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'Frank McGuire Way' Unveiled at Colonial Life Arena

12:09 AM, Jan 18, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - There's a new tribute to legendary Gamecocks basketball legend Frank McGuire right outside the Colonial Life Arena.

Friday afternoon, former players, fans, and the community watched as Greene Street near the arena was topped with a street sign that reads "Frank McGuire Way."

The garnet marker is an acknowledgement of the career of McGuire, who coached USC from 1964 to 1980. He led the team to an ACC Tournament title in 1971, and remains the school's all-time leader in wins, with 283.

McGuire passed away in 1994 at the age of 80.

Former players such as Alex English, Bobby Cremins, and Mike Dunleavy were all at the Colonial Life Arena for a special ceremony before the sign was put in place.

The tributes continue for McGuire Saturday. There will be an autograph session at the CLA beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. The first 5,000 fans will get a Frank McGuire placard. Former players will be honored before the Ole Miss/South Carolina game at 4 p.m., and then the USC football team will be honored at halftime.

 

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