Never really got to know Ron Steiner as a person. Knew him as a writer, however, and he was among the best when it came to U of L sports. The very best.

The founder of the Louisville Sports Report died last Thursday as a result of complications following a heart transplant at the Cleveland Clinic. Before relinquishing control of the publication last year, Ron wrote a weekly column. If I never read anything else, I read that column. His research was thorough, his prose was brilliant, and his optimism never wavered.

Howard Schnellenberger brought Ron with him when he came to Louisville in 1985. It didn’t take long to figure out why. Ron was a contributor. Sorry I waited so long for the tribute, Ron, but couldn’t find your photo anywhere on the net (thanks Howie Lindsey). You are missed but still providing inspiration.

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By Charlie Springer

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