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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 December 17, 2018.

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VMI released their 2019 schedule.

Looking forward to a new season and new challenges, fourth-year VMI head lacrosse coach Jon Birsner announced his team’s 2019 schedule Friday afternoon.

The team opens the season with a heavy home schedule with three consecutive contests at Drill Field No. 2. The Keydets host Manhattan on Feb. 16 before welcoming NJIT to town on Feb. 23. Both contests are slated for a noon start. VMI will then host Mount St. Mary’s at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

After playing a road game at Wagner on March 5, the Keydets open Southern Conference play at Richmond on Saturday, March 9.

24/7 Sports with a Maryland Terps offseason update.

In the second installment looking ahead to Maryland men’s lacrosse season, I’ll look at some of the offensive players that caught my attention during fall practice. In a well-structured practice that balanced fundamentals and game simulated conditions, several players stood out. Keep in mind that this is fall practice, and several players were limited in participation while recovering from injuries.

It is a little difficult talking about offensive positions for Maryland lacrosse. Coach John Tillman has embraced positionless lacrosse so he can get the best athletes and best talent on the field. What I can do is tell you who looked good in practice.

#GotEm!!

From the Wall St. Journal: Will box lacrosse stick in long island this time?

Rise in grass-roots interest, stronger leaguewide ownership may spell success; ‘now’s really the moment for this sport’

Blessed,

DigitalLacrosse uploaded another gem. This one features the 1992 regular season game between Syracuse & UMass.

This PopSugar writer has some advice for well-meaning parents who get excited at games based on her experiences playing youth lacrosse,

Let’s get one thing straight: my mom and dad are both wonderful people, and they raised three pretty awesome kids, or at least I’d like to think so! While I can’t thank them enough for carting me from soccer game to lacrosse practice and back again — not to mention paying for everything — I was always completely mortified as a kid whenever my parents would scream on the sidelines.

We’re not talking anything crazy. It’s not like they were booted from games for abusing the refs or picking fights with parents from the other team. It was mostly just superexcited cheering during pivotal moments in the game and some well-meaning advice on what to do next, despite the fact neither of them has ever set foot in a competitive women’s lacrosse game.

New Jamie Munro poscast with BOSS Petro.

Cornell announced that Tim Graham will join the team for the 2019 season.

Tim Graham, a member of the 2018 Australian Men’s National Team that finished fourth at the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championships, will join the Big Red for the upcoming 2019 season, as was announced today by Peter Milliman, the Richard M. Moran Head Coach of Lacrosse.

Graham went 52-of-100 (.520) at the World Championships, the fourth highest mark in the Blue Division, behind the US duo of Trevor Baptiste (.750) and Greg Gurenlian (.620), and Canada’s Jake Withers (.550). He finished the tournament with a team-high 35 ground balls.

Graham also competed for the Australian U19 team and was named the team’s MVP following its contest with England. He was a two-time captain of the U18 Victorian Lacrosse Team (2016, 2017) and was a three-time All-Star at the U18 Australian Lacrosse Championships (2015, 2016, 2017), as well as the tournament MVP in 2017.

Graham was named to the Victorian Men’s State League All-Star Team 2017. As a member of the Malvern Lacrosse Club, Graham has taken home the team’s Best and Fairest Award (2018), and the team’s MVP Award (2018). An outstanding athlete, he previously attended Monash University where he played Australia Rules Football and Cricket. Graham will have four years of eligibility with the Big Red.

Akron Zips introduced their new head coach - Christy Mitchell.

The Philly Wings are back!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

It’s a Christmas miracle: 30th Street Station’s iconic signboard may not be doomed.

Never fear. ’Tis the season of Christmas miracles, and lo, out of the East—well, the Northeast—there came a wise man … hmm, rather, a cool bro, U.S. Rep Brendan Boyle, who, alarmed at the prospect of not hearing that sweet clickety-clack when he takes Amtrak to D.C., dialed up the Big Train CEO, Richard H. Anderson, to implore him to Save That Sign. Anderson, Boyle reported on Marty Moss-Coane’s Radio Times on Tuesday, seems amenable to the idea. And it turns out planning for the PA redo is in early enough stages that the specs for project bidders can still be tweaked.

World/National News

No tip for this bot: Delivery robot bursts into flames at UC Berkeley.

Describing the robot as a “hero” and a “legend,” UC Berkeley students expressed their grief on Facebook as news of a fallen KiwiBot reached the campus community. About 2 p.m. Friday, a KiwiBot — one of the more than 100 robots that deliver food throughout the campus and city — caught fire outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. According to Sasha Iatsenia, head of product at Kiwi, the company is still working with UCPD to investigate the cause of the fire. Nothing like this has ever happened before, Iatsenia said. UCPD could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Your GIF/Video for December 17, 2018

Downtown back!

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