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College Shot Clock is a Keeper

A lot of buzz has been circulating after implementing the shot clock to NCAA game. A lot of trial and error, but a general consensus is that’s a must! It’s not called the fastest game on 2 feet for no reason…

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“Live In The Moment” by Portugal. The Man

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Crosse Clicks 11/06/2017

Lacrosse is all about one thing for hall-of-famer Gill (Maple Ridge News)
The sport that keeps on giving. For hall-of-famer Chris Gill, lacrosse was always more than a passion. It was a lifestyle. After averaging almost 2 goals a game in his NLL career the former super star now coaches and teaches the game he loves.

Upon Further Examination Ket Rule Changes for 2018 (Lax Magazine)
Every summer, the various governing bodies meet to parse out innovative ways to make the sport safer, fairer, more exciting and more accessible. Here are seven significant developments that came out of the 2017 offseason.

Kellie Young fired as lacrosse head coach (Louisville Cardinal)
Controversial women’s lacrosse coach at Louisville, Kellie Young, has been let go by the university. The team was informed in a meeting on Monday afternoon, prompting a search for a new head coach.

By adding sports like lacrosse or wrestling, small St. Louis area colleges getting bigger (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Adding lacrosse to the roster of sports at small colleges is paying off in big ways in Missouri. Yet, this “trend” won’t stay contained to the Show Me State as other schools across the country start to follow suit.

Qualifying Tournaments, Procedures Set for US Lacrosse Nationals (Lax Magazine)
Do you want a chance to showcase your skills amongst the best? US lacrosse will bring those experiences to life by hosting more than 40 tournaments in 2017-18. These events will serve as qualifying events for the 10th annual US Lacrosse Nationals, powered by NXT. Learn more by checking out the link!

A Modern Day Native American (Dansville Online)
Do YOU have an idea on what it is like to be a “Modern Day Native American” on the Tonawanda Seneca Reservation?

Canisius women’s lacrosse loses All-American Erica Evans to ACL injury (Buffalo News)
“Canisius All-American midfielder Erica Evans tore the ACL in her right knee on Oct. 22 while playing in a fall-ball game at Loyola (Md.) in Baltimore.” The Peterborough Ont native has proven the lacrosse jean runs deep in the family. Her cousin Shawn Evans is amongst the best in the game right now, but Erica has had no problem paving her own path.

Dhane Smith previews the upcoming Buffalo Bandits season. Didjakno Smith set the single season points record in 2016 with 131 points!

Lacrosse pro charged with battery for July incident outside Madison bar (Madison WSJ)
Not all lacrosse news is great news.

My lacrosse goal: Playing for Syracuse University (Newsday)
Can you imagine being 10 years old and already knowing what college you want to go to? A couple years ago I watched the Syracuse University lacrosse team play a game on TV and I said to myself, “I hope that’s me one day.”

2017 IWLCA Assistant Coaches of the Year Announced (Lax Power)
The Assistant Coach of the Year award recognizes an assistant coach from each Division who has made a distinct impact on the success of their program through hard work, commitment, dedication, and sportsmanship. Here’s the top three for 2017!

New National Diversity Grants Awarded By US Lacrosse (US Lacrosse)
Talk about #GrowTheGame! The NDGP is providing $32,500 in grants during this cycle to community partners throughout the nation, with a projected direct impact to over 3,200 participants. US Lacrosse provided $53,000 in grants during the earlier 2017 award cycle.

Bad behavior among some parents impacting youth sports (WBAL TV)
Unfortunately, anyone who has a child who plays sports has probably witnessed an out-of-control parent berating a coach, a referee or a player.

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