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College Crosse Prospectus - April 12, 2018: Notre Dame Slips Past Marquette; University Of Akron To Add Women’s Lacrosse In 2020.

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Notre Dame beat Marquette last night 7-6 after trailing 6-5 with less than a minute to go.
Trailing 6-5 with less than a minute left in the game, No. 14 Notre Dame (6-4) came up with two huge goals from Bryan Costabile and Ryder Garnsey to escape Marquette (5-5) with a 7-6 victory. The Irish remain unbeaten against the Golden Eagles, improving to 7-0 in the series. All seven goals came from different players on Wednesday at Valley Fields. Joining Costabile and Garnsey in the goal column was Brian Willetts, John Sexton, Mikey Drake, Jordan Walter and Thomas McNamara. The Irish defense continued its fine form, holding Marquette to just two goals in the final 30 minutes of play.

University of Akron to add women’s lacrosse team beginning in 2020.

The University of Akron announced the Zips will field a women’s lacrosse team that will be a member of the ASUN Conference. beginning in the spring of 2020 The ASUN Conference will have seven women’s lacrosse teams, including Kent State, which begins play next year. Other ASUN Conference members are Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Stetson, Coastal Carolina and Howard.

Logan Wisnauskas has thrived amid Maryland lacrosse’s quirky culture.

Last fall, Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Logan Wisnauskas stumbled into a nickname that’s followed him throughout his redshirt freshman season.

The Sykesville native, who had recently transferred from Syracuse, stood expressionless as coaches spoke to him. Wisnauskas’ straight face amused his teammates. They started calling him “Groot,” the name of the tree-like figure in Guardians of the Galaxy that rarely shows emotion.

Coach John Tillman’s staff has also used the nickname, often shouting it from the sideline during games. The practice is one of many quirks Wisnauskas has embraced on his way to 24 goals in his debut campaign.

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UVA looks to extend their ACC winning streak against Duke this weekend.

The No. 12 Virginia men’s lacrosse team is set to face No. 5 Duke Saturday at Klöckner Stadium in a matchup of two college lacrosse powers, with conference and postseason implications in play.

Virginia (9-3, 1-2 ACC) has overcome a huge blow after junior midfielder and captain Ryan Conrad was injured during the Cavaliers’ game against Syracuse earlier in the season. Conrad has been sidelined for the season, but it still has the Cavaliers’ best season in three years. A return to the postseason looks likely, and with a victory against Duke (10-2, 2-1 ACC), Virginia could contend for a conference championship.

“Tonight was a big win in league play,” Coach Lars Tiffany said after the pivotal win against North Carolina this past weekend. “It gives us an opportunity to control our own destiny moving forward as opposed to hoping and waiting on other results. The destiny is back in our hands.”

CitrusTV previews the Syracuse vs. North Caroline game.

Ohio State sold 79,000 tickets for the OSU vs. Michigan game this weekend. There will also be a spring football game.

Tickets for Ohio State’s spring game on Saturday are no longer available, the school announced. Ohio Stadium will not be at full capacity because of renovations to the B and C decks inside the stadium, which Ohio State said will prevent about 18,000 seats from being used for the spring game. The school will distribute approximately 79,000 tickets for the football game and the OSU vs. Michigan lacrosse game that will precede it.

Ohio State said in a release that only those who currently have tickets and children under 6 years old will be admitted. The B deck is currently under construction, while parts of the C deck are undergoing restoration work for the second spring game in a row. Last season, Ohio State announced an attendance of 80,134.

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Free coffee at Wawa today!!

Wawa Free Coffee Day returns to the convenience store Thursday, offering free any-size coffees to its customers at its 750 locations to celebrate Wawa’s birthday. The celebration today commemorates Wawa’s 54th anniversary, and includes all of its convenience stores from New Jersey to Florida.

How many free cups of coffee will Wawa give away Thursday? The chain expects to give away 2 million cups of coffee. Wawa opened its first store in April 1964, and launched The Wawa Foundation in 2014 with the goal of donating $50 million to local causes focused on “health, hunger and heroes,” according to a statement from the company.

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Make sure you get some sleep: Study says that night owls have a 10% higher mortality risk.

If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it’s diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying. The study, published Thursday in the journal Chronobiology International, tracked almost half a million adults in the United Kingdom over an average of 6½ years. The researchers found that those people who identified as “definite evening types” at the beginning of the study had a 10% increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with “definite morning types.”

Night owls were also more likely to have diabetes, neurological disorders, psychological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders and respiratory disorders, according to Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a leading author of the study.

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