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College Crosse Prospectus - April 6, 2018: Friday Night Lacrosse; Midnight Mayhem to be Aired on ESPN3.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for April 6, 2018.

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I love this sport. We went to zero games today to five #FridayNIghtLacrosse games because there’s a snowstorm coming tomorrow. By the way, it is April 6th. Spring Sport indeed.

Directly below is today’s Big Board with every game for this afternoon. 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 that game’s Live Stats.

College Crosse Big Board April 6, 2018.

Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
Time Home Team Away Team TV/Stream Live Stats
7:00 Delaware UMass Blue Hens TV Live Stats
7:00 Hofstra Fairfield Hofstra TV Live Stats
7:00 Towson Drexel Lax Sports Net ($$) Live Stats
7:00 UMBC Albany UMBC TV Live Stats
7:00 Villanova Denver Big East Digital Network ($$) Live Stats

Shout out to the MCLA!: Midnight Mayhem to be Aired on ESPN3.

The Sixth Annual Midnight Mayhem event, featuring Liberty hosting Pittsburgh, will begin at 11:55 p.m. on Friday, April 6 and be aired live on ESPN3. Liberty (6-3) enters the game ranked No. 9 in the most recent Under Armour MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll while Pitt (4-5) is coming off a win over Purdue two weeks ago.

The Boy Chris has a TASTY Bracketology post coming up this morning.

Ohio State needs a win over Hopkins this weekend to snap its four-game losing streak.

A resounding 12-4 loss to No. 15 Penn State on Saturday was not how the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team intended to start Big Ten play.

Many players saw the start of the conference season as a new beginning, a chance to reset after barely exceeding a .500 record with five wins and four losses in the non-conference portion of the regular season.

After Saturday’s result, the Buckeyes (5-5, 0-1 Big Ten) will look to put an end to their losing streak of four games and must now make their way to Baltimore to confront No. 5 Johns Hopkins (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten). Ohio State players said after an exhausting week of practice they felt prepared to take on the Blue Jays and prove themselves by getting their first Big Ten win of the year.

“I think we’ve always matched up well with Hopkins. We’ve always given each other trouble, I’d say,” redshirt senior midfielder John Kelly said. “I feel good about how we match up with them this year and we’re going to have to sit down and play good defense. We’re going to have to make sure we control the ball on offense, take good opportunities — not just any opportunities we see. If we do that and we play a little bit tougher than we have been, then I think we’ll be good.”

Shout out to Jacksonville men’s lacrosse!

Bubba Fairman’s having a great freshman year.

Midfielder Bubba Fairman watched as the Maryland men’s lacrosse team rushed the Gillette Stadium field after last season’s national championship win over Ohio State. The scene stuck with the nation’s No. 2 recruit, who was already committed to coach John Tillman’s team when it ended its 42-year championship drought.

Fairman, who grew up in Utah and started following Maryland lacrosse when he was in middle school, was eager to contribute to those kinds of moments with the Terps.

Though his form has been up-and-down as a rookie, Fairman has quickly demonstrated his capabilities, producing highlights on par with some of the program’s great first-year players. He recorded a hat trick in Maryland’s season-opening win against Navy, and tallied three scores in the No. 2 Terps’ victory over then-No. 15 Michigan on Saturday.

Get to know U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s men’s lacrosse midfielder Zachary Mullins.

Great story about Rutgers men’s lacrosse player Chad Toliver turning down Division I football for his love of lacrosse.

Atlanta isn’t your typical lacrosse hotbed. In a state primarily known for putting football players into the SEC and ACC, head men’s lacrosse coach Brian Brecht managed to pluck midfielder Chad Toliver out of Milton High School in Georgia.

But not only did Brecht need to recruit him to Rutgers, he needed to recruit him to the game of lacrosse as well. Toliver was a star high school football player, know for his electrifying speed and registering a 4.43 40 yard dash.

Listed as a cornerback recruit, Toliver had offers from schools like Navy, Toledo and even Wake Forest in the ACC. He had always played football, but needed to stay in shape during the offseason and credits his brother Cole for getting him into the sport he now loves.

“My brother Cole made me pick up my first stick when I was in 8th grade,” Toliver said. “When football season was done I just didn’t want to stay home so i picked up a lacrosse stick and I just got the hang of it.”

Towson love the kids!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philadelphia shall now be known as the City of Champions!!

Three national championships in three years. There’s talk of more parades on the way. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for Philadelphia to ponder what once was unimaginable: Are we becoming a City of Champions? The Villanova Wildcats drew thousands of fans to City Hall on Thursday after winning their second NCAA national basketball title since 2016. Just two months ago, the Eagles were rolling down Broad Street with the Lombardi Trophy. The 76ers are in the playoffs – and Sir Charles Barkley says they’ll go all the way. The Flyers are probably playoff bound, too. The Phillies might be contenders if their new analytics-and-coconut-oil strategy doesn’t backfire.

So, who are we? Can we still call ourselves underdogs when we keep … winning? “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too,” Fishtown’s Trina Sawicki philosophized in between sips from her koozie-covered can of Miller Lite as she waited outside City Hall to welcome the double-decker buses transporting the triumphant Wildcats east along Market Street.

World/National News

Fitness means a different thing in LA.

When Amber Dodson needs a break from her rigorous workout regimen, she steps nearly naked into a high-tech machine that looks like a giant energy drink can. Only her head is visible as the temperature in the chamber plummets to minus 292 degrees Fahrenheit for three minutes, liquid nitrogen vapor billowing down the sides. “I tend to get extremely inflamed and I don’t like taking days off,” said Dodson, 36, who pays $299 a month for up to 30 sessions at Coast Cryo in Marina del Rey. “It’s been a lifesaver because I can’t deal with sore muscles and bad sleep.”

Cryotherapy, a freezing treatment used by elite athletes such as LeBron James and Michael Phelps, is just one of the pricey injury recovery and prevention strategies that are exploding in popularity in Los Angeles — despite a lack of scientific evidence in many cases to support their efficacy. Cryotherapy alone is expected to grow to a $5.6-billion global industry by 2024, up from $2.5 billion in 2016, according to Grand View Research, a market research and consulting company.

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