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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 20, 2020.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO: Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association indefinitely postpones sanctioning high school lacrosse.

The TSSAA has put sanctioning high school lacrosse on hold. The state high school athletics organization’s Legislative Council voted 9-3 to postpone starting the sport indefinitely. The Council previously voted to sanction the sport starting with the first year of the next classification cycle, which is the 2021-22 school year.

Go ‘Cats.

From USA Today: Athletic directors planning for NCAA being unable to cover financial losses of canceled March Madness.

Major-college athletics directors are planning on the NCAA not being able to cover all of the revenue it will lose because of the cancellation of the Division I men’s basketball tournament due to the coronavirus outbreak, six ADs and college sports administrators have told USA TODAY.

Nice interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt about what he is doing to make SportsCenter during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lacrosse gets a couple shout outs in the post.

SVP: We were doing the Thursday show last week and it was one interview after another about everything was canceled. It was a bummer and everything sucked and it was just really grim. After our show was done, I said ‘We gotta do something to be a light here, something that’s positive.’ At that point I was just thinking about smaller schools. I was thinking about Ivy lacrosse — they’ve got three top-five teams, I think.

I can’t wait for Syracuse to claim the 2020 title.

New TigerBlog from Princeton’s Jerry Price: 1998 vs. 2020.

The Princeton women’s basketball team finished 17th in the final coaches’ poll and 22nd in the final media poll. Does this confirm that coaches are much smarter than media members?

Back in 1998, as the Princeton men’s basketball team was climbing up the national rankings, TigerBlog would write each week on where the Tigers were in each poll and would have the heading “what do the coaches know” or “what do the media know” depending on where they were higher.

The grind never stops.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: Don’t underestimate Jeff Teat.

Jeff Teat can’t get a break.

On his first drive to the goal, the Cornell senior attackman gets slammed to the turf at Towson’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. He endures more slashes, pushes and double teams in one quarter than most players could bear in a season. Even when he does find a sliver of space, his shot clangs off the left pipe.

Smash that Like button, fam.

From Lehigh’s Brown & White: Q&A: Lacrosse, baseball and track athletes share reactions to NCAA spring sports cancelation.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, The Brown and White spoke with various in-season student-athletes who had their 2020 season abruptly ended by the Patriot League suspending spring sports on March 12.

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Ohhhh boy: Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf orders all “non-life sustaining businesses” to shut down; Philly closes playgrounds.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced late Thursday afternoon that all “non-life sustaining businesses” in the state must close their brick-and-mortar stores by 8 p.m. The long list notably includes residential and nonresidential building construction, as well as laundry services.

World/National News

It’s Flipper: Dolphins appear in Italian waterways as COVID-19 keeps tourists away.

Tourists may have cleared the streets of Italy amid the coronavirus lockdown — but dolphins and other wildlife are now emerging in the country’s much-clearer-looking waterways.

Your GIF/Video for March 20, 2020

Blessed: Rio’s Christ The Redeemer statue illuminated to show countries afflicted by COVID-19.

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