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College Crosse Prospectus - October 19, 2018: Former UNC Great Joey Sankey Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer, To Host 5K On November 3rd

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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 19, 2018.

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Former UNC star Joey Sankey will host a 5K at Penn Charter on November 3rd to raise awareness & funding for testicular cancer research. Sankey was recently diagnosed with the disease and discussed the issue in a heartfelt post on Instagram yesterday.

Now THIS is how you grow the game: Rattlers and puppies - A winning combination.

Florida A&M University students experienced their first ever ReLAX with Puppies on Wednesday afternoon. The men’s Lacrosse Club teamed up with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s animal therapy program on The Quad where therapy dogs were made available to help students reduce stress and relax before midterms get underway. About 30 minutes before the event, students were already making their way to The Quad to see the talked about puppies that would be making their way soon. From 1-3 p.m., students were able to pet and play with puppies like Brody, the 3-year-old golden retriever-lab mix. “I’ve been really stressed out this week. With Hurricane Michael and midterms coming up. Seeing these dogs really made my day,” senior Cierra Thomas said.

Looks like ReLax was a big hit.

Here’s a great compilation of hockey lacrosse goals.

Nice article about Nebraska redshirt freshman Kade Warner: Why Kade Warner was a man of his word to his lacrosse buddies in the 480.

Giving lacrosse a try. “I played basketball my freshman, sophomore and junior years and then track my junior year, then my senior year, I tried lacrosse. That was fun while it lasted but I probably won’t do it again. I didn’t want to play basketball (senior year). I was a center at 6-1 so I wasn’t big enough to play center, so I moved to lacrosse. We went to the semifinals at state.”

The biggest adjustment in lacrosse? “It had to be the stick and the ball. That was the weirdest thing, being able to throw to catch with that thing. I’m used to catching with my hands and throwing with my hands, so having like a tool in your hand to catch and throw was the weirdest thing. I didn’t get that down until the end of the season.”

Preach, Dan!

This article has a very strong opening paragraph: Meet the man in the middle of Tri-Cities’ lacrosse boom.

Rob Hart used to like watching baseball. He enjoyed its pace, the strategy, the excitement. But lacrosse has ruined that. Baseball became too slow for him. Hart still will take in a baseball game, but only because his nephews are playing and they are family. Hart fell in love with lacrosse. That love has turned into a devoted service to the Tri-City lacrosse community, helping the sport grow in this region.

I stand by my prediction.

It looked good coming off the stick, though.

Denver announced the 2018 Alumni All-Stars roster for this weekend’s game.

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will host its final fall competition date of the exhibition season this weekend when they welcome a collection of Alumni All-Stars back to Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium Saturday at 12 p.m. MT. Admission to the event is free. Saturday’s Alumni All-Stars roster includes 17 players from Denver’s 2015 National Championship team, including seven former Denver All-Americans in Mark Matthews, Chase Carraro, Eric Law, Wes Berg, Connor Cannizzaro, Erik Adamson and Christian Burgdorf. The coaching duo of Brian Wegner and Jeremy Noble will return to the sidelines for the Alumni All-Stars, who won the game 8-7 a year ago, despite being outshot 62-37.

Gotta keep your eye on the ball at all times.

After going 3-0, FGCU is really feeling themselves.

I always knew hurling would come for lacrosse: The countdown is on for North America’s First Hurling vs. Lacrosse Match on November 3rd 2018 in Los Angeles, as part of Ireland Week.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Harsh but fair: No, Boston, you do not have the best pizza in America. We do.

All right, Boston. Your Red Sox just beat our Yankees in the ALDS and the Patriots are miles better than both the Giants and Jets. You can have sports. But how dare you come for our pizza crown? TripAdvisor released on Tuesday its list of America’s 10 best pizzerias. And something called “Regina Pizzeria” in Boston topped the list. Not a New Jersey pizza spot, not even a New York one. A Boston pizzeria. No. 1 in the country. This feels like a “Black Mirror” episode -- and in this dystopian pizza future, the entire world has lost its taste buds.

I’ve never been to Regina Pizzeria. I’ll probably never go to Regina Pizzeria. You know why? You don’t go to Hawaii to ski, you don’t go to Colorado to surf and you sure as hell don’t go to Boston for pizza. Obnoxious accents and mediocre coffee? Sure. Maybe even clam chowder -- we’ll admit New England’s take on the soup is better than Manhattan’s, ya chowdahead.

World/National News

Latte bubble popping: Starbucks selling stores, closing office in Europe.

Starbucks is restructuring its European operations after several years of slowing sales. The Seattle-based coffee chain is selling 83 company-owned stores in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg to its longtime partner, Alsea. Alsea will also provide services to 177 other Starbucks locations in those countries which are owned by franchisees. Mexico City-based Alsea already operates more than 900 Starbucks stores in Mexico and South America. The deal is similar to one Starbucks made in 2016, when it sold off its stores in Germany.

Your GIF/Video for October 19, 2018

When mom takes you to Popeye’s Chicken for dinner.

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