When all is said and done folks “Nothing means nothing.” Saturday night we were all pretty upset about the incredible loss to the Blue Jays. But then Sunday came around and the heart and spiritual leader of the Terps, Ryan Young lost his mom, Maria to pancreatic cancer.
In my 5 year tenure as host of Terp Talk, I have often talked of the family atmosphere of this team win or lose. The Big Man, Dick Edell fostered it and turned the reigns over to Dave Cottle. I watched these guys in tears when a shot hit the pipe against UVA in the quarters a few years back. Last year only 5 of 50 shots found the nets against Notre Dame, the team was devastated because many realized that unfairly it could mean the end for their leader. Now Coach Tillman has picked up the reigns and I could see his emotions coming through for the regrets his guys were feeling. 50 some coaches and players will band together for Ryan and I am sure he feels the strength of his 2nd family.
The Terps play North Carolina Friday at 5 as they begin their march toward the final four.
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