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College Crosse Prospectus - November 29, 2018: Bucknell & Ohio State 2019 Schedule Breakdowns

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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 29, 2018.

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Bucknell had a big year in 2018, but how will they fare without Will Sands? Chris took a look at the Bison’s 2019 schedule to see if BU has a chance at the Dance this season.

The Bucknell Bison are the 31st team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the third team from the Patriot League. The Bison finished 11-4 in 2018 and 7-1 in Patriot League play. Bucknell was bounced in the Patriot League quarterfinals by Boston University and missed making the NCAA Tournament.

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2/2 (at Maryland): What a way to start the regular season for the Bison. Bucknell starts things off with a trip to College Park to take on the Terps, who reload as they always do. THe matchup would be a lot better if it happened last year, but now the Bison will have to rely on guys such as Reed Malas and Tommy Sopko on offense with Christian Klipstein manning between the pipes. It’ll be very difficult to replace the production of Will Sands with just one player.

2/23 (at Ohio State): The Bison have a challenging nonconference slate of games, with the Buckeyes looking to return to the NCAA Tournament after a year absence. Bryant Boswelland Conor Shears are the only two returning players that made at least one start on defense last year. Bucknell might need to count on some of their younger players to play big roles early in the year.

Ohio State didn’t make the NCAA Tournament last year, but they look solid going into 2019. Check out what’s in store for the Buckeyes this season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the 30th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the Big Ten. The Buckeyes finished 8-7 in 2018 and 3-2 in Big Ten play. Ohio State lost to Johns Hopkins in the Big Ten semifinals, which ended their hopes of potentially reaching the NCAA Tournament. Circle These Dates

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2/23 (vs. Bucknell): Bucknell looked like a team that would make a run for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Boston University. The Bison might look a little different without Will Sands and other key contributors, but still will be a good challenge for the Buckeyes early in the season.

3/2 (vs. Marquette in the Patriot Cup in Dallas, TX): This was an interesting game last year, with the Golden Eagles winning 8-7 in double overtime. That started Ohio State’s low part of the season as they would lose six of their next seven games. Marquette has built themselves as a pretty good team with Joe Amplo leading the way, and they got better with the additions of Andrew Romagnoli and John Hulsman.

3/16 (vs. Denver): Ohio State got ahead of the Pioneers early in last year’s meeting before Denver scored nine straight goals to take home the win. Two years ago in Columbus, the Buckeyes crushed Denver in a surprising 16-7 victory. Ohio State returns both of their FOGOs, while Denver loses one of the best in Trevor Baptiste.

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Tennis, anyone?

Here’s a nice reader submission of Michigan’s 2019 schedule so far via MGOBlog.com.

I know many of you won’t care, but for those who find lacrosse interesting in the slightest, the schedule this year is going to be an interesting one even though it hasn’t been officially announced yet. I found 11 games out there, but I’m sure there will be more added later.

1. Ohio State’s lacrosse schedule came out today, and it officially announced The Game (lacrosse version) will be on the last weekend of regular season play. Previously it was on the third weekend of Big Ten play.

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Here’s a good post from US Lacrosse: How a coach in the heartland fell in love with lacrosse.

Broken Arrow, a nascent high school boys’ lacrosse club in Oklahoma, received a US Lacrosse First Stick Program grant in 2017. Just one year later, the program is poised to make its varsity debut in the Heartland Lacrosse League.

Tim LaBelle, US Lacrosse’s regional manager for the Southwest, caught up with coach Jason Nichols, who led BA in its inaugural season at the junior varsity level — and who lives with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Describe the history of the Broken Arrow program.

Indian Nations Youth Sports took over a very small Tulsa youth program and expanded it to school-named teams in spring 2014. This program serves K-8. Also in 2014, high schools started breaking off into their own club teams. Broken Arrow is the last of the large schools in this area to form a team. Until spring 2018, Broken Arrow players fed into the Tulsa club team. A small group of rising freshman players wanted their own BA high school team, and they worked together with their parents to create this team. We created the team with 10 players and started the season eight weeks later with 17.

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USA Luge’s 4th annual Running of the Balls fundraiser is coming up in about 2 weeks!

USA Luge has announced the fourth annual Running of the Balls, a fundraising initiative to help support the team’s athletes and programs.

The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., upon conclusion of the first day of luge World Cup competition. Hundreds of lacrosse balls, donated by Tri-Lakes Youth Lacrosse, will fly down Lake Placid’s Olympic Sports Complex luge track at top speed. Fans will be able to participate in this unique event by entering as many balls as they’d like.

The event will be covered live on USALuge.org, 93.3 WSLP-FM and www.wslpfm.com. Media sponsors include the Lake Placid News, 93.3 WSLP-FM and Adirondack 105 FM, and the Lake Placid UPS Store is providing event-related services. Last year’s Running of the Balls event raised more than $10,000 for USA Luge.

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Craft beers might cost a little more at the 2019 Final Four in Philly.

Though there’s no shortage of craft breweries in and around Philadelphia, a new state tax set to begin in 2019 could mean a higher price attached to Pennsylvania-made brews. The new tax – the enactment of which was recently postponed and will begin July 1, 2019, instead of Jan. 1 – will be levied by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and put a new tax on malt and brewed beverage manufacturers selling out of their own establishments.

This will specifically target the holders of a “G” license, which is designated to breweries. Those license holders are subject to a 6 percent tax on every retail dollar sold once the tax takes effect. That would be 42 cents added to a $7 craft beer, for example.

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Injured scooter riders are flooding US emergency rooms. Accident rates could be as high as 1,000 per month.

What started out as a typical sunny day in San Diego for Pat Brogan ended with a trip to the emergency room.

She was visiting the seaside city with her husband in August, and they thought it would be fun to rent two of Lime’s electric scooters. A San Francisco Bay Area local and an avid cyclist and skier, Brogan liked the idea of zipping around town without using a car. After cruising along for about a mile, the couple started to descend a steep hill. Brogan, 63, eased on the brakes as her scooter gained speed -- only to discover they didn’t work.

”I blew through three intersections and luckily didn’t get hit,” she said. “I’m now going 25 mph heading toward six lanes of traffic.”

By the end of the day she’d be in the hospital. And she’s not the only one. Starting in March, a handful of tech companies dropped thousands of e-scooters across nearly 100 US cities, and injuries have surged. Two people have been killed in electric scooter accidents. And trauma surgeons are reporting daily occurrences in hospitals from San Diego to Denver to Austin. Some of these injuries have been life-threatening; others have left people permanently disabled.

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OOPS!: Video reveals how gender reveal party sparked a massive fire in Arizona that caused over $8M in damages.

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