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College Crosse Prospectus - August 28, 2019: Notre Dame Year In Review & Search To Replace Syracuse’s Donahue Continues

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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 August 28, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Season Summary - As they have been for most of the decade, Notre Dame was one of the best teams in college lacrosse in 2019. The Fighting Irish got a boost near the end of the season, but was one goal short of reaching their first Championship Weekend since 2015.

As always, Notre Dame usually has a tough schedule. They had that again this past season, even without Ryder Garnsey for most of the season. After beating Detroit Mercy at home, the Irish suffered a surprise early season one-goal road loss to Richmond. But Notre Dame rebounded with a solid overtime win against Maryland inside the Loftus Sports Center. The team then went out to California and came back to South Bend with a win over Denver.

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

Chris wrote a great post for Troy Nunes on six possible candidates to replace assistant coach Kevin Donahue.

Late last week, Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse assistant coach Kevin Donahue announced his retirement from coaching. Kind of. Donahue is stepping away full-time from his current position and will remain with the program “on a volunteer basis and will continue to assist in the team’s summer camps.” No word on how that affects current volunteer assistant Steve Scaramuzzino and if he’ll still be with the team.

Nice hops!!

US Lacrosse Magazine with an article about Ryan Drenner navigating life as a dad and as a baller in the PLL.

After the capacity crowd at Homewood Field had almost completely filed out — most of the stars had finished signing autographs for their biggest fans and returned to the locker room — the hero of the Whipsnakes’ comeback win over Atlas was sprinting up, down and across the field. He wasn’t getting extra work in (although it could have helped). He was chasing after his biggest fan. Ryan Drenner, who tallied three goals in the victory for an offense that included stars like Matt Rambo and Connor Kelly, darted from one side of the field to the other with his son, Beckham.

This is a bit old, but I just found it.

Good article about the struggle kids outside of the hotbeds have to go through to get noticed by scouts and coaches.

Ethan Zwickey knows what he wants in a college. He wants to major in business. He wants it to be a medium size, or at least have an enrollment larger than Belgrade High. And he wants to play NCAA lacrosse. So earlier this summer, Zwickey hopped online and began plugging in names to research the various Division II programs recruiting at a showcase in Philadelphia. Thirty coaches were scheduled to be there with 18 of them coaching during the one-day event. This was Zwickey’s chance.

The boys are back in town!!

What’s Up, PhilaJersey?

Beats taking the subway in the summer: New Jersey man commutes to his NYC job on a jet ski.

He may have the most relaxing — and wettest — commute in the Big Apple. Instead of dealing with the chaotic traffic or sardine-packed trains and buses, David Pike commutes from Jersey City to his job in Brooklyn by jet ski every day. His inventive way of getting from point A to point B cut the time of his original travel down from 90 minutes to 15 minutes.

World/National News

Well isn’t that helpful: “Dangerous” AI offers to write fake news.

The text generator, built by research firm OpenAI, was originally considered “too dangerous” to make public because of the potential for abuse. But now a new, more powerful version of the system - that could be used to create fake news or abusive spam on social media - has been released. The BBC, along with some AI experts, decided to try it out.

Your GIF/Video for August 28, 2019

The trailer for The King goes pretty hard.

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