Very Sad news BE founder Dave Gavitt passed away | Syracusefan.com

Very Sad news BE founder Dave Gavitt passed away

While I am happy for today's news for SU, this will put a little damper on it. Gavitt was a class act, and created the Big East through his vision. RIP Mr. Gavitt.

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-basketball/2011/9/17/2431686/dave-gavitt-big-east-founder-dies

Hell of a coach, too. A young, long-haired Fireball Junior sat in press row in St. Louis -- right in front of Ernie D's mother -- when Gavitt's Providence team went to the Final Four in '73 with Ernie, Marvin Barnes and Kevin Stacom. Probably woulda made it to the championship game on Monday night, when Bill Walton went off and made 21 of 22, if Bad News hadn't hurt his knee early in semifinal against Memphis.
 
Man, the timing couldn't be more poignant if the ACC rumors are true.

Many a sports memory can be traced directly to Big Dave Gavitt. RIP
 

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