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College Crosse Prospectus - January 17, 2019: Reports Say Rutgers Extends Brian Brecht’s Contract; Fresh Fades With Paul Carcaterra

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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 17, 2019.

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James Kratch, Rutgers beat reporter for NJ Advance Media, reports that Rutgers extended coach Brian Brecht’s contract through 2023. (H/T @MattyMike0718 for the tip).

Our man Paul Carcaterra was serving up fresh fades at Rutgers yesterday during a taping of reLaxing with PCarc. Haircuts by Paul will be a new wrinkle to the the show. The Kid Chris tweeted a few photos from RU.

Marist senior captain Matt Selts will have the honor of wearing #34 this season. #EddieCoombs.

The boys are back in town!!

Former Navy lacrosse player Brendan Looney posthumously presented award.

This past weekend, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes lacrosse ministry honored former Naval Academy player Brendan Looney with the 2018 Peter Kohn Award. Kevin Looney accepted the award on behalf of his deceased son during the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention in Philadelphia. Brendan Looney, a defensive midfielder for Navy from 2002 through 2004, was killed in the line of duty was serving as a Naval special forces officer.

The San Diego Tribune caught up with NLL Seals owner Joe Tsai to talk about the Seals and his love of the game.

For the first time on Friday night, billionaire Joseph Tsai will settle into a seat at Pechanga Arena to watch his San Diego Seals play a home game. He was there in person when the National Lacrosse League expansion team played and won its inaugural game at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

But with business travel beckoning in Asia, Tsai had to miss the Seals’ first home game on Saturday. “My eyes were glued to my iPad,” Tsai said of watching the Seals’ 12-10 victory over Rochester in front of a lively crowd announced at 11,323. “I don’t think we could have come away with a better outcome.”

Let’s go mic’d up with BOSS Danowski.

Great work by US Lacrosse.

Shikellamy lacrosse has a new coach, new equipment and a group of dedicated parents, but the new district club sport is lacking one thing — players. Thanks to Rebecca Schaffer-Neitz and her husband Bob, a grant the two wrote to U.S. Lacrosse was answered and the $10,000 worth of lacrosse equipment was donated. “We were thrilled to get approved,” Bob Schaffer-Neitz said. “We are very thankful and we are looking forward to getting going.” U.S. Lacrosse, of Md., primarily serves youth level lacrosse teams, and director of communications Brian Logue said the group was happy to help Shikellamy.

“One of the obstacles is the startup cost of a program,” he said. “The grant program is designed to help with those costs and get the program moving in the right direction right out of the gates.”

Joe Cummings to be the new head coach of the Charlotte Hounds.

Joe Cummings, a former Major League Lacrosse player who spent the past two seasons as boys coach at Christ Church Episcopal School, is returning to the pro game. Cummings has been hired as coach of the Charlotte Hounds, the MLL team announced Wednesday. Molly Miller, athletic director at Christ Church, said Cummings will remain as the Cavaliers coach and as the student enrollment officer in the school’s admission office. Christ Church is scheduled to open its 2019 season Feb. 5, and state championship games are scheduled for April 27. The Hounds open their season June 2 and finish in mid-August, so the lacrosse seasons don’t overlap.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

WE DID IT!!: Atlantic City is set to host a huge esports summit this summer.

As esports, or professional video gaming, grows in popularity, the city’s convention and marketing group will host a conference for event and tournament organizers this summer. The Esports Travel Summit will be held June 25-27. According to a news release, the event is the only one of its kind, focusing on competitive video game tournaments as large-scale events from which the convention and travel industries can benefit.

The three-day event is presented by SportsTravel Magazine and will be hosted by the city’s nonprofit convention group, Meet AC, and the Atlantic City Sports Commission. An exact location for the summit has not been set.

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Yikes: Vet student indicted for allegedly taking donated horses and then turning around and selling them to slaughterhouses.

Horse owners in Georgia and across the Southeast applaud the indictment of an Alabama woman accused of pulling a tragic scam. Over the weekend, Blount County, Alabama sheriff’s deputies arrested Fallon Blackwood at a local rodeo. They had been looking for her since October 2018, when a grand jury indicted Blackwood on 13 counts of bringing into the state property obtained by false pretense elsewhere.

The charges involve a collection of typically older horses victims admit they voluntarily gave Blackwood with the understanding she would take them to live out their lives on her farm near Boaz, Alabama. But when Blackwood could not account for the horses, the original owners filed complaints with authorities, accusing her of theft. They still fear the worst.

“They suffered a death that they didn’t deserve,” former Georgia resident Lisa Rudolph explained from her home in Florida. “And I think they were slaughtered.”

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The official Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser dropped the other day.

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