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College Crosse Prospectus - January 14, 2019: Lyle Thompson Subjected To Racially Insensitive Remarks At Swarm vs. Wings Game

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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 January 14, 2019.

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Lyle Thompson was subjected to racially insensitivity comments by the in-arena host and fans at this past weekend’s Georgia Swarm vs Philadelphia Wings game in Philly. Chris wrote an informative piece about the incident over at Crossing Broad.

For those of you who were watching the Cowboys lose or doing other things last night, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League continued their comeback season with a 13-11 loss to the Georgia Swarm. In the eyes of many who were at the Wells Fargo Center or follow lacrosse closely, the game was overshadowed by an insensitive remark from the in-arena host, directed towards a Native American Swarm player, which you can hear around the 20 second mark in this video clip:

Shawny Hill, the in-arena host, has apologized for his comment. Additionally, both the NLL & the Wings organization released statements and vowed swift disciplinary and education measures will be taken to address this situation and help prevent future ones.

An in-house announcer for the Philadelphia Wings apologized Sunday for a remark about a Native American player during a National Lacrosse League game, and the league and the announcer’s team vowed disciplinary action. Georgia Swarm forward Lyle Thompson tweeted that Shawny Hill said, “Let’s snip the ponytail,” during Saturday night’s game at Wells Fargo Center. Thompson, of the Onondaga Reservation in central New York, said fans then threatened to scalp him. “I know Philly takes pride in their ruthless fans, but I didn’t know it was like that, lol ... now I know,” Thompson tweeted, added that he had not heard remarks like that since high school ..... The league vowed that “necessary disciplinary action will be taken swiftly.” “The league and all of our member clubs have a zero tolerance policy for any derogatory or discriminatory statements made,” NLL said in a statement. The Wings also said “swift disciplinary and educational measures” would be taken to prevent similar episodes.

Let’s gooooooo!

It’s Notre Dame’s turn in the schedule preview spotlight! Here’s a breakdown of their 2019 calendar.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are the 72nd team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fifth and final team from the ACC. The Fighting Irish finished 9-6 in 2018 and 1-3 in ACC play. Notre Dame defeated Virginia to win the ACC championship, but lost to Denver in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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2/23 (at Richmond): The schedule is nearly the same as last year, save for Cornell in for Army West Point. Richmond can be a sneaky good team and have shown that for the past couple of years. They played tough in the third quarter against Notre Dame before the Fighting Irish pulled away late.

3/3 (vs. Maryland): Last year, many people thought Maryland would blow out Notre Dame. That didn’t happen, and thanks to Ryder Garnsey, it was only a two-goal loss that was close throughout. The defense is certainly there, but if the offense can get going like we saw in the ACC Tournament, it’s a much more dangerous team for Kevin Corrigan.

3/16 (at Virginia): The irresistible force vs. the immovable object? Maybe a stretch, but this game will pit a fast offense against a stingy defense. Notre Dame won both meetings last year with the Fighting Irish crushing Virginia 17-7 in the ACC title game after beating them by two back in March. Garnsey, Bryan Costabile, and Brian Willetts each had a hat-trick, while Hugh Crance, Arden Cohen, Jack Kielty, and John Sexton all had two caused turnovers apiece. Just a dominating performance.

The boys are back in town!!!

Dodgeball lacrosse, or whatever is going here in this video, looks fun.

Lacrosse becomes the first sport in nearly two decades to be added by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

While McCallie School’s lacrosse team has won 10 state championships and sent 85 student-athletes to college programs since its program came into existence in 1989, something has been missing. For eight-time state champion Blue Tornado coach Troy Kemp, the chance to play for TSSAA state championships beginning in spring 2022 is a dream come true.

A sport that originated in the 17th century, played by Native American tribes, became the first sport added by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association since bowling debuted in 2002. The legislative council voted last month to approve a proposal to sanction boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.

”If your school doesn’t get varsity letters, it’s hard to justify the amount of time kids put in to not be recognized,” said Kemp, who took over McCallie’s lacrosse program in the 1993 season. “The sanctioning of the sport allows a chance for us to become legitimate. Our guys have been putting in the same hours as others do on the track, baseball, soccer field, etc.”

Tennessee is the 25th state in the country to sanction high school lacrosse, which has grown rapidly in the South in recent years. Atlanta welcomed a Major League Lacrosse team in 2017, while there are more than 100 prep teams in Georgia, where the GHSA has recognized boys’ and girls’ state champions since 2005.

Everyone’s looking for the missing piece to a title run.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Extra, extra!! Read all about it: Philadelphia newspaper from 1774 found at South Jersey goodwill.

A nearly 250-year-old Philadelphia newspaper that was donated to a South Jersey Goodwill is headed to a new home. The American Philosophical Society has acquired the frayed edition of The Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser. The paper, published in December of 1774, includes the iconic “Unite or Die” snake design and three items signed by John Hancock. The society’s librarian Patrick Spero wouldn’t disclose how much was paid for the newspaper.

World/National News

Half the country got hit pretty bad with snow this past weekend.

Motorists along the Interstate 70 corridor of the Midwest can expect a slow and dangerous journey as a major snowstorm continues through Saturday night. In many areas from Missouri to southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, this will be the biggest snowfall in what has been a lean cold weather season so far for some locations. That has already been the case in St. Louis, where 10.9 inches was reported on Saturday evening. This storm will be the biggest snowstorm since Jan. 5, 2014, when 10.8 inches of snow fell.

While the snow has come to an end across Kansas, it will take until Saturday night to taper off across the states of the upper Ohio valley. Through that time, the heaviest snow left 6-12 inches from Kansas City to St. Louis to Indianapolis. Within this heaviest snow area, there were isolated reports of up to 18 inches

Your GIF/Video for January 14, 2019

OK, I am listening: I made a giant dorito burrito.

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