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Congrats to men’s basketball on first win

29 January 2012 By Q.D. Thompson, Towson University alumnus, class of 1942 No Comments

Speaking as a 90-year-old Towson Tiger, and with tears in my eyes after reading a long summary of the Towson Tiger men’s basketball team’s recent victory (66-61) over UNC-Wilmington that broke the Tigers’ 41-game losing streak, I just wanted to say hallelujah and congratulations to Coach Pat Skerry, his staff and players, whose warm victory blood I am sure is still bubbling in their vessels.

It reminds me of my days at the Towson State Teachers College in the late ‘30s, when I was a sophomore.

One day, I was speaking with the Director of Athletics Dr. Donald I. Minnegan, who was also my coach and mentor, and he heard me say, “But, Doc, I can’t do that.”

And with that, he clamped his hand over my mouth and screamed out, “Thompson, don’t ever let me hear you say, ‘I can’t’ again, because there is always a way to accomplish anything.”  I soon learned that Doc was absolutely right.

Attention Coach Skerry, I pass this little story along to you and suggest you place it in your pipe and smoke it.


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