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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for October 10, 2018.

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Previewing VMI’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule.

The VMI Keydets are the eighth team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the Southern Conference. The Keydets finished 2-11 in 2018 and 0-7 in SoCon play. It was the second straight season VMI won two games, beating Hampton and NJIT in both seasons.

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2/23 (vs. NJIT): The Highlanders were one of two teams the Keydets defeated in 2018. NJIT was also the only team that played a full Division I schedule between them and Hampton. This could be the best chance for either team to win a game this season.

3/5 (at Wagner): Last year’s meeting started out slow, before the two teams exploded for four goals each in the fourth quarter. VMI made things interesting with 1:58 left, but the Keydets couldn’t get the equalizer in the loss to the Seahawks. VMI could take advantage of Wagner and their uncertainty at head coach.

4/6 (at Bellarmine): The Keydets played the Knights to a three-goal loss, which was their closest loss against a SoCon opponent. Things didn’t get any easier for VMI with Bellarmine hiring Jim Mitchell as their new head coach over the summer. The Knights did lose some personnel in John Hulsman and Michael Autry, which could help the Keydets.

It’s all hustle, baby.

US Lacrosse has a great photo collage of the Orange Alumni Classic in the Dome from this past weekend.

Lacrosse is back in Central New York, and the Syracuse men’s lacrosse team got the action going on Saturday, hosting the Orange Alumni Classic at the Carrier Dome. The Orange welcomed back over 50 former players, some of which took the field for an intrasquad scrimmage. The White Legends took down the Blue Legends 13-9 behind multiple goals from Sergio Salcido and Mike Iocono. Photos by Rich Barnes.

The Vikings were cleaning up in Cleveland.

Here’s a nice article on JMU’s scrimmage versus Team USA.

Entering the Team USA Fall Classic, James Madison coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe was fielding numerous questions regarding her team’s identity in 2019 after her team’s first-ever national championship in 2018.

“So many questions coming into the game [were] fired at me about who we are, and to be honest, we don’t know who we are yet,” Klaes-Bawcombe said. “This is our first competitive opportunity.”

The Dukes stunned the lacrosse world with wins over Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Boston College to claim last year’s NCAA Division I crown. But they enter the spring without their star seniors, including Tewaaraton finalist Kristen Gaudian, who traded in her purple and gold for the red, white and blue on Saturday. She was one of 10 college graduates from the 2018 season that played with the U.S. women’s national team for the event on Tierney Field.

It’s never too early to prepare for the annual Turkey Day Bowl.

I got next (no I don’t).

Ohio State & North Carolina will meet up at Calvert Hall this weekend for the annual Fall Ball Lacrosse game at the high school.

The University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team will close out its 2018 fall ball season this Saturday when Coach Joe Breschi’s Tar Heels travel to Towson, Md. to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The annual Fall Ball Lacrosse game at Calvert Hall College High School is a fundraiser for the Michael R. Breschi Scholarship Fund at OSU. The fund honors UNC head coach Breschi’s late son Michael who passed away during his coaching tenure in Columbus prior to him coming to his alma mater in 2008. Events are scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Calvert Hall which is located at 8102 LaSalle Road, Towson MD 21286.

This goes out to all my Syracuse people: J-D’s Cook a natural fit for Syracuse lacrosse, “It’s a dream come true.”

Griffin Cook likes to joke that his decision to play lacrosse at Syracuse University was made almost at birth. He’s stretching the truth, but not by much. And Saturday, he began to show what a natural fit he could be with the Orange.

Cook, a freshman attack out of Jamesville-DeWitt, scored twice for the white team in an intra-squad scrimmage in the Carrier Dome. The contest lasted just three quarters, with the white taking a 15-9 decision. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve looked forward to this my whole life,’’ Cook said. “So it’s just great to finally be here. Hopefully, I can make an impact.’’ Cook brings immense skills and a sense of history to the Orange. His great grandfather, Victor Jenkins, played lacrosse at Syracuse from 1922-25 and was later elected into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. His grandfather Hank Cook (1958-61) and great-grandfather Harry Cook (1936-38) each played football at Syracuse.

I found Villanova’s new captain.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I knew this day would come: Sea monster invades Philadelphia Navy Yard.

It appears that a sea monster may be trying to bust out of the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The huge inflatable sculpture was unveiled at Building 611 on Monday. Artists used 20 inflated tentacles ranging from 32 to 40 feet long to create the eye-popping display. This is the first collaborative partnership between Group X, a group of Philly-based artists, curators, and organizers whose members are anonymous, and the Navy Yard. Visitors can see the monstrous display through November 16.

World/National News

Scientists connect 3 actual human brains (then make them play Tetris).

Neuroscientists behind the project called it “BrainNet”, a “multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving”. In layman’s terms, researchers from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University figured out a way to connect three brains (still attached to their human hosts!) and have the owners of said brains make collective choices together without speaking. And they tested it by playing Tetris. Because of course they did. The team used “electroencephalograms” (EEGs) to record electric impulses from two human brains and “transcranial magnetic stimulation” (TMS) to deliver information to a third brain. The end result: an interface that allowed three human subjects to collaborate and solve Tetris problems using brain-to-brain communication.

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