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College Crosse Prospectus - March 31, 2020: NCAA Division I Council Votes To Grant Spring Sport Student Athletes Extra Year Of Eligibility

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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 31, 2020.

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WE DID IT: NCAA Extends extra year of eligibility to spring student athletes.

The Division I Council on Monday voted to allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

Members also adjusted financial aid rules to allow teams to carry more members on scholarship to account for incoming recruits and student-athletes who had been in their last year of eligibility who decide to stay. In a nod to the financial uncertainty faced by higher education, the Council vote also provided schools with the flexibility to give students the opportunity to return for 2020-21 without requiring that athletics aid be provided at the same level awarded for 2019-20. This flexibility applies only to student-athletes who would have exhausted eligibility in 2019-20.

Check out our 2020 College Crosse All-Americans.

Despite the 2020 season being cut short, Inside Lacrosse is going to publish its 2020 Media All-Americans list this week. The selections are voted on by media members who vote in the weekly Media Poll and consists of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Teams, and Honorable Mentions.

I vote in the weekly Media Poll, but for the IL Media All-Americans list, I always submit a site ballot with help from Adam, Jake, & Ryan. Jake in particular deserves much credit for helping to put together much of our list for 2020.

From the Daily Progress: Connor Shellenberger patiently waits his turn to star for UVa men’s lacrosse team.

Connor Shellenberger didn’t just star at St. Anne’s-Belfield, he became the No. 1 men’s lacrosse recruit in the country. With nearly every program in the country clamoring for his services, the Charlottesville native opted to stay home and join Virginia, the reigning national champion.

Good work, Harvard.

From Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald: MLL season, future uncertain during pandemic.

Two months out from their 20th anniversary season, all is quiet on the Major League Lacrosse front. Even if there wasn’t a sports stoppage during the coronavirus epidemic, MLL had prepared to undergo plenty of changes this season. Out were Dallas and Atlanta, in were teams in Philadelphia and Connecticut.

Great video from Limestone lacrosse.

From the Daily Orange: How the NCAA’s eligibility vote impacts Syracuse seniors.

The option of extra eligibility is now official. At Syracuse, the decision impacts graduating seniors on the Orange lacrosse, track and field, women’s rowing, tennis and softball teams ... Here’s a list of Syracuse athletes who have expressed interest in returning to SU next year with an extra year of eligibility:

John Tillman joined Scott Van Pelt to discuss the NCAA’s decision to grant spring athletes an extra year of eligibility.

My Twin Tiers with a nice segment remembering Jim Darcangelo.

One legend remembers another. Bob Streeten, the retired longtime Corning East High lacrosse coach for decades, reflects on another all-time Corning great. Streeten’s friend and former competitor on the field, Jim Darcangelo, died over the weekend of a cardiac arrest. He was 67.

The grind never stops.


What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Hamilton Township celebrates World War II veteran Frank J. Uveges’s 100th birthday while respecting NJ’s social distancing policies.

No executive order can stop Hamilton Township from celebrating a hero. World War II veteran Frank J. Uveges turns 100 this Monday, and his neighbors and community are planning to throw him a special tribute, one that respects Gov. Phil Murphy’s social distancing guidelines in the throes of a public health crisis.

World/National News

Blessed: USNS Comfort arrives in NYC to help city’s COVID-19 fight.

The USNS Comfort hospital ship arrived in New York Harbor on Monday morning to aid in the coronavirus fight. Dispatched Saturday by President Trump from Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, the craft arrived at Manhattan’s Pier 90 at 10:42 a.m.

Your GIF/Video for March 31, 2020

We love NY: The Washington Post with a video of the USNS Comfort arriving in NYC.

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