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Can Syracuse lacrosse return to glory days? ‘We’re slowly losing our blue blood status’

Former Syracuse lacrosse star Jovan Miller (pictured) turned 30 on May 11.

He decided to spend part of his landmark day watching his former school take on Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

That turned out to be a mistake. The Orange let a lead slip away and lost 15-13, ending yet another season in disappointment. Miller was sour for the rest of the day.

“I was in a bad mood. I was obviously really sad for the seniors. I watched the game and I was sick to my stomach. I was sick for those kids.”

Syracuse fans of all ages can relate. The loss will extend SU’s NCAA championship drought to 11 years and counting.

The showcase program of all of college lacrosse, which leads the way with 10 NCAA titles overall, hasn’t won a championship since 2009 and hasn’t reached the final four since 2013. After losing to Cornell in the opening round last season, this is the first time SU has gone two seasons without winning a NCAA Tournament game since 1981-82.

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