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College Crosse Prospectus - May 22, 2019: Lloyd Carter To Retire From Hampton Lacrosse In June, New Crossecast, & College Crosse Visitor’s Guide To The Final Four

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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 22, 2019.

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Lloyd Carter has announced that he will retire as head coach of the Hampton Pirates men’s lacrosse team on June 30th.

Hampton University head lacrosse coach Lloyd Carter, the first coach of the Pirates program, announced today that he will be retiring as coach on June 30. Carter served as head coach of the men’s lacrosse program after co-founding and coaching the university’s club lacrosse team since 2013. A native of Baltimore, Md., Carter lettered in the sport in both high school and college – playing for Morgan State until the program was discontinued in 1981.

Ryan & Chris taped a great podcast on all the action from last weekend.

Boy oh boy was that a heck of a weekend in the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. We had a goal that was obviously not a goal that made the Stanley Cup Playoffs look controversy free. We had three games go into overtime. We had everyone explode on offense. And we wrapped it up with an insane ending between two conference rivals.

Looking for a 1200+ word post on places to eat and check out while in Philly this weekend for the games? I got you, fam.

The 2019 Final Four is in Philadelphia and we at College Crosse couldn’t be happier. To assist visitors coming to Philly for Memorial Day Weekend, I’ve created this guide of places to eat and check out while you are in the city.

Before we begin and just to get it out of the way, if you’re looking for recommendations for cheesesteaks, just holler at Chris, as he is the source when it comes to steaks in the city (I am more of a buffalo chicken-cheesesteak man myself & my favorite spot is Kozmo, on South St.). If you Tweet us a picture of your cheesesteak while you’re in the city, I’ll make sure to try and put it in one of the posts this weekend.

Bit of a hot take from Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun.

Syracuse lacrosse is still an elite program says Syracuse AD John Wildhack.

For the past decade, the Syracuse lacrosse team has often seemed to be looking across quite a chasm between itself and the handful of very best teams in Division I. But the man whose voice counts the most in that assessment still sees the Orange among the nation’s elite, and he doesn’t have to squint hard before making that pronouncement.

Cherry Creek’s snowy state title victory in Colorado has got the internet buzzing. Directly below is a video & a couple pictures from the game I found on Twitter.

The Washington Post did a story on Alfie Jacques.

Vermont needs refs immediately!

Yet by noon on gameday, CVU’s nonleague contest vs. Rutland had already been cancelled. The reason? Lack of officials. And it was hardly an aberration. Four other games slated for that brilliant afternoon — on what was arguably the spring’s nicest day to that point — were called off because those matchups were also without available referees.

Legendary Union men’s lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum announced his retirement.

After a coaching career that spanned decades and closed with a 13-year run leading the Union College men’s lacrosse program, the school announced Tuesday in a press release that Paul Wehrum is retiring. “The 13 years spent at Union have been some of the greatest years of my life,” Wehrum said in the press release. “My daughter went here, my godson went here and it’s been a great run, but it’s time. I want to enjoy my years of healthy living with my wife and we are going to enjoy it together. It was a family decision, not just mine.”

Here is the official press release from the school.

After earning more than 500 collegiate victories and affecting the lives of hundreds of student-athletes on and off the field, Union College head men’s lacrosse coach Paul Wehrum has announced his retirement, Union Director of Athletics Jim McLaughlin ‘93 announced on Tuesday ... “Paul is such a legendary figure in college lacrosse and I thank him for his many years of service to Union Athletics and the College as a whole,” said McLaughlin. “He has been the driving force in returning Union lacrosse to national prominence and we are so grateful for his time on campus. But so much more than wins and losses, Paul has built a program with outstanding young men who achieve in the classroom and in the community as well. The effect he has had on the team and our department cannot be understated and will be greatly missed.”

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

There might be some traffic in the area this weekend: Around a half million Philly-area residents will be traveling this weekend.

Locals are preparing to kick off the unofficial start of summer with travel plans this weekend. More than 500,000 Philadelphia-area residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more over the Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.

World/National News

Yeesh: Raptors-Bucks series leads to massive dip in TV ratings.

The Eastern Conference Finals features two players who could be considered the NBA’s best in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kawhi Leonard, a team that posted the league’s best record and point differential (Milwaukee Bucks) and a grizzled opponent looking to make their first NBA Finals (Toronto Raptors). None of that seems to be a compelling draw for the average viewer in the United States, however.

Your GIF/Video for May 22, 2019

#AnotherOne: The Toy Story 4 trailer dropped yesterday.

That’s it for today!! I’ll see you out there!! Make sure you follow us on social media!

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