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For Morgan State's 1975 lacrosse team, stunning upset still resonates decades later

For Morgan State's 1975 lacrosse team, stunning upset still resonates decades later

Once upon a time, Morgan State played men’s lacrosse and scored a fairy-tale win over a legendary foe — a victory that, 43 years later, still resonates with the stick world. On March 8, 1975, the Bears — then the only lacrosse team from a historically black college, and one with a shoestring budget — defeated No. 1 Washington & Lee, 8-7, ending the Generals’ 27-game regular-season winning streak.

The win over a Division I opponent who, the year before, had reached the NCAA semifinals, put Morgan State’s young program on the map. The 1975 Bears finished 10-4 and ranked 11th in the Division II poll. They lost in the first round of the NCAA playoffs, 17-8, at Washington...

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