GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 23, 2018.
College Crosse Game Day.
Only three games today, but I am not complaining since we get some more #HappyHourLacrosse this afternoon. You can find today’s Big Board directly below. 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.
College Crosse News.
There was a time not so long that students who wanted to play high school lacrosse in Horry County were required to suit up for the Socastee Braves. Just over a decade later, four more Horry County Schools have added lacrosse programs (both boys and girls, varsity and JV) and the number of students playing the sport has multiplied more than tenfold.
The growing trend was on full display Saturday, when Socastee High was once again “the place” to be for high school lacrosse in the area, albeit for a different reason this time. The Fifth Annual Laxapalooza featured six local lacrosse teams (Carolina Forest, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, St. James and Georgetown County counterpart Waccamaw) taking part in a preseason scrimmage, and showed just how far the sport has come in the area.
Leaning against a chain-link fence and looking out over two lacrosse fields surrounded by players, parents and fans, longtime Socastee coach Matthew Fox recalled how he and a handful of coaches, players and parents first got the ball rolling in 2006. The small numbers forced students from all over the county to play for Socastee’s coed team.
‘Cuse Countdown Previews Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse’s Battle with Army.
Speaking of previewing Army, here’s BOSS Desko & Brendan Bomberry talking about this weekend’s game versus the Black Knights.
Inspired by his roots in upstate New York — close to the Native American origins of the sport — Virginia men’s lacrosse Coach Lars Tiffany has a steadfast belief in the authenticity of his style. He grew up playing free-flowing, all-out attack lacrosse, and has stayed true to this approach as a coach.
“We’re not trying to win games 6-5 — we’re trying to win games 16-15,” Tiffany said of his team’s playing style.
Tiffany has always espoused a run-and-gun brand of lacrosse, making every game a competition of offensive firepower. At Brown, he preached this high pace style of lacrosse, and he has brought the same system to Virginia.
In Tiffany’s final year at Brown in 2016, his Final Four team led the nation with 16.3 goals per game. Throughout his first year as coach at Virginia, he established a similar level of offensive dominance, with his team finishing with the No. 3 offense in the nation.
Leading up to the Maryland men’s lacrosse team’s matchup with Penn on Wednesday, midfielder Logan Wisnauskas asked backup goalkeeper Danny Dolan to stay after practice to help him work on his shooting stroke.
It marked one instance of coach John Tillman’s team returning to the basics after a 16-14 win against High Point, when the group allowed the second-most goals ever under his leadership. With three days to prepare for the Quakers, Tillman pushed the No. 3 Terps in practice, getting on them to field ground balls a second faster and pay careful attention to how the scout team mimicked Penn’s best threats.
Maryland responded by dominating Penn, 13-6, for Tillman’s 100th win with the Terps. He became the fastest coach in program history to accomplish that feat.
Stony Brook sophomore Tom Haun previews the game against Brown.
The St. Thomas Aquinas lacrosse team will “Play for Meadow” this year to honor the memory of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack. The Raider lacrosse team was hit especially hard by the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas, which claimed the lives of 17 people and injured 16. Pollack’s father, Andrew, has been a longtime statistician for the St. Thomas Aquinas program. Many of the players were close with Meadow as well.
In the wake of the shooting, the Raiders are rallying around Pollack. Before every game, the team will wear shirts that read “Play for Meadow” on the back, with the St. Thomas Aquinas “A” in between. The lettering is in Raider colors — blue and yellow. The front of the shirts read “Parkland Strong,” with the No. 17 imposed over the Stoneman Douglas Eagle mascot. The team plans to sell the shirts as well, and all proceeds will go to the Meadow Pollack Memorial Fund.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
Here’s New Jersey’s 31 best dive bars according to Yelp.
Some New Jersey folks manage to be fancy all the time, sipping artisan cocktails, nibbling exquisite sushi and Instagramming the heck out of every moment.
But I think it’s fair to say most of us Garden State bar-goers are much more comfortable in a neighborhood atmosphere: friendly people, cheap drinks, tasty food — a place you can go on your best or worst day.
Every regular imbiber has his or her favorite dive bar to watch the game or get a quick bite, but we wanted to find the consensus best local hangouts around the state. Dutifully, our friends at Yelp have provided THE best 31 dive bars in New Jersey.
Tech billionaire Michael Dell was the buyer of the most expensive home ever sold in the Big Apple — a $100 million condo on Billionaire’s Row, sources tell The Post. Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, was first outed as the probable buyer by the Wall Street Journal, which cited two sources. Dell snagged the ballyhooed, 11,000-square-foot duplex penthouse at 157 W. 57th St. for $100.45 million in a deal that closed in 2014, through a limited liability company, P89-90, that shielded his identity. The 1,004-foot-tall glass tower, known as One57, was the first supertall building on the rarefied stretch now known as Billionaire’s Row.
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