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Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost
Maryland gives Big Ten women's lacrosse a big boost

When a college athletics conference introduces a new sport, it usually takes a while to get up to speed and compete on a national level. Not Big Ten women's lacrosse. It went from 0 to 60 in an instant. With the two most successful programs in the history of college women's lacrosse — defending national champion Maryland and Northwestern — driving high expectations, the Big Ten ranks in the top two of Division I's 13 conferences before its first draw. Only Maryland's former home, the Atlantic Coast Conference, is comparable. But the teams now in the Big Ten boast far more national championships than any other conference — 24, including 20 since the...

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