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OTD 12/30/81 Ekker fights Star Player, costs him his job.


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1 hour ago, Taj79 said:

This is oneof Bay Area's favorite stories.  I think his roommate was team member Dick Missavage.

#54 was not my roommate, but was my classmate and good friend.  He taught me nuances of the game, things I before never saw, to watch what happens away from the ball, as opposed to always watching the ball.

I could write a book about the Ekker Era, with separate chapters devoted to each semester of his last season, Year 4, '81-'82, my Senior year at SLU, another to the previous season, '80-'81, Ekker Year 3.  That was the year SLU had David Burns, the Metro Conference Co-Player of the Year in that, his Senior season, and lost at home to McKendree College.

I know losing to SIUe on 12/21/22 was bad, but my Junior year SLU lost to McKendree, which still has to be the worst ever.  I was personally present for both debacles, some 4 decades apart.

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