Sport: Mayhem on the Lawn

Marauding undergraduates from the University of Maryland invaded the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis one night last week and burned a great disfiguring M into the carefully tended turf of Thompson Stadium. No one got too fired up. The lacrosse game coming up between Navy and Maryland was sure to be a minor riot, anyway, and the predawn blaze seemed almost a proper ritual. Rules, referees and two centuries of civilization have failed to temper the spirited spring sport that white men learned from the American Indian.

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