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College Crosse Prospectus - September 27, 2018: 2018 NLL Draft Breakdown; Bloomberg Sports Podcast On Potential New Outdoor Lacrosse League

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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 27, 2018.

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The Kid Chris did a great NCAA breakdown of the 2018 NLL draft.

47 of this year’s NLL draft picks played NCAA college lacrosse last season, including NCAA champions Chris Cloutier and Trevor Baptiste. Altogether, 50 players played at least one season of American college lacrosse, including at the NJCAA and MCLA levels. The first 14 picks of the NLL Draft played American college lacrosse last season including top overall pick Austin Staats, who spent two seasons at Onondaga Community College. Check out the full results below

Interesting Bloomberg sports podcast with Scott Soshnick talking about the potential new professional lacrosse league coming next summer (Lax talk begins around 2:00).

Scott Soshnick, Eben Novy-Williams and Michael Barr discuss a number of topics related to the business of sports, including the news that lacrosse star Paul Rabil, with backing from -- among others -- The Raine Group, is starting his own outdoor lacrosse league. Players in the six-club Premier Lacrosse League will be full-time employees, get health insurance and equity. The PLL already has agreements with many players from Team USA and Canada.

Bayhawks owner Brendan Kelly had some thoughts about the proposed new league.

Major League Lacrosse, which was founded in 2001, currently consists of nine franchises spread throughout the United States. Kelly owns the Bayhawks, who have been based in Maryland for most of the organization’s existence. “I think the key word here is proposed. Honestly, I don’t see it happening, but time will tell.” Kelly said. “It’s a heavy lift to run a league and MLL has been doing it 18 years. I see MLL is getting better and stronger every day.” Kelly said he and others involved with Major League Lacrosse were well aware that Rabil was considering launching a separate outdoor professional league. “I have a lot of respect for Paul Rabil, who is a brand unto himself,” Kelly said. “Paul is trying to bring fresh money into the sport, which is a good thing. I applaud anyone who is taking an initiative to grow the game and putting money into pro lacrosse.”

Shout out to Deemer Class: Coach Class sits down with Stuart Gill in the Annenberg studio to discuss his transition to USC and expectations for the upcoming season.

I see you, Florida Tech.

Why Penn State lacrosse programs should see improved facility pay off on the field in time.

The days of sitting on a cold, sometimes wet and muddy, sometimes snowy and iced-over hill to watch lacrosse in Happy Valley now are over. On Friday, Penn State lacrosse christened brand new Panzer Stadium with an alumni game before the official dedication on Sunday morning. Where there was a hill, there are now seats and a glistening new facility that is among the nicer lacrosse-specific stadiums in the country.

Not many lacrosse teams have their own facilities. Most share them with a football or soccer team. In the Big Ten, Michigan and Penn State are the only two teams with their own facility. How much of an advantage that’ll turn out to be is hard to tell, but it certainly can’t hurt in recruiting.

On the men’s side, coach Jeff Tambroni has had the program knocking on the door for the last few years. The 2017 season appeared to be the breakthrough as Tambroni tried to get the Nittany Lions to the level he had his Cornell programs year-after-year. However, it hasn’t materialized into that yet.

Nice to see Richmond getting after it.

Mic’d up with Myers needs to be a season long thing.

The video managers out there are in midseason form.

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Here’s a good post on Albany moving forward from 2018 by Michael Kelly of the Daily Gazette.

Months removed from its remarkable spring, the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program has left that season behind as it has started work this fall toward 2019. Uniform numbers of several senior stars from the 2018 team who led the Great Danes to their first appearance in the national semifinals have been handed out to freshmen. Head coach Scott Marr got around to trimming his hair, both atop his head and on his face. A new crop of juniors and seniors are set to lead. “It’s going to be a growth year for us,” Marr said Wednesday after his team wrapped up one of its fall workouts.

Congrats to CSU’s Chase Baker.

Massachusetts community mourns the loss of senior lacrosse & field hockey player Jordan Rankin.

Jordan Rankin, a senior lacrosse and field hockey player at Haverhill High School, died in a car accident Monday night, police confirmed to The Eagle-Tribune. She was driving home from field hockey when a pickup truck hit her sedan and sent it off the road around 9 p.m., according to WHDH 7 News Boston. Rankin was transported to a local hospital before being flown to a Boston hospital in a helicopter, per The Eagle-Tribune. There, the 17-year-old was pronounced dead.

It’s time for some action!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

WE DID IT: New skyscraper in Jersey City is biggest in the Garden State.

The condominium tower under construction at 99 Hudson St. reached its peak last week, making it the tallest building in New Jersey. The skyscraper, located one block from the Hudson River waterfront, rises 889 feet. That’s 108 feet taller than the old record holder, the Goldman Sachs building that sits two blocks away. The previous tallest residential building in New Jersey is also in Jersey City: the Urby building on Greene Street (713 feet). Construction on 99 Hudson is expected to wrap up in late 2019. If you’re interested in buying a condo there, you’ll have to pony up: prices range from $700,000 to $4 million.

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LA Times owner says that social media the cancer of our time.

Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on Wednesday advocated for a change in how people consume news on social media, calling the platforms the “cancer of our time.” “The short attention span we’re creating in this millennium is actually very dangerous,” said Soon-Shiong, the new owner of the Los Angeles Times. “It’s the unintended consequences of social media.” Soon-Shiong, also chairman and CEO of biotech firm NantKwest, was responding to a question about the state of media and its relationship to social networks ... Soon-Shiong, a former surgeon turned entrepreneur, told “Squawk Alley” that “I say it’s the cancer of our time and social media is a form of metastasis of news. We need to change that.”

Your GIF/Video for September 27, 2018

Ohhhhhhh, boy! The Creed II trailer is amazing.

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