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College Crosse Prospectus - February 4, 2018: Villanova Over Penn State; BU Takes Down Providence; Bill Belichick Rocks Hopkins Lacrosse Gear At Super Bowl.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 4, 2018.

College Crosse News.

Check out all of the recaps, box scores, and higlights from yesterday’s action here. Additionally, don’t forget to check out Chris’ Facebook recap from last night as well.

Across College Lacrosse's Saturday Recap!

Chris Jastrzembski recaps the first Saturday in college lacrosse!

Posted by College Crosse on Saturday, February 3, 2018

Below is the College Crosse Scoreboard with all of yesterday’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any Box Score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the Recap cell will take you to that team’s recap.

College Crosse Scoreboard For February 3, 2017.

Game Box Score Winning Team Recap
Game Box Score Winning Team Recap
Lehigh 13 vs. NJIT 8 Box Score Lehigh Recap
Mercer 3 vs. Vermont 11 Box Score Vermont Recap
North Carolina 17 vs. Lafayette 10 Box Score North Carolina Recap
Rutgers 11 vs. Robert Morris 7 Box Score Rutgers Recap
Bryant 15 vs. Manhattan 7 Box Score Bryant Recap
Bucknell 11 vs. Marist 9 Box Score Bucknell Recap
Duke 18 vs. Air Force 4 Box Score Duke Recap
Penn State 16 vs. Villanova 17 (OT) Box Score Villanova Recap
Boston Univ 12. vs. Providence 11 (OT) Box Score BU Recap
Cleveland St. 6 vs. Ohio State 13 Box Score Ohio State Recap

Oh boy!! Pats by 200!! (H/T Adam)

Coach Belichick is not messing around! Listen ... I am not saying I am rooting for the Pats to beat the Eagles today just because Belichick is rocking Hopkins Lacrosse in Minneapolis the the Saturday before the Super Bowl .... I’m just saying the man knows my weaknesses very well.

Live look at @eritrean_barrister right now.

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Man, if the Eagles lose, Chris is going to drive down to Philly and read me the Riot Act.

Rutgers got big games from Jules Heningburg & Christian Mazzone in their victory over Robert Morris yesterday.

Coming into the season with sky high expectations, the #7 Rutgers Men’s Lacrosse team came out with a tighter than expected 11-7 win over Robert Morris. Jules Heningburg looked the part of an All-American finishing with a goal and five assists and Christian Mazzone finished with two goals and two assists on the day.

The Scarlet Knights raced out to a 3-0 lead, but Robert Morris scored the next three, foreshadowing the battle the Scarlet Knights would face on the day. A 4-0 second quarter for Rutgers was highlighted by two goals from Christian Trasolini in his return from injury, a goal from Casey Rose, and the first career goal for Ryan Gallagher.

Despite having a great day on offense, the Nittany Lions defense wasn’t able to hold off Villanova.

In sudden death overtime, the face-off is critically important. Villanova won it and Penn State never even saw the ball. John Kluh finished the game off with a high-to-high shot 50 seconds into overtime to give the Wildcats the 17-16 win. It was a wild back-and-forth game inside Holuba Hall for the 12th ranked Nittany Lions in the season opener.

Late in the third quarter, however, it looked like Penn State was about to take over for good. A game that saw multiple lead changes was blown wide open in the final minutes of the third quarter. A run of four straight Penn State goals in the final 5:14 of the quarter made it a five-goal game after three.

Shout out to the Sooner State: Oklahoma lacrosse athletes trying to grow the sport, earn scholarships.

Speaking of Belichick: Holy Cross lacrosse coach Amanda Belichick, daughter of Bill Belichick, relives Super moments.

The Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team opened its 2017 season the day before the Super Bowl. Amanda Belichick coached the Crusaders and right after the game flew to Houston to watch the Patriots make the most remarkable comeback in Super Bowl history and see her father, the one and only Bill Belichick, capture the Lombardi Trophy for a record fifth time, the most by any NFL coach.

The next day, in signature Belichick “no days off” style, Amanda was back at HC for practice.

The Crusaders play their 2018 opener Feb. 10, so they practiced Saturday morning and Amanda caught a midday flight to Minneapolis for Sunday’s much-anticipated Super Bowl LII. The Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles at 6:30 p.m. and will be seeking to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as the only teams with six Super Bowl titles.

The Minnesota Gophers men’s club lacrosse team with a nice hype video for their 2018 season.

Nice article on Chris Hogan from Newsday: Patriots’ Chris Hogan is LI’s ultimate commuter.

Although Chris Hogan is from New Jersey and works in Massachusetts, the New England Patriots wide receiver identifies his home with a fairly simple statement. “I live on Long Island.” As much as he can, at least.

Hogan, who will be playing in Super Bowl LII on Sunday, has a home in Huntington with his wife, Ashley Boccio, a doctor who grew up in Northport, and their newborn twins, Chase and Parker. During the offseason he’s a fixture in the area, enjoying Long Island Sound and the restaurants and other amenities of the LI lifestyle, while his wife works as a resident at North Shore University Hospital.

“It’s the same kinds of places,” he said, comparing Long Island to his childhood in Wyckoff, New Jersey. “A little closer to the water and a little more traffic.” But when football season begins, those roots are lifted. Like many Long Islanders, Hogan becomes a commuter, albeit he has to schlep up to Foxborough, Massachusetts, and spends upward of a week away from his family.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Smart call in my honest opinion: Don’t park your car on Broad St. tonight.

We’re two days away from the Super Bowl. Have you thought about parking plans? There will be NO PARKING (period) on a significant stretch of Broad Street on Sunday. That includes from Arch Street to Pine Street, around City Hall, and from Dickinson Avenue to Oregon Avenue.

Restrictions will be in place on both sides of the street as well as the median strip. These rules will go into effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday and last through 2 p.m. Monday. “No parking” signs will be posted along the stretch.

David Murphy of Philly.Com with a great post on the eve of the Super Bowl: Look out, world: a golden age of Philadelphia sports is about to arrive

From a lot of vantage points, 10 years is not a long period of time. Consider the Greenland shark. According to a recent study, it can live 200 to 500 years. To a Greenland shark, a decade would feel like little more than a couple of years. (This is assuming that the species possesses the ability to consciously process that passage of time, but that’s another topic for another study.) Or, how about the elephant? The lifespan of an elephant is only about 60-70 years, but its gestation period is about two years, with an interbirth interval of about four to five years. So 10 years is barely enough time to spit out a couple of kids. That can’t help but affect one’s perception of time. Again, assuming perception.

Here in Philadelphia, however, we are human beings, regardless of what the national media may want you to believe. To the average adult member of our species, 10 years is an eternity. Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen the Dow go from 16,000 down to 9,000 and then up to 26,000. We’ve seen flip phones turn to Blackberries, and Blackberries turn to touch screens. We’ve seen our first black president, and our first orange one.

What we haven’t seen is another parade. To be precise, it has been 111 months since the Phillies planted their staff in Broad Street and turned it red like the river Nile. At the time, there was reason to think this city was entering its second golden era. In a span of three years, we would see six conference finals, a Stanley Cup Finals, and two World Series, a run of success that harked back to those magical early ’80s. After two and a half decades of cold and dark, Philadelphia was entering its spring. It was a time to hug. It was a time to dream. It was a time to get drunk and take your shirt off and climb on top of a stoplight.

I”M READY to go!!

World/National News.

Officials warn that this might be the coldest Super Bowl ever.

Sunday’s Super Bowl is expected to be the coldest on record with temperatures in the low single digits around the 5:30 p.m. CT kickoff. Factor in the winds of around 10 mph, and it will feel like it’s well below zero.

Granted, the game is indoors, but officials here are warning those who will attend Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium to be prepared — especially as the tightened security measures could lead to longer waits to get inside.

“This is very important for us to make sure that people who are coming here and visiting for the Super Bowl to please dress appropriately,” NFL security chief Cathy Lanier said this week. “Even if you are only out for a few minutes, it can get quite cold here. You need to dress in layers, hats, gloves, scarves covering your extremities (and) comfortable shoes or boots.”

Your GIF/Video for February 4, 2018.

Wild scene at the Denver vs. Oklahoma City game as a fan did a Ric Flair “WOOO” right at Russell Westbrook on the floor.

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