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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 14, 2019.

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Our newest Crossecast went up yesterday.

It’s Monday morning and it’s time to start the work week. What’s there to do to jumpstart your day? The 15th Game of Thrones explanation article you’ve read this morning? Watching the Raptors beat the Sixers on a buzzer beater because you missed it due to Game of Thrones? May we suggest something more lacrosse related?

Then you’re in the right place, as we’ve got a reaction episode of COLLEGE CROSSECAST to review the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. And look, if you like listening to reactions right after watching an episode to that dragon show, you’ll love us having impassioned takes on the situations at Johns Hopkins and Syracuse.

Chris wrote a great post for Troy Nunes wrapping up the 2019 Orange season.

For the second straight season, the Syracuse Orange were bounced out of the NCAA Tournament in the first round as they fell to the Loyola Greyhounds 15-13 Saturday afternoon in Maryland. It was the first time since 2012 the Orange were unseeded and on the road for their first round matchup. With the loss, that puts a bow on the 2019 season as well as the decade.

Looking Back At The 2019 Season

We’ll start with this season. The Orange finished 9-5 on the season and 2-2 in ACC conference play. Syracuse was bounced early from both postseason tournaments by North Carolina (ACC) and Loyola (NCAA) due to defensive collapses in the second half. The Orange d also collapsed in the fourth quarter of their ACC conference opener at home against Virginia where they let a three-goal lead slip away in overtime.

You also have to listen to Chris’ spot on ESPN 97.7’s On The Block with Brent Axe.

The Providence Journal did a post on Mike Pellegrino and his lacrosse past.

The days were long and Mike Pellegrino was usually tired. So after his work inside Gillette Stadium was done, he’d retreat home to sleep. That’s life as a coach — or a coaching assistant in this case — with the New England Patriots. The team works young coaches to the bone, but they often see results. Several coaches have arrived at Gillette as young assistants, and one day would leave as coordinators or even head coaches for other teams. That’s why those long days are worth it, but that’s not the only reason Pellegrino was tired during his first three years in New England.

Wonderful story out of Ohio.

While Loveland (Ohio) High School’s boys lacrosse team did not win the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title for the first time in three years due to a slew of season-ending injuries, the Tigers did send one particular senior out on a high note. On attack, Ryan Paolino had scored earlier in the season in an 18-2 rout of Anderson. On May 8 at Turpin (Cincinnati) High School, he was granted the ability to find the net one more time. No. 40 added his second goal of the season to the cheers of many and for a moment, a difficult season for a team became a joyous celebration for a teammate.

Here’s a great highlight video by Maryland.

The Detroit Free Press loves former lacrosse player Tom Kennedy: A ‘beast’ in lacrosse, Tom Kennedy could be Detroit Lions next slot WR.

Tom Kennedy knew he was going to be in camp somewhere last weekend, he just didn’t know he was going to be playing football — or with the Detroit Lions. Kennedy signed a contract with the Lions after a rookie camp tryout Sunday, about the same time that his Boston Cannons professional lacrosse team was wrapping up its first weekend of training camp for the upcoming season. A third-round draft pick by the Cannons last spring, Kennedy played six games for the team before leaving Major League Lacrosse in July to resume his football career.

Here’s a coaching video of some drill tips with Scott Marr.

SAD: Video shows fight at youth lacrosse match.

A disturbing video of violence at a youth lacrosse match has resulted in discipline for both coaches. The video was sent to FOX 17 over the weekend, between Lowell and Haslett. According to Paul Lixie, the director of coaching of Lowell Youth Lacrosse, the players involved are 12 and 13 years old.

TD Ierlan is the ‘X factor’ as Yale chases another lacrosse championship.

To the naked eye, it seems an uncomplicated skill: hold the lacrosse stick to the ground and trap the ball, a split-second quicker than your opponent. Then comes the task of muscling it away, controlling it, passing it to a teammate. Uncomplicated? Maybe. But it can make a player like Yale’s TD Ierlan indispensable. “They had the ‘X Factor,’” Georgetown coach Kevin Warne said. “The faceoff X. That’s how it starts.”

Here’s a good article on Jacob Stover.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Get them while they’re hot: Eagles tickets go on sale today.

Philadelphia Eagles single-game tickets are scheduled to go on sale Tuesday, May 14th, at 10:00 a.m. EST, the team announced Monday morning. You can purchase tickets by visiting There is a four-ticket limit per household.

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You don’t say: Costly face tattoo removals on the rise as regret sets in.

Mauricio Arias wears his past on his face: 11 tattoos cover his skin from his eyelids to his cheeks, down to his neck. Images like a bloodied knife and brass knuckles tell the story of a five-year period of his life plagued by depression and drug addiction — not exactly the first thing he wants prospective employers to see. “As soon as I walk in for a job interview, they’re gonna think, ‘Who’s this guy trying to get a job looking like that?’ ” says the Queens resident, 30. “I feel trapped.”

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