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Saying that a lot changed since our last episode of COLLEGE CROSSECAST would be an understatement. We went from breaking down a nutty Cornell-Penn State game to having no games at all. The coronavirus pandemic’s shut down the sports world and college lacrosse is no exception, as the NCAA cancelled all spring championships, effectively putting an end to the season.
But if you thought that’s the end of COLLEGE CROSSECAST for the spring, think again. We’re here with a new episode as we lay out what happened and what are the big questions that need to be answered in the lacrosse world going forward. I’m joined by Safe and Jake and special guest Chris as we react to the moves put in place and what needs to be addressed next. We also float around some ideas for sweet, sweet #content to help you get through the coming weeks as you sit at home.
Jim Case, beloved longtime Associate Head Athletic Trainer during his more than three decades at Cornell, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 14. He was 55. Case worked closely with the football and men’s lacrosse teams and was part of fabric of both programs, working with countless student-athletes during his 32 years with the Big Red.
He joined Cornell in August 1988, just months after receiving his master’s degree in physical education from Western Michigan. Case earned his bachelor’s in sports medicine with a minor in exercise science in 1986. He spent time as an intern with the Detroit Lions and served on the training staffs of the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Lacrosse team tryouts. He served as trainer for the 1994 national team at the World Lacrosse Championship in Manchester, England, then again in 1998 in Baltimore, Md.
Cornell Athletics mourns the loss of Associate Head Athletic Trainer Jim Case who passed away suddenly on Saturday. Case spent 32 years in the training room in Schoellkopf Hall and was an indelible part of the Cornell experience for 1,000s of student-athletes. pic.twitter.com/1G1CR4yrRX— Cornell Big Red (@CornellSports) March 15, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the sudden loss of our Athletic Trainer & Cornell Lacrosse legend, Jim Case. If you played Lacrosse at Cornell over the past 30+ years, Jim cared for you. Simply put, he was the best of us. We love & miss you Jimmy! ❤️ #jimmy #WD>WS #LGR pic.twitter.com/eLOHi5FpJG— Big Red Lacrosse (@CornellLacrosse) March 15, 2020
So sad to learn of the passing of long time Cornell trainer and my old friend Jim Case. There are few better. Jim was a special man and as solid a person as you could know. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s wife and children and the Cornell family. pic.twitter.com/a5FjT9zZQ6— David Pietramala (@CoachPetro43) March 15, 2020
It was the right thing to do. But it hurts, nonetheless. This is bigger than sports. But this is when we need sports the most. We’re trapped in an unprecedented reality and our escape room won’t open. Black Thursday hit every sports fan with multiple haymakers. No March Madness. No Championship Weekend. No College World Series. The NBA, NHL and MLB all suspended their seasons.
We don’t have any games for the foreseeable future, but the offseason looks like it is going to be a spicy one.
Less than 48hrs & I’ll tell you what... some coaches in our profession just don’t get it.— Jake Bernhardt (@jak3bernhardt) March 14, 2020
Putting “feelers” out to guys considering their school for a 5th year.
All this BS perception on social media, media hype & calling yourself a pro...don’t insult the sport or profession!
Totally embarrassing but not surprising. Kids just had careers ended with their teammates and coaches by a pandemic and coaches in our profession already trying to connect with them. What a joke. But when you call them out on it you are “classless” - can’t wait to call them out— Keegan Wilkinson (@Coach_Wilks) March 14, 2020
Lacrosse team Twitter accounts are doing their best to fill the void.
This might have been a lose, but still a game that had a lot of the lacrosse nation talking about the #DetroitsCollegeTeam as the Titans took on Notre Dame in the 1st RD of the 2013 NCAA Champ. #MAACLAX https://t.co/Gb7ssLksOy— Detroit Mercy MLAX (@UDMLAX) March 15, 2020
2020 was an all-too-short ride with a dedicated group working to create something special.— UMass Men's Lacrosse (@UMassMLacrosse) March 14, 2020
We’re proud of all that was accomplished in our 7 games together, and we couldn’t have done it without those who supported us along the way!#GorillaLacrosse pic.twitter.com/RNizw7Barf
STEVE STENERSEN has been serving as President & CEO of US Lacrosse since the organization’s inception in ’98. Prior to that, he served as Exec Dir of the Lacrosse Foundation — one of the eight organizations within the sport that merged to form US Lacrosse. Stenersen has devoted his career to the sport and is proud to be one of the leaders who helped create lacrosse’s first governing body. He recently caught up with THE DAILY to chat about what a typical day looks like.
What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to sign an executive order on Monday ordering the temporary closure of nightclubs, movie theaters and concert venues. His order will also limit restaurants, bars and cafes to take-out and delivery orders.
By a close vote, with some 500 union members not participating, NFL players approved a new labor agreement with the league. It features a 17-game regular season, higher salaries, increased roster sizes and larger pensions for current and former players.
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