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Letters to the Sports Editor

New arena plan riddled with parking woes

The proposal to construct a new basketball venue on the parking lot south of Mike Myers Stadium on the UT campus has major faults.

First, it will eliminate a large parking lot close to the campus, continuing the disregard of the university for the parking needs of faculty, staff and students that has existed for many years. Second, it will create a facility with no nearby inexpensive parking for people attending events.

This is an ill-considered plan. It is a plan that only serves the interests of the athletic program at the expense of the rest of the university’s community. The proposal should at least include the replacement of all displaced parking spaces. Try again …


Missing a beloved coach and his ‘Right Way’

This letter is a small token of my appreciation to my coach, role model, leader and, more importantly, friend who always seemed to do things the “Right Way.”

BJ Wolf was the type of coach who had the ability to make you want to play for him and to always perform the “Right Way.” He would be sure that you practiced hard but always practiced the “Right Way,” which carried over into our performances in our basketball games. He was an outstanding coach who went on to win more than 500 games in his coaching career.

BJ was more than just a coach. He was always a very positive role model to me who played a huge factor for me to choose coaching as my profession as well. I owe a lot to BJ Wolf.

Probably the area that I will miss most about BJ is our true friendship, and his ability to make you laugh. If you were around BJ for very long, there was always laughter. He had a great sense of humor, and it was always fun to be around BJ, no matter who you were.

I will greatly miss BJ Wolf. He did things the “Right Way.”


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