28, 2018.

Tom Cruise broke his ankle and showed Graham Norton’s audience a slow-mo video of his accident.

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