Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers


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Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby BillVol » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:06 am

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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby tandfman » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:32 am

Another story on this celebration appears in the front page headline section (scroll down).
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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby BillVol » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:18 pm

http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/sep ... elebrated/

Guessing you are referring to this article. I couldn't find it on the main page but found it on the Knoxville paper site. Thanks!

By the way, it should always be remembered that it was Chuck Rohe who recruited Doug Brown to Tennessee -- not Stan Huntsman. I usually get my stuff corrected on here, but not this time.
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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby tandfman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:26 am

BillVol wrote:http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/sep/29/uts-cross-country-heritage-celebrated/

Guessing you are referring to this article.

Yes, that was the one.
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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby BillVol » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:55 pm

http://www.utsports.com/sports/c-xctrac ... -body.html

Another one. The pic on the front page shows -- and I know I'll be corrected -- the five UT harriers who scored at the NCAAs: Roberto Lenarduzzi, Ron Addison, Danny Zoeller, John Angel, and Doug Brown. This is one of my all-time favorite UT track/XC photos. When you click on the story, it shows the entire team.
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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby Conor Dary » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:13 am

I like this part from Ron Addison. It was great in those days, you wanted to go somewhere, just hitchhike. Better and faster than the bus or the train.

    "We were just young guys in the '70s, just living the life," said Ron Addison, a member of both UT national championship teams. "We had it made. We were on scholarship, we trained, we went to class, we studied, and we just had a good time. We had no worries. All we had to do was run well. That was our main focus, and we had good coaches and good support."

    Addison was recruited to UT from his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He recalls road trips to meets, eating dinner with teammates and coaches, and other things that don't happen nowadays in college athletics.

    "We'd go hitchhiking," Addison said. "We'd go to a cross-country meet or a track meet, and you only had a (team) bus, so you couldn't go anywhere. If we wanted to go someplace, we'd stick out our thumb and hitchhike. You can't do that anymore."
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Re: Marvin West column on '72 XC Volunteers

Postby James Fields » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:07 am

More via background -- 1971 NCAA Cross Country Championships
held at Knoxville, TN. Winner was Steve Prefontaine. Results:

http://trackandfieldnews.com/images/stories/NCAA_XC_PDFs/1971-men.pdf

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qId-mlFsHCw&feature=related
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