Saturday, October 26, 2013

Remembering Don James

We will be honoring the memory of Don James today by wearing a gold sticker with the letters "DJ" in blue.

As one of Kent State's fans wrote on a message board earlier this week, "Don James was a giant. He brought winning to Kent and never forgot us."

We will never forget coach James and the impact he had during his time here.

Earlier this week, we posted a vintage 1972 highlight film of the "James Gang's" victory over Toledo to clinch the MAC title.

We hope you enjoy it:

Also, the voice of the Golden Flashes, Ty Linder, re-posted an interview he had with coach from James last year in anticipation of the 1972 team's reunion.

He can find Ty's blog entry by clicking here,

... and go directly to the audio file of the interview with coach James by clicking here.

If you haven't had a chance to watch, there is a moving interview with Kent State alum Gary Pinkel on YouTube with him remembering coach james.

Here is the link to "Gary Pinkel shares leadership lessons from mentor Don James"

From the Kent State Centennial Collection

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