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College Crosse Prospectus - May 24, 2019: Black Shoe Diaries Lacrosse Q&A, Virginia’s Ready For Duke, & Penn State’s Decade-Long March To Success

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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 24, 2019.

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Your boy is in the city and it feels so good. I will be at Media Day this morning so make sure to check out our social media pages for videos & pics from the Linc. Until then, check out this great Black Shoe Diaries lacrosse Q&A that Chris & I participated in that went up yesterday.

For the first time in its nearly 100-plus years of existence, Penn State men’s lacrosse is participating in the sport’s Championship Weekend (aka “The Final Four”). As I’ve probably stated on here countless times already, none of us on the BSD staff are well-versed in the sport, which prevents us from being able to do more than just give you a basic run-down on what happened in a game (“Mac O’Keefe scored a lot of goals today, and Grant Ament assisted on all 50 of them!”)

Luckily, the mothership has its very own blog dedicated to college lacrosse, aptly named College Crosse. Their co-managers Chris Jastrzembski and Safe Fekadu were kind enough to answer some pressing questions we had regarding Penn State’s historically successful season, how the rest of the Final Four field shapes up, and their thoughts on the chances that the Nittany Lions will bring home the whole enchilada.

UVA men’s lacrosse confident heading into NCAA Semifinal with Duke.

The players on the UVa men’s lacrosse team say their confident heading into the NCAA tournament semifinals showdown with Duke, despite their recent history with the Blue Devils The Cardiac Cavs advanced to Saturday’s semis with an amazing come-from-behind win over Maryland. The ‘Hoos rallied from five goals down in the fourth quarter, scoring the final six of the game, giving the ‘Hoos a 13-12 overtime win.

Overnight sensation, a decade in the making: A decade’s worth of progress has led Penn State to the top, with a title in sight.

Quint really does look like a young Tom Cruise. (H/T @Chris_Jast).

The USILA released their 2019 All-American teams.

Loyola’s Pat Spencer has been named the national player of the year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which released its annual All-American teams and award winners Thursday.

Spencer, who finished his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader with 231 assists and as the No. 2 all-time scorer with 380 points, won the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the most outstanding player in Division I.

From Onward State: Know Your Enemy - No. 1 Penn State Men’s Lacrosse vs. No. 5 Yale In Final Four.

Welcome to the biggest stage in college lacrosse, Penn State. The top-ranked Nittany Lions will take on No. 5 Yale at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Penn State is flying high after scoring more than 20 goals in each of its first two NCAA tournament games, but the team will take on a familiar foe on Saturday.

Yale was the first and only side to beat Jeff Tambroni’s squad this year, doing so 14-13 on February 23. However, Penn State has rattled off 13 consecutive wins to establish itself as the odds-on favorite to win it all this weekend.

Yale Lacrosse senior Joe Sessa and team look to punch ticket to title game.

The Yale lacrosse team was working out in Philadelphia on Thursday. On Saturday, the team plays Penn State at “The Link” -- home of the Eagles.

Here’s a nice article on UVA’s Dox Aitken.

More to come later from Media Day.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

I wonder if he is going to the games: Jason Segel spotted in Philly ahead of shooting AMC anthology series here.

Jason Segel has been spotted all over Philadelphia the past couple of days and will likely keep popping up until November while he develops a new anthology series for AMC. The “How I Met Your Mother” actor reportedly will be shooting a 10-episode, hour-long series called “Dispatches from Elsewhere” here in Philadelphia. Production starts in July and will continue through November, the Inquirer reported.

World/National News

Happy birthday, Eritrea! Today’s Eritrea’s 28th Independence Day. If you don’t know much about my country, it’s all good! Here’s a pretty great video about it & its history.

Eritrea grants actress/comedian Tiffany Haddish citizenship as as country celebrates independence.

American actress Tiffany Haddish is now officially a dual citizen with Eritrea, the birthplace of her father, who moved to the United States as a refugee before she was born. Haddish was born in the United States and has identified herself as American with Eritrean parentage. She visited Eritrea last year to bury her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish. She’s now in the country to celebrate the 28th anniversary of its independence, which happens Friday.

Your GIF/Video for May 24, 2019

When you’re your own worst enemy.

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

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