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South Carolina's Odom comments on the passing of Jane McGuire

Dec. 20, 2007

Columbia, SC - South Carolina head coach Dave Odom released the following statement today on the passing of Jane McGuire, who passed away on Tuesday evening (Dec. 18, 2007). She is the wife of former Gamecock head basketball coach Frank McGuire who passed away in November of 1994.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by McSwain-Evans Funeral Home in Newberry, S.C. and no details have been released as of yet (morning of Thurs., Dec. 20).

Coach Odom's statement:

"Jane McGuire's passing is a real sadness to Gamecocks everywhere. She has followed South Carolina with a real passion all her life. At the same time her death gives fellow Gamecocks an opportunity to remember her life with Coach McGuire and the memories of great teams and championships. As we celebrate 100 years of Gamecock basketball this year, so many of the Gamecocks will think back to the many fine memories that were made with the McGuire family during their time at South Carolina.

"I first met her with Coach McGuire at the ACC league meetings and have remained good friends with her ever since. Our relationship grew since Lynn and I came to Columbia.

"In this time of sadness for both the McGuire and Gamecock families, Lynn and I will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this holiday season."




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