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College Crosse Prospectus - September 24, 2018: Quinnipiac Suspends Men’s Lacrosse Program; Penn State dedicates Panzer Stadium

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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 24, 2018.

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Oh boy: Quinnipiac suspends men’s lacrosse program for “alleged violations of the student conduct policy.”

The Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s lacrosse program has been suspended as the university investigates violations of their student conduct policy. The story was first reported by Inside Lacrosse. A Quinnipiac University spokesperson provided the following statement to College Crosse this morning: “The university has suspended the men’s lacrosse team pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged violations of the student conduct policy,” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. “This suspension, which takes effect immediately, prohibits all team activity, including practicing and representing the university in competitions. With the well-being of our students being our top priority, the university has zero tolerance for any behavior that endangers any member of the university community.”

There aren’t many facts publicly available yet, but we’ll keep an eye on this story as it develops. Here’s a segment from WFSB 3 on the story.

Let’s goooo: Penn State dedicates Panzer Stadium, new home for Nittany Lion lacrosse teams.

The Penn State men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were officially welcomed into their new home Sunday during dedication ceremonies for Panzer Stadium. In May 2017, Ken Panzer, a 1982 Penn State graduate and former co-captain of the men’s lacrosse team, and his long-time business partner at Douglas Emmett, Jordan Kaplan, committed a $3.55 million gift to transform the Penn State Lacrosse Field into one of the premier lacrosse stadiums in the country. Additional gifts by Penn State lacrosse alumni and donors totaled $2 million to bring the total donations to $5.6 million.

Yeesh: Complaints lead to investigation into Bulldogs’ women’s lacrosse program.

Fresno State is awaiting a final report on an external investigation into its women’s lacrosse program that was initiated after university and athletics department officials received complaints from former players and parents about coach Jessica Giglio as well as the culture and state of the program. Among the allegations are poor treatment of players, mismanagement of the program and potential NCAA violations, according to letters obtained by The Bee.

The probe is being conducted by Bond, Schoeneck & King, the same firm that handled an investigation into the strength and conditioning, training and medical staffs at Fresno State during and after a summer conditioning workout in 2016 where offensive lineman Shane Gama suffered from heatstroke. The athletics department acknowledged the investigation in a statement: “At the conclusion of the 2018 season, Fresno State athletics received correspondence from student-athlete’s parents expressing concerns surrounding the lacrosse program.

Tar Heels love their community.

Looks like the NLL is expanding to Long Island.

The National Lacrosse League is expanding again, this time to Long Island, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The professional indoor lacrosse league is nearing an agreement to place a franchise at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the arena in Uniondale, New York, controlled by Brooklyn Nets parent company BSE Global. The league is close to selecting an ownership group for the team, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

The NLL, which currently has 11 teams, declined to comment, as did BSE Global. The Coliseum is also the part-time home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders, who also play at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

I wish I had a squad cheering for me while working out.

Ready, set, annnnnnnnnnnnnd ...... go.

Ohio State mourns the loss of former head coach Paul Caldwell.

The Ohio State Department of Athletics and men’s lacrosse program were saddened to learn that Paul Caldwell, the head coach of the program from 1994 through 1997, has passed away.

“Paul was a great Buckeye and he’ll be dearly missed,” said head coach Nick Myers. “His impact goes far beyond Ohio State, but I know during his time with the Buckeyes he influenced the lives of countless student-athletes. You see it every day in the type of men that they became. His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.”

A member of the inaugural Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame class in 1994, Caldwell dedicated much of his life to the sport of lacrosse. In addition to leading the Buckeyes for four seasons, he was the head girl’s lacrosse coach at Dublin Coffman High School for 12 years. Caldwell was also a respected official at the high school and collegiate levels. His son, Mike, is currently a member of the Department of Athletics as an equipment manager.

DONUT BOWL!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Carson Wentz returns to lead the Eagles to victory of the Colts.

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Carson Wentz walked onto the grass at Lincoln Financial Field. For him, not much seemed different. He wore Bose headphones over his ears, a kelly green “AO1” shirt, black shorts and customized green cleats. He went to the end zone opposite the Philadelphia Eagles tunnel and went through his normal warmups.

Perhaps the most noticeable thing about Wentz on a rainy Sunday morning in South Philly was simply his presence. Wentz hadn’t gone through this routine since Dec. 10 in Los Angeles. He hadn’t done it in Philadelphia since Nov. 26. After missing the past nine months because of the torn ACL and LCL in his left knee, Wentz was finally back in the Eagles lineup.

And everyone took notice. He was the final Eagles player to take the field during pregame introductions, and he got the loudest ovation. He got an ovation when he took the field for the first time with the offense. His teammates were complimentary postgame. The city had waited a long time for this moment.

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TIGER BACK!: Woods gets his first PGA tournament win since 2013.

He was bigger than an NFL Sunday, which seems perfectly apropos. In his prime, Tiger Woods was bigger than everything and everyone. Why not win a head-to-head with America’s modern pastime in his return to the winner’s circle as an aging, balding man? Whether you were in Lincoln Financial Field to watch the return of Carson Wentz, or in any other stadium where outsized athletes in helmets and pads took turns pancaking each other, you had to keep one eye on the nearest TV, the other on your phone. Why? Woods was doing far more in Atlanta than finishing off his 80th PGA Tour victory, that’s why.

He was becoming Eldrick Tont Woods again, Tiger to you and me and the rest of creation. He was becoming the best of the best one more time, protecting a 54-hole lead of at least 3 shots for the 24th time in 24 tries. He was returning as Mozart and Michelangelo in a red shirt and spikes, all the way back from the golfing dead.

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