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College Crosse Prospectus - December 6, 2018: Strength Of Schedule Analysis

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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 6, 2018.

College Crosse News

Apologies for the lack of content the last few days, as I was having some computer issues. Anyway, onto to the links!

The Boy Chris has been on his grind. Here are schedule breakdowns for Canisius, Robert Morris, Harvard, Providence, Furman, Loyola, & UMass Lowell. Additionally, Chris also calculated the strength of schedules of the teams that have already released their 2019 calendars. You can find the top 10 nonconference SOS & the top 10 overall SOS directly below.

Dolphins in the community.

The Bellarmine Knights announced their 2019 captains.

Bellarmine University Head Lacrosse Coach Jim Mitchell has announced team captains for the upcoming 2019 season with senior Josh Wehn and juniors Morgan Macko and Eric Rubak selected to fill the leadership positions.

“I’m looking forward to seeing these three take on elevated leadership roles this season,” Mitchell said. “They are strong role models for our program, because they do things the right way…both on the field and in the classroom. Eric, Morgan and Josh are respected by their peers and represent the standard of what it means to play lacrosse here at Bellarmine.”

Loyola with a nice ticket promo video.

The Boston Cannons will no longer be playing at Harvard Stadium.

For the first time since 2015, the Boston Cannons will be making their permanent home outside of Boston.

The Major League Lacrosse franchise announced on Tuesday they would play their games in the 2019 season at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy. Outside of a short stint at Gillette Stadium in 2015, the Cannons have made Harvard Stadium their regular home since 2007.

The Cannons — depleted, like much of MLL due to the impending competing Premier Lacrosse League — played two home games at Endicott College in Beverly and one at Hingham High School a season ago.

Boat races at Marquette look like a whole lot of fun.

The Daily Collegian caught up with BOSS Tambroni to get his thoughts on the new shot clock rule for 2019.

College lacrosse season is almost here. Preseason games will start in a little over a month with the regular season starting in just under two. The college game has been played without a formal shot clock rule for years. Most coaches wanted one instituted, but each had their own opinion on how to go about doing so. There was never going to be a solution that made everyone happy. Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni didn’t get exactly what he wanted with the new rule, but he feels like it is a step forward nonetheless. “I think it’s going to be a positive contribution to our game,” Tambroni said. “I think it is going to help the game have more flow.”

Get your weight up!!

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Five Minutes with a Hardshell: Matt Rambo.

This month’s featured hardshell is Matt Rambo, who helped lead Maryland to the 2017 National Championship and holds program records in points (257) and goals (155). Rambo will make his National Lacrosse League debut this month with the Philadelphia Wings. Four other Terps are also set to compete in the NLL this season, with league play beginning on December 15.

How did you get involved with the NLL? What attracted you to the league?

”I always wanted to play in the NLL. Growing up I always watched the Philadelphia Wings, so when this opportunity presented itself, I jumped all over it. I think the indoor game can take my outdoor game to the next level. It’s such a fun and different game and makes your skill level so much better in so many different areas. I was just excited to have the opportunity – I wanted to try it out at least one time. I think all the best lacrosse players that have ever played were both indoor and outdoor players, so I wanted to be in the category where I got to play both and say I got to play in both leagues.”

The Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 25 is out.

Great video shared by Travis Eldridge of LSN.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

#AnotherOne: Apparently Millenials ruined the Philly Accent.

Sorry, wooder ice and Iggles fans: Big changes in the special Philly dialect we know and (mostly) love, noted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania only five years ago, seem to be happening faster than anyone expected.

This latest report comes from Betsy Sneller, a linguist who’s been studying the Philadelphia accent for six years. Sneller, who earned her PhD this past spring at Penn and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgetown, recently discussed the accent on a linguistics podcast called “The Vocal Fries,” with hosts Carrie Gillon and Megan Figueroa. The trio addressed how millennials (like Gen Xers before them) are shifting our dialect — and what that change means for the Philly accent as we know it.

World/National News

Yesterday was the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral. His son, former President George W. Bush gave a heartfelt & emotional eulogy.

We try to keep things aggressively apolitical here at College Crosse, but I wanted to make an exception here. Not many people know this, but when he was Vice President Bush under President Ronald Reagan, Bush visited Eritrean refugee camps & communities in Sudan in March of 1985. Here’s a 1985 Washington Post article about his visit.

“Deeply moved” by the plight of Eritrean refugees, Vice President Bush today appealed to Ethiopia to open talks with Eritrean rebel leaders to facilitate food shipments to the long rebellious province.

Speaking at Kassala airport after a three-hour afternoon visit to the Eritrean refugee camp here, Bush asked Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam to “give a little” and “recognize there is a great tragedy” due to famine and fighting there.

”The world wants you to reach out” and help the starving, he said, noting he was within a few miles of the Ethiopian frontier, “but you cannot even get in there.”

Before leaving Khartoum for Kassala, Bush held a private 50-minute meeting with President Jaafar Nimeri at the People’s Palace. Later they were joined by aides for another 40 minutes.

I was three years old and in Khartoum at the time of his visit. This was a big deal for all Eritreans, as Bush was the first western leader to even recognize the legitimacy of our fight for freedom, let alone actually come and visit Eritrean refugee camps.

After Vice President Bush’s trip he helped to open the door for myself and thousands of other Eritrean refugees to come to America in the 80s and then later aided Eritrea in the process to become a member of the United Nations after we won our freedom from Ethiopia in 1991 after a 30-year war for independence. I wouldn’t be here pumping out Hopkins/Big Ten propaganda providing objective lacrosse analysis were it not for President Bush.

President Bush will be remembered at a funeral service in Houston today and then buried at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. May he rest in peace.

Your GIF/Video for December 6, 2018

Here is a shocking GIF of a brutal pup attack on delivery man.

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