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RIP Dana Kirk

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  2. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Ah, those seasons of 1983-84 & 1984-85 when Memphis had a home-and-home series against Mississippi State.
    State won one and lost one. (Also played a home-and-home with Phi Slamma Jamma during that era and lost twice)

    Keith Lee, William Bedford, Andre "The Little General" Turner, Baskerville Holmes, so many more.
    Those Memphis teams under Kirk were loaded and, perhaps, paid well.

    RIP Dana Kirk
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    How old? Didn't see that in the story.
  4. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Baskerville Holmes is my favorite athlete name of all time.

    And I checked 3 stories Blitz and none listed Kirk's age. Strange.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    The real shame is that Kirk outlived half of his 1985 Memphis State squad and was the only one to die of anything close to "natural causes".
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I'll effort to find out. I'd say every bit of 65-plus

    EDIT: Can't find his age listed on any site, from Wiki to wherever.
    Maybe I can find an old media guide.

    Here's a blog I uncovered that sort of lets the principles from those Memphis teams talk about what was going on.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    "Effort" is not a verb.
    But I appreciate you trying.

    I'd say late 60s sounds about right.
  9. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Thanks, man.
  10. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    The glory that was the Metro Conference. Sad.
  11. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    A Sports Illustrated posting said he was 74 years of age.

  12. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah. Nothing quite exemplified the Metro Conference like the Saturday afternoon when Southern Miss played Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum in 1988, I believe. Southern scored 133 points ... and lost in double OT.
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