Maryland takes on Ohio State in the NCAA men's lacrosse title game today at 1 PM, guaranteeing the conference's first national championship in the sport. Ohio State has never made it this far and Maryland hasn't won since the early-mid 70s. Maryland has made the championship an amazing 5 times under John Tillman and have lost every one. They're the Buffalo Bills of college lacrosse.
This is big for the conference and the game as a whole. The B1G was the best conference in the country this year and they proved it in the tournament as well. They made a major effort a few years ago to make their presence felt and today they will crown their first champion. If Ohio State pulls an upset, it may also serve as further indication that the center of power is shifting westwards.
It's also a major development for Michigan who is about to hire a new coach. Four of the 6 conference teams made the tournament this year and Rutgers was the first team out. The conference will likely be the best in the country over the next few years as well. Michigan will have to hire a coach capable of competing for a national championship and its intriguing to think who it might bed. Very interesting times and developments in the sport these days. GO BLUE!!!