Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness

first_img“I am where I am today 100 percent due to Mike,” said David Plati, associate athletic director/sports information at Colorado since 1984. Services are pending.Sadly, suggested Steve Hatchell, president and CEO of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, “the best emcee for Mike’s services would be Mike Moran.” Associated Press Ex-USOC spokesman Mike Moran dead at 78 after short illness Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) — Former US Olympic Committee spokesman Mike Moran died Tuesday after a short illness at age 78, according to the University of Colorado.Moran served as the Buffaloes’ sports information director for 11 years before his stint as chief communications officer and principal spokesman for the USOC from 1978-2003. He spent the last 17 years as senior media consultant for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation as well as serving as a keynote speaker and emcee for numerous sports events.center_img July 7, 2020 In 2002, Moran received the USOC’s highest honor, the General Douglas MacArthur Award, and was inducted into the College Sports Information Director’s Hall of Fame.Born in 1942 in Omaha, Nebraska, Moran played college basketball and baseball at South Dakota University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he graduated in 1966.After spending two years as Nebraska-Omaha’s sports information director, he took a similar job at Colorado, replacing Fred Casotti in 1968.Moran’s time with the USOC included the 1980 gold medal in hockey, America’s boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow and the Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding drama in 1994.“Mike’s passing just left a huge void in the Olympic movement,” said Bob Condron, retired USOC director of media services and operations. “He was ‘The Library’ when it came to what has happened in the history of the U.S. Olympic Committee and that knowledge will go with Mike.”last_img read more

Syracuse falls on the road to Mercyhurst, 4-1, despite Victoria Klimek’s opening goal

first_img Published on December 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (5-10-1, 4-2-1 CHA) entered its two-game weekend series in Erie, Pennsylvania tonight against conference foe, Mercyhurst (5-10-2, 4-2-1), with a dismal 5-34-3 overall record against the Lakers. SU’s lack of success against Mercyhurst continued in its 4-1 loss. This loss marks the Orange’s second in conference play and its third in a row.SU was outshot by the Lakers, 30-21, in its loss. The Orange’s lone goal came at the 14:31 mark of the first period, when Syracuse freshman forward Victoria Klimek netted her fifth goal of the season.Mercyhurst goalie Kennedy Blair made 20 saves in the Lakers victory. Syracuse’s Abbey Miller was back in net for the Orange after being relieved of her duties by sophomore Ady Cohen in SU’s last matchup against Clarkson. Despite saving 26 shots, Miller struggled for the second consecutive game, allowing four goals.Mercyhurst scored three of its four goals in the first period. The first goal was scored at the 7:46 mark of the first period by Mercyhurst’s Vilma Tanskanen while the Lakers were shorthanded. Mercyhurst’s next two goals came within the next six minutes and were scored by Maggie Knott and Brooke Hartwick, respectively. The Lakers tacked on an insurance goal scored by Emma Nuutinen with 15:57 remaining in the third period.The Orange’s lack of success on the power play plagued Syracuse in its 4-1 loss. SU was unable to take advantage of six power play opportunities, not scoring on any. The Orange has scored just one goal in its last three games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, the Orange split the season series with the Lakers and gets the chance to do the same tomorrow. SU faces Mercyhurst at 1 p.m. in a battle for sole possession of second place in CHA standings. Commentslast_img read more