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College Crosse Prospectus - December 5, 2019: Syracuse & Stony Brook Release 2020 Schedules, & Denver’s Bill Tierney Signs Contract Extension Through 2024

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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 December 5, 2019.

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The Orange released their 2020 schedule yesterday.

The 2020 Syracuse lacrosse slate is as challenging as ever, featuring road trips to the defending NCAA Champions, two Championship Weekend participants and five games against NCAA Tournament teams from last season. The Orange will open the season with four-straight games in the Dome, before hitting the road to conclude the regular season with a stretch of six of their final eight games away from home.

Chris’ breakdown of Syracuse’s schedule is a must read.

The Syracuse Orange are the 46th team in our 2020 men’s college lacrosse schedule preview series and the second team from the ACC. Syracuse finished 9-5 overall in 2019 and 2-2 in ACC play. The Orange lost to North Carolina in the opening round of the ACC Tournament and then lost to Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Stony Brook also released their 2020 schedule yesterday.

Stony Brook men’s lacrosse and first-year head coach Anthony Gilardi have announced the team’s 2020 14-game schedule that includes six games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium and games against nationally-ranked Rutgers and Princeton.

The Seawolves, the back-to-back America East regular season champions, open the Gilardi era on Feb. 11 when St. John’s visits LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook is also slated to host Brown and Hofstra in out-of-conference contests.

Coach stays: Denver extended head coach Bill Tierney’s contract through 2024.

University of Denver men’s lacrosse head coach Bill Tierney has signed a contract extension to keep him in the Lacrosse Capital of the West through the 2024 season, DU Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Karlton Creech announced on Wednesday.

”We are very excited to announce this extension to keep one of the sport’s top head coaches on our campus,” Creech said. “Bill is a tremendous leader and developer of young men, preparing our student-athletes for not only each week of the lacrosse season but for life after college. Under his leadership, the lacrosse program has not only extended the University’s brand to the east coast, but has helped grow the game in our city, in our state, in the western United States and beyond. We look forward to watching Coach Tierney’s program pursue a second National Championship.”

Dunk on all of ‘em, Pat!

Canadian Lacrosse Association plans to drop the use of the word “midget” as a division name for the 2020 season.

The association that governs lacrosse in Canada has gotten rid of “midget” as a division name in its box lacrosse and men’s field lacrosse leagues.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, big city of dreams!

Great post from US Lacrosse Magazine: A look at the top lacrosse photos of 2019.

Lacrosse moves so quickly that the small moments often pass the casual viewer by. Thanks to US Lacrosse Magazine’s team of photographers, some of the best moments of 2019 were captured in stills. Take a look at our favorite photos of the past year.

Hit those books, fam.

Catching up with UVA’s Lars Tiffany.

Fall practice ended a few days before Thanksgiving for the University of Virginia men’s lacrosse team, which is coming off a remarkable season that ended with the program’s sixth NCAA title. The Cavaliers were also crowned NCAA champions in 1972, 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2011. The seasons that immediately followed those titles underlined how difficult it is for a team to repeat as national champion .... UVA’s current players learned that this fall, head coach Lars Tiffany said, during an exercise in which they analyzed postseason results from not only their sport but football and men’s basketball. Once it became clear that repeat national champions are rare in those sports, Tiffany broke his team into small groups and asked them to examine why that’s the case.

This should be great during lacrosse season: A new video streaming service allows fans to talk Syracuse sports regardless of location.

Syracuse University Athletics and Galaxy Media announced a venture where fans can talk SU sports regardless of where they are. Twitch.TV/CuseSportsTalk is a 24/7 video streaming service.

Back to work!!

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College Crosse Fall Ball Matrix

Check out our still in progress 2020 men’s lacrosse preseason matrix.


What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

College Football Playoff here we come: Greg Schiano’s press conference was electric.

Greg Schiano had told this story before. It was here, in the same spot inside the Hale Center on Nov. 10, 2006 — a day after his unbeaten Rutgers team stunned No. 3 Louisville in the biggest game in school history — when Schiano let the fans in on a little secret.

World/National News

Oh boy: NBA ratings are down around 20% this year.

Look who’s sitting out early-season NBA games. The league’s TV ratings on ESPN are down 19%. On TNT, they’re down 22%. Talk about getting posterized. That’s some serious rejection.

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The full trailer for the new James Bond movie is out.

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