DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke celebrated its latest national championship in lacrosse like it had already won one before.
Which makes sense, because some of the Blue Devils already had.
So after Duke beat Syracuse to win its second NCAA title in four years, coach John Danowski had his players remove their championship caps and T-shirts, tone down the party and shake the Orange players' hands with grace and humility.
Danowski said Tuesday that "it just never made sense to me to put on a T-shirt that said, 'We beat you'" because "it doesn't seem to be sportsmanlike."
These Blue Devils let their results on the field speak for themselves.
Duke is the only program in Division I to reach each of the last seven Final Fours.