Good as gold '52 Jayhawks reflect on Olympic basketball title

52 in Finland

Seven Jayhawks bring home Olympic gold

Lienhard and Hoag reminisce about winning the gold medal in the 1952 Olympics.

Finland Olympic memories

Charlie Hoag and Bill Lienhard talk about their memories of the Olympics.

Former Jayhawks reflect on winning gold medal in ‘52

Team USA basketball improved to 3-0 early Thursday morning on the Beijing hardwood. But long before the best of the NBA donned the stars and stripes in the Olympics, the University of Kansas and seven Jayhawks had a helping hand in representing the country.

Lawrence natives cherish Olympic basketball gold

Bill Lienhard, Charlie Hoag, Bill Hougland and Al Kelley hope the 2008 USA Olympic men’s basketball team leaves Beijing with the same memories as they did during the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Games.


5DecadeHawk 9 years, 8 months ago

I've been vocal in the past about the LJW not seeking the local perspective often enough.It's only fair that I offer congratulations for offering these interviews. This is exactly the kind of local coverage of a bigger story that Lawrence deserves. I hope this kind of coverage continues. It's really great stuff.Well done Andrew Baker, Gary Bedore, Richard Gwin, Eric Sorrentino.Thank You Bill Lienhard, and Charlie Hoag. Way to bring home the gold, gentlemen.I bet Bill and Charlie could still school most of the internet commenters and message board posters in a game of H.O.R.S.E. ;)

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