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College Crosse Prospectus - March 19, 2020: Catching Up With Syracuse’s John Desko & Words Of Encouragement From Ohio State’s Nick Myers

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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 March 19, 2020.

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From Syracuse.com: Syracuse head coach John Desko copes with canceled season - “I’m a little bit lost.”

Before this year, the Syracuse lacrosse team had completed its season undefeated five times: 1922, 1924, 1957, 1988 and 1990. Now the Orange can add another perfect effort to this mix, but it comes with a flaw that can’t be smoothed out. Syracuse is 5-0 ... and that will be it.

An important message from OSU’s Nick Myers.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: Inside Spencer Hughes’ highlight tribute to Kobe Bryant.

The Bullis School varsity lacrosse team treated its matchup against DeMatha on March 12 as if it was its last game. “You could tell in the locker room that there was a different type of energy,” junior midfielder Spencer Hughes said. “We all knew it wasn’t just a normal game. It was something special.”

It’s the little things that you appreciate the most in these trying times.

From the Daily Collegian: How Penn State men’s lacrosse is handling expected NCAA eligibility changes.

The NCAA has not followed the initial declaration with any announcement of plans to move forward at this time, but that didn’t stop players from taking the positives from the statement. “I think it was a breath of fresh air for our guys,” Tambroni said.

We are going to have a very spicy offseason.

90 seconds of depth with Ben Rising.

Every week during the 2019-20 academic year, VMI Athletics will release a 90 Seconds of Depth video feature to spotlight a cadet-athlete, coach or administrator. Today we take an inside look at VMI lacrosse senior Ben Rising. He talks about the great opportunity he believes that VMI presents on and off the field. He also explains the bond he has created with his teammates and learning to embrace any challenge that comes his way.

Great video by Ric Beardsley.

From WFMY 2 News: High Point Seniors speak up about careers cut short due to coronavirus.

Two High Point lacrosse seniors talk about what life brings after their athletic careers were cut short by nearly two months, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ditto.

The NLL redesigns its logo to honor fans, players, coaches, teams, & staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

The National Lacrosse League today unveiled a new logo to honor all constituencies during these challenging times. The logo contains images from all areas connected to the league and will be updated periodically as fans, players, and other interested parties send in new images.

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Philadelphia has endured plagues before. It adapted and became a better place.

Philadelphia’s first plague, the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, began on Aug. 19, when the otherwise healthy Peter Aston died suddenly from a strange fever. Within a week, 10 people a day were succumbing to the same illness. By October, it was up to 100 a day. By the end of the year, Philadelphia had lost 10% of its population, and the city’s continued existence was in doubt.

World/National News

Ain’t that America: Couple leave $9,400 tip for Houston restaurant to pay staff during closure.

That was some tip. An anonymous couple eating at a Houston restaurant added $9,400 to their bill to help the staff after Harris County announced a mandatory closure Monday, KTRK reported.

Your GIF/Video for March 19, 2020

Blessed: Woman shares engagement with grandfather through window.

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