Realizing that lacrosse is way more popular in these parts than jousting, Maryland legistators were left with the touchy dilemma of how to acknowledge the region's status as a world hotbed of lacrosse without offending all the latter-day knights who still support jousting. Their innovative solution: lacrosse was named the Maryland State Team Sport in 2004. Which means that, by winning the 2012 NCAA men's lacrosse championship, Loyola's Greyhounds proved themselves good Marylanders.
Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun
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