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College Crosse Prospectus - May 13, 2019: 2019 NCAA Tournament Weekend Scorecard & Detroit Lions Sign Former Bryant Lacrosse Player Tom Kennedy

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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 May 13, 2019.

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Here’s the link to our 2019 NCAA Tournament First Round Weekend Scorecard with links to teams, box scores, recaps, & highlights from all of the games over the weekend. For your convenience, I’ve added the Big Board with all of the box scores & recaps from the weekend directly below.

Detroit Lions sign pro lacrosse player Tom Kennedy after minicamp tryout.

Tom Kennedy was a third-round pick in the Major League Lacrosse draft last spring, and now the Detroit Lions are giving him a chance to make the NFL as a wide receiver. The Lions signed Kennedy to a contract Sunday after a successful tryout at this weekend’s rookie minicamp. Kennedy caught 33 passes for 410 yards in seven games with the Bryant University football team.

IMG Academy suspended their head women’s lacrosse head coach.

An IMG Academy girls lacrosse coach has been suspended by the school for allegedly making inappropriate comments to team members. Five parents of seniors, and a school official familiar with the situation, confirmed the suspension of Coach Kaleigh Gibbons. IMG Academy would not officially confirm the suspension, but Communications Director Danielle Cameron said the school is interviewing girls lacrosse team members about their concerns. “At this point, I can’t comment on a matter that’s pending right now,” she told the Herald-Tribune. “I can’t confirm or deny anything for you.

Duke men’s lacrosse escapes Richmond in first round of NCAA tournament.

Duke’s first round NCAA tournament game was marked by inconsistency and sloppiness. According to the man responsible for the most wins in collegiate men’s lacrosse history, that’s just not going to fly if the Blue Devils want to bring home a title. Second-seeded Duke scored four goals over 1:29 late in the second quarter to propel them to a 12-11 win against Richmond Sunday night at Koskinen Stadium. However, it was the Blue Devils’ performance in the final quarter that nearly ended their season.

What an ending between Maryland vs. Towson.

Penn States win over UMBC this weekend was the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history.

Perhaps, you can blame it on the rain. Or perhaps, you can blame it on pre-game jitters from realizing what a historic moment this was for the Penn State men’s lacrosse team, playing as the top seed in the friendly confines of Panzer Stadium with a couple thousand devoted fans showing up to potentially witness history in the making. I’m talking of course, about getting a win in a tournament where the Nittany Lions had never won a game in the program’s century-plus years of existence.

Either way, the game did not start out as one would hope: For the first couple of minutes, UMBC held the Penn State offensive attack in check, while UMBC’s Ryan Hawley scored the game’s first goal give the Retrievers an early 1-0 lead, potentially sparking a slew of “UMBC topples the No. 1 seed” jokes.

Why Penn State men’s lacrosse isn’t satisfied after winning 1st NCAA tourney game in team history.

Fifteen minutes after recording the first NCAA tournament win in program history, and the smiles had already faded from the Penn State men’s lacrosse team. The No. 1 Nittany Lions, who never before made it out of the first round, thumped the UMBC Retrievers 25-10 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Sunday at Panzer Stadium. But, history-making or not, these Nittany Lions weren’t satisfied. “Monkey’s off our backs now,” attacker Grant Ament shouted to his teammates while jogging off the field. “Let’s get to work.”

Sights and sounds from Penn’s win over Army.

Lack of officials pinches high school lacrosse in Minnesota.

Minnesota State High School League leaders won’t call it a shortage of game officials, but coaches and athletes in various sports have experienced frustration when availability of officials comes up short. Jason Nickleby, the league’s coordinator of officials, praised the league’s “more than 8,000 registered contest officials.” Postponement or rescheduling of basketball and lacrosse games during the past few months, however, showed a lack of enough officials to staff myriad games on the same date.

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Sixers end 2019 season in heartbreaking fashion.

It was a hell of a ride, but it’s over. The Sixers fell to the Raptors, 92-90, in a dramatic Game 7 of their second-round series at Scotiabank Arena Sunday night. Toronto will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. A Kawhi Leonard missed free throw led to a Jimmy Butler layup with 4.2 seconds left to tie the score at 90-90. Then Leonard hit an incredible fadeaway that took the kindest of rolls from the corner over Joel Embiid as the clock expired to win it.

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Woof: Cases of disease that can be transferred from dog to human confirmed in Iowa.

State officials are warning the public about a disease in dogs that can be passed to humans. State Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand has confirmed several cases of “canine Brucellosis” coming from a commercial small-dog breeding facility in Marion County. The sickness is known to only affect dogs and humans, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health. “We are in the process of notifying the individuals who have custody of the exposed dogs,” a Friday news release from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship states. “Both the animals and the facilities are quarantined while the dogs undergo clinical testing.”

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