Category: In The News

Another Hall of Fame class without Lefty

    Daily Press – David Fairbank – April 8, 2014   Thee Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced another induction class Monday, an occasion for both pride and puzzlement in our little corner of the world.   Alonzo Mourning will be enshrined, and rightfully so. The Chesapeake native was a shot-blocking and defensive…

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Honors for Lefty Driesell; UMd. Coach Changed Face of Washington Sports

    David Elfin – CBS DC – April 16, 2013   Lefty Driesell is being deservedly honored again in College Park tonight. Eleven years after he was belatedly elected to Maryland’s Athletic Hall of Fame and seven weeks after he was saluted at halftime of the Terps’ men’s basketball game against Clemson, a bronze…

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John Thompson on Lefty Driesell

    Dan Steinberg – The Washington Post – February 27, 2012   Those, of course, were the men who initiated the Cold War between D.C.’s most important basketball programs, based on the square root of the amount of change the 8,703rd fan carried in his left rear pocket during a long-ago game at the…

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Lefty in the past

    The Washington Times – March 28th, 2008   Lefty Driesell has pretty much seen and done it all during his 76 years. But even the former longtime coach was visibly moved Sunday by Davidson’s 74-70 upset victory over Georgetown in the NCAA tournament in Raleigh, N.C.   “I had tears in my eyes…

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL; Driesell’s Touch Hasn’t Gone Out of Style

By KEVIN SACK – The New York Times – MARCH 13, 2001   His moves were not particularly recognizable to young players more accustomed to Atlanta’s hip-hop scene. But Charles G. Driesell, 69, better known as Lefty, showed up for practice in the Georgia State University gym late last week and started to dance. “He…

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