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College Crosse Prospectus - July 26, 2019: Albany & Jacksonville Year In Review, & CNN Focuses On PLL

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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 July 26, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #41 Albany Great Danes.

Season Summary

Albany had a record-setting 2018 season led by Connor Fields and TD Ierlan. Their season ended with a loss to Yale in the national semifinals. But the Great Danes lost a lot of pieces with the graduations of Fields and goalie JD Colarusso, as well as Ierlan transferring to Yale. Albany was still seen as a favorite to win the America East and were in the top 20 to begin the season. The season started with a tough 13-5 loss to Syracuse up in the Carrier Dome before barely edging Drexel by a goal in Philadelphia. Jakob Patterson scored five times, while Davis Diamond registered four goals. Tehoka Nanticoke only had a goal and an assist after a phenomenal freshman season.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #40 Jacksonville Dolphins.

Season Summary

Jacksonville was one goal short of their first ever SoCon title in 2018 when they lost in overtime to Richmond. Although they returned to the SoCon Tournament, their title shot was stopped very early with a blowout loss against High Point.

Similar to last season, the Dolphins finished below .500 in nonconference games with a 1-6 record (Jacksonville was 2-4 in 2018). Jacksonville had two one-goal losses against Detroit Mercy and Michigan and two two-goal defeats to Marquette and then-No. 1 Towson. The not-so-close losses came against Duke and Penn State, two Championship Weekend teams, which isn’t bad at all.

To see all of our Chris’ great posts, check out the 2019 Year In Review section on the site.

CNN did a big piece on the PLL.

There’s a new professional men’s league playing its inaugural season in the US, and it might be the media-savvy approach with deep-pocketed investors to bring lacrosse to the next level in sports viewership. It’s called the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). All-star professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil left the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) that’s been around for nearly two decades, to pursue a new vision for the way fans watch professional lacrosse.

Delaware, the Lax State.


Maryland with a great hype video for Megan Taylor.

Modification to stick checks approved in women’s lacrosse.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Wednesday approved changes to pregame and in-game stick checks in women’s lacrosse for the 2019-20 academic year. The pregame stick check procedure will be changed to a random selection and closer inspection of eight sticks, while the number of in-game stick checks will be reduced to two per team. Previously, teams could request three stick checks.

The MLL All-Star game will be on ESPN 2 this weekend.

A lacrosse & bumper cars hybrid game is taking the Midwest by storm.

Beginning this fall, Wisconsin will officially have its very own WhirlyBall. The Chicago-area creation is a family friendly activity often described as a combination of lacrosse and bumper cars. The first Wisconsin WhirlyBall will be located on the southern end of Brookfield Square, 185 S. Moorland Rd.

Here’s a WhirlyBall video I found online. Looks like fun.

On Saturday at 8 PM HLN will premier Killer at College about the run-up to Yeardley Love’s death as part of its Lies, Crimes & Videos series.

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Good question: What happened to the wind turbines that twirled above Philadelphia Eagles’ Lincoln Financial Field?

Large wind turbines twirled for nearly a decade above Lincoln Financial Field, where the Philadelphia Eagles play home games. They carved out a unique piece of the skyline at the South Philadelphia sports complex, and provided some of the clean energy that the football franchise has boasted of using to power its 69,176-seat stadium.

World/National News

Sacre bleu: Paris hit with record heatwave.

Paris on Thursday baked in an all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 Fahrenheit) as a ferocious heatwave smashed records across northern Europe, sparking concerns about public health and causing new misery for rail travellers. As records also tumbled in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Paris beat the previous top of 40.4C set in July 1947.

Your GIF/Video for July 26, 2019

I think Zombieland 2 should be a fun movie.

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