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College Crosse Prospectus - November 14, 2018: Manhattan Releases 2019 Schedule; NLL Labor Dispute Threatens Start Of 2018-2019 Season

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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 November 14, 2018.

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Manhattan released their 2019 schedule yesterday. Here’s a breakdown of their calendar by The Kid Chris.

The Manhattan Jaspers are the 19th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the Patriot League. The Jaspers finished 4-10 in 2018 and 0-6 in MAAC play. Manhattan went winless in conference play for the second consecutive season.

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2/9 (vs. Wagner): The two teams played to a triple overtime thriller two years ago, which went in Manhattan’s favor. Now, the Seahawks have a new head coach in Bill McCutcheon and hope to change their program around for the better.

2/19 (vs. Lafayette): Manhattan jumped ahead early on Lafayette in last year’s meeting, but the Leopards clawed back to tie things up at nine entering the final quarter. But goals fromTrevor Pelletier and two from Brandon Grinnell were the only tallies in the fourth quarter to give the Jaspers the win.

2/23 (vs. St. Bonaventure): This might be the best game for Manhattan to get their first MAAC win in over two years. And it comes with a first-year team joining the MAAC. Maybe that will help jumpstart the Jaspers’ run to making the conference tournament?

It looks like there is a very good chance that the NLL season will not start on time and that the first two weeks of the season may be lost.

A letter circulating social media indicates that the National Lacrosse League (NLL) is prepared to pull the plug on the first two weeks of the regular season if the Professional Lacrosse Players Association (PLPA) does not agree to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Nov. 14. The letter, signed by NLL Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz and addressed to PLPA president Peter Schmitz, was posted on Twitter by professional lacrosse player Zach Currier. In the letter, Sakiewicz said after Nov. 14 it is not possible to flight in players, arrange hotel rooms and arrange physicals in time to hold training camps for teams to have their rosters set for the regular season to begin on time.

The Saskatchewan Rush canceled an exhibition game that was supposed to be on Friday because of the labor situation in the NLL.

With the National Lacrosse League only weeks away from the scheduled start of the 2018-19 season, players remain in limbo without a new collective bargaining agreement. That lack of contract resolution is now affecting Saskatchewan Rush fans. The team had been scheduled to play a pre-season exhibition game Friday against the Colorado Mammoth at SaskTel Centre. That game has now been cancelled. The league is still scheduled to open the new season on Dec. 1.

Hobart had a great tug of war session yesterday.

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Hartford Athletic owners exploring lacrosse, rugby pro teams.

The owners of the Hartford Athletic soccer club are exploring opportunities to bring professional rugby and lacrosse to historic Dillon Stadium.

Bruce Mandell, the CEO and chairman of Hartford Sports Group (HSG), says the investor group, including co-partners Joseph Calafiore Jr. and Scott Schooley, has spent additional money to upgrade its artificial, organic turf field at Dillon Stadium in hopes it will someday accommodate both professional rugby and lacrosse.

HSG is in the beginning stages of pursuing the new teams, drawing inquiries from several leagues, Mandell said. He did not elaborate on which leagues were under consideration.

Look mom! No mats!

Denver released their 2019 schedule.

Jeff Tambroni explains the balance of nonconference scheduling for Penn State men’s lacrosse.

A team’s nonconference schedule is of paramount importance in lacrosse. It makes up a larger percentage of a team’s schedule than in a majority of NCAA sports. For Penn State, eight of its 13 games will fall outside of Big Ten play. For coach Jeff Tambroni and his staff that leaves a lot of wiggle room in terms of who the Nittany Lions will see each spring. However, that doesn’t mean they just get to pick eight teams off of a board and that they will then see all eight the next year. “What you want and what you are able to get are typically two different things for Penn State,” Tambroni said. “For the last eight years we have reached out to the same four or five schools, multiple ACC schools. So, our philosophy is to try to just prepare yourself as well as you can before you enter into the Big Ten schedule.”

You don’t grind, you don’t shine!

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Looks like Amazon was never coming to Philly.

After 13 months of nonstop Amazon HQ2 hullabaloo, we can all breathe again, for we can officially confirm what many of us knew deep down: Amazon was never going to come to Philadelphia. In fact, it seems likely Amazon was never going to land anywhere outside the New York and the Washington, D.C., areas, the two locations across which the cunningly calculating tech giant announced on Tuesday morning it will split its headquarters.

That is, the company plans to divide the promised 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in economic impact evenly between Long Island City, Queens, and Arlington County Virginia’s Crystal City, or what Amazon is now branding National Landing.

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Would you pay $80M+ for a painting?

This week, a painting by the British artist David Hockney is set to displace Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog” as the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. ”Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” will be sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Nov. 15 for an estimated $80 million, overtaking Koons’ 2013 record of $58.4 million.

Hockney’s previous auction record is $28.5 million for his 1990 painting “Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica.”

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Toy Story 4 trailer dropped.

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