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College Crosse Prospectus - September 25, 2018: Harbaugh To Notre Dame; Quinnipiac Students React To Suspension News

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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 25, 2018.

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Here’s a nice story from the Baltimore Sun on John Harbaugh’s BALLER daughter committing to Notre Dame women’s lacrosse.

John Harbaugh showed up at his weekly Ravens news conference Monday in team colors. There was gold, but not purple or black. In a Notre Dame sweater, the Ravens coach confirmed that his daughter, Alison, a junior at St. Paul’s who plays for TLC Lacrosse, has committed to play women’s lacrosse in South Bend, Ind.

During a recruiting visit to Virginia Tech last year, the elder Harbaugh gave a mid-visit interview to the school’s student newspaper, but also indicated that his daughter was being recruited by a number of other top programs, including Boston College and Johns Hopkins. But, ultimately, the Fighting Irish won out.

Students react after Quinnipiac suspends lacrosse team from play.

The front page of The Quinnipiac Chronicle let students know of the university’s decision to suspend the men’s lacrosse team from taking the team’s field or any lacrosse field as a team this year. “Really, oh man I didn’t know that at all,” said Quinnipiac Senior Katelyn Hogan. In a statement, the university said the suspension comes pending “an investigation into alleged violations of the student conduct policy.”

“I didn’t hear anything. We did get an email .. I think we did get an email from the school about hazing and you know if they’re putting other people’s wellness at risk that’s something that is a concern,” said Quinnipiac University Junior Matt Schimenti. “Not just for the school but for everybody around them.”

“I would assume it was probably only one or two kids that did the wrong thing and the whole team is punished for it,” said Quinnipiac University Senior Nicholas LeBlanc.

Ex-Syracuse recruit & #1 player in the country, Caitlyn Wurzburger, picks North Carolina.

After ditching the Syracuse University women’s lacrosse team, it didn’t take Caitlyn Wurzburger long to pick a new college. The nation’s No. 1 high school recruit has announced she will play for North Carolina.

Wurzburger is a junior attack at American Heritage in Delray Beach, Fla. She recorded 105 goals and 116 assists as a sophomore. She has been a sensation for many years, making national news when she gave a verbal commitment to the Orange as an eighth-grader.

Here’s another great video from Harlem Lacrosse.

Love this video from Harvard.

NLL executives feel they have what the MLS had only a few short years ago.

Lacrosse is on the way up. Since 2015, the sport has seen participation grow by 25 percent, with it increasing by 10 percent in 2017 alone, according to a report from the Sport & Fitness Industry Association. Typically known as a sport played in the northeast, lacrosse has found a footing as far west as California, where, in 2017, it was the fastest-growing team sport at the high school and collegiate levels. The National Lacrosse League is taking advantage. This year, the league will see the San Diego Seals begin play, becoming the first NLL franchise to take up roots in California, a move that Commissioner Nick Sakiewicz is excited to see come to fruition.

Cleveland St. promoted Matthew Bertrams to assistant coach while Ted Bergman was named the volunteer assistant coach.

Head coach Dylan Sheridan of the Cleveland State University lacrosse program announced a pair of changes to his coaching staff Monday. Sheridan promoted Matthew Bertrams to assistant coach while Ted Bergman was named the volunteer assistant coach. During his first season on staff, Bertrams helped increase the Vikings’ DI win total to four while facing six teams among the top 25 in the NCAA’s RPI. Included among those four victories was Cleveland State’s first road win over a Division I foe—an 8-7 victory at defending Southern Conference champion Air Force. An Ohio native, Bertrams played in three NCAA Tournaments with the University of Albany and has competed for a trio of teams in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) across four seasons, most recently playing with the Boston Cannons. Bertrams recently signed a two-year contract to remain with the Cannons through 2020. “

Wake up the echoes!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

STAND UP, NEW JERSEY!: Here are the 25 best fried chicken spots in the Garden State.

This may come as a shock, but fried chicken brings in more bucks than burgers in the fast food business. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, says Business Insider, fried chicken was widely considered unhealthy. That changed about two years ago, when consumers started regarding fried chicken as somewhat healthy. Whether it’s good or bad for you, there’s no disputing fried chicken - crispy, crunchy, juicy - is one of comfort food’s greatest, and guiltiest, pleasures. And with a four-piece (breast, wing, thigh, drumstick) usually costing $6-7, it’s dinner at the right price.

We’ve done a list of N.J.’s best wing joints, and now it’s time to give fried chicken its due, during National Chicken Month. I spent a week driving all over the state eating fried chicken at restaurants, storefronts, stands, even at farmers markets. Here is a list, based on that journey and prior experience, of the state’s best fried chicken spots. They are not ranked. And it’s Southern fried chicken only, not Korean or any other kind.

World/National News

Go get some exercise today: Ten minutes of exercise a day improves memory.

Just 10 minutes of light physical activity is enough to boost brain connectivity and help the brain to distinguish between similar memories, a new study suggests.

Scientists at the University of California studying brain activity found connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage increased after a brief interval of light exercise – such as 10 minutes of slow walking, yoga or tai chi.

The findings could provide a simple and effective means of slowing down or staving off memory loss and cognitive decline in people who are elderly or have low levels of physical ability.

Your GIF/Video for September 25, 2018

This song is going to be in your head all day now. You’re welcome.

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