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Post by Racer Insider Will » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:38 am

Can the Racers pull it off?

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Post by SwedeDRC » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:54 am

Noted in the artilce Popeye Jones is listed as the all time MSU rebound leader. Wondering when this statistic started being kept as Dick Cunningham averaged around 30 rebounds a game in the 1967-68 season. He played varisty basketball for 3 seasons... 1965 - 1968 so if Popeye played 4 seasons, this could explain it. Otherwise the record keepers need to dig deeper.

ps..OMG Am I the only guy on this board who is still alive from that era!!!?...This is not good..lol
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Post by smidge34 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 am

SwedeDRC wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:54 am
Noted in the artilce Popeye Jones is listed as the all time MSU rebound leader. Wondering when this statistic started being kept as Dick Cunningham averaged around 30 rebounds a game in the 1967-68 season. He played varisty basketball for 3 seasons... 1965 - 1968 so if Popeye played 4 seasons, this could explain it. Otherwise the record keepers need to dig deeper.

ps..OMG Am I the only guy on this board who is still alive from that era!!!?...This is not good..lol
Racerhistory.com has all your answers. Had Cunningham played 4 seasons he would be rebound king.

http://racerhistory.com/facts/
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Post by JoeD » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:13 am

BEWARE

VISITING RACER HISTORY DOT COM IS A SUREFIRE WAY TO LOSE HOURS

I know from experience. There are no short visits to racerhistory.com

ITS THAT GOOD


okay you've been warned...
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Post by Dan T » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:51 pm

Cunningham was a large person. 6-11, I think, and he was not long and thin. He not only took up a lot of room, but was impossible to move. I got to watch him one year.
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Post by SwedeDRC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:41 am

Yeah Dan He was 6'10+ and built like a linebacker. He used to get into wrestling matches against 6-7 guys (all at the same time) in Springer Hall where he resided.

He never lost...lol p.s As I was 5'7" and about 120 lbs at the time I didnt avail myself of the opportunity..He was always very polite and said hi to me. His parents never missed a game and drove from Canton, Ohio to watch him play in every game.
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Post by SwedeDRC » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:46 am

p.p.s. His nickname was Lerch named after The Adams Family TV show character. I dont think anyone ever called him that to his face however. At least not more than once.
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Post by runningracer » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:23 am

He started one year for the Milwaukee Bucks after being drafted in the second round and traded, by Phoenix, Unfortunately for him, the Bucks got the first pick the next year, and took a guy named Lou Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar). The rest of his career was as a backup. He was on the 1971 championship team, and played with the Bucks for eight years, until a serious ankle injury caused his retirement.
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