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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 28, 2019.

Weekend Round-Up

Real games are less than a week away. Here’s a round-up of scrimmages from this past weekend.

Shout out to Huntva for putting up footage from the High Point vs. Johns Hopkins scrimmage on Saturday.

Oh boy: Syracuse lacrosse loses 2 players over the weekend.

The Syracuse lacrosse team will be without the services of defensive midfielder Dami Oladunmoye and defender Jerry Staats this season. Orange coach John Desko revealed the statuses of the players after the team hosted a pair of scrimmages against Vermont and Hofstra on Saturday. Desko said Oladunmoye, a sophomore, is academically ineligible and that Staats, a junior transfer from OCC, suffered a season-ending injury a few days ago and is likely done for the year.

Here’s some footage from the Army vs. Penn State scrimmage on Saturday.

This bodes well for my prediction that Utah will win 5-7 games this year: BOSS Amplo had nothing but high praise for Utah after Marquette’s scrimmage with the Utes.

I love the smell of lacrosse scrimmages in the morning.

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No. 12 UNC men’s lacrosse drops final rehearsal before start of regular season.

In the team’s final dress rehearsal before the start of the regular season, the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team fell to Loyola Maryland, 15-10, on Saturday afternoon in Kenan Memorial Stadium.

The scrimmage featured two teams in the preseason top 25, according to U.S. Lacrosse Magazine — Loyola Maryland at No. 6 and North Carolina at No. 12.

What happened?

Within the first two minutes of play, Tar Heel senior attackman Timmy Kelly struck nylon first. But his team’s first and final lead didn’t last long.

Standing room only at OSU.

Here are some pics from this past weekend’s Notre Dame vs. Air Force scrimmage.

College Crosse News

The kids are alright: Local lacrosse players make food for soup kitchen.

Crowded around two tables, girls layered ricotta, pasta and tomato sauce in aluminum pans. They called out when in need of more sauce or when their pan was done. The 16 girls gathered in the the Rivercrest neighborhood home are members of Renegades Lacrosse. Their Sunday project — making lasagna and salad — was more than team building. The food was delivered to the Frederick Community Action Agency to feed local people in need. Lily Brown, a 10-year-old defender on the team, said the group’s efforts would help others. “We’re learning that we’re very fortunate for what we have and to give back to our community,” she said.

Inside Lacrosse is set to drop the preseason Top 20 Media Poll today. Chris, Anish, & Myself shared our ballots over the weekend. #Transparency

13 NBC did a segment on Albany’s media day from this weekend.

The UAlbany men’s lacrosse team is tired of answering questions about the players they have lost and instead wanted to talk about this year’s squad at Friday’s annual media day. Head coach Scott Marr and players met with the media members in the Casey Stadium press box to look ahead to the upcoming season which starts at Syracuse on February 16th.

Here’s more content from Albany’s media day, courtesy of the Albany Times Union

Here’s the Albany Times Union article on Albany’s media day.

University at Albany men’s lacrosse junior Jakob Patterson doesn’t need to be reminded of who’s no longer on the team. He’s been hearing it all off-season. Connor Fields, one of the most prolific scorers in Division I history, is playing professionally. TD Ierlan, the record-setting faceoff specialist, shocked everyone by taking his talents to Yale. All-American goalie JD Colarusso graduated. They were three of the biggest stars on a team that reached the NCAA semifinals for the first time in program history. “We all know what we lost,” Patterson, an attack, said at media day on Friday. “After a while, it does get a little tiring to hear. But we’re coming in with a lot of new and exciting players who are ready to step up and contribute to the team. We’re all excited to prove ourselves.”

WE DID IT! We finally have NJIT’s schedule! Here’s Chris’ breakdown of their 2019 slate.

The NJIT Highlanders are the 73rd and final team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the fourth and final independent. The Highlanders finished 1-15 in 2018. This will be NJIT’s final season as an independent as the team prepares to be a member of the NEC in 2020. The Highlanders will also play their home games at Rutgers-Newark’s Alumni Field as their new stadium completes construction during the summer.

Circle These Dates

2/9 (at Lafayette): Lafayette has a new head coach in Pat Myers to help build a new culture in the Lehigh Valley. In last year’s meeting, the Highlanders fell by two goals thanks to a 4-0 run in the second half by Lafayette.

2/23 (at VMI): NJIT has won three games in their four year history. They’ve defeated Hampton twice and Dartmouth once in 2016 (their first ever win). The Keydets have given the Highlanders a good couple of games for the past few seasons, including a one-goal game back in 2017.

3/23 (vs. Wagner): Another team with a new head coach for NJIT to possibly take advantage of. The breaking point of last year’s meeting for the Highlanders was a 6-0 run by the Seahawks that began in the first quarter until the early third quarter.

Here’s a great video from STX on proper checking in women’s lacrosse.

Here’s a great article about Florida State lacrosse player Ben Wiegel.

Athletes are humans. They have the same emotional and everyday struggles as each of us. Yet, they are sometimes portrayed as individuals who are void of emotional pain and hardships.

The media typically doesn’t cover athletes’ off-the-field issues. This is an understandable practice, seeing that sport media outlets are simply catering to what their audience wants: sport coverage. However, this can lead to a misinformed societal perception that athletes are immune to emotional issues, hardships, or even everyday issues such as when to leave in order to arrive to work on time.

FSU sophomore lacrosse player Ben Wiegel sought to change this perception when he started Koby’s Cause in his junior year of high school.

Get your healthy food up: Hartford had an educational grocery store trip with a nutritionist over the weekend.

Check out Gettysburg women’s lacrosse 2018 national championship ring ceremony

With the 2019 spring sports season about to get underway, the Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team celebrated one final shining moment of 2018. On Saturday, for the second year in a row, the Bullets took a timeout between the women’s and men’s basketball games to commemorate and applaud the Division III national lacrosse champions.

No #22 jersey for Syracuse in 2019.

In the long and storied span of Syracuse University lacrosse, two seasons is just a blink of time. But when it comes to the program’s legendary No. 22, it can be a historically lengthy stretch. For the second year in a row, SU’s famed No. 22 will be kept in storage. That’s the first time since 1983 that it will be unused in consecutive seasons. The only other break was for one year, between Mike Powell (2001-04) and Dan Hardy (2006-09).

Start the season now!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Yes: Kendall Jenner keeps showing up at Sixers games and we should embrace it.

But it doesn’t matter if they last. It only matters that they ever were — that for even a brief slice of spacetime, two people clowning at Christmas Village, taking in a Drexel basketball game, then hitting Build-A-Bear at KOP was national news. The reason this mundane itinerary was tabloid fodder was that an A-list celebrity was hanging out in Philadelphia, doing Philadelphia things. The “in Philly” angle won’t always be the hook, but A-listers are always A-listers. And that’s the point. If we’re really becoming the city we think we’re becoming, such miracles will recur. Our sports teams’ rising fortunes have made their stars celebrities — and magnets for the same. (Remember Joel Embiid’s adorable Twitter courtship of Rihanna?) And it transcends sports. Meek Mill’s party pals are of interest to TMZ. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have an ongoing relationship with the city.

World/National News

Here’s your galactic wake-up call: NASA makes last ditch effort to wake up Mars Rover.

Having spent the past several months trying to get Opportunity—which was disabled by a planet-wide dust storm last summer—to respond to commands without success, engineers have come up with three highly unlikely scenarios which may be preventing the rover from transmitting back to Earth. Engineers are issuing commands to the rover to see whether its primary x-band radio, which it uses to communicate with Earth, has failed; whether both its primary x-band radio has failed as well as its secondary x-band back up radio; and finally whether its internal clock has been offset somehow, which might inhibit its ability to communicate.

Your GIF/Video for January 28, 2019

I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!!

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