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College Crosse Prospectus - October 18, 2019: St. Joe’s Releases 2020 Schedule

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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 October 18, 2019.

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Another one: St. Joe’s released their 2020 schedule yesterday.

Saint Joseph’s ninth-year head coach Taylor Wray has announced the Hawks’ 14-game schedule for the 2020 men’s lacrosse season. Including their two exhibition games, the Hawks will compete against members of the Patriot League (2), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (2), Big Ten Conference (1), Colonial Athletic Association (2), Big East Conference (1), and Ivy League (1) before entering into Northeast Conference action on March 14.

“I’m really pleased and excited about the way our 2020 schedule came together,” said Wray. “We play teams from seven of the ten conferences in Division I lacrosse, including preseason match-ups against the Patriot League champions (Army) and finalists (Lehigh). We’ve added an early-season game against the champions of the Big 10 (Penn State) and continued match-ups with local (Penn, Drexel) and regional (Delaware, Providence, Monmouth) opponents who we’ve enjoyed building great rivalries with over the years. I believe the schedule will have us well prepared for conference play.”

NEXT: Chris breaks down St. Joe’s 2020 calendar in the 13th post in the our men’s lacrosse preview series.

The Saint Joseph’s Hawks are the 13th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the NEC. St. Joe’s finished 7-7 overall in 2019 and 3-3 in NEC play. The Hawks failed to qualify for the NEC Tournament on the last day of the regular season in a loss to Mount St. Mary’s.

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2/15 at Penn State: After beginning the regular season on the road against St. Bonaventure, the Hawks face former CAA rival Penn State for the first time since 2013, their last season in the conference. St. Joe’s has never defeated the Nittany Lions and will have a very tall task doing so this time around. Penn State should be a top two team going into the regular season and bring back a lethal offense that includes Grant Ament and Mac O’Keefe.

All hail!

From US Lacrosse Magazine: American Boy Fall Brawl raises funds for victims of drug addiction.

Matt Megale dreamed of playing lacrosse at Notre Dame, but a drug addiction sidetracked him and ultimately cost him his life. Megale was just 26 when he died of a drug overdose in March 2017, one of 70,200 drug overdose victims that year. “People have come out of the woodwork to want to help,” said Larry Megale, Matt’s dad. “It’s just been heartwarming. I didn’t expect this much right away like this.”

Syracuse’s Drake Porter to miss this weekend’s intra-squad scrimmage to play for Team Canada at US Lacrosse’s Fall Classic in Sparks, MD.

It’s never too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving: UMass starts eighth-annual Turkey Drive.

niversity of Massachusetts men’s lacrosse began its eighth-annual “Turkey Drive” to benefit the Amherst Survival Center on Thursday, a partnership with the Big Y grocery store in Amherst with the goal of providing as many Thanksgiving turkeys and as much non-perishable canned goods and foods as possible. Donations will be accepted through Fri., Nov. 8 and all proceeds will be used to purchase items from Big Y for immediate delivery to the Amherst Survival Center, a North Amherst-based family support organization that serves approximately 6,000 residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties each year.

#GrowTheGame

UMass Lowell’s Noelle Lambert continues to do great work.

Teen traveling to Ireland to try out for Ireland’s U19 National Lacrosse team gets stuck in Newark Airport in Jersey.

Miles McCready is only 16, but he already has a travel horror story he might be telling for the rest of his life. He was stuck at the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey for more than 24 hours while he was traveling by himself. His mother, Denise, is calling on airlines to change their policies after the nightmare back in August. The Northwest Indiana boy had planned to travel to Ireland to try out for the U19 National Lacrosse team.

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IMPORTANT breaking news: Here are the best places in Philadelphia for grilled cheese sandwiches.

Food trends might come and go, but the phenomenon of the restaurant grilled cheese sandwich is forever. Philly has multiple restaurants dedicated exclusively to the veneration of the grilled cheese, and even more bars, diners and neighborhood joints that do versions that run the gamut from bizarre to sublime. So for those gray afternoon lunches, those summer nights, those winter evenings when nothing seems more comforting than some gooey cheese on crispy bread, here’s our list of all the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Philadelphia.

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LET’S GOO: Conor McGregor is planning his big UFC comeback.

Conor McGregor wants to make his UFC comeback in just two months — and has offered to donate his mega payday to charity. The Notorious challenged New Jersey fighter Frankie Edgar in a birthday tweet as the featherweight turned 38 on Wednesday.

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