Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, April 21, 2015

Maryland and Johns Hopkins lacrosse teams will meet in the regular-season finale every year, and, as of Tuesday morning, there will be a trophy on the line.

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The two programs unveiled "The Rivalry Trophy" four days before they close out the inaugural Big Ten lacrosse season Saturday night at Byrd Stadium.

The trophy, according to the release, is a nod to one of the state of Maryland?s most iconic images, the Maryland blue crab. It is made out of reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Maryland, and it comes in at 25 pounds, and is 32 inches wide and 22 inches tall.

?Our coaching staff and players consider it a great honor and privilege to compete in a rivalry that is much greater than ourselves,? said Maryland head coach John Tillman. ?We are thrilled to add even more meaning to the Maryland-Johns Hopkins rivalry with the addition of the trophy.?

"It is not lost on our current staff and players or those who came before us that representing Johns Hopkins in the greatest rivalry in college lacrosse is an honor," Johns Hopkins head coach Dave Pietramala noted.  "After more than 100 all-time meetings, it's not easy to add something to a rivalry that is already so intense and important to so many, yet the addition of the "The Rivalry Trophy" does just that.  We look forward to the addition of this new and exciting chapter in the storied history of Hopkins-Maryland."

The trophy's great and all, but the two teams are playing for a lot more Saturday. With a win, Maryland, which already owns at least a share of the Big Ten crown, can take the outright Big Ten title. Johns Hopkins, with a win, can earn a share of the crown, either with Maryland or Maryland and Ohio State, depending on the Buckeyes' result at Rutgers.