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College Crosse Prospectus - April 3, 2020: Ivy League Decides Against Extra Year Of Eligibility For Spring Sport Student Athletes Impacted By Shortened 2020 Season

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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 April 3, 2020.

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From ESPN: Ivy League won’t allow 5th year of eligibility for spring-sport athletes.

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.

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.

From The Underground at Penn State: What 2020 could have been for Penn State Men’s Lacrosse.

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.

From the Daily Gazette: UAlbany men’s lacrosse coach Marr optimistic at chances for future home game vs. Syracuse

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!

SVP’s #SeniorNight features Princeton lacrosse’s Michael Sowers.

Checkout tonight’s #SeniorNight shout outs from Scott Van Pelt, featuring Senior’s seasons who were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From the Baltimore Sun: Knitting is more than a hobby for Towson High lacrosse player Sophia Grose.

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.

From US Lacrosse Magazine: Ryan Terefenko, Tre Leclaire, Jake Carraway, Ryan Tierney Coming Back.

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)

What’s Up, New PhilaJersey?

Rest in peace: Passaic says goodbye to firefighter who died from coronavirus.

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.

World/National News

Oh boy: Gender reveal party sparks 10-acre fire in Florida.

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

Me for the last 3 weeks after I get home from work.

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