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Among the representatives of the University of Louisville and the athletic department paying their respects to Owsley B. Frazier during visitation Tuesday at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium were U of L President Jim Ramsey,  Dan McDonnell, baseball coach; Lisa Pinkston, director of operations, softball; Sandy Pearsall, softball coach; and Jeff Walz, women’s basketball coach. Retired U of L basketball coach Denny Crum was also there to say farewell to the most generous donor in the community’s history. A short distance away, Frazier’s favorite football team was busy preparing for the season opener.

Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Paying respects to a Louisville icon

  • August 23, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I know it wasn’t at a funeral home or church, but does it strike anyone else as unusual to have a group photo made at a wake, with the casket prominently visible in the nearby background!?! What a hoot! I suspect Owsley would be fine with it. After all, it’s a football venue.

    P.S. Was anyone tailgating in the lot?

    • August 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Yes, it is unusual, Tom. Blame that on the photographer. They just couldn’t say no to him.

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