Friday, July 27, 2007

Skip Prosser Dies

Wake Forest Coach Skip Prosser died in his office Thursday afternoon. The first coach to ever raise Wake Forest to the point of being ranked #1 in the country, he will be missed. I have not followed Wake Forest personally, but I’ll always have fond memories of his top ranked 2004-05 squad, first because Illinois defeated Wake Forest to reach its own #1 ranking, and second because they played in one of the most exciting games in NCAA tournament history, a double overtime loss to West Virginia. (Sorry about the odd quote from Prosser in the link.) ESPN says everything I just said and more here. Andy Katz reacts here. And if I’m posting the ESPN links, here’s Dick Vitale.