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College Crosse Prospectus - February 16, 2018: Game Day, Lafayette VS. Wagner & Duke VS. Denver; New Power Rankings; Big Ten Lacrosse TV Schedule Released.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 16, 2018.

College Crosse Game Day

Shout out to Anish for coming up with the great Happy Hour Bingo idea. I encourage you to check out the Tweet and see some of the responses as a bunch of them are quite hilarious. Here are a few of my favorites:

Happy Hour Lacrosse! Get some!

Below is today’s Big Board. Clicking on the team name will take you to that team’s homepage. Clicking on the Stream cell will take you to the broadcast of that game, while the Live Stats cell will take you to the live stats of that game. Let’s go to the Big Board!!

College Crosse Big Board For February 16, 2018.

Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
4:00 Lafayette Wagner Patriot League Network Live Stats
5:00 Duke Denver ESPNU Live Stats

Skittles Scale!

(Ed. Note: For entertainment and informational purposes only! #WeDoNotEndorseGambling!!)

Though the Duke vs. Denver series is still pretty young in comparison to other rivalries out there (this is only the 13th meeting between the two), it certainly makes up for its relative youth in quality. This game will also feature two giants in the game in BOSSES Tierney & Danowski, the two winningest head coaches in NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Division I history. This will be the 21st game overall between the two coaches (Tierney leads 13-7), and the ninth meeting as coaches of Duke & Denver (Tierney leads 6-2). The two actually grew up within five miles of each other and are good friends.

Look for another exciting game between the Pioneers & Blue Devils. Duke comes into this one will a great deal of momentum after their three lopsided wins to start the season. But watch out for Denver, the Pios have won six out of the last ten matchups, including the last three games in the series.

College Crosse News.

Check out Chris’ new Power Rankings!!

More teams made their 2018 debuts last weekend, and this weekend, the Ivy League and others will also get their seasons started.

Since a few teams still have not played, we won’t update their description from last week.

Without further ado, here’s our first regular season edition of the Power Rankings!

Uncle Jimmy came through!!: The Big Ten Network to air a robust number of games this season.

The 2018 Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons will feature a robust slate of television and online coverage, with more than 45 games featuring Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers set to be carried on BTN and ESPN Networks.

On Thursday, BTN announced its 2018 coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse, televising at least 28 games, including six postseason matchups, and streaming approximately 30 other games on BTN Plus. Additional regular season events may be added to the schedule at a later date.

Men’s television coverage begins on Saturday, Feb. 17, when Stony Brook visits No. 16 Penn State at 2 p.m. ET. Highlighting the remainder of the schedule are five appearances by reigning national champion and No. 2 ranked Maryland, including a matchup against No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. ET. BTN will also televise the semifinals and championship game of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament beginning on Thursday, May 3, from Ann Arbor.

Captain Nadelen sits down for his first Tiger Men’s Lacrosse Report of 2018 to discuss last weekend’s game versus Hopkins.

Our man Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a wonderful piece remembering Jeremy Huber, who would’ve been playing his senior year with the Blue Jays this year.

It’s the little things that remind Johns Hopkins midfielder Patrick Fraser of former men’s lacrosse teammate Jeremy Huber. Anytime the senior sees comedian Will Ferrell, Fraser recalls Huber dressing up for Halloween as Ferrell’s Buddy from the film “Elf.” When “Family Guy” airs on television, Fraser laughs because that show was one of Huber’s must-watches as part of his nightly routine.

And Fraser is reminded of his former teammate every time he slips on a pair of size-12, black dress shoes that Huber lent to him. Fraser wears those shoes for every Blue Jays game. “He’s on our minds every time we step onto the field,” Fraser said. Huber died Jan. 26, 2015, of complications caused by pneumonia and flu just days before the 18-year-old freshman defenseman would have taken part in his first spring scrimmage for the Blue Jays. The 2018 season would’ve been his final year at Johns Hopkins, and the players who make up the senior class said Huber’s presence continues to resonate with them.

Nice Haverford video with men’s lacrosse captains Patrick Girard & Isaac Krier.

Andrew Alderman, listed as an assistant equipment manager for the NY Lizards (Andrew’s section is towards the bottom of this link) has filed a lawsuit in NYC accusing his former school where he used to teach of firing him because he was white.

A former Bronx phys-ed teacher claims he was smeared by students and later canned by administrators because he’s white, according to Manhattan court papers.

Andrew Alderman, of East Meadow, LI, was fired from PS 306 last August for alleged verbal abuse — including calling one student a “bitch” and telling kids in a class that they were statistically likely to “end up either pregnant or in a gang.”

But Alderman says he was the target of a retaliation campaign by his accusers. “The students who made the allegations . . . had been referred by Mr. Alderman for discipline and thus had a personal vendetta against Mr. Alderman,” court papers claim.

Alderman’s suit claims the Morris Heights school violated protocols by interviewing only a handful of students, without independent witnesses.

Cornell is ready to go in their season opener versus Colgate this weekend.

After a disappointing 2017 season marked by a slow start and an improved finish, Cornell men’s lacrosse will enter its 2018 campaign with high expectations. The team starts its campaign with a new coach, after Matt Kerwick’s resignation from the helm at the end of last season. Interim coach Peter Milliman took the reigns and preached playing the team’s best brand of lacrosse from the moment he took over.

“We’re looking to play some better lacrosse [this season],” Milliman said. “We’re looking to work as hard as we can on the details and being a sound fundamental team.” Cornell Athletics announced in May that Milliman would serve as interim coach through the 2018 season and that the search for a new coach would begin after the team is finished this spring. “It’s always a great opportunity to lead a program like this,” Milliman said. “It’s really a special place to be, and I’m honored to have the opportunity.”

The Daily Targum with a nice Army vs. Rutgers preview.

In just its third game of the season, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team faces a tough task, as the No. 11 Scarlet Knights (2-0) hit the road to take on No. 13 Army (2-0).

The Black Knights are off to a scorching start to the year, winning their first two games by scores of 18-6 and 14-5, respectively.

They boast a balanced attack, having four different players with at least 5 goals and three players with at least 8 total points.

It will be a challenge for the Rutgers defense, but the team’s best unit is loaded with experience and features the likes of seniors Michael Rexrode and Alex Bronzo, who have both played in their fair share of big games.

Head coach Brian Brecht is not deterred by Army, knowing that his group of upperclassmen are up to the task and won’t be rattled when going on the road for the first time this season.

“One of the things I’ve been very proud to talk about and share is our 14 seniors and our leadership and our balance,” Brecht said earlier in the week. “The guys that we have on the defensive end and the offensive end. (Army is) a veteran team, we’re a veteran team.”

Is this the most anticipated Albany season ever?

Can you remember a season as highly anticipated as this for UAlbany lacrosse? The Great Danes are the third ranked team in the country and with the top recruit in the nation joining a Tewaaraton Award finalist on attack, a first-ever trip to the national semifinals almost feels expected. That top recruit, Tehoka Nanticoke, and that returning Teewaraton Award finalist, Connor Fields, will be the engine that drives a team which could very well set the NCAA record for goals scored by one team This season starts as it seemingly always has; at nationally-ranked Syracuse. The Carrier Dome is a place UAlbany has won only once against the Orange, but a win on Saturday could be the springboard to a program-defining year. Head coach Scott Marr joined Big Board Sports to preview the Syracuse game and the season ahead:

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Strike while the iron is hot!: Yuengling wants “Philly Special” trademark for beer.

Move over, Bud Light. There’s a new brewery hopping on the Eagles bandwagon. Actually, it’s the oldest in the country. D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. recently filed a trademark application for “Philly Special.” The company is considering applying the phrase to one of its existing beers — such as Yuengling Lager — in the Philadelphia region, or perhaps using it for a new beer altogether. “The past few weeks have been so exciting for Philadelphia fans everywhere,” Yuengling’s marketing director, Tyler Simpson, said in a statement. “We thought there might be something fun we could do for loyal Yuengling drinkers in the Philadelphia region.”

World/National News.

Oh boy: UK super rat INVASION - Mutant rodents resistant to toxins will plague British households

The mutant rodents are resistant to poison after developing a genetic mutation called L120Q, which renders many toxins useless. Scientists fear the rats’ immunity to poison will see the population explode. Dee Ward-Thompson, from the British Pest Control Association, said: “There could be a significant risk to public health if left unchecked.” The shock discovery was made in a study by University of Reading experts who identified “the massive extent of L120Q resistance across the whole of central southern England”.

Your GIF/Video for February 16, 2018.

Tony Hawk seems like a great dad.

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