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College Crosse Prospectus - November 15, 2018: Air Force & Denver Release 2019 Schedules; Georgetown Announces Team Captains

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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 15, 2018.

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The Flyboys at Air Force released their schedule. Here’s a breakdown of their 2019 calendar.

The Air Force Falcons are the 21st team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Southern Conference. The Falcons finished 5-10 in 2018 and 3-4 in SoCon play. After a fall filled with off-field drama, Air Force failed to three-peat as SoCon champions with interim head coach Bill Wilson. He was named the program’s permanent head coach earlier this fall.

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2/16 (vs. Marist): It was the Nick Hruby game for the Falcons last year. He scored six of the team’s eight goals, including three of the final four tallies over the Red Foxes. He was one of the very few seniors that remained on the team and provided some kind of leadership. They might miss that this year, even with three juniors as captains.

2/23 (vs. Cleveland State at the Faceoff Classic in Denver, CO): Last year’s meeting in Colorado Springs was a little weird. The game was supposed to be at Peter Barton Stadium, but was then moved inside the Air Force Academy’s Holaday Athletic Center. The Vikings led by six goals after three quarters, but then gave up five straight in the fourth. But the Falcons couldn’t come back to win.

3/26 (at Yale): Yale should be pretty good this season. That’s not good news for the Falcons, who got whooped by Cornell last season. Let’s hope this year’s Ivy League visit goes better than the trip to Ithaca.

Chris took a look at Denver’s 2019 slate, which will be their first season without Trevor Baptiste since 2015.

The Denver Pioneers are the 20th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Big East. The Pioneers finished 13-4 in 2018 and 5-0 in Big East play. Denver fell once again in the Big East Tournament, this time to Georgetown in the conference championship game, but defeated Notre Dame in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Albany in the quarterfinals.

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2/16 (at Duke): It looked like the Pioneers would take home the victory after impressive first and third quarters. But that’s why you play four quarters. Duke came out and scored seven times in the final quarter to take a three-goal win. And that was with the Blue Devils winning only seven faceoffs.

3/2 (at North Carolina): UNC was a weird team last year, finishing 7-7 and not making the ACC or NCAA Tournaments. But the Tar Heels made their matchup against the Pioneers an interesting one outside of Denver scoring five straight goals in the first half. North Carolina made it a two-goal game twice in the second half, but the Pioneers stopped any possible rally.

3/9 (vs. Notre Dame at the Pacific Coast Shootout in Costa Mesa, CA): The sport’s best western rivalry returns to the left coast this season, and that’s really great for fans out in California. This game always brings excitement for everyone watching at home or on site, especially the two meetings last year. It might not be the style of lacrosse most people are used to, but sometimes it’s good to be different.

Georgetown names 3 players as captains for 2019.

Georgetown University’s Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Kevin Warne has announced the team captains for the 2019 season. Seniors Daniel Bucaro (East Setauket, N.Y. / Ward Melville), Austin McDonald (Olney, Md. / Georgetown Prep) and Lucas Wittenberg (Kennesaw, Ga. / Harrison / Mercer) will lead the Hoyas on the field during the upcoming campaign. “I am really excited for the appointment of Austin, Dan and Luke as our 2019 captains,” said Warne. “Each of them has a unique ability to connect with their teammates to bring the best out of them day in and day out. They live what a Georgetown lacrosse player is.”

My Blue Jays are getting ready for Turkey Bowl season.

Friend of the site, Jack Goods, is the new sports editor for the Leader-Telegram.

I made it my goal to return to Wisconsin at some point in my life when I graduated from Marquette University in May of 2017. It’s fair to say I didn’t think it would happen this quickly.

But when Gary Johnson reached out to me about the sports editor opening at the Leader-Telegram, I saw it as an outstanding opportunity for a new adventure and a return to the state I fell in love with over my four years in Milwaukee.

Since leaving my graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center, I’ve spent a year working for my hometown paper, The Buffalo News, covering nearly every beat we had to some capacity. I spent time reporting about the city’s two major sports teams, the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, as well as the area’s four Division I basketball teams, University at Buffalo football, indoor lacrosse, golf, the National Women’s Hockey League and high school sports.

I don’t know what is going at Holy Cross with this broom, but I like it!

Get your weight up with BOSS Galloway of Jacksonville.

John Galloway, the gold medal-winning goalkeeper for the U.S. national team and co-MLL Goalie of the Year for the Dallas Rattlers, is the only active men’s professional lacrosse player who doubles as an NCAA Division I head coach.

Galloway led Jacksonville to the precipice of an NCAA tournament appearance last year, finishing just shy of that goal with an overtime loss to Richmond in the Southern Conference final. He incorporates the Dolphins’ strength and conditioning program into his own regime.

Check out a day in the life of USC lacrosse.

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Sixers are winning it all: Jimmy Butler arrives in Philadelphia, says this 76ers team ‘will find a way’ to win an NBA championship.

If the latest NBA Finals odds are any indication, the Philadelphia 76ers are suddenly a much bigger threat to win a title now that Jimmy Butler has arrived from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Considering Butler’s antics on the way out of the Midwest, it remains to be seen just how well the four-time All-Star will fit in alongside Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Co. in the City of Brotherly Love. But it appears, at first glance, that Minnesota’s trade with the Sixers is just as pleasant for him as it is for Philadelphia.

World/National News

Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives.

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.

That challenges what the authors call the prevailing view of our evolutionary cousins, that they lived risky, stressful lives. Some studies have suggested they had high injury rates, which have been blamed on things like social violence, attacks by carnivores, a hunting style that required getting close to large prey, and the hazards of extensive travel in environments full of snow and ice.

While it’s true that their lives were probably riskier than those of people in today’s industrial societies, the vastly different living conditions of those two groups mean comparing them isn’t really appropriate, said Katerina Harvati of the University of Tuebingen in Germany.

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