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College Crosse Prospectus - January 23, 2020: Coach Desko Talks To Media About Upcoming Orange Scrimmages & Preseason Progress

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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 January 23, 2020.

College Crosse News

Coach Desko talked about his team’s preseason progress and the Orange’s first scrimmage coming up this weekend.

Speaking of the Orange: Syracuse gets new volunteer assistant.

Head coach John Desko confirmed the move after practice on Wednesday. Although Desko said the news remains unofficial until announced by the school, Costanza was already on the field helping out.

The Delaware Blue Hens had a goat stop by practice yesterday.

Nice article for all our Michigan fans out there: How Bryce Clay and Andrew Darby have benefited from a positive Michigan culture.

Playing against the best atheletes of your sport at the Division I level is daunting. Playing in a starting role as a freshman — even more daunting.

But when attackman Bryce Clay and defenseman Andrew Darby both found themselves in the starting lineup for the Michigan men’s lacrosse team against Drexel last Februrary — the second game of their freshman season — they had little to fear.

Coach Myers talked a little Leopards lacrosse during halftime of Lafayette’s basketball game versus Army.

Looking good, UMBC.

Check out US Lacrosse Magazine’s preview of Johns Hopkins.

DEFENSIVE WOES PROMPT PETRO TO BLOW UP DEPTH CHART

After watching the Blue Jays suffer through one of their more unsatisfying seasons on defense in 2019, Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala decided to send many of his freshmen, sophomores and juniors home for the summer with a declaration to ponder.

Back to work!

Our friends at Anonymous Eagle did some unscientific predictions for the Big East.

Everyone cross your fingers and hope that the Big East isn’t super fast on the draw this morning. I realized yesterday that the preseason awards for men’s lacrosse came on out January 23rd last season, so I knocked together this list of preseason picks to get out in front of the league office. Will it work? I certainly hope so!

More No Context NCAA Lacrosse content!

College Crosse Fall Ball Matrices

Check out our still in progress 2020 men’s lacrosse preseason matrix as well as our still in progress 2020 women’s lacrosse preseason matrix.

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What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Oh boy: Did Gritty punch a 13-year-old boy in the back? Philadelphia detectives are investigating.

In Greenwell’s telling, Brandon playfully patted the mascot on the head after the photo was taken. As Brandon walked away, Gritty got out of his chair, “took a running start,” and “punched my son as hard as he could,” Greenwell said Wednesday.

World/National News

Tom Brady to the Patriots: New England owner Robert Kraft tells TMZ that the Pats “plan” to bring back Brady.

Here’s the Patriots owner out in NYC on Tuesday ... giving Pats fans hope Tom Brady ain’t done in New England yet — all while piling himself into the back of his chauffeured ride on a busy street!!!

Your GIF/Video for January 23, 2020

Look out below: Cold, stunned iguanas are falling from trees down in Florida.

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