GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for October 29, 2018.
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So I’m sure you’ve heard about a new lacrosse league coming next summer. The Premier Lacrosse League was announced on Monday, with reports appearing across outlets, and not just in the lacrosse world. Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, and the New York Stock Exchange all got in the action of the new league. We’ve now seen the player pools and heard plenty on how we got to this point. Paul Rabil, who has been the face of the PLL thus far, spoke with me about building a new pro sports entity, why the touring model works, the power of a broadcast partner like NBC, and a whole lot more (Olympic lacrosse anyone??). The full transcript of our interview is directly below.
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Amazing night last night @Marist in Tenney Stadium with a great group of our alumni! Thanks to everyone who made the trip and celebrated the program with us. The current team was honored to share the field with some our most decorated players for the night. Hear some thoughts from Coach Wilks and #Marist #Lacrosse Alums Evan Guarini '12 and Lou Aboyoun '08. #FAM #EC34
In a well-structured Maryland lacrosse practice that balanced fundamentals and game simulated conditions, several players stood out. Today, we will focus on the defensive side of the field before focusing on the offensive side of the field and overall team practice highlights in later articles. Keep in mind that this is fall practice, and several players were limited in participation while recovering from injuries.
With the graduation of two-year starter Dan Morris - who is still on campus finishing his degree and sometimes comes to workouts to help current goalies – Maryland will break in a new goalie. As coach John Tillman told reporters, “We’ve had good goalies every year since I’ve been here.” We should expect whoever starts in goal to follow that pattern.
Rain or shine, Penn puts in that work!
It has been called the fastest sport on two feet. Today, the sport itself is growing fast. But for many years, Hal Rosenberg had to explain he wasn’t talking about a municipality on the Mississippi River.
They made bumper stickers: “La Crosse is not just a city in Wisconsin. Play lacrosse.”
Rosenberg, 67, a long-time psychotherapist in the Madison area, has played and coached lacrosse — a team sport in which a stick with a basket is used to carry and shoot a ball into a goal — since high school in Long Island, New York.
Rosenberg is generally credited with popularizing and expanding lacrosse in the Madison area. He didn’t launch it. A man named Bruce Tully did that in 1973, forming a team called the Madison Gladiators.
When you’re a national champion living your best life.
Cayuga Community College is ramping up it’s athletic program. Starting in the fall of 2019, The Spartans will field a men’s lacrosse team with the addition of women’s lacrosse to follow. “Lacrosse is a great addition to our athletic offerings, and one that I’m sure will appeal to our current students and to prospective students interested in attending Cayuga,” Athletic Director Pete Liddell, said. Lacrosse is just the latest addition to Cayuga’s growing athletic offerings, with the college’s baseball team scheduled to begin its inaugural season in the spring of 2019. “This announcement is particularly exciting because our student-athletes playing lacrosse can compete at Falcon Park, which will be the College’s first outdoor athletic complex and features a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field,” President Brian Durant, said.
Salisbury men’s lacrosse team is coming in hot with a new hype video from their Maroon & Gold game.
Junior midfielder Ally Kennedy has been selected to the United States Women’s National Lacrosse Team to play in the President’s Cup next month. She will join recent Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse alumna Kylie Ohlmiller along with 23 of the best women’s lacrosse players in the country. The President’s Cup will highlight over 300 teams playing from Nov. 16 to 18 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Kennedy and Ohlmiller are the only players from Stony Brook to be named to the national team in the history of the program.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
This was the first week in Carson Wentz’s young career when grumblings could be heard in Philadelphia about the quarterback’s play. Not full-on Philly heat, but after Wentz failed to punch it in the waning moments last week against the Carolina Panthers despite being deep in Carolina territory, some questions popped up: Does he need to be more clutch late in games (he has three game-winning drives in three seasons)? Is he struggling with his decision-making? How much of the Panthers loss, and the Eagles’ slow start to the season, should he wear? It was a topic of conversation on sports talk stations and around watercoolers. Coach Doug Pederson was even asked whether he would speak with Wentz about blocking out the noise.
The game was in London, so obviously there were a lot of great “Carson Wentz looks like Prince Harry” Tweets throughout the day. Here’s a fun video of Ducis Rodgers of 6 ABC in Philly asking Londoners if they can spot the difference between Carson & Harry.
Invasive species can be ruthless. Surprisingly, they can also be adorable. When non-native plants, animals, and pathogens are introduced into a favorable new environment, they can sweep through the ecosystem and threaten the survival of the native flora and fauna. They also wreak havoc on the economy. From Burmese python to Asian carp, efforts to eradicate or control invasive species cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $138 billion per year. But in one notable case, humans have been happy to make an invasive species feel at home. We’re talking about cats: one of the most prolific invasive species in history.
The National Wildlife Federation defines invasive species as any kind of living organism — an animal, plant, seeds, even bacteria or fungus — that is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm. It turns out that domesticated cats have no native range. Originally bred from wild cats and introduced to North America by European colonists, domesticated cats are now listed as one of the top 100 invasive species worldwide by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
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