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College Crosse Prospectus - January 18, 2019: Big East Releases Spring Men’s Lacrosse TV Schedule; Penn State Moves Up Lafayette Scrimmage

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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 18, 2019.

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The Big East will have four nationally televised regular season games on either CBS Sports Network or FS1 in 2019. Additionally the Big East men’s lacrosse championship will also be shown on CBS Sports Network.

e BIG EAST spring Olympic sports schedule features 17 contests that will be broadcast to a national television audience. The BIG EAST’s broadcast partner, FOX Sports, will carry nine contests spanning four Olympic sports: men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball .... For the third consecutive year, CBS Sports Network will carry all three games of the BIG EAST Men’s Lacrosse Championship in addition to three consecutive weekends of league regular-season play. CBS Sports coverage of men’s lacrosse will include Villanova at Denver (April 6), Villanova at Georgetown (April 14) and St. John’s at Georgetown (April 27). The men’s lacrosse championship returns to Denver this May 2 and May 4 with the semifinals slated for a doubleheader starting at 6:30 p.m. ET and the championship final at 4:30 p.m.

The Daily Collegian reports that Penn State moved its scrimmage against Lafayette to 4:00 PM today.

Penn State’s scrimmage against Lafayette will now take place on Friday, Jan. 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Panzer Stadium. The exhibition was originally set to take place on Saturday at noon in Holuba Hall, but the impending weather conditions forced the change. The scrimmage will be open to the public.

BOSS Fisher of Monmouth got some airtime during the Monmouth vs. Fairfield basketball game last night.

US Lacrosse did a feature on Albany star Tehoka Nanticoke.

Leading that group of young guns is honorable-mention All-American Tehoka Nanticoke, who scored 50 goals and added 32 assists in his phenomenal freshman season. He projects to lead the offense as a righty ball carrier, but he skipped the fall season for personal reasons.

The lack of time to develop chemistry between Nanticoke and the rest of the offensive unit, which includes lefty Jakob Patterson and a midfield line of names like Sean Eccles and Alex Burgmaster, could be a factor early on in 2019.

Although Marr would have loved to have his star on campus in the fall, it may have helped his underclassmen garner more responsibility within the offense. “I tried not to put too much emphasis on [Nanticoke] not being there in the fall,” Marr said. “In fact, it could have been good for us and our guys to take on a different role for themselves.”

The boys are back in town!!

Great video by @FLAno0.

FIL grants full membership status to Teams Peru & Jamaica.

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) awarded Full Membership Status to two member-national federations during the organization’s Board of Directors Meeting, January 12-14 in Philadelphia. The FIL Board of Directors unanimously agreed to recognize the Peru Lacrosse Association and Jamaica Lacrosse Association as Full Members of the international federation. The national federations were first accepted into FIL in 2012 (Peru) and 2013 (Jamaica), and now meet the requirements for Full Membership. As stewards of a sport that is enjoying explosive growth in participation and popularity around the globe, FIL now has 62 member-national federations worldwide.

Picture day at Syracuse looked fun.

Here’s a clip that just surfaced from the SportsBusiness Summit in Miami featuring MLL commissioner Sandy Brown.

Can Georgetown run it back in 2019?

The Georgetown lacrosse program has a template now, and it is coach Kevin Warne’s task to utilize it as much as possible.

Much was made of the Hoyas’ senior class last season, a group that grew sick of the losing, sick of missing the postseason, sick of irrelevance. Georgetown was nothing of the sort last year, saving its best performances for May, when it smothered Denver 8-3 in the Big East title game and then forced Johns Hopkins into overtime in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

But that galvanizing group — attackman Craig Berge, goalie Nick Marrocco, defensive midfielder Ryan Hursey and others — has graduated, and it’s up to a new group of leaders to continue the Hoyas’ progress.

Chris shared another picture from a recent taping of reLAXin’ with PCarc at Rutgers Univ.

9News in Denver did a segment on two freshmen looking to replace former DU superstar Trevor Baptiste.

Trevor Baptiste wasn’t just the best faceoff guy to ever play at DU, but the greatest at the “X” ever at the college level. “He’s by far in my mind the best that’s ever played,” Pioneers lacrosse coach Bill Tierney said. Trevor Baptiste is now playing professionally, so with Baptiste now a former Pioneer, who’s going to fill those faceoff shoes? It’ll be either freshman Jackson Harvey or freshman Brett Boos, two local kids. Boos played at Chaparral High School, while Harvey is just the latest of Arapahoe High School kids to play at DU.

”The only thing I can say is that there is never going to be another Trevor Baptiste,” Harvey said.

”Once I committed here that’s all I was hearing,” said Boos. “Big shoes I have to fill, but I’m not really worried. If I can be half of the faceoff guy he was and just come out and play my game then I think everything’s going to go well.”

Here come the hot-stepper!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philly Mag listed the best places to eat in West Philly and University City and one of their picks is an Eritrean spot!

West Philly is Philly’s most perfect food neighborhood: It’s our culinary laboratory, where one-offs and wild knots of Asian and African cuisines feed the neighbors and try to make their marks. Our atelier, where young chefs sharpen their skills and take risks. The neighborhood isn’t a one-trick pony, offering endless repeats of a single cuisine. It contains multitudes. It is a place for risks, for bargains, for midnight discoveries. It bridges the diverse communities of Philly’s food scene, offering a little bit of Center City’s high-rent glitz on one side, then fading into narrow streets, rowhouses, strip mall holes-in-the-wall, and a roiling froth of Asian heat, Middle Eastern spice, African flavors and Indian comfort.

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All in: AI is better at bluffing than professional gamblers.

The act of gambling on games of chance has been around for as long as the games themselves. For as long as there’s been money to be made wagering on the uncertain outcomes of these events, bettors have been leveraging mathematics to give them an edge on the house. As gaming has moved from bookies and casinos into the digital realm, gamblers are beginning to use modern computing techniques, especially AI and machine learning (ML), to increase their odds of winning.

But that betting blade cuts both ways, as researchers work to design artificial intelligences capable of beating professional players at their own game -- and even out-wagering sportsbooks.

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