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College Crosse Prospectus - January 30, 2019: Big Ten Coaches Preview 2019 Season

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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 30, 2019.

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The Big Ten Network kicked off its 2019 lacrosse coverage with interviews with all six coaches in the conference & and a chat with Big Ten Network analyst Mark Dixon.

Here are the links for BTN’s interviews with OSU’s Nick Myers, PSU’s Jeff Tambroni, Maryland’s John Tillman, & Michigan’s Kevin Conry.

Michael Kelly of The Daily Gazette with a nice article on Albany assistant coach John Maloney.

Getting used to the new assistant coach leading the University at Albany men’s lacrosse program has been easy for the Great Danes.

One of them, much-hyped freshman Tanner Hay, is a cousin of John Maloney. Plus, several of the team’s upperclassmen, such as senior Matt Perla, played with Maloney — a 2016 UAlbany graduate — during Maloney’s senior season with the Great Danes.

“And we were always really good friends with John — I mean, coach Maloney,” Perla said at last week’s media day event for the Great Danes.

ABC 7 WKBW TV in Buffalo with a segment on Canisius’ Malvaso triplets.

US Lacrosse Magazine with an article on Stony Brook and how they plan to overcome the loss of graduated superstar, Kylie Ohlmiller.

Life without Kylie Ohlmiller begins – but nothing changes for Stony Brook.

The face of the program, who broke the NCAA Division I career records for both assists and points, graduated during a season that fell short of expectations.

The Seawolves hosted the 2018 NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championship and all signs, including an undefeated season, pointed to a home team at the final.

But on May 19, Boston College shot down their final four dreams, handing them a 12-11 quarterfinal loss thanks to an overtime game-winner.

Here’s another John Tillman interview for all you Terps fans.

James Madison is ready to run it back in 2019.

The defending national champion James Madison women’s lacrosse team has a new practice schedule in 2019. The Dukes are preparing for the upcoming season by practicing in the morning hours at Sentara Park. During the week, JMU starts some days as early as 7 a.m. and is wrapped up no later than 10 a.m. each week day. Despite being on the field early on cold January mornings, players say they enjoy the change in practice time. “It’s been nice because it is a good way to start your morning,” said junior attacker Maddie McDaniel. “You can focus just on lacrosse and then for the rest of the day you can focus on class.”


UNC men’s lacrosse hopes to return to NCAA Tournament with 13 seniors.

At the end of last season, Joe Breschi and the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team faced uncharted territory. For the first time in his 10 seasons as head coach, Breschi’s squad failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with a 7-7 mark.

Yet expectations going into this season are high. UNC currently ranks No. 15 in the Inside Lacrosse preseason rankings. The Tar Heels open the season at Mercer on Saturday.

Gone is Chris Cloutier, the star of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, one of 12 seniors on last year’s team. However, the Tar Heels bring back senior attackman Timmy Kelly, junior midfielder Justin Anderson and senior Jack Rowlett, who was named an Inside Lacrosse Preseason third-team All-America selection as a long-stick defensive midfielder.

New year, new me: Drexel is leveling up with a new video board for 2019.

The Great Danes will receive their championship rings on Saturday.

The University at Albany men’s lacrosse team will celebrate its historic 2018 season before Saturday night’s basketball game. During a ceremony set to begin at 6:45 p.m. on the SEFCU Arena court, the Great Danes will receive championship rings commemorating their America East title and trip to NCAA Championship Weekend. Approximately 15 minutes later, the men’s basketball team will tip off against Binghamton in the annual Big Purple Growl.

You don’t grind, you don’t shine!

Pat Spencer challenged his teammates to be great this season.

From the day he first walked onto the practice field at Loyola University in the fall of 2015, Greyhounds attackman Pat Spencer has stuck out as their most gifted player.

Over three sparkling seasons, Spencer has rewritten school and Patriot League record books, totaling 166 assists and 266 points. He has toyed with most defenses with his size, strength, creative shooting and unerring vision as one of the game’s most accurate and timely passers.

Twice, Spencer has been a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award. He is the prime reason Loyola has gone 37-14 overall, won 26 of 30 league games and bagged three league titles, and reached the NCAA tournament’s final four in 2016. He likely will end up statistically ranked among the all-time greats in Division I history in assists and points.

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Superheros to take over the Franklin Institute in April.

There’s arguably no better time to be a lover of superheroes than the present. They’re featured in new blockbuster movies premiering seemingly every other week, more binge-worthy Netflix original series than there are hours in the day, and comics written by genuine literary stars. And now, coming to the Franklin Institute this April, a new exhibition dedicated to 80 years of Marvel’s history.

That history begins in 1939, with a tiny little shop called Timely Comics (the Marvel name didn’t start until the ’60s). Two years later, artist Jack Kirby helped invent Captain America. And the rest is, well, history.

World/National News

You can get a rare durian fruit for the low-low price of $1400.

A rare variety of durian is being sold for 14 million rupiah (S$1,343) each at a shopping mall in an Indonesian town. The supermarket in Tasikmalaya managed to sell two of the fruit, named J-Queen, the day it went on sale despite its steep price tag, according to the news website This has made the fruit the talk of the town in Tasikmalaya, where the minimum wage is two million rupiah (S$192) per month. Visitors to the mall took turns taking selfies with the fruit, according to local media.

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If you are looking for a pretty good John Wick style movie, check out Polar on Netflix.

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