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College Crosse Prospectus - November 30, 2018: Across College Lacrosse With Sandy Brown; Loyola & Syracuse Announce 2019 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 30, 2018.

College Crosse News

MLL commissioner Sandy Brown jumps on Chris’ Across College Lacrosse podcast to talk about the league’s future, changes to the schedule, and plenty more in a great pod with The Kid.

The league’s All-Star Game will take place on July 27 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The game will be aired on ESPN2. The league will also return to a Championship Weekend format. The semifinals will be held on September 27, and the title game will be on September 29 at a time and site to be determined. The MLL Championship will be televised on ESPNEWS.

Additionally, commissioner Sandy Brown discussed the schedule changes in a new episode of Across College Lacrosse. He also quickly gave an update on the rebranding efforts by Troika. The full interview is below. Make sure you subscribe to Across College Lacrosse on Apple Podcasts or on SoundCloud.

Loyola announced four captains for the 2019 season.
Four Loyola University Maryland Men’s Lacrosse players – seniors John Duffy, Lucas Jackson, Pat Spencer and junior Ryan McNulty – have been named captains for the 2019 season, Head Coach Charley Toomey announced. The quartet was selected by a vote of their peers at the conclusion of the Greyhounds’ fall season.

The Orange also named their captains for 2019.

Five Syracuse standouts will represent the Orange men’s lacrosse program as team captains for the 2019 season, including a trio of players serving in their second stint as ‘Cuse captains. Tyson Bomberry, Austin Fusco and Brad McKinney will be team captains for the second year in a row, while Marcus Cunningham and Peter Dearth were elected for the first time. Team captains are chosen by a team vote.

From way downtown, BANG!

US Lacrosse with the Swax Lax story.

“I quit!”

Laura Gump had accidentally hit her daughter in the head with a lacrosse ball while teaching her to catch in the backyard. For Gump, a member of the first Summit (N.J.) High School girls’ lacrosse team in 1981 and former University of Rochester player, the disheartening exchange inspired her to develop Swax Lax — a lacrosse training ball that’s the same weight and size as a hard regulation ball, only it’s softer.

Swax Lax, which Gump launched in 2015 after trying in vein to teach with tennis balls, beanbags and hacky sacks, is an excellent training tool for new players of all ages. It enables them to learn skills with more confidence and less fear of the ball. The balls are also ideal for indoor training, since they don’t bounce, roll very far or harm hardwood gym floors. More than 800 stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. carry the product.

FINALLY, an interesting halftime interview.

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Half time interview with Black HC @tallandtan Black up 14-7.

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Here’s a post about Lafayette’s recent trip to a local school.

Although the regular season is still a few months away, the men’s lacrosse program is staying busy this fall through their volunteer efforts in the community. This past Tuesday, Nov. 27, members of the team visited March Elementary School on College Hill to read and speak with a class of second graders. The trip was the first event of an ongoing partnership with the 2nd and 7 foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need, according to their official website.

The visit provided the players with an opportunity to talk about their experience as student-athletes at Lafayette, and to describe the work they have done to get to this point. Senior defenseman Zack Merle attended the trip and helped explain the importance of being a well-rounded person to the young students.

Make sure you watch the last video in this Army weight session Instagram post.

Woof, that’s a big catch: Lacrosse comes to Pinellas schools,but with a catch.

After years of pleading from players and families, the Pinellas County School Board has finally committed some funding needed to start lacrosse teams at four high schools; St. Petersburg, East Lake, Palm Harbor, and Clearwater High.

But the players have got to come up with the rest. And right now, they’re about $30,000 short with a deadline approaching.

Chris Hogan with a great HEADstrong video.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly Mag with an awesome post on what you can eat and drink at the Christmas Village in Center City.

Christmas Village is in full swing across Love Park, Dilworth Park, and City Hall Courtyard. The German-inspired open-air market for gifts, ornaments, and European treats is the perfect place to shop for holiday gifts (or to treat yourself), sip some wine and beer, and taste goodies from local chocolates and Austrian pastries to bratwurst and cheesy raclette sandwiches.

The festivities are a little different this year, with a new layout, new vendors, and a new beer garden-slash-seating area, plus happy hour deals and tastings on select weekdays, but the traditional European-style fare remains the same.. These are all our favorite things to eat and drink at Christmas Village.

World/National News

Moooooo: ‘World’s biggest cow’ will never stop growing.

Knickers the massive 1.4-tonne steer captured the world’s attention this week as pictures circulated of his towering height and monstrous frame. His size means he is too big for the abattoir and will therefore live out his days as king of the herd on his West Australian farm, but there is a potential downside to his huge proportions. The immense size that will stop him being made into steaks could be the result of a rare genetic condition that will eventually do the gentle giant in. The seven-year-old behemoth, measuring 6ft 4in (194cm) to his shoulders and weighing more than 3,000lbs (1,400kg), could suffer from gigantism and keep growing until his body can’t cope.

Your GIF/Video for November 30, 2018

This is actually pretty precious.

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he’s so happy via @milliegxmble

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