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College Crosse Prospectus - November 6, 2018: Villanova Releases 2019 Schedule

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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 6, 2018.

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Villanova released their schedule yesterday.

Villanova head coach Mike Corrado and his staff have announced their 2019 schedule on Monday afternoon. This year the Wildcats will play five games inside Villanova Stadium and hit the road for nine matchups. Last season the Wildcats got an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history and received their highest national ranking on March 5th when they were ranked fourth after starting the season 5-0. This was the best start in program history for the Wildcats and during the run defeated the later National Champions the Yale Bulldogs in overtime.

The Boy Chris did a great breakdown of the Wildcats’ schedule here.

The Villanova Wildcats are the 13th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the second team from the Big East. The Wildcats finished 10-6 in 2018 and 3-2 in Big East play. Villanova was the last at-large team that made the NCAA Tournament, but lost to the Duke Blue Devils in the first round.

Circle These Dates

2/16 (at Yale): The Wildcats have another good nonconference slate, with the same three games as they started last season. The Penn State OT win to start the season was really good, but the win over Yale was a stunner to say the least. So what will be the encore this year?

2/23 (vs. Hofstra): ‘Nova scored only seven goals in last year’s meeting with the Pride. That’s usually not good, until you find out Hofstra only scored twice. The nine total goals probably won’t happen again this time around, but both teams have notable losses to their personnel with Jack Concannon and Christian Cuccinello gone.

3/8 and 3/10 (vs. Penn, at Drexel in Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge): As was discussed in the Across College Lacrosse Philly men’s specials, we’ll see the first ever Philly college showcase event that features all four Philadelphia-based teams playing two games in three days in the suburbs and in University City. The Wildcats take on both of their local opponents from a year ago which produced good contests.

Nothing like an excruciating core session after a tough lift.

US Lacrosse adopts Native American Advisory Council.

Following allegations against the Dakota Premier Lacrosse League regarding the expulsion of three Native American youth teams in April, US Lacrosse, while not operating youth leagues, initiated discussions with representatives of the Native American lacrosse community on the issue.

Andrew Lee, who sits on the board of directors for the Tewaaraton Foundation, was one of those individuals. With his background in the sport, graduating from Hamilton College in New York, and as chairman of the board of trustees of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, he was selected as chair of the US Lacrosse Native American Advisory Council, which held its first meeting in September and will reconvene in January at the US Lacrosse Convention in Philadelphia.

Here’s a recently uploaded video of OSU women’s lacrosse team at Summit Vision Advantage Program back in October.

Shout out to Lord Belichick & BOSS Raba: Bill Belichick and John Raba talking Wesleyan Lacrosse.

Ball is life for High Point.

Get some pie and help a good cause.

Do you have a hankering for some really good homemade pie this Thanksgiving? The good news is that you can easily satisfy that and help a Saucon Valley girls sports team at the same time. The Saucon Valley District Championship girls lacrosse team is having a Thanksgiving pie fundraiser this year, Coach Jane Hoff said in an email.

“All pies are homemade and $12,” she noted. The available flavors are apple crumb, cherry crumb, blueberry crumb and pumpkin custard. Orders can be placed online or by calling Coach Hoff at 484-678-0901 and leaving your order in a voicemail message. All calls will be returned within 24 hours.

Jimmy Fallon gave the new lacrosse stick emoji some love on his Show.


What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

SAD: Children’s book totally screwed up the map of New Jersey.

If Santa thinks the map in the children’s book “I Saw Santa in New Jersey” actually resembles the Garden State, he needs to ho ho ho his way back to geography class. Montclair next to Camden? Atlantic City along the Delaware River? Not even close. On a good day, it would take someone about an hour and 40 minutes to get from Montclair to Camden. And Atlantic City is a good 80 miles from the Delaware River. The mix-up in the book by JD Green is just the latest pop culture error regarding New Jersey geography. “This is Us” recently implied that it took only 20 minutes to get from Alpine to Philadelphia.

World/National News

NYC cars to talk to one another in new traffic safety pilot program.

Your New York City bus or taxi may soon be able to sense the movement of vehicles and the timing of traffic lights within a several block radius as part of a trial program to reduce road injuries and deaths. As part of a $25 million pilot program, 8,000 vehicles will be outfitted with special devices that can communicate with one another, as well as with roadside sensors, traffic signals and app-enabled smartphones. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded New York City about $20 million for the pilot, which started in 2015.

The city is contributing up to $5 million for the project, local officials say. The city has installed roadside sensors in Midtown Manhattan along a two-mile stretch of the FDR Drive and on First, Second, Fifth and Sixth avenues between 67th and 14th streets. In Brooklyn, sensors also have been installed along Flatbush Avenue from Downtown to Grand Army Plaza.

Your GIF/Video for November 6, 2018

That’s a bit too close to nature for me.

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