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College Crosse Prospectus - September 7, 2018: Cornell Year In Review; Closer Look At Utah’s 2019 Schedule

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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 7, 2018.

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2018 Men’s Lacrosse Year in Review: #8 Cornell Big Red.

Season Summary: After two disappointing seasons in Ithaca and a slow start for this past season, Cornell appears to have returned to the national forefront of college lacrosse thanks in a large part to Jeff Teat. In just his second year, the sophomore was one point shy of reaching the century mark as he helped the Big Red win an Ivy League Championship.

The year didn’t get off to a hot start with Cornell falling to Colgate in their season opener. Leading by one with 2:14 left in the third quarter, the Raiders went on a 5-0 run to take control of the game with the first four goals coming from Griffin Brown. After taking care of Hobart, the Big Red found themselves fiddling with a possible upset of Albany. But up two with 7:28 to go, the Great Danes offense woke up with four goals in the final 3:18 of the game to take home the two-goal win. That was also combined with TD Ierlan winning all 24 faceoffs in the game.

Chris did a proper breakdown of Utah’s 2019 schedule which you can find here.

Circle These Dates

2/1 (vs. Vermont): The first ever game for the Utes and the first game of the 2019 season. That’s a pretty notable date to have circled down anyways, whether Utah was playing or not. It will also be a good feel for how Utah is compared to a pretty good Division I team.

2/23 (at Denver): This will be Utah’s shortest trip of the season, all of nearly 500 miles. It’s nice to have some more western participation in the sport and here’s hoping that this starts more Division I lacrosse programs out west. They’ll also play Air Force the next day.

3/12 (at Duke): This begins the second four-game road stretch for the Utes and the first of three games in a week. This will probably be the toughest of them all with the reigning national runner-ups. It will be great experience for some of these guys to play at Koskinen and take on a powerhouse of a team such as the Blue Devils. It’s also an example of what Brian Holman might want his program to look like.

Here’s a great Dartmouth women’s lacrosse mini-documentary.

Men’s lacrosse gears up for a new beginning under head coach Patrick Myers.

Hanging on the wall in the new men’s lacrosse head coach Patrick Myers’ office is a lacrosse poster that reads: “hard work, toughness, brotherhood.” Coming into his first season coaching the Leopards, Myers aims to continue preaching these three objectives that are ingrained into the program.

“We’re going to put a real emphasis and focus on discipline and fundamentals,” Myers said.

Myers said he wants to create competition within the program, and is starting by making sure his athletes earn their jerseys. Unless team members have passed their running test or have stood out, they practice in blank pinnies.

“I want the team to understand that there is a competitive culture here and that it is a privilege, not a right, to be part of the program,” Myers said. “If I can establish that in my first year here, that will be a successful year one.”

New Dr. Fred Opie podcast with Syracuse Hall of Famer Brad Kotz.

UVA’s putting in that work.

Tickets are now on sale for #LaxCon in Philly from Jan. 11th to the 13th.

US Lacrosse today opened registration for the annual US Lacrosse Convention and Fan Fest (LaxCon), set for Jan. 11-13, 2019, in Philadelphia. LaxCon represents lacrosse’s largest professional development conference and industry trade show, attracting more than 7,000 participants annually.

Registration for the full weekend convention for coaches, officials and organizational leaders starts at $130 for the general public and just $90 for US Lacrosse members. As a benefit of membership in the sport’s national governing body, members can save an additional $10 with group registration (minimum of four active members). Tickets for the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, a portion of LaxCon’s Jan. 12 schedule open to lacrosse fans of all ages, start at $10 per person.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Eagles beat Falcons 18-12!!

Thursday night began with a “special Philly” kind of moment as the Eagles unfurled the first Super Bowl banner in franchise history. Later, the “Philly Special” returned to help catapult Philadelphia past the Atlanta Falcons 18-12 in the NFL’s 2018 regular-season opener. On a night when he struggled noticeably, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s final pass to Julio Jones in the end zone fell incomplete, producing a similar outcome to Atlanta’s divisional playoff heartbreaker at Lincoln Financial Field in January.

Jay Ajayi scored two touchdowns, the second an 11-yard dash with 2:19 left in the game that put the Eagles ahead for good on a night when neither of the NFC’s past two champs looked particularly Lombardi-worthy in a sloppy game marred by penalties and uninspired offense.

World/National News

R.I.P. Burt Reynolds.

The ex-jock from Florida starred in ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ but preferred making such populist, fun fare as ‘Smokey and the Bandit,’ ‘The Cannonball Run’ and ‘Starting Over.’

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82. Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter.

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