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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 16, 2019.

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Lax Sports Network released its CAA lacrosse schedule yesterday. All five Towson men’s lacrosse games to be shown on LSN.

This spring, all five of the Towson University men’s lacrosse team’s home games will be featured as the CAA Game of the Week on Lax Sports Network. The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and LSN made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

The Tigers open the 2019 slate at Johnny Unitas ® Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 9 against local rival Johns Hopkins with a noon opening faceoff. Towson’s lone midweek game pits the Tigers against another local foe on Wednesday, Feb. 27 versus Loyola. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Towson’s nonconference finale sees Denver at Unitas ® Stadium with a noon draw on Saturday, March 23. The Tigers open CAA action the following weekend against Hofstra with another noon draw. Senior Day for the Tigers brings a rematch of last season’s league championship game against UMass as Towson and the Minutemen battle at noon.

Syracuse.com with an article about the ACC’s new tournament format.

The hottest ACC men’s lacrosse team at the end of the season now has another prize to target: a chance to play for the league tournament title on its home field. A format change recommended by the coaches and approved by the ACC during the off-season tinkers with the tournament format. For the past four seasons, four of the ACC’s five teams qualified for the tournament; now, all five teams will get a shot at the hardware. A predesignated site will still host the first round and semifinals. In 2019, those games will be played at North Carolina.

Adjust your calendar accordingly.

Check out this Big Ten preview from Off Tackle Empire.

Big Ten Lacrosse season starts this weekend with scrimmages for two out of the six Big Ten teams (Villanova at Rutgers, and Hill Academy at Ohio State) with the rest of the conference starting in the weekends after. So it’s as good a time as any for a preview at our B1G Little Lacrosse League which includes Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, and Michigan. Just to recap last year, five out of the six Big Ten teams were consistently ranked in the Top 25. After taking a glance at the final pre-tourney RPI rankings I’m reminded of some feelings I have regarding NCAA tournament snubs, but bygones, a new season is here.

Lyle Thompson thanked fans and the lacrosse community for all the support after last weekend’s ugly incident versus the Wings.

Here’s an excellent from Philly.com on the importance of emphasizing good mental health in lacrosse.

Yeardley Love, a student at the University of Virginia from Baltimore, was a dedicated lacrosse player known for a sunny disposition and her work to help those in need.

She was also the victim of domestic violence, killed nearly nine years ago by her ex-boyfriend. Last weekend, her story again took center stage at the Sports Medicine Symposium part of the annual U.S. Lacrosse convention at the Convention Center, where coaches, trainers, officials, and players talked not just about their sport, but also about the stresses athletes can face.

Too many times, experts said, athletes try so hard to project an image of strength that their serious problems — from intimate partner violence to substance abuse — can go unaddressed.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN!!

US Lacrosse Magazine with a great post on Utah men’s lacrosse.

Long after Utah’s Team White narrowly finished off Team Red, 14-13, in an intra-squad scrimmage — after coach Brian Holman had his team run a set of suicides across the field as the crowd of hundreds fled from the turf — the Utes huddled together in the southwest corner of Central Garage Field.

With the hazy Wasatch Mountains watching over them, Holman kneeled in front of his players and spoke softly.

“This whole process is going to be one of the greatest challenges in our lives,” he told them. “You gotta have passion. You gotta have passion in life, passion for friends, fine food and good wine, books, music. Passion will carry you a long way.”

Pretty cool #BirdBoxChallenge video from Zach Currier.

NBC 4 in San Diego does a segment on Doug Murphy and his lacrosse shrine.

Doug Murphy constructed an homage to his favorite sport in his Chula Vista home. The reason he did it is something very personal because it may have saved his life.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

And here we ..... go: Major snow storm set to hit everything from the midwest to the northeast.

The first of two snowstorms likely to hit New Jersey this week could drop as much as 4 inches of snow Thursday night into Friday in the northern half of the state before what forecasters say could be a major storm through the weekend. The National Weather Service is now calling the second storm “significant” and “probable.” It is likely to include some combination of snow, sleet, ice and rain late Saturday and throughout Sunday for New Jersey, the weather service said in its Tuesday morning update. No snowfall total estimates have been issued by the weather service for the weekend storm yet.

World/National News

NetFlix & chill will cost you more in 2019.

Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its video streaming service 12 years ago.

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15 per month.

The extra cash will help to pay for Netflix’s huge investment in original shows and films and finance the heavy debt it has assumed to ward off rivals such as Amazon, Disney and AT&T.

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GOT ‘EM!

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