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College Crosse Prospectus - September 21, 2018: Forbes Praises MLL’s Investment In Players; Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly Used To Play Lacrosse

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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 September 21, 2018.

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Forbes with an article on the MLL: The WNBA could learn a lesson about investment from Major League Lacrosse.

Are players an investment or just a cost? Should a new league focus on long-term growth or short-term profits? This past week, Major League Lacrosse (MLL) offered an answer to these questions. On Monday the MLL announced a number of changes that the league says are “all designed to invest in its players.” In addition to expanding the schedule of games and increasing the league roster size, the MLL is also increasing the league’s salary cap. In other words, MLL players are receiving an increase in pay.

And this increase is being called an “investment.” For those not familiar with the league, the MLL began play in 2001. Like we generally see with new leagues, the MLL has seen teams come and go. Across its first 18 seasons, there have been 22 different cities that have hosted teams. Of the six original teams in 2001, only the Boston Cannons are still playing. And of the nine teams playing in 2018, six did not exist in 2011.

Cool article on Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly with some background on his lacrosse-playing days with Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis’ son.

Before Kuechly became the Carolina Panthers’ four-time All-Pro middle linebacker, he was a two-sport athlete at St. Xavier High in Cincinnati. He was a tight end (who later switched to linebacker in perhaps one of the most obvious-in-hindsight coaching moves ever made) for the Bombers. And he played lacrosse. Kuechly was a faceoff player. He didn’t score much, but he racked up 26 assists during his brief high school lacrosse career, according to MaxPreps.

“Lacrosse was a fun sport, I had a lot of fun playing it growing up,” he said ... Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis’ son, Marcus, used to play junior summer lacrosse with Kuechly back in the day. Now, the younger Lewis is a defensive quality control and assistant linebackers coach for Cincinnati.

I like that Binghamton had their team pictures outside.

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I love the sound of good defense in September.

THE CAPTAIN!

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Marisa’s been on her grind.

A very appropriate song choice.

Big news in NJ high school women’s lacrosse: Karla Mixon out as Ridgewood girls lacrosse coach.

Karla Mixon, the architect of one of New Jersey’s most established and successful girls lacrosse programs, is out at Ridgewood.

Ridgewood athletic director Keith Cook confirmed Mixon’s resignation to NJ Advance Media Thursday.

The news comes down just months after Mixon led Ridgewood to a Tournament of Champions finals appearance for the second time in three years. Messages left for Mixon seeking comment haven’t been immediately returned.

Mixon led Ridgewood to back-to-back tournament of Champions titles in 2010 and 2011, was named The Star-Ledger Coach of the Year in 2011 and has produced dozens all-state players and collegiate stars during her tenure at the Bergen County school.

Some wall ball fun with USC.

Hopkins scrimmaged Waseda Univ. yesterday.

And Joey Epstein is wearing #32!

2nd day and he’s already a better passer than I am.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

You have my attention: Philadelphia’s next axe-throwing bar is coming to Old City.

Soon Philadelphians will have another outlet for their axe-throwing needs with the opening of Kick Axe Throwing, a bar based in Brooklyn that’s setting up in Old City next year.

The new spot will be open at Market and Bank streets, in the space that held Stephen Starr’s now-closed Tangerine restaurant, Eater reported. It joins the few other bars in the city with a similar concept, the first being Kensington’s Urban Axes, which for a while was the only known one in the local market. Bury the Hatchet opened in Graduate Hospital earlier this year.

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Well this is terrifying: Giant spiders’ web covers Greek beach.

A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long. A video, posted to YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos, shows the beach at the town of Aitoliko in western Greece under siege from the dense web.

The web has been built by spiders of the Tetragnatha genus. They are often known as stretch spiders, as they have elongated bodies – and in another worrying development for those who fear spiders – Tetragnatha extensa are small enough and light enough to be able to run across water faster than they can move on land.

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Here’s the new extended trailer for A Star Is Born.

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