Monday, June 30, 2008

CIS Corner: Gaels '68 great dies

It probably doesn't need to be suggested here that there will be some gesture at one of Queen's home football games this fall to honour the memory of Ron Clark, the fullback on the 1968 Vanier Cup team.

Clark, 63, died of a heart attack last week. The Whig-Standard's Pat Kennedy doesn't nceed to hear it from an agate guy that he did a bang-up job on the obit piece.

This is a year of anniversary for the Golden Gaels -- the 30th and 40th anniversaries of the 1978 and '68 national championship teams, the 25th anniversary of the '83 Vanier runners-up and the 20th anniversary of Queen's CIAU women's soccer title in 1988.

(It's also been 20 years since present-day TSN analyst Jock Climie gained a then-unfathomable 1,091 yards receiving. Among CIS receivers, Andy Fantuz is the only one to ever eclipsed Jock on a per-game basis, but there was much better defence being played in the O-QIFC of the late '80s then there was in the OUA of the early 2000s.)

'A really good guy'; Kingston native Ron Clark was an unsung Queen's football star (Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard)

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