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Sports Aren't Over: Maryland Lacrosse Takes Up the Battle Standard

Do it for Greivis.
Do it for Greivis.

Believe it or not, the world hasn't ended. I know, I'm not sure about it either, but it seems that sports haven't ceased to exist for another six months. That's because spring sports, luckily, are still around.

Of course, the best of spring sports - baseball - isn't exactly Maryland's strong suit. In fact, talking about baseball will probably make you more depressed than you already are.

But lacrosse? Well, that's another story. 

Maryland is renowned for being a lacrosse powerhouse, but they haven't won a title since 1975. In some ways, Maryland lacrosse is like Syracuse basketball - a ton of tradition and talent, but very little to show for it in the way of championships.

There is good news, though: this year might be different. After being picked 8th in the preseason coaches' poll, the Terps are actually overachieving for once. Dave Cottle, with his job on the line, is doing his best to save it. To do that, he might need a national championship. Maryland might be able to provide one.

I'm not a lacrosse expert, so if you're better-versed in the intricacies of the game you're allowed - nay, encouraged - to take the mantle and tell the masses what's going on with Terps lacrosse right now. But even if I don't know exactly how good or bad this team is, they're currently ranked 4th in the country, which makes judging their current worth fairly straightforward (Johns Hopkins, the Duke of lacrosse, is out of the top ten). Included in their 6-0 record are two wins over top 10 teams, meaning this team might just be legit.

It's not just some random guy talking about this, either: people that actually know about lacrosse are giving Maryland props. So tune in, guys. We got ourselves a team here.

A small victory for some, no victory at all for others. But if Maryland doesn't deserve a title, I can't think of any school that would.

The lacrosse Terps take on UNC on Saturday at 2pm. It'll be on ESPNU. I'll probably be watching sports for the first time since Sunday.