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College Crosse Prospectus - May 3, 2018: Conference Tournament Big Board; Lacrosse Community Celebrates Dick Edell’s Life.

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation!! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here are your links for May 3, 2018.

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It’s conference tournament time! We got a great line up of games today. 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.

The lacrosse community came together to remember the life of legendary former head coach Dick Edell, who passed away due to pneumonia early Wednesday morning. Here’s an article about Mr. Edell from the Baltimore Sun, here’s one from USA Today, here’s a post from the University of Maryland, where Mr. Edell was the head coach for 18 years, and here’s a wonderful US Lacrosse article by Patrick Stevens. Many also shared great moments they had with Mr. Edell on Twitter.

Andy Katz stopped by New Haven to talk to the best team in the country.

Stony Brook GAWD Kylie Ohlmiller read some fan letters explaining what she means to them.

Here’s an interesting article from the Washington Post: In picking football over lacrosse, these college prospects prioritize fun over injury risks.

In a huddle during Ricky Miezan’s first football game, Episcopal High School’s quarterback called a play that required Miezan, then a junior, to line up at tight end, juke past the opposing defensive end and look for a pass.

So that’s what Miezan did — hauling in the ball, running upfield and barreling over a defender on his way into the end zone. It was Miezan’s first touchdown, his first experience of a crowd chanting his name, the first time the lacrosse prospect ranked No. 1 in his class by one recruiting service became enamored with the idea of playing college football instead.

“They were going, ‘Ricky! Ricky! Ricky!” Miezan said. “I was like, ‘All right, I like this.’ ”

Miezan’s path to join Stanford on scholarship this fall is unique, because the 6-foot-3, 238-pound three-star linebacker didn’t start playing football until late during his time at Episcopal, a private school in Alexandria, Va. But his decision highlights a path being taken by a few of the top lacrosse prospects in the Washington area.

Another one: Helmets now mandatory for Pelham High girls’ lacrosse players.

Jack Zerillo of Marquette talks about his time at MU and playing for BOSS Amplo.

Adding lacrosse has gone smoothly in Illinois.

It appears lacrosse plays nicely with the other spring sports. The Illinois High School Association’s sanctioning of the girls and boys lacrosse state series this spring prompted us to ask athletic directors whose schools offer the sport to gauge its impact on other athletic programs.

By now well past the IHSA’s designation of lacrosse as an “emerging sport,” early adoption by most of the programs in DuPage County -- 15 boys teams, 12 girls teams -- has already made it part of the athletic fabric and, say the ADs, mainly negated fall-offs elsewhere.

”We haven’t seen much of an impact on numbers with other sports since taking on lacrosse officially as a sport at Naperville Central High School three years ago. Our numbers in both boys and girls have remained pretty steady, in the upper 40s to lower 50s in both,” said Redhawks athletic director Andy Lutzenkirchen.

Or as Neuqua Valley athletic director Branden Adkins said: “Since we have had a large participating club team for over 15 years our athletes are experienced lacrosse players. The players were always counted in our total so we have not seen a change.”

When lacrosse in Illinois went from a niche in the 1990s to creating a buzz in preps a decade later, it did have an impact.

”When it started up as a club several years back it really affected our track program in respect to sprinters,” said Ben

Desko did it again!!

Syracuse’s John Desko has been named the ACC men’s lacrosse coach of the year for the fourth-straight season.

He is the first coach in ACC men’s lacrosse history to pull that off. Desko guided his youngest team in 20 years to a 4-0 league mark and the regular-season title.

The award was voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Desko extended Syracuse’s winning streak in conference games to nine after sweeping the league for the second year in a row.

With just five players and two starters in their final year of eligibility and two true freshman in the starting lineup, Desko is leading the most inexperienced roster in his tenure. Prior to last season, Syracuse hadn’t had a true freshman start 10 or more games on the offensive side of the field since 2006. With its current lineup, SU will have seen three players do so in the last two seasons, including two this year (Brendan Curry, Tucker Dordevic).

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

BALLIN’!!: Newark to get a $1B tower.

The old Westinghouse plant next to the Newark Broad Street Station has sat unused for decades after the factory that made electrical products shut down and was sold off in the 1980s. Plans to replace the plant with a 25-story residential building fizzled out a decade ago, although the old factory walls were eventually torn down. Now there’s a new proposal on the horizon - and it could mean as much as $1 billion being invested in Newark’s downtown. SJP Properties and Aetna Realty announced plans this week to build a 2 million square-foot tower with office, retail and residential spaces. A rendering of the plans shows two tall residential towers sitting atop several floors of office and retail space, with an outdoor public plaza.

World/National News

Wild scene in Indiana as a Brinks trucks crashes, sending money flying everywhere.

State police say drivers clamored to pick up cash on an interstate in Indianapolis after the back doors of a Brinks armored truck swung open and hundreds of thousands of dollars flew out. Other people hopped over fences from nearby neighborhoods to run onto the road for cash.

Your GIF/Video for May 2, 2018

My reaction when someone asks me to explain why I didn’t put Yale at number 1.

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