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While Maryland men’s lacrosse was dominating on the field, the Terps were staying loose off it

June 1st, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Walking by Maryland’s locker room minutes before the 2017 NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing could be heard through the underbelly of Gillette Stadium.

“I don’t know why they picked it, but they love that song,” head coach John Tillman said in the postgame press conference. “You could give me a million guesses, I would never guess that song.”

A rock classic in its own regard, the pulsating drums and twangy guitar riffs of Money for Nothing haven’t been relevant on the music billboards since the mid-1980′s. Somehow, it became the anthem for Maryland men’s lacrosse en route to its first national championship since 1975.

“Every road trip, every time we come back, every time before the game, that song comes on and they will not get sick of it and they just keep playing it,” Tillman said. “I don’t know why that song. I actually like Dire Straits a lot, but it would not have been my first choice.”

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