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College Crosse Prospectus - October 21, 2019: Utah 2020 Schedule Breakdown & Team USA Defeats Virginia In Fall Classic

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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 21, 2019.

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The Utah Utes released their 2020 schedule over the weekend.

Make sure to read Chris’ breakdown of Utah’s 2020 schedule.

The Utah Utes are the 14th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the first independent team. Utah finished 5-10 overall in 2019, their first ever season as an NCAA varsity program. The Utes had quality wins over Air Force and Detroit Mercy, as well as a competitive game against Duke. Utah will also open play at their new on-campus stadium, Ute Field.

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2/15 vs. Air Force: Early in 2019, we weren’t sure how Utah would be. Maybe 3 wins at best. And then all of a sudden, the Utes upset Air Force on the road in one of the more surprising results of the season. Only four goals were scored in the second half, all in the final quarter, with Utah scoring the last two.

Team USA defeated Virginia 11-6 at US Lacrosse’s Fall Classic.

After Dox Aitken opened the second half scoring to pull Virginia within a goal of the U.S. men’s national team, everything seemed ready for the game to turn the Cavaliers way. U.S. goalie Jack Concannon had other ideas.

Syracuse got a new hitter for 2020. Kid looks like he’s going to be a beast.

On a day where familiar faces from Orange teams past returned to the Dome, it was the program’s newest member which highlighted the Orange Alumni Classic. Five-year-old Gaven Bort signed his NLI to join the Syracuse men’s lacrosse program alongside his parents, head coach John Desko and the entire team. Bort, who has cystic fibrosis and the Orange were paired through Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams, forming life-long bonds and life-changing outcomes.

Here’s a nice article on former UVA standout Ryan Tucker.

At last, after a whirlwind travel schedule, Ryan Tucker can take a deep breath and soak it all in. His first pro championship playing Major League Lacrosse. The award he received from his teammates. His happiness at Norfolk Academy as a teacher and coach in two sports.

A little dive session to end practice at Lafayette.

Fox 32 in Chicago did a great segment on OWLS Lacrosse.

A Chicago program is introducing children to a sport some may not have never heard of. It is using lacrosse to teach them lessons both on and off the field. It is not an easy sport, or one you will pick up fast. “When I first started it was a struggle, a really big struggle,” said Derrick Brooks.

College Crosse Fall Ball Matrix

Check out the fall slate of scrimmages from across the Division I men’s college lacrosse landscape.

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What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Philadelphia Eagles documentary to debut at Philadelphia Film Festival.

The 28th annual Philadelphia Film Festival, which gets underway Thursday night, will feature prestige films destined for Oscar season, documentaries on a wide array of subjects, and a slate of foreign films from France, China, South Korea and numerous other parts of the world. But amid all of these unique stories from different places is a film that’s extremely local, and about a story that everyone in Philadelphia knows: The Eagles’ run to their first Super Bowl championship two years ago.

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Controlled demolition goes awry as two giant cranes were destroyed in the process.

Two giant cranes were demolished with explosives on Sunday at the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans where three people died earlier this month. The demolition was originally scheduled to occur on Friday, but high winds forced city officials to postpone the destruction multiple times.

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