A title game of different proportions
For Syracuse and Duke, a lacrosse national title means something different
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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