In this week’s Sports Illustrated, L. Jon Wertheim writes about women’s lacrosse powerhouse Northwestern, winners of the last three NCAA tournaments and losers of only three games in their last 81. (The Wildcats beat Duke in Durham 15-11 on April 6.) In the story, Wertheim writes:
“Arguably the most formidable — surely the most unlikely — dynasty in college sports today, the Wildcats dominate women’s lacrosse much the same way green dominates the color scheme of grass.”
Blue Devil fans might be some that “argue” that contention, pointing at Duke’s women’s golf team, winners of the last three NCAA titles and gunning for their fourth this month. The Blue Devils play in the NCAA Regional championships Thursday-Saturday in Athens, Ga. before presumably traveling to Albuquerque, N.M. for the NCAA championship starting May 20.
All of which brings us to our question of the day: is Dan Brooks’ squad Duke’s best modern dynasty? And is it better than Northwestern women’s lacrosse, or any other comparable team?
–by Ben Cohen