Feb 22, 2014; Syracuse, NY, USA; The Maryland Terrapins come onto the field carrying the state flag prior to a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Maryland won the game 16-8. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Selected To Host Inaugural Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament

Maryland has been thinking B1G lately, but yesterday the Big Ten was thinking Maryland.

The University of Maryland has been selected to host the inaugural Big Ten men’s lacrosse tournament in 2015. The tournament will be held April 30 to May 2 at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

It’s an opportunity that is not only great for the university but the state as well. Lacrosse is Maryland’s official state team sport and has been since 2004.

Lacrosse is known as one the the oldest sports in North America. American tribes played this long-standing game probably for centuries before it was ever recorded in 1636 by a French Jesuit missionary in Canada.

This game was played throughout the Great Lakes, the southeastern United States and all along the East Coast by tribes which include Maryland. Maryland is a big-time player in the lacrosse world and coach John Tillman knows the opportunity to host this tournament is big.

“We’re excited to be selected as the host school for the first-ever Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament,” said Maryland head coach John Tillman. “Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium is one of the finest venues in the country and this will be a tremendous showcase for Big Ten lacrosse.”

Big Ten men’s lacrosse will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers and Johns Hopkins.

Combined, these Big Ten teams have won 56 national championships with Maryland winning 11 of them.

The ACC is in the past, but Maryland has a B1G future ahead of them in lacrosse.

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