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The Colgate men’s lacrosse took a detour before its scrimmage with Jacksonville to help a Florida fire department in a post-Hurricane Michael rebuilding project.
“We read an article back in October about Mossy Pond Fire Department who’s struggling and needed help,” said Matt Karweck, Colgate’s head lacrosse coach. “We were inspired by that article and we said okay, maybe we can drive an hour and a half west of Tallahassee and see if we can not only see the devastation first hand, but also help out a community that needed help.”
From Bill Wagner at the Capital Gazette: Navy’s Ford Higgins goes from snapping football to shooting lacrosse ball.
Ford Higgins was spending time with his sponsor family one weekend over the summer when he ran into former Navy lacrosse player Eddie McKinnon. McKinnon is a member of the same community pool and introduced himself when Higgins showed up wearing a Navy football t-shirt.
The Kid Chris has been dropping tons of MLL news bombs this week.
The league is going to a 10-game schedule. All on weekends, no byes.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) January 15, 2020
With that, the season start date is a little unclear. It could start on May 30 as originally announced, or a week later on June 6. Championship Weekend would be in the middle of August.
The Outlaws sound like they will be staying in Denver, despite the Bowlen Family ceding ownership control back to Major League Lacrosse.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) January 15, 2020
But as we've seen with what happened with the league last April, anything could happen at any time.
PLL is looking to have players signed before their March Entry Draft.— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) January 15, 2020
The most common internal debate for most players: Is it worth going to PLL which has many things MLL doesn't have but potentially not play every game, or stay in MLL where you know you'll suit up and play.
Per his Instagram, @LB3Liam is stepping down as the head coach of the Blaze franchise. pic.twitter.com/6HeGwfdy7d— Chris Jastrzembski (@Chris_Jast) January 16, 2020
Get your bets in: The NLL & BetMGM announced the first-ever gaming partnership for the sport of lacrosse in the United States.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced a landmark partnership with Roar Digital – a joint venture between global gaming industry leaders MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings – making Roar’s sports betting brand, BetMGM, the official and exclusive gaming partner of the NLL. It is the first-ever gaming partnership for the sport of lacrosse in the United States.
Started from the bottom, now we here: Coach Emily Boissonneault up to task of building Pitt women’s lacrosse from scratch.
Start-ups are nothing new to Emily Boissonneault. When she entered Donald A. Wilson Secondary School in suburban Toronto as a sophomore, the school was new. She became a member of its first girls basketball team and, at the urging of a gym teacher who owned the local lacrosse club, first girls lacrosse team.
Back to work!!
Getting better every day.— JHU Men's Lacrosse (@jhumenslacrosse) January 16, 2020
Sights and sounds from a beautiful afternoon in Baltimore.#WeWantMore pic.twitter.com/KkPtN16h3n
US Lacrosse Magazine previewed Ohio State.
After a pair of NCAA tournament misses, this is the group’s last chance to get back into the postseason. And while coach Nick Myers’ “Buckeye Blueprint” won’t allow his program to dwell on an outcome several months in the future when the present day commands attention, there’s no denying a little extra urgency in the Horseshoe this spring.
Rest in peace: Saint Leo lacrosse player Blake Crownover dies in car accident.
Saint Leo University and the athletics department mourns the loss of freshman men’s lacrosse student-athlete Blake Crownover, who passed away tragically Wednesday morning.
”Our university and athletic community are distraught by the news we received earlier today of Blake’s passing,” University Vice President and Director of Athletics Francis X. Reidy stated. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crownover family, his teammates, coaches, and many friends at this challenging time. We will rely on our faith, close-knit community and prayer to comfort and guide us in the coming days as we reflect on this outstanding young man and his time with us.”
"Our players &staff are devastated to have lost our friend, brother, & teammate,"Coach Jorgensen commented. "Blake joyfully excelled at everything he did &made all of us better for having known him. Our thoughts are with the Crownover family &everyone touched by Blake's passing." https://t.co/gMX8AsVTE7— Saint Leo Men's Lax (@saintleomlax) January 15, 2020
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What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?
I concur: New Jersey crowns itself “Bagel Capital of the World.”
There are many who would argue that the best bagels can only be found in the Northeast. But is there one true place to get the world’s best bagels? The official Twitter account for the state of New Jersey seems to think so, declaring the Garden State “Bagel Capital of the World,” along with a bunch of bagel emojis in the shape of New Jersey.
___________— New Jersey ☃️ (@NJGov) January 15, 2020
bagel capital of the world #NationalBagelDay
Talk about going dry: Venice canals almost dry, two months after severe floods.
Low tides have left canals in Venice almost dry, just two months after severe flooding left much of the Italian city under water.
Your GIF/Video for January 16, 2020
Hail to the king: Ken Jennings on him becoming the greatest Jeopardy champion ever.
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