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College Crosse Prospectus - August 29, 2019: Maryland Year In Review & Ohio State Board Of Trustees To Vote In January On New $20M Stadium

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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 29, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #7 Maryland Terrapins.

Season Summary Thanks to a number of trips to Championship Weekend in the past 10 seasons, Maryland has been one of the best programs in the decade. They’ve reached Memorial Day Weekend in seven seasons and were looking to make their sixth straight trip in 2019.

Things looked that way early as the Terrapins began the season winning their first five games, highlighted by one-goal wins over Richmond and on the road against Penn in overtime. They also defeated Colgate as well, who was ranked 16th at the time.

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

I, for one, welcome the Big Ten men’s lacrosse arms race: Ohio State Board of Trustees to vote on $20M lacrosse stadium.

The Board of Trustees will vote on a $20 million outdoor lacrosse stadium to be completed in January 2022 on Thursday. If approved, the stadium will be east of the Covelli Center on Irving Schottenstein Drive in the Athletics District, with seating for 2,500 occupants, according to the Finance Committee meeting agenda.

The boys are back in town!

Monmouth adds Lewis Vaccaro to the its coaching staff.

Monmouth University head men’s lacrosse coach Brian Fisher announced the addition of Lewis Vaccaro to the program’s coaching staff. “Our staff remembered Lewis from a couple of years ago as a tough and competitive midfielder with a good lacrosse IQ when we coached against him,” Fisher said. “Getting to know him this summer it was clear that he has a passion for the game and cares about taking the next steps in his coaching career. We are looking forward to the upcoming fall with Lewis on board and working with our guys.”

Here’s another good article on the NLL’s new deputy commissioner, Jessica Berman.

Jessica Berman is ready to lead by example and continue a cycle of mentorship that she has benefited from throughout her career. Berman was named the National Lacrosse League’s deputy commissioner and executive vice-president of business affairs on Monday, becoming the highest-ranking female executive of any men’s professional sports league in North America. Berman, who has been an executive with the NHL for more than a decade, wants to serve as a role model for other aspiring sports executives.

Tour De Harvard: Harvard men’s lacrosse set for Annual Bike to the Beach 100-Mile Ride Fundraiser.

For the third-straight year, current members and alumni of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team will embark on a 100-mile charity bike ride in support of Bike to the Beach this Saturday, August 31. Starting in Boston, 24 current and former members of the program, alongside hundreds of participants will bike down to Newport, Rhode Island in support of the charity organization and autism research. This is the third year that Harvard men’s lacrosse will participate in the Bike to the Beach charity ride and fundraising initiative.

New survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations shows a slight decrease high school boys lacrosse participation, which aligns with the national trend.

A new survey from the National Federation of State High School Associations shows the first national drop in high school sports participation since 1988-89, led by decreases in football and basketball. Coming off an all-time high of 7.98 million in 2017-2018, the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey showed involvement dripped slightly to 7.94 million.

RIchmond with a pretty awesome hype video.

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That’s a power move by Sheetz: Philly brewery teams up with Sheetz angering some Wawa fans.

Wading into the impassioned Pennsylvania polemic of which roadside convenience store/gas station chain deserves to draw the Commonwealth’s spending dollars – Wawa or Sheetz – Philadelphia’s Evil Genius Beer Co. has upset the Philly vs. Pittsburgh balance by brewing a beer with, gasp, Sheetz.

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No Popeyes chicken sandwich until October.

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Smarter than your average bear: This is what happened in an epic battle between a beekeeper and honey-stealing bears in Turkey’s Trabzon province.

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