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College Crosse Prospectus - August 29, 2018: LaxPower Shuts Down; Richmond Year In Review

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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 29, 2018.

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R.I.P. LaxPower: It stayed open for a little while longer than July 31st, but it’s officially shutdown now. Really sad day for lacrosse fans everywhere.

After more than 20 years of service to the lacrosse community, we are sorry to say LaxPower is hanging up its pads and stowing its stick on July 31, 2018. Nothing great can last forever, and we’d like to thank the entire community for its support.

2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #15 Richmond Spiders.

Season Summary: In their first year of play, the Spiders found a way to get into the NCAA Tournament. Four years later, it happened for the second time in program history as Richmond was able to take the SoCon championship in thrilling fashion over Jacksonville.

Head coach Dan Chemotti and the Spiders had a challenging nonconference slate and it showed early on. After a season-opening loss to UMBC, Richmond edged Bucknell by a goal thanks to Mitch Goldberg’s tally with 31 seconds left. After a win over Mount St. Mary’s, the team faced three ACC opponents in their next four games. Against Notre Dame in South Bend, the Spiders were shutout in the first half before exploding for six goals and briefly take a one-goal lead. But the Fighting Irish were able to thwart any chance of an upset by scoring six of the game’s final seven goals to take home the win. Duke then took care of Richmond without any scare.

Justin Tuma named new assistant coach at High Point University.

High Point University head men’s lacrosse coach Jon Torpey announced Tuesday (Aug. 28) that Justin Tuma has joined the Panther program as an assistant coach. Tuma joins the Panthers after serving as a volunteer assistant coach with Ohio State for the 2018 season. Before his time in Columbus, Tuma was a face-off coordinator/assistant defensive coordinator for two seasons at Princeton.

“Our staff and players are incredibly excited to welcome Justin Tuma into the High Point lacrosse family,” Torpey said. “Early on in the process we identified Justin as someone who had the potential to come in and make a positive impact both on and off the field. Justin has been very fortunate to work with some amazing coaches in his tenure as an assistant and his success everywhere he has been in his coaching career is a sign of his work ethic, passion and commitment to excellence.”

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Jacksonville’s got a nice looking new logo.

With a pep-rally atmosphere, Jacksonville University announced its new brands and logos on Tuesday at Swisher Gym. Cheerleaders, the band and student-athletes helped the school roll out the primary and secondary logos and word marks, which replace the venerable “jumping dolphin” but include a link to the past and a connection with the city ... The new logo and brands also come at a time when athletic facilities at the school will be getting a new look and enhancements. A renovated lacrosse facility will be completed by mid-November, around the time that ground will be broken on a stand-alone basketball practice facility that will be next to Swisher Gym.

This Wheelchair Lacrosse 2018 Championship promo video is pretty pretty pretty pretty good.

B.C. lacrosse legends celebrate Canadian titles, life after crash.

Like at most reunions, the Vernon Tigers swapped stories, caught up with how the family was and snapped photos with joy. The big difference with this weekend gathering was that many players from the three-time national Senior B lacrosse team were feeling extremely grateful to be alive. The Tigers marked the 40th anniversary of their third-straight President’s Cup, but the bigger story was how the 1976 group survived a plane crash into a farmer’s field near Pincher Creek, Alta. Sept. 8 on the way home from Winnipeg.

Where a former Harvard lacrosse player eats cinnamon buns, southern barbecue and lots more in Hong Kong.

I’m a simple eater and prefer quality ingredients over complex flavours. You’ll often find me grilling up steaks and sausages on my roof. I play a lot of sports, which means I have room for a lot of calories and can eat four or five meals a day. I eat at Posto Pubblico (28 Elgin Street, SoHo, tel: 2577 7160) at least once a week and nearly always order the chicken Parmesan. It’s as good as you’d get in New York. For brunch I like Commissary (Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, tel: 2602 0707) and Corner Kitchen (21 New Street, Sheung Wan, tel: 2803 2822). The cinnamon buns at Commissary are the city’s best and it’s all about the French toast at Corner Kitchen.

Get your weight up with Taylor Cummings.

Lacrosse is growing in Idaho.

Local lacrosse enthusiasts are working to create teams in Kuna. Kuna High School graduate Taylor Hedrick is helping to organize lacrosse at the high school level. Hedrick found his passion for lacrosse through his mother. He was watching a lacrosse game on TV when he was about 12 years old. Hedrick thought it looked cool and asked his mom what it was. “I said, ‘That looks like fun.’ Next thing I know, there is a lacrosse stick on my bed,” Hedrick said. Hedrick played lacrosse all through middle and high school, but not in Kuna because Kuna did not have a team. So Hedrick chose to play through Mountain View. Hedrick reflects back on what it would have meant to him to play in Kuna, his home. Now he wants to bring that opportunity to Kuna youth. “Once you put a stick in their hand,” Hedrick says, “it’s magic.”

Looking good, Towson!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

STAND UP, SOUTH JERSEY!: Cape May County awarded $3M federal grant to build drone facility.

Cape May County was awarded a $3 million grant to build a 20,000-square-foot drone facility, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday. The multi-tenant building will be located at the Cape May County Airport and will be used by companies in the growing unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, industry. Drones are known in the industry as unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs.

World/National News

No kidding! Goats prefer to interact with humans who look happy.

Goats recognise and are attracted to happy humans, a study has found. Much like us, they seem to be drawn to smiling faces. But don’t expect to make friends with a goat if you scowl at it. Scientists showed 20 goats unfamiliar photos of the same human face looking happy or angry.

The research, conducted at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, demonstrated that the goats preferred to interact with the smiling face. Released from a distance of four metres (13ft) they generally made straight for the happy image, exploring it curiously with their snouts. This suggested that goats use the left hemisphere of their brains to process positive emotion, said the team from Queen Mary, University of London.

Your GIF/Video for August 29, 2018

I’ll forever cape up for Season 2 but the trailer for Season 3 of True Detective looks really good.

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