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College Crosse Prospectus - July 23, 2019: Bucknell & Ohio State Year In Review, & Brawl Mars Ontario Lacrosse Playoff Game

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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! What’s going on, fam? You miss me? I certainly missed all of you! Sorry for my absence these last few weeks, but honestly, after four straight years of memes, games, posts, podcasts, & Tweets, I just needed a little breather. I was starting to feel like I sold my soul to this lax game, especially after last season.

Anyway, the little break was nice, but it’s back to business. Here’s everything you need to know for July 23, 2019.

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Shout out to Chris, who has been absolutely smashing it with these Year In Review posts. If you haven’t had a chance to read his Bucknell post from yesterday you should so so now.

Season Summary It was tough to match a remarkable 2018 season for Bucknell. The team lost a good chunk of their talent, including Will Sands, to graduation. Along with Sands and two of their other leading scorers, the Bison also lost their three starting defenders. The midfield was the most experienced unit led by senior Reed Malas. Malas, along with Tom Smith and Ryan Durkin, were all seniors and were the top midfield line for most of the season. Senior Brad Landry and junior Matt Fedorjaka were two of the main short stick defensive midfielders as well. But injuries limited the midfield during parts of the season.

I won’t lie, I cried a little reading the Ohio State Year In Review post.

Season Summary You could not have wanted a better start to the season for Ohio State. The Buckeyes finished nonconference play at 7-0, and the first time the team finished undefeated in games outside their conference. Wins included Boston University, UMass, Marquette, and Notre Dame in a thrilling overtime finish. That also gave Nick Myers his 100th career victory, the only Ohio State coach to reach that mark. They originally had eight games on their schedule, with the game against Denver being postponed as the Pioneers were unable to fly out of Denver due to the bomb cyclone in the area. Not playing that game may have hurt the team later on in the season.

We almost had it all, didn’t we Buckeye fans? To see all of our Chris’ great posts, check out the 2019 Year In Review section on the site.

These people went to a fight and an Ontario Lacrosse Association playoff game broke out.

Fans were not expecting a WWE match to break out when they showed up to an Ontario Lacrosse Association playoff match Saturday. The game between the Owen Sounds North Stars and Six Nations Rivermen turned ugly as players from both teams threw punches at one another as a brawl broke out during the contest. It was the first game in a five-game semifinal series and Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday.

Here’s another video of the fight, but be careful with this one, as this clip has some NSFW language.

How the Premier Lacrosse League is using social media, gameplay innovation to gain traction.

The PLL is building a brand around its players. It flaunts an aggressive social media presence (the official PLL account tweeted more than 100 times on Sunday) and creates drama through strong characters that fans care about, regardless of their team. That’s why the league is tour-based, eliminating geographical ties to teams to encourage fandoms sparked by the athletes and not the cities they represent. Their jerseys are T-shirt style, like European soccer jerseys, in the hopes that repping a Paul Rabil Atlas LC jersey becomes as common as a Lionel Messi Barcelona FC kit.

Here’s a good article on Duke sophomore Maddie Jenner.

Rather than taking it easy on a beach in Nantucket last August, Maddie Jenner toiled away on a nearby turf field, practicing her stickwork and mechanics. Training, dinner out, repeat: every day until she walked onto US Lacrosse headquarters with 110 of the best lacrosse players under 19 in the country a week later. “I remember feeling like I wonder if I missed out on having an actual vacation but I’m so glad,” said Jenner, who made the first cuts then. “I felt really sharp going into the tryouts.”

Lacrosse (and bowling) set participation records in Michigan high school sports.

Four sports – boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys bowling and girls bowling – saw record numbers of participation, but overall both boys and girls participation fell. Boys fell 1.2 percent to 161,614 students, with girls falling eight tenths of a percent to 120,378. Both drops were less than the decreases in enrollment, however .... Girls lacrosse has set a record every season since becoming a sponsored sport in 2005, seeing a 9.7-percent increase with 3,180 players. Boys lacrosse participation increased 5.2 percent with 5,438 players.

Looking good, Marist.

Three reasons NY lacrosse star Camden Hay switched his college choice from Syracuse to Albany.

A few things can change in a span of three years, including where a teenager wants to attend college and play lacrosse. Camden Hay, a rising senior attackman at Victor (New York) High School, told Syracuse University coaches that he wanted to play for the Orange during the summer before his freshman year of high school. The statement was a non-binding verbal commitment. That was Hay’s plan until Monday, when he decommitted from Syracuse and gave a verbal commitment to attend and play at the State University of New York at Albany.


What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Jason Segel has taken over Philly.

People like to joke that Philadelphia is a small town. And for good reason: it can feel like everywhere you go, you’re running into old friends, new friends, old enemies, new enemies, acquaintances, co-workers, you name it. It happens so often that it stops fazing you eventually.

And right now, we’re almost to that point with Jason Segel. Because while the beloved How I Met Your Mother and Muppets star is a bona fide celebrity, he’s also been popping up everywhere in Philly this summer, and just about everyone has seen him.

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This is why I never leave Yelp reviews: Posting a negative review online can get you sued.

Posting reviews has become second nature for many consumers nowadays – 82 percent of adults say they read online reviews at least some of the time, according to a Pew Research Center Study – so when they have a bad experience with a business, up goes a review, to share it with others. But for one man in Florida, what he thought was a simple review turned into a year-long battle in court. “I never thought I’d be sued over anything that I write. There’s no reason to say anything but the truth,” said Tom Lloyd, of DeLand, Florida. But Lloyd said telling the truth got him in trouble.

Your GIF/Video for July 22, 2019

LET’S GOOO: Top Gun 2 trailer dropped this weekend and it looks great.

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

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