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College Crosse Prospectus - October 3, 2018: Lacrosse Emoji Update; Syracuse’s Tucker Dordevic To Miss Fall Ball Due To Injury

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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 3, 2018.

But first, a special shout out to Mean Girls. Happy October 3rd Day!

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#LaxEmoji is set to drop in as part of the iOS 12.1 update,

Lacrosse world, you’ve been waiting for our own emoji. Countless calls for the lacrosse emoji have gone out over social media for years. By now, we know that the lacrosse emoji is coming. It was approved as part of the Unicode 11.0 update and was slated to hit phones this fall. A version of the lacrosse emoji came to Twitter this summer, causing fans around the world to get even more excited. Today, news broke that the lacrosse emoji will be part of the iOS 12.1 update, which will include all 70 new emojis that will hit iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac as early as this month. In addition, Apple released the image of the lacrosse emoji for the first time.

BLESSED!

OBVIOUSLY, I am a little biased but I definitely think the (Hopkins) blue lacrosse stick is going to be a major hit.

For some more background on all the work that went into the #LaxEmoji check out our special #Crossecast episode with Nicole Bohorad & Sarah Aschenbach, two of the main individuals behind the upcoming launch of the #LaxEmoji.

We have a pretty great Crossecast this week, as Ryan, & I talk to two of the main individuals behind the upcoming launch of the #LaxEmoji, Digital Marketing Executive Nicole Bohorad and Tewaaraton Foundation Executive Director Sarah Aschenbach. Thanks to Nicole’s efforts, strong backing from Sarah at the Tewaaraton Foundation, and others in the lacrosse community, the lax emoji is set to launch in the next couple months. Nicole & Sarah were gracious enough to talk with us about how the process started and everything that went into getting the final proposal ready for Unicode.

Syracuse’s Tucker Dordevic will miss out on fall ball due to an unspecified injury during practice.

Syracuse lacrosse midfielder Tucker Dordevic will miss all of his team’s fall competition with an injury. Orange coach John Desko, in his first media availability of the fall on Tuesday, said Dordevic will be ready to go by the start of spring practice. He would not specify what the injury is or when it was incurred. As a freshman last year, Dordevic chipped in with 15 goals and five assists. “We’ve gotten good reports with him right now, where maybe he could go if it was springtime (now),’’ Desko said. “But we just want him to come back slowly and make sure that he’s healthy and strong going into the spring.’’

Jared Bernhardt rocks the #1 jersey for the Terps and talks about the upcoming season.

Check out what nearly $6M in donations did to Penn State’s Panzer Field.

Out on the corner of University and Dauer, a bright LCD scoreboard flashes the following greeting: “Welcome to Panzer Stadium.” Enter the remodeled lacrosse facility at Penn State, and it becomes clear how much $5.6 million in donations can accomplish.

Along with the new display, various other goodies were bought with such extensive funding, with all renovations delegated to the home side. For example, gone are the days of sitting on blankets to watch the Nittany Lion lacrosse teams. Along with traditional bleachers, spectators can now rest on blue-and-white chairs.

Even more good news for Penn State, as star Grant Ament will play as a redshirt junior in 2019, allowing him to stay at Happy Valley for 5 years.

After missing the entire 2018 season due to injury, Penn State attackman Grant Ament had the option to redshirt and stay in college for five years. Ament and his family have decided to take that option and he will play as a redshirt junior in the 2019 campaign.

“We were thrilled,” coach Jeff Tambroni said at the news he was planning on staying his whole five years of eligibility. “Obviously we were disappointed we weren’t going to have him last year because that meant that his season was going to be done. But at the same time now that we are here knowing that we have him for two more years ... We know he’ll give back that much more.”

Manhattan’s putting in that work.

As Biggie would say, “more lacrosse, more problems”: New lacrosse program may lose funding.

A lacrosse team at Bellefonte Area Middle School may lose district funding due to recently discovered problems with its Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association designation, said Bellefonte Area School District Athletic Director Jimmy Soltis.

In a controversial decision in May, the BASD board of directors approved transitioning club lacrosse teams at the high school and junior high level in the district to PIAA-sanctioned lacrosse teams. District Fiscal Affairs Director Ken Bean said the whole program would cost the district about $130,000.

But Soltis said that, recently, when looking into which schools the middle school lacrosse teams could play, he couldn’t find any other PIAA teams in the area. The Mid-Penn Youth League, which the junior high leagues would play in, is part of U.S. Youth Lacrosse and the other teams in that league are all clubs.

More mic’d up from Lafayette, this round with defensive coordinator Jud Hall.

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BOSS Tiffany gave his thoughts on the new men’s lacrosse rules.

Virginia coach Lars Tiffany was tied up Tuesday morning on a teleconference with the NCAA men’s lacrosse rules committee, which was busy this offseason. The committee has passed a host of new rules, the most prevalent of which is the addition of a true shot clock. In the past, it was up to the referees to call a stall warning, thus beginning a 30-second shot clock. Men’s lacrosse will now feature a true 80-second shot clock, which will begin when a shot is saved, on first possession following a faceoff or after a penalty stoppage. The clock includes a 20-second clearing count, in which teams must advance the ball across the midfield line. If the team does not advance into its offensive end of the field in the allotted time, it will lose possession.

“It’s not really going to speed the game up too much, and I don’t know if we’ll see more goals,” Tiffany said. “We’re definitely going to see more shots and saves, and goalie save percentages are going to go up.”

LAXPOWER BACK?!?!?

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Want to start your own company, you might want to look into moving to Philly.

When AOL cofounder Steve Case visited Philadelphia this year, he observed a lot of growth in the startup community since his last visit in 2015, and suggested the startup community “hang together” to further spur momentum. Now Case’s VC firm Revolution, together with Forbes, has named Philadelphia one of the country’s top ten rising cities for startups. The new analysis released on Monday laments the fact that a whopping 76 percent of venture capital money in 2017 was concentrated in California, New York and Massachusetts, with funds specifically landing in Silicon Valley, New York City and Boston, which are all already robust startup locales.

World/National News

Top floor please: A colossal elevator to space could be going up sooner than you ever imagined.

For more than half a century, rockets have been the only way to go to space. But in the not-too-distant future, we may have another option for sending up people and payloads: a colossal elevator extending from Earth’s surface up to an altitude of 22,000 miles, where geosynchronous satellites orbit.

NASA says the basic concept of a space elevator is sound, and researchers around the world are optimistic that one can be built. The Obayashi Corp., a global construction firm based in Tokyo, has said it will build one by 2050, and China wants to build one as soon as 2045. Now an experiment to be conducted soon aboard the International Space Station will help determine the real-world feasibility of a space elevator.

“The space elevator is the Holy Grail of space exploration,” says Michio Kaku, a professor of physics at City College of New York and a noted futurist. “Imagine pushing the ‘up’ button of an elevator and taking a ride into the heavens. It could open up space to the average person.”

Your GIF/Video for October 3, 2018

When you REALLY want some fish for dinner.

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