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Posts tagged: Burgess

Burgess’ memorial services set

A memorial service for Frank Burgess will be Saturday, April 10, in Tacoma. Burgess, Gonzaga’s all-time leading scorer, died last week at the age of 75.

More information below.

Blanchette on Burgess

Columnist John Blanchette looks back on the remarkable life of Gonzaga legend Frank Burgess, who died last week.

The passing of a Gonzaga legend

Frank Burgess, one of the all-time Gonzaga greats who went on to a distinguished career in law, died Friday at the age of 75. Below, you can find my unedited article on Burgess that will run in Sunday’s S-R.

GU athletic director Mike Roth developed a close friendship with Burgess over the years. Burgess’ office was filled with GU basketball memorabilia.

“He made you smile, is what he did, whenever you talked to him,” Roth said.

Read on.

GU legend Burgess dies

Frank Burgess, the former Gonzaga basketball standout who led the nation in scoring in 1961 and went on to become a U.S. District Judge, died Friday after battling cancer. He was 75.

More here and here

Burgess: Star on court and in court

Happy Easter and hope you have a few minutes to read this article on Gonzaga legend Frank Burgess, authored by former S-R staffer Dave Boling in today’s Tacoma News Tribune. (Burgess is pictured above during the retirement ceremony of his No. 44 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in 2005).

Burgess to enter WCC Hall of Honor

Gonzaga’s Frank Burgess is among the eight former players or coaches who will be inducted into the WCC’s Hall of Honor this weekend. Burgess, a 6-foot-1 guard, led the nation in scoring at 32.4 points per game in 1961. (Burgess is pictured above attending a GU game Feb. 26, 2006.)

More on Burgess and the inaugural Hall of Honor class here.

More honors for Josh Heytvelt, Matt Bouldin and Austin Daye. Read on for that and a few more WCC/GU-related items.


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