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College Crosse Prospectus - September 3, 2019: Duke, Penn State, & Yale Year In Review and Bryant’s Tom Kennedy Makes Detroit Lions Practice Squad

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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 September 3, 2019.

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2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #4 Duke Blue Devils.

Season Summary With three national championships, Duke has clearly been the team of the decade. The Blue Devils hoped to snatch their fourth national title to end their dominant run of the last 10 years. They didn’t look like a dominant team to start, which seems to be normal for them. After beating Furman, Duke was neck-and-neck with High Point entering the final quarter. After scoring the first goal, the Blue Devils gave up six straight to the Panthers and ended up on the wrong side of the upset.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #3 Penn State Nittany Lions.

Season Summary - Penn State is officially a lacrosse school. Finally. Two years after reaching No. 1 for the first time across the college lacrosse polls, they faltered late in 2018 without one of their primary stars and missed out on the NCAA Tournament. But 2019 was a much different story, one that went further than in 2017. The big factor in the team’s success early on as well as throughout the entire season was their offense.

2019 Men’s College Lacrosse Year In Review: #2 Yale Bulldogs.

Season Summary After winning their first NCAA National Championship in 2018, Yale looked to become the first team to repeat since Duke did so earlier in the decade. But similar to their start last season, the Bulldogs lost their opening game in overtime to Villanova. Only this time it was at Reese Stadium. Their road didn’t get easier with Penn State coming to New Haven and roaring after scoring 17 or more goals in each of the first three games of their season.

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

WE DID IT!: Tom Kennedy signed to Detroit Lions practice squad.

Bryant University football and men’s lacrosse alumnus Tom Kennedy has been signed to the Detroit Lions’ practice squad in advance of the Lions’ Week 1 contest, the team announced Sunday. Kennedy is the first player in Bryant’s program history to be named to an NFL regular season practice squad. The native of Farmingdale, New York, recorded five catches for 76 yards in preseason action and was a presence in Detroit’s return game, collecting 72 yards on six punt returns and 40 yards on two kick returns.

This looks very comfortable.

Keep it in the family: Could Maryland lax star play football for Terps?

“It was pretty close,” he said. “You can go to the military schools, and you have some stuff which is awesome afterwards,” Bernhardt explained in weighing the pros and cons of playing lacrosse and attending a military academy. “Choosing to do Maryland lacrosse was definitely where the pros would outweigh some of the other things.” Could Bernhardt end up in a different Maryland uniform next fall with the Terrapins football team? “Like I said, I’m open to anything,” Bernhardt said. “I want to be able to compete.”

Marist’s 8th annual Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Lacrosse Tournament is going to be on October 13th.

STAND UP, DALLAS FORT WORTH!!

The season’s still months away but the Richmond Spiders already look like they are ready to rock n roll.

What’s Up, PhilaYorkJersey?

SAD: Everyone’s moving out of NYC.

Scores of people are leaving the New York City area behind every day. New York leads all U.S. metro areas as the largest net loser with 277 people moving every day -- more than double the exodus of 132 just one year ago. Los Angeles and Chicago were next with triple digit daily losses of 201 and 161 residents, respectively. This is according to 2018 Census data on migration flows to the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas compiled by Bloomberg News.

World/National News

The student has become the master: Trainee pilot lands plane safely after instructor passes out.

Western Australian man Max Sylvester made a distress call to air traffic control about an hour into his flight on Saturday when his teacher collapsed beside him. Operators at an airport in Perth helped him guide the aircraft to the ground. Mr Sylvester was later praised for his quick response and composure. In his emergency call, a recording of which was later made public, he describes his teacher’s condition before taking instructions on flying the plane. “I’m trying to keep him up but he keeps falling down,” he tells the operator.

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PANDAS!

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