COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WXYZ) -- The University of Maryland paid tribute to Drew Sharp in its press box Saturday prior to the Terrapins' game against Michigan State.
Sharp, a longtime Detroit Free Press sports columnist, died Friday at the age of 56.
Maryland staff left flowers at an empty seat in Sharp's memory.
Thanks @umterps for flowers to honor Drew Sharp. Going to be tough sitting next to an empty seat today. @freepsports pic.twitter.com/k3V8lUeVg0
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 22, 2016
Maryland sports information saved a spot for Drew tonight. Classy move pic.twitter.com/Qsosmidozw
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) October 22, 2016
Michigan held its own tribute featuring a moment of silence in the press box during Saturday's game against Illinois.
Media and event staff take a moment of silence in memory of @freepsports columnist Drew Sharp. Heavy hearts this week. pic.twitter.com/dClUuiIsAN
— Kurt Svoboda (@ksvoboda) October 22, 2016