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Chris reported earlier this week that TD Ierlan was looking to leave Albany. Chris’ reported was spot on, as Albany head coach Scott Marr confirmed yesterday that the Great Danes granted TD his release. Mike Kelly of The Daily Gazette wrote a great piece on the news which you can find here.
After rumors swirled early in the week on social media that Ierlan was looking to leave UAlbany and Wednesday’s reports that Ierlan had received his release, UAlbany head coach Scott Marr confirmed Thursday that Ierlan had received his full release and the rising junior plans to transfer. “Our program appreciates all the positive contributions TD made the last two years,” Marr said Thursday in a text message. “Unfortunately, it just didn’t turn out to be the right fit. We wish him well in the future.”
Why Ierlan at UAlbany is no longer the “right fit” is unclear. Attempts to reach Ierlan Wednesday and Thursday were unsuccessful, and Marr was unwilling to offer up much more about the situation. “It just wasn’t the right fit for both of us,” Marr said Thursday in a brief phone interview. “It is what it is.”
Rutgers men’s lacrosse goalkeeper Max Edelmann will return for the 2019 season. Edelmann was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA and will be a redshirt senior next season. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to come back to Rutgers for one more season of lacrosse and to be able to pursue my Master’s degree,” Edelmann said. “It was an easy decision for me to come back to The Banks after the past few years considering the success we’ve had under Coach Brecht and the culture we’ve created here.” Edelmann has started 32 games between the pipes in a Scarlet Knights uniform. He holds a 9.27 goals-against-average and .516 save percentage. Boasting a 22-10 record, he has made 316 career saves, while collecting 51 ground balls and causing eight turnovers.
or the first time since 2014 and only the second time in the past six years, the Towson men’s lacrosse team fell short of capturing the Colonial Athletic Association championship and representing the conference in the NCAA tournament. Throw in the team’s first sub-.500 record since 2012 — Shawn Nadelen’s first season as head coach — and inconsistent play from a young and inexperienced roster, and Nadelen conceded that the 2018 season was vexing.
“This year, with the off-the-field stuff and with all of the new faces and things like that, it was definitely the most challenging season I’ve had as a head coach,” he said. “But it also helped me learn and grow and understand how I definitely didn’t do a great job preparing for this year and putting things in place to be more efficient and more direct with what we were doing. It definitely exposed my shortcomings as a coach, and I’d like to think that I’ve learned a lot this year in a lot of different areas.
“There’s no doubt that it was a very challenging year, but I see it as a positive challenge and opportunity for me as a coach to learn and grow from it. I unfortunately didn’t do a good enough job being proactive and trying to be in front of some of the situations that arose. That’s on me, and I take full responsibility for that.”
Another great Fred Opie podcast. This one with Yale lacrosse GAWD Jon Reese.
Brian Cerow, a Hopedale High School senior, broke his neck in the first game of his football season back in September. He was taken to the hospital and told that he would never play football again, or even walk. Now, less than nine months later, he is back on the field as the captain of his school’s lacrosse team.
“Wheres the limit you know? What is the end? Why not just keep pushing for it? Cerow said. “I’m out here trying to get some hardware, you know?” Cerow did the math after being injured, and figured out that if he put in the work, he could finish out his senior year on the lacrosse team. No surgery was needed, but he was confined to a brace that kept his chin in an upright position for three months. He then did countless hours of physical therapy and completed his goal.
Amid arranging his prom date, lacrosse practice and getting homework done, teenager Cole Mattox launched a hedge fund out of his bedroom in suburban Montclair, New Jersey. Mattox founded North Tabor Capital in March 2017 when he was 17 years old. Now, Mattox is 18, graduating from Seton Hall Preparatory School and headed to University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business undergraduate program in the fall.
The young financier can’t say who his clients are or how much they invested for legal and privacy reasons, but he says he has more than one and fewer than five clients in his hedge fund. They are all SEC accredited investors, says Mattox (which means they are making more than $200,000 year or $300,000 together with their spouse or have a net worth of more than $1 million excluding the value of their primary home). Mattox says he has over six figures in assets under management and, though he declined to disclose how much he is making running the fund, he says he does “pretty well” for a teenager.
Notre Dame was at a bullfight!
Any man's life, told truly, is a novel.— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) June 7, 2018
Hemingway may have been on to something... and @NDLacrosse visited one of the author's favorite places, La Plaza de Toros!#NDLaxSpain #GoIrishpic.twitter.com/SpjvGzY5uS
If you’re interested in checking out more ND in Spain moments check out this great link the team provided with lots of videos and pictures from their trip.
Penn State really needs to bring these uniforms back.
Unlike the other nine major Div. I conferences which will continue to play two games over a three day span either at the end of April or beginning of May, the ACC coaches opted to have all five conference teams participate in the tournament beginning next season, when the annual rotation among the five schools has North Carolina hosting the opening round game (April 25) and semi-final doubleheader (April 27). The winner of the opening round No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 matchup would face the No. 1 seed in the semis, joined by No. 2 against No. 3. In a new wrinkle, the winners of the semis will meet in the championship game the following weekend (May 4 or 5) on the field of the highest remaining seed., so there could potentially be an extra Dome home game in ’19.
That would necessitate a change of the regular season finale against upstate neighbor Colgate, played nine of the last 12 seasons, leaving little breathing room in seasons where the tournament games might be considered must wins for a conference that is one team short of qualifying for an automatic bid to May Madness.
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
The president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers resigned on Thursday after an investigation into whether he posted sensitive information about his own team to multiple anonymous Twitter accounts. The accounts were highlighted in an investigative report by The Ringer, which prompted the Sixers to look into the bizarre allegations that Bryan Colangelo was involved. The accounts -- which went by the names Eric jr, Still Balling, Enoughunkownsources, and HonestAbe -- posted sensitive information and made comments critical of the team and personnel.
But investigators found that Colangelo did not post to the accounts. His wife, Barbara Bottini, admitted to her involvement and “forensic evidence” supported that, according to a statement from the law firm that conducted the investigation.
Want to prolong your life? Put some pep in your step.
Walking at an average pace was linked to a 20% reduction in the risk of mortality compared with walking at a slow pace, while walking at a brisk or fast pace was associated with a risk reduction of 24%, according to a new study. A similar result was found for risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
It’s not too late to start. In fact, the benefits were far more dramatic for older walkers. Average pace walkers aged 60 years or over experienced a 46% reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular causes, and fast pace walkers a 53% risk reduction, the study found.
The findings appear in a special issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine dedicated to walking and health, edited by Emmanuel Stamatakis, a professor of physical activity, lifestyle, and population health at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health.
Your GIF/Video for June 8, 2018
I didn’t see the LEGO movie but the sequel looks funny.
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