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College Crosse Prospectus - January 7, 2018: Ohio State & Canisius Preview; Team White Wins At Team USA Spring Premiere.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for January 7, 2018.

College Crosse News.

The Kid Chris took a look at Ohio State’s 2018 schedule.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the 47th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the sixth and final team from the Big Ten. The Buckeyes had a record-setting season, going 16-5 on the year and appearing in the National Championship game. They lost to Maryland, 9-6, in the game, which was the team’s second loss to the Terps in three meetings. They also came up short by one-goal to the Terps in the Big Ten championship game. Ohio State adds two good opponents in Boston University and Hofstra. They get rid of Bellarmine, Fuman, and UMass.

Make sure you also check out Chris’ review of Canisius’ 2018 calendar.

The Canisius Golden Griffins are the 46th team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the third team from the MAAC. The Griffins finished last year 6-9 and second in the MAAC, but lost to Marist in the conference semifinals. They also had a coaching change, with Randy Mearns leaving for St. Bonaventure and Mark Miyashita coming in from Sacred Heart. Canisius lets go of Denver and Air Force from the Pioneer Face-Off Classic, and replaces them with Colgate and Furman.

Team White defeated Team Blue at the Team USA Spring Premiere.

Maryland senior Connor Kelly made the last of his six shot attempts count in today’s Team USA Spring Premiere, scoring the clinching goal with 1:53 remaining in overtime to help the White team defeat the Blue team, 9-7, at windswept IMG Academy Field here.

Matt Abbott added an empty net goal with 48 seconds to play for the White, which scored nine of the game’s final 12 goals after falling behind, 4-0. Brian Phipps kept the Blue team at bay in the second half and overtime, surrendering just three goals and making 10 saves for the White team.

The US Lacrosse-hosted exhibition represented the last evaluation opportunity for nearly 50 players vying for a spot on the 23-man U.S. team that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship July 12-21 in Israel. The Blue-White Game followed two practices, as Team USA coach John Danowski and his staff prepare to announce the travel roster Sunday after morning meetings.

“Whoever we pick is going to be terrific,” Danowski said. “It’s just about picking the right guys and getting them in the right mindset.”

Notre Dame Tweeted out the rest of their 2018 schedule yesterday.

Speaking of Notre Dame, here’s a great hype video that was uploaded onto YouTube yesterday.

Blessed: “Epoch player/designer helps company build its first women’s lacrosse head.”

Epoch Lacrosse is still a relatively small player in the overall market for sports equipment. But the Roseville manufacturer’s sales have grown 52 percent in the last year, concentrating on high-end equipment for the game. This year, Epoch decided to expand into the women’s market and immediately selected its “unicorn” product engineer Emily Plahn to co-lead the development of a new head for women’s sticks with industrial designer Evan McDonell. The new head, called “the Purpose,” had to suit the evolving skills of the women’s game.

“The women’s game has a lot more constraints on their equipment,” Plahn said. “To design within that has been a big challenge.” Plahn is a rare combination in the sporting goods industry: a female engineer who also coaches and played lacrosse. Epoch founder and co-owner James Miceli suspects she is the only female product engineer in the lacrosse industry.

Friars don’t let a little snow get in the way of their grinding.

Check out Ryan’s exclusive NFL Playoffs picks.

Did everyone else know there was a Hopkins Lacrosse documentary and just not tell me? Because that’s not cool at all.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

You’re fired: In only his third day in office, new Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner cleaned house on Friday and fired nearly EVERYBODY at the DA’s office.

It’s been only three days since District Attorney Larry Krasner officially stepped in to his role, but his campaign promise to radically overhaul the prosecutors’ office already appears to be in motion. Several news outlets are reporting that Krasner dismissed more than 30 assistant district attorneys on Friday. A source in the DA’s office has confirmed this with Philadelphia magazine.

Workers who are being dismissed will reportedly be informed by the end of the day on Friday. In a statement obtained by City and State PA, Krasner’s spokesman, Ben Waxman, said the DA “has confidence in the ability of our employees to adapt to these changes … That includes appropriately handling cases or other matters that are scheduled for the coming weeks.”

World/National News.

Couple vow to take their treehouse fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen built a Florida beachfront treehouse that would be the envy of any child. It’s got two levels, hammocks and windows looking out on the Gulf of Mexico.

But the hangout has cost the couple a handsome sum: about $30,000 to construct and probably five times that in legal fees as they’ve fought local authorities over it, Tran said. Now, they’re at their last stop, the Supreme Court. Unless the high court intervenes, the treehouse must be torn down.

The justices had their first opportunity to consider taking the case at a closed-door conference Friday, and a decision on whether they will weigh in could come as early as Monday.

The couple’s lawyer, David Levin, acknowledges the case is unlikely to be accepted by the justices, who only hear argument in about 80 of the thousands of cases they’re asked to take each year. But he argues that his clients’ rights were violated when a Florida court “rubber stamped” a ruling proposed by the city of Holmes Beach without any evidence of independent consideration.

Your GIF/Video for January 7, 2018.

BILLIONS!!! The official trailer for season 3 of Showtime’s Billions dropped yesterday and boy does it look good.

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