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January 29, 2009
The Colorado State men's basketball program will pay tribute to its proud history with Legends Day on Saturday evening at Moby Arena. Nearly 50 former Rams will be honored at a special halftime ceremony at the CSU-San Diego State game. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. MST.
Headlining the event will be the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in school history, Pat Durham (photo at right), who finished his career with 1,980 points and 851 rebounds. He was a first-team All-WAC selection in both 1988 and 1989, as well as earning all-tournament team honors in both seasons.
Durham’s head coach during that time, Boyd Grant, will also be in attendance. In his four seasons in Fort Collins (1987-91), Grant compiled the highest winning percentage of any head coach in team history with an 81-46 (.638) record.
Coach Grant led the Rams to 23 wins and a third-place finish in the NIT in 1988, as well as helping the Rams capture their first-ever WAC title in 1989. He also led the Rams to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 1989 and 1990, including a first round win against Florida in the 1989 tournament. In addition, Grant was a player for the Rams from 1955-57 and is the only former player in CSU history to later serve as head coach. He also spent 10 seasons (1962-72) as an assistant coach for the Rams.
Other notables expected to be in attendance include:
All fans in attendance will have the opportunity to meet and greet the honorees following the game.
Saturday’s game is also a Kid’s Night game with children’s tickets for just $4 and postgame free throw shooting on the court.
Contact: John Manuszak
Phone: (970) 491-5067