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College Crosse Prospectus - November 2, 2018: Pitt Adds Women’s Lacrosse; Across College Lacrosse With Jovan Miller

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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 2, 2018.

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ANOTHER ONE!! The University of Pittsburgh to add women’s lacrosse in 2021-2022.

University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke announced today that Pitt Athletics will add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport. The program will play its inaugural season against NCAA Division I competition in the 2021-22 academic year. Pitt will be the ninth Atlantic Coast Conference institution to sponsor the sport at the NCAA Division I level. The program will be fully funded with the NCAA maximum of 12 scholarships and play its games at the Petersen Sports Complex. “On behalf of our University and Department of Athletics, we are extremely excited to announce the addition of women’s lacrosse as a Division I sport at Pitt,” said Lyke, who in 2014 chaired the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Committee. “We are grateful for the support of our Board of Trustees and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher. Their belief in the vision and future of Pitt Athletics has been vital.

Shout out to BOSS Lyke.

Here’s an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the big news.

When previously asked about the possibility of adding sports, Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke was regularly understated, speaking of Pitt’s current offerings while noting it was a possibility that would be continually reevaluated throughout her tenure. On Thursday, she had some more concrete news. Pitt will be adding women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport, Lyke announced Thursday, bringing a new sport to the university’s menu of athletic options, one that fits in well both geographically and culturally with its relatively new home in the ACC. It marks the first time Pitt has added a sport since softball was instituted during the 1997-98 academic year.

Hopefully, Pitt will also add a Division I men’s lacrosse team soon.

Chris did a great Across College Lacrosse podcast with former Syracuse midfielder Jovan Miller on the PLL, the Orange, and plenty more.

Episode 31 of Across College Lacrosse is here! I had a chance to talk to former Syracuse Orange midfielder Jovan Miller on a few topics. We led off with why he chose to join the Premier Lacrosse League and shared some interesting tidbits about Paul Rabil exploring his business venture. After a discussion on diversity in the league, we went into some interesting points about what he’s doing at Syracuse University as well as his thoughts on the current team and the new rules.

Chris also did an post on Jovan Miller and the PLL for Troy Nunes that you should definitely check out.

Former Syracuse Orange midfielder Jovan Miller is one of more than 140 players that are joining the brand new Premier Lacrosse League, which launches in June. Miller, along with fellow former Orange alums Steven Brooks, John Galloway, John Lade, JoJo Marasco, Brandon Mullins, Kevin Rice, Sergio Salcido, and Joel White, were all formerly with Major League Lacrosse until the announcement last month.

In an interview on my College Crosse podcast Across College Lacrosse, Miller went into depth about how the league came to be and why he chose to be a part of the PLL rather than sign with a team in Major League Lacrosse, where nearly all of the players came from.

But don’t expect him to play for long. Miller has other ideas for the future, but wants to be involved in the growth of the league.

Hit those corners, fam.

Marquette released their 2019 schedule yesterday.

Hey, if it’s almost basketball season, that means it’s almost almost lacrosse season! February will be here before you know it. Anyway, if you’re going to have a lacrosse season, then you better have a schedule. We got the Marquette women’s lacrosse schedule on Monday, and there’s a lot in it to dissect.

First, we have to point out that this is the first year of the reconstituted Big East. With East Carolina adding women’s lacrosse starting this season, Cincinnati, Connecticut Huskies, and Temple have left the Big East to form up a WLAX league in the American Athletic Conference, their native home conference. Florida and Vanderbilt elected to go along with them, as the two erstwhile SEC programs don’t have anywhere else to go and the league needs a quorum of members in order to get an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Speaking of Marquette, it looks like the Golden Eagles lacrosse family got a little bigger recently. Shout out to Uncle Amplo!

Get your weight up!!

The Vancouver Warriors postponed the opening of training camp due to ongoing labor issues in the NLL.

The Warriors were slated to open training camp on Friday at the Langley Events Centre, but that’s been postponed due to the league’s players and owners failing to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement. Regular season games are slated to begin Dec. 1. Vancouver is scheduled to kick off its 18 league games on Dec. 8, hosting the Toronto Rock at Rogers Arena. In June, the Vancouver Canucks bought the Vancouver Stealth and shifted them downtown from the Langley Events Centre, where they had spent five years after moving up from Everett. They created new uniforms and rebranded the team as the Warriors in September. The Professional Lacrosse Players’ Association said Wednesday on Twitter: “The players remain united in their quest for a fair CBA. Dialogue in proposal exchanges are continuing. The players have pledged to not attend training camps until they are satisfied a fair memorandum of understanding is reached and ratified by the players.”

Not lacrosse related, but I just wanted you all to know that a star was born last night.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Blessed: There’s an Eagles’ Super Bowl baby boom in Philadelphia nine months after big win.

The Eagles rewrote history by winning the Super Bowl in February. It appears they also boosted the birth rate in Philadelphia. Nine months after Nick Foles, Doug Pederson and the underdogs of 2017 topped Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to give the Eagles their first Lombardi Trophy, Philadelphia hospitals are reporting “something of a baby boom,” as 6 ABC’s Action News reported this week.

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You too can get a hotel room underwater for the low, low price of one year’s tuition at an Ivy League school.

At $50,000 a night, this once-in-a-lifetime experience—literally sleeping with the fishes, stingrays, turtles, and sharks—doesn’t come cheap.

In 2005, architect Ahmed Saleem deferred his dreams and settled for opening the world’s first underwater restaurant, Ithaa, at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. At Ithaa, diners can eat five-star cuisine, five meters under the Indian Ocean, watching sharks and blue tangs swim past as they dine under an acrylic canopy. It’s an architectural marvel that would be the highlight of many designers’ resumes, but not for Mr. Saleem, as he is known around the resort. What Mr. Saleem really wanted to build was an underwater bedroom where he could spend the night dreaming under the sea and wake under the waves. This year, he finally got his dream in The Muraka, an all-glass hotel room that sits 16.5 feet under sea level.

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