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A title game of different proportions

For Syracuse and Duke, a lacrosse national title means something different

Originally Published: May 25, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Legitimacy, success even, has become progressively trickier to define in our current sports world. It used to be simple -- to the winner went the spoils and all of the accolades along with it.

But in a world of no athlete left behind, in which every kid gets a trophy -- and even the NCAA, on occasion, refers to the non-advancing team instead of the losing team -- what matters? Can we even use the word "failure" anymore?

On Monday, Duke and Syracuse ...

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