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College Crosse Prospectus - January 8, 2018: USA Lacrosse Announces FIL World Cup Roster; Notre Dame Lacrosse Is The New King Of ESPNU.

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USA Lacrosse announced the 23-man roster for the FIL World Cup this summer.

U.S. national team head coach John Danowski has named the 23-player travel roster that will represent the United States in the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.

The roster was selected from the 48-member U.S. men’s national team after the Team USA Spring Premiere on Saturday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. That was the seventh evaluation weekend for the players since Danowski was named the head coach in late 2015, including four events since July.

”I have been blown away by their commitment to this process, probably highlighted by this weekend where travel was a mess,” Danowski said. “Guys were getting here at three in the morning, flights were being changed, guys got up at three in the morning to take a train to Baltimore to fly here and never complained, not once. It just shows they love the game and they love being a part of this.”

I wrote a post last night about why Notre Dame is the new king of ESPNU.

That’s five scheduled ESPNU games with the possibility of two more in the ACC Tournament. Notre Dame does have two away games at Maryland & Ohio State this season as well, so there’s a reasonable chance that the Big Ten Network will decide to air at least one, if not both, of those games when the network releases its tv schedule in the coming weeks. So it’s possible that seven of Notre Dame’s 12 regular season games will be on national tv, with potentially a couple more in the ACC Tournament. That’s pretty impressive.

Additionally, one other thing that I noticed about Notre Dame’s press release, is that the Irish were the only school to have included ESPNU dates/times along with their schedule. Indeed, none of the other ACC teams (Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, & Syracuse) attached any details about being on tv in their releases, not even their games versus Notre Dame. The words “tv” or “ESPN” aren’t even in any of the other four ACC press releases.

LET’S GOOO!!

Here’s a great old school video of Salisbury lacrosse from coach Berkman’s first year.

and here’s part 2 of the Salisbury lacrosse video.

Check out this great article on Dave Huntley from The Globe & Mail.

Dave Huntley played, coached, managed, taught, analyzed, promoted and otherwise proselytized for lacrosse, serving as an ambassador for the sport in two countries.

He won collegiate championships in the United States and played a key role in helping an underdog Canadian squad score a stunning, come-from-behind overtime victory to claim the world field lacrosse championship in 1978.

Mr. Huntley died suddenly of a heart attack on Dec. 18 at Boynton, Fla., where he collapsed after conducting a box lacrosse clinic on an outdoor roller-hockey rink. He was 61.

Mr. Huntley helped revive the traditional field game in his homeland.

In the late 19th century, lacrosse was the king of sports in Canada, as thousands gathered around fields to watch matches, including those for a silver championship cup donated by Lord Minto, the governor-general. The sport’s popularity waned in the next century until an indoor version of the sport – box lacrosse, or boxla – became popular during the Depression and the dominant variety in hockey-mad Canada. Field lacrosse remained popular on certain campuses in the Eastern United States.

EPOCH built 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.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Kid Chris will be interning as a producer at WIP’s morning show all week this week! Make sure you call in and demand more lacrosse talk on Philly sports radio.

Philly Mag says the city is now in its third restaurant renaissance.

n 2007, the year that Osteria opened, this magazine ran an essay by then-food editor April White titled “Fork in the Road.” The article was well-timed. White believed that our food scene was at a tipping point and wondered what it would become. Did the land of water ice and BYOs and Stephen Starr have the strength and confidence to grow into a world-renowned food city? The years after proved that we certainly had the ambition.

And then, around 2010, something changed. The big openings from the big guys began to feel … expected. Some restaurants were just flat-out head-scratchers. Places like JG Domestic, Alla Spina and Juniper Commons added volume, but not ingenuity. There were bright spots, but Philly’s food scene was in a rut comprised entirely of small plates. Even the menu designs became indistinguishable. The owners must have felt it, too. Whether they lost their way, lost their money or just simply moved on, our restaurant kingpins began to ghost.

But the void they left didn’t stay empty long. When most of us weren’t looking, a new group of chefs — with their own way of doing things — quietly, subtly and unexpectedly ushered in Philly’s third restaurant renaissance. And with it, we just may have finally found our true culinary identity.

World/National News.

You can unlock the doors of this SUV using your face.

A $45,000 electric SUV using facial recognition to unlock doors, Amazon’s Alexa to entertain and a 49-inch screen across the dashboard may be a harbinger of driving’s future. It also shows what China’s doing to grab that business now as the government pushes gas guzzlers off its roads. Byton, a Nanjing-based company started by former BMW AG executives, on Sunday became the first Chinese automaker to hold a large-scale unveiling at CES in Las Vegas. XPeng Motors, backed by funding from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is set to unveil a production model on Tuesday. That’s on the heels of launches by new entrants such as NIO, backed by Asia’s biggest technology company, Tencent Holdings Ltd.; and WM Motor Technology Co.

Your GIF/Video for January 8, 2018.

This one’s for anyone with a noisy radiator.

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