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College Crosse Prospectus - August 23, 2018: Refs Refuse To Officiate Game Two of Minto Cup; Bucknell Year In Review; Colgate Hires John Crawley As Offensive Coordinator

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for August 23, 2018.

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Oh Canada: Refs refuse to officiate Game 2 of the Minto Cup.

The Minto Cup is on hold at Max Bell Centre.

That’s after officials reffing the game refused to come out on the floor for Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the national Junior A box lacrosse championship series at the Calgary arena.

This after an allegation that a player and the head coach of the Brampton Excelsiors threatened an official in the dying seconds of Tuesday night’s Game 1 loss to the Coquitlam Adanacs and the subsequent suspensions of the two in question were appealed by the Ontario club just 90 minutes prior to the faceoff of the second game.

“They did make an appeal at 5:30 (p.m.) — they were looking for some loopholes,” said Minto Cup co-chair Kurt Gibson. “And that’s kind of put things in question, and we weren’t able to resolve it. And the referees wouldn’t go out until this was resolved. So that’s where we’re at right now. We’re in a position where we have to get this straightened out before the game can be played.”

The Calgary Sun article is very interest as it states that the penalties were assessed with 3 seconds left in the game on Tuesday. This is the only publication or blog site I could find that had a timestamp for when the alleged penalties occurred. The fact that the penalties allegedly occurred before the game ended is very interesting as there is no mention of any end of game or post-game penalties in the box score. There was a lot of confusion Wednesday night and it didn’t help that that the the Minto Cup was caught flat-footed and a little lost.

That Tweet probably should've stayed in the Drafts folder, as it violates the #EriDoctrine.

Anyway, the drama continues today as Minto Cup officials promised some clarity on the situation by 3PM MDT.

Resolving this issue may be difficult as OLRA officials seemed to be boycotting the Minto Cup and this boycott may bleed over into other referee associations.

I wonder how Canada is going to square this circle. Until then, here are some Twitter jokes from last night.

Shout out to our man, Ryan Danehy!!: Bucknell Bison 2018 Year in Review.

Season Summary Bucknell was probably the best team in the country that was left out of the NCAA Tournament in 2018. Led by a ton of seniors including Will Sands, the Bison finished their 50th season with their best record since 2013 when they went 12-4.

It was an average start for Bucknell, winning their first two games over Marist and Bryant before falling to Richmond late with 31 seconds to play. After a Colgate win, the Bison then fell to Navy before bouncing back with two convincing wins against Holy Cross and Boston University. But yet again, they had another hiccup with another late one-goal loss, this time to Penn with two seconds left. At that point, Bucknell faced two very strong opponents in the next two weeks, with Army in-between. Their first big test was on the road against Loyola. Leading by four with 8:21 left, the Bison saw the Greyhounds get to within one with a little over three minutes to play. But Bucknell was able to hold off Pat Spencer and the Loyola offense to get their first signature win of the season.

The road swing continued with a 10-7 win over Army West Point before a midweek showdown in Connecticut against Yale. Down one at halftime, the Bison scored five goals in the third to take an 8-5 lead before the Bulldogs tied the game up with 1:38 left in regulation. But once again, Bucknell found a way to win thanks to Sean O’Brien’s game-winner in overtime. Two signature road wins was definitely something worth of an at-large bid.

SOURCES CONFIRM: Colgate hires John Crawley as its new offensive coordinator.

How lacrosse, and this coach, helped troubled kids find a path — and wind up on ESPN.

Bobby Selkin still winces when he thinks of the first practice he led as head coach of Charlotte Secondary School’s lacrosse team — which initially included kids who had never even seen a lacrosse stick before. “When I put the kids out on the field, not one could catch a ball, not one could throw a ball,” Selkin says of that afternoon during the 2014-15 school year. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is a mess. We’re the Bad News Bears.’ Like, we’re never gonna be able to play a game. ... I didn’t know what was gonna become of it, ‘cause I just thought we were terrible.” But there’s a reason documentary filmmaker Ron Yassen was drawn to the story of this team, a reason for ESPN Films deciding to partner with Yassen to fund production of the documentary, and a reason why the movie has been met with cheers by audiences at film festivals like Tribeca in recent months.

2018 has been a big summer for lacrosse law: Former lacrosse coaches sue Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake over firing.

A pair of former Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls lacrosse coaches filed a federal lawsuit against the district this week, alleging their firing was mishandled and stigmatized them in the public’s eye. Girls lacrosse head coach Jake McHerron, who coached at Burnt Hills for nearly a decade, and assistant coach Mary Lou Vosburgh both claim in the suit that their future job prospects were harmed after the district abruptly suspended them and refused to accept a request for the coaches to defend themselves.

In May, on the eve of a playoff game against Scotia-Glenville, the district placed the coaches on leave and commenced an investigation into complaints about the coaches’ conduct. Neither district officials nor McHerron have detailed the nature of the complaints, but sources told The Daily Gazette that at least one parent had complained about hard practices. “We are looking closely at complaints reported to the district,” Burnt Hills spokeswoman Tara Mitchell said at the time. She also said it was not a “criminal investigation.”

The UNC athletic department dropped a Chris Cloutier career highlight reel to celebrate his winning the MLL title and the Rookie of the Year award for 2018.

BOSS Tierney is coming home!!: Princeton to host Denver March 26 in Bill Tierney’s homecoming.

Bill Tierney has coached more games on Sherrerd Field than any other men’s lacrosse coach. Now he gets to add another one on what figures to be a very special early spring evening. Tierney, who coached the Princeton men’s lacrosse team to six NCAA championships, will bring his current team, the Denver Pioneers, to Princeton this coming season for a game Tuesday, March 26 (game time to be determined). Princeton and Denver are two of the top offensive teams in the country, and the Tigers return the entire starting attack from a team that ranked third in Division I in goals per game a year ago. Still, as intriguing as the on-field matchup will be, no visiting coach will ever feel quite as home as Tierney will that day.

“The opportunity to add Denver to the schedule presented itself, and we of course jumped at the opportunity,” said Princeton head coach Matt Madalon. “First, it gives our guys the chance to play another high-quality opponent on our home field. And second, we could not be more thrilled to welcome Coach Tierney back to Princeton. His success here has set the standard for the program, and he has remained one of our most loyal supporters since he left. It should be a great game, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

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Huge crowds in AC for the annual Air Show.

The 2018 Atlantic City Airshow was good enough reason Wednesday for Gaetano Nicosia to take the day off from his job as a carpenter at the University of Pennsylvania. Nicosia, 59, of Ridley, Pennsylvania, decided to attend the airshow for the first time because it offered him a chance to spend a day on the beach with his son, Joey Nicosia, 29, of South Philadelphia. “I have always been fascinated by airplanes, and I have been wanting to come for years,” said the elder Nicosia, who added he used to catch the Army-Navy college football game just to see the flybys, which would last about five seconds.

The Atlantic City Airshow, aka Thunder Over the Boardwalk, is Atlantic City’s single largest free event and the largest airshow of its kind. Airshow crowds Wednesday were estimated at “upwards of 400,000 to a half a million people, which is great for midweek,” said Larry Sieg, director of communications and marketing with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. In 2017, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber estimated airshow visitors at 400,000.

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Self-driving taxis are almost here.

In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

For over a year, Waymo has been offering trips to the 400-plus members of its Early Rider program who use Waymo’s ride-hailing app to summon the minivans for free trips to school, the mall, the gym, or elsewhere within its suburban Phoenix service area. Soon, Waymo will make that service available to the general public and it will start charging money for it, too. At the outset, the company plans on offering fully autonomous rides with a Waymo employee in the car only as a chaperone. And when that happens, it will make history as the first fully driverless taxi service in the world.

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