A few thoughts
by oldbender (2017-08-17 19:21:09)

In reply to: Tommy Hawkins, R.I.P.  posted by CJC

It was fun watching him play. He was the best rebounder I've ever seen at ND. Plus he could score with the best of them. He was the focal point on one very strong team and a star throughout his career. But he was also a very classy guy off the court and was one of very few black guys at ND back then. He always handled himself everywhere with charm and grace. Being in the stands for his ring of honor ceremony was a thrill and to watch him and Father Ted interact and Tom sing the alma-mater with the team and students was a perfect ending. Hesburgh has been gone for a little while and Tom is with him. Two great ND men who made their university a better place.