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College Crosse Prospectus - February 9, 2018: Duke Dominates High Point; Robert Morris Vs. Bellarmine This Afternoon; Air Gait Beer Launches On February 15th; Eagles Parade.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for February 9, 2018.

College Crosse News.

Duke took care of business versus High Point last night, with an 18-6 win over the Panthers. Below is the College Crosse Scoreboard with yesterday’s result, and links to the box score and Duke recap of the game.

College Crosse Scoreboard For February 9, 2018.

Box Score Recap
Box Score Recap
Duke 18 vs. High Point 6 Duke Recap

Robert Morris vs. Bellarmine is later today. Here’s our Game Day post with everything you need for today’s afternoon delight.

The Black & Blue Jay Podfidential is back with Episode 2: We’re Onto Towson.
You can listen to the episode in the player directly below.

Get me a keg of this: Air Gait Lax Lager - Syracuse lacrosse ‘game changer’ inspires a new beer.

It was one of the most legendary plays in the storied history of Syracuse University lacrosse. Now it’s inspiring a beer -- the second to be linked to Syracuse lacrosse. Lax Lager is coming to Central New York soon from a company called Air Gait Brewing Co., owned by former SU lacrosse great Paul Gait.

The company is named for the famous, but now banned, “Air Gait” lacrosse move pioneered by Paul Gait’s twin brother, Gary, in 1988. The Gait brothers used such moves while starring for SU lacrosse in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Lax Lager is brewed under contract by Syracuse’s Empire Brewing Co. It makes its debut at a launch party at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Benjamin’s on Franklin, 314 S. Franklin St. in Armory Square.

Shout out to ECU as they Pirates makes their women’s lacrosse debut on Saturday.

The LaSalle women’s lacrosse team posted their 2018 season preview yesterday.

Here’s a great profile from Lacrosse Magazine on Kylie Ohlmiller.

Among the 7,127 in attendance at the 2012 NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship at Stony Brook’s Kenneth P. LaValle stadium were two young sisters watching in awe as Northwestern earned its seventh national title with a 8-6 rout of Syracuse.

The Ohlmiller sisters, 10th-grader Kylie and eighth-grader Taryn, who would soon play together at Islip (N.Y.) High School and later Stony Brook, took in the atmosphere – the packed stands, the deafening cheers and the sight of Katrina Dowd, a Northwestern alum and Kylie’s role model for her creative style of play.

Watching from her seat, Kylie Ohlmiller remembered the injury that sidelined her that high school season, which left her as one of the few without a college commitment. Yet the excitement on the field quickly brought her strength to recover ahead of an important summer, as she had hoped to get calls from the NCAA finalists.

“Watching those games gave me all the motivation in the world to get out there to play my best,” Kylie Ohlmiller said. “I remember looking up at the stadium and it being completely filled. I thought, ‘Wow. This would be a pretty cool place to play lacrosse out on that field in a national championship.’”

One of the first and one of the most consistent schools to pursue Ohlmiller was instead championship host Stony Brook, which will again host the final in 2018.

Big news out of Rutgers: Rutgers Athletics received $15 million gift for new lacrosse facility.

Rutgers Athletic Department has received a $15 million gift – the largest gift in its history – that will lead to new training facilities for the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse programs, the university announced Monday.

The gift will lead to the new Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Success, which will consolidate all academic support services for student-athletics in one building and house the athletics’ administration in addition to the new training facilities, according to the school.

“Gary and Barbara wanted to marry their two passions, academics and athletics,” said Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs. “This facility will enable us to build a best-in-class academic support program. Rutgers is committed to student-athlete success while in the classroom and later in life after they have finished competing for the Scarlet Knights.”

“I want to thank the Rodkins for their remarkable leadership in helping our student-athletes achieve the highest academic standards,” said Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi.

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a great article on the obstacles that goalies face throughout a grueling season.

Ryan Kern has been diagnosed with chip fractures in his thumbs on two occasions. He has also suffered a concussion and recently absorbed so many shots at a Navy men’s lacrosse practice that he walked out of the team’s medical office with a bag of ice on each shoulder. “I can tell you that after certain practices, you’re definitely in the training room for a lot longer,” the sophomore goalkeeper said.

As Kern can attest, playing goalie at the Division I level can be a painful proposition. By the very nature of the position, a goalkeeper is tasked with standing between the net and an opponent capable of launching a shot that might tick up to triple digits on a radar gun. As Maryland coach John Tillman remarked, “Instinctively, you’re doing what most of us wouldn’t do.”

And then there’s the mental aspect of the job. Goalies spend a majority of their time reviewing film of their performances in previous games and practices, pointing out flaws and devising fixes for those flaws. Then they watch video of upcoming opponents in an attempt to pick out shooters’ tendencies and techniques.

Cumberland Valley boys lacrosse National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony.

Free movement is going to make women’s lacrosse much faster.

Just when it seemed college women’s lacrosse could not get any faster, yet another rule change will push the pace this season. Players no longer have to stop and stand on every whistle. Free movement allows them to go anywhere they want on a foul or when the ball goes out of bounds.

With a few exceptions — such as keeping 2 meters away from the player with the ball on a restart and keeping further away from the crease on an 8-meter shot — players can continue to race down field. The player with the ball, on most fouls outside the critical scoring area, doesn’t have to wait for the official’s whistle to take off anymore. She can self-start the play from the point of the foul or the inbounds play.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

The Eagles Parade yesterday was amazing.

It wasn’t a parade.

Parade is too tame a word for what happened in Philadelphia on Thursday morning. There were no floats, no marching bands, no polite applause. As the crowds — many hundreds of thousands, maybe more — crushed close on Broad Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, people moved and spoke as if they were in a dream. The Eagles had won the Super Bowl — actually won — and now they were home to celebrate.

Celebrate might also be too tame a word. Parents pulled their kids out of school and told their own bosses they were sick. They slept in cars and on office floors for prime spots on Broad Street. They walked over the Ben Franklin Bridge, decked in green, in frigid temperatures as the sun rose. They brought coolers and chairs and homemade signs — “JUST CAME 2 SEE WHAT WINNING IS LIKE,” one read. Some carried mementos or sprinkled ashes from loved ones who had lived and died rooting for the Eagles.

Much of this took place before dawn, hours before the Eagles rolled up Broad in a caravan of green buses, amid bursts of green and white confetti, and adulation from fans clogging the sidewalks four and five deep. They came by the thousands and kept coming, despite the wind chill in the teens, predictions of transportation gridlock, and so few porta-potties you could almost count them.

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I had a great time at the parade. Here are some videos/pics I took from yesterday.

World/National News.

Jimmy got PAID: Ex-49ers QBs, current teammates rejoice at Garoppolo deal.

Steve Young and Alex Smith enthusiastically endorsed Thursday’s news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get paid more than anyone ever to work their old job as 49ers quarterback. “Tremendously good news, and if I had $136 million, I would have given it to him,” Young said as he and Smith golfed together at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. A text alert on Young’s phone informed the former Niners on the front nine at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and neither had sticker shock at the figures: $137.5 million over five years, with $90 million guaranteed in the first three seasons, per ESPN.

“At this point, with guys you think can go win championships, you’ve got to get them locked up and pay the market (rate), that’s how it works,” Young said.

Smith helped set that market rate last week when the Kansas City Chiefs agreed in principle to trade him to Washington, which promptly gave Smith a contract extension (four years, $94 million; $71 million guaranteed) once the trade can become official March 14.

“Good for him, good for him,” Smith said of Garoppolo.

Smith refrained from discussing his Washington deal in fear of ticking off the NFL before the trade is official, but he did offer context on the league’s ever-friendly market rate for quarterbacks.

Your GIF/Video for February 9, 2018.

The new Venom trailer with Tom Hardy is out now.

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