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Our man Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun with a comprehensive piece on the NCAA officially approving the 80-second shot clock for 2019.
After months of debate and discussion, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved Wednesday afternoon an 80-second visible shot clock in men’s lacrosse for the 2019 season. The measure was met with widespread support from several Baltimore-area Division I coaches.
“I think it’s a win-win,” Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala said. “I think it’s a really fair compromise.” Said Navy coach Rick Sowell: “I think it’s a good rule, and I’m looking forward to playing under all these new rules and seeing how it affects our game in the coming years.”
The new regulation gives a team 80 seconds from the time it controls possession of the ball to attempt a shot. A team will have up to 20 seconds to clear the ball over the midfield line, and if the team clears the ball in less than 20 seconds, the additional time would be added to the minimum 60 seconds to take a shot. An over-and-back stipulation — similar to the half-court violation in basketball — will be in effect.
You can read Chris’ post from back in early August breaking the news that the Rules Committee approved the use of a shot clock for 2019, here.
Marquette released their 2019 schedule and they have some pretty exciting games coming up next year.
Circle These Dates
2/15 (at Jacksonville): After crushing the Dolphins in 2017, it was the complete opposite last season. The Golden Eagles needed a John Wagner goal with seven seconds to go to get out of Duval with a win. This Dolphins program is definitely on the rise and certainly won’t be treated lightly.
3/2 (vs. Ohio State @ SMU): Two teams representing growing regions playing a neutral site game in another growing region. A perfect match for expanding the sport, but also will be a very fun game to watch. Marquette upset the Buckeyes last year in Michigan in the team’s highlight win of the season.
3/12 (at Robert Morris): The Colonials are defending NEC champions and crushed the Golden Eagles in Wisconsin last season by 10. Robert Morris brings a fun and up-tempo offense, which is the opposite of what Marquette does on that side of the ball. The defense will have to step up, unlike last year’s result.
Dartmouth also dropped their 2019 slate yesterday as well.
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3/2 (at Wagner): This turned out to be Dartmouth’s second and final win from last season. With Canisius off the schedule, the Seahawks are the only team the Big Green defeated from a year ago. They used a 6-0 run to start the second half and hold on for the one-goal victory.
3/5 (vs. UMass Lowell): The River Hawks took a step in the right direction last year and finished at .500 for the first time in program history. One of their thrilling games was a double overtime finish with the Big Green, despite Dartmouth scoring the final three goals in the fourth quarter to force extra lacrosse.
3/16 (vs. Binghamton): Surprisingly, this is the first time the two teams will have met. The Bearcats didn’t have a good 2018 season after surprising everyone in 2017, but will provide a good test for Brendan Callahan’s squad.
Get your weight up with Lafayette.
Great energy in the weight room today with Coach Plunkett! Sophmore John Natoli is your winner on the pull up hang. #DMGB #RollPards pic.twitter.com/9JWn8p4RBw— Lafayette Lacrosse (@LafayetteMLAX) September 12, 2018
Chris updated his Assistant Coach tracker with a little assist from our boy Jordie from Barstool Sports.
BRAND NEW UPDATED @College_Crosse Assistant Coaching Tracker pic.twitter.com/6h5Y5UItZg— Chris Jastrzembski (@CFJastrzembski) September 12, 2018
Plz credit. Tysfm https://t.co/kQ0VO6Bn3m— Jordie (@BarstoolJordie) September 12, 2018
Former Maryland lacrosse player Mac Bons appears in this LifeBridge video about his recovery from an ACL injury.
Anyone like a little hockey with their lacrosse?
Nice ups there Army West Point sophomore Nicky Garofano.
Christian Swezey is going to be writing a book on Cornell legend Richie Moran.
Delighted to let the #lacrosse world know that @CornellPress just signed @SwezeyLacrosse to write a history of @CornellLacrosse in the Coach Moran era! @CornellLaxAssn @USILA_Lax @USLacrosse @Inside_Lacrosse @CornellNews @Cornell_SID @CornellSports #ThreeHills— Michael J. McGandy (@michaelmcgandy) September 12, 2018
What’s Up, PhilaJersey?
They’re heeeeere: Crop-destroying spotted lanternflies invade Philadelphia.
It’s been seen multiple places around the city, including right in front of City Hall. But don’t let the flamboyant look of the spotted lanternfly fool you. It’s been seen multiple places around the city, including right in front of City Hall. But don’t let the flamboyant look of the spotted lanternfly fool you.
“It’s a striking red-colored insect with black spots on it, so it’s pretty easy to detect,” said Tom Witmer, director of natural resources for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation.
Henry Cavill is out as Superman.
Talks broke down for a cameo in ‘Shazam!’ due to scheduling conflicts, and the door is now closing on other potential appearances for the actor. The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel. Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and last year’s Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.
Your GIF/Video for September 13, 2018
As Neo said in The Matrix, there is no spoon.
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