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The Ivy League has decided not to allow its spring-sport athletes who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of eligibility as graduates, despite the NCAA granting that option earlier this week. The move, which was announced Thursday, was consistent for the Ivy League with its policies. The conference hasn’t allowed athletes to participate in any sports as graduates.
The Ivy League looking at their kids waltz on over to the Big Ten & ACC. pic.twitter.com/Gw0Gu8qmls— Eri_Barrister (@Eri_Barrister) April 2, 2020
One thing to note, Yale’s Director of Athletics, Vicky Chun, Tweeted out a message a little after 7:00 PM yesterday that the Ivy League was still exploring options regarding 5th year student athletes. So maybe there is more to this story.
At 10:54 PM last night, Michael Sowers Tweeted out this message.
With the entire world at a standstill amidst the current pandemic, it’s not hard to imagine that major college and professional sporting events would be the first to go in an effort to prevent further spread. This left many fans and athletes with a season cut short and thoughts on what could have been.
Here’s what could have been for the Penn State Men’s Lacrosse team.
Shout out to all the great #LaxMoms out there.
Perhaps the most-anticipated regular-season home game in UAlbany men’s lacrosse history was supposed to take place Friday night. UAlbany and Syracuse have played every year since 2004, a total of 18 matchups that also included first-round NCAA tournament games in 2004 and 2016. None of those 18 games, though, were played in Albany.
Hopkins opened up the vault again last night!
And we are live in College Park! https://t.co/PGJcjPo4dU— JHU Men's Lacrosse (@jhumenslacrosse) April 3, 2020
Checkout tonight’s #SeniorNight shout outs from Scott Van Pelt, featuring Senior’s seasons who were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On a warm spring afternoon in late March, Towson High’s Sophia Grose was outside with her lacrosse stick throwing a ball against a wall — with hope that some day she will do that again with her teammates. Because the coronavirus pandemic closed Maryland schools for at least six weeks, she might never get to play a regular-season game in her fourth varsity season, but that didn’t stop her from working out on her own, hoping to reunite on the field with Towson classmates Anna Corona, Sofie Sorteberg, Julie Buttarazzi and Caelinn Satterfield.
In the three days since the NCAA Division I Council upheld the recommendation to provide eligibility relief to spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak, several notable men’s lacrosse players have declared their intent to return to their current teams as fifth-year seniors.
Great video from Matt Ward (H/T @FightingClams)
: Class of 2006 member and Tewaaraton Award winner, Matt Ward, reflects back on his favorite memory from his UVA career. It was a moment that was historic in Charlottesville. #TBT— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) April 2, 2020
What is your favorite memory? #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/NdHuKuXuef
What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?
Israel Tolentino was born to be a firefighter. It wasn’t out of a love of the uniform, though Tolentino beamed with pride everyday he walked out wearing the Passaic Fire Department emblem. It wasn’t even out of a mountain of bravery or a penchant for running towards the flames. It was, his wife Maria Vazquez said, because he couldn’t help but be selfless.
A gender reveal party mixed with explosives has sparked a 10-acre fire in Florida. WESH-TV reports it happened Saturday in Brevard County. The county has been prohibiting open burning because of an increase in fires. Officials say to follow the rules in order to avoid straining medical resources during the coronavirus pandemic.
Your GIF/Video for April 3, 2020
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