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Woolard: USF 'always indebted' to Tribune's McEwen

USF athletic director Doug Woolard was among many in the Tampa Bay area paying thanks Sunday to longtime Tampa Tribune sports editor and columnist Tom McEwen, who died at age 88 after battling skin cancer.

"(USF) is saddened to hear of Tom McEwen's passing. He was one of the finest journalists this area and the country has ever seen, and he will be sorely missed. His efforts were instrumental in bringing football to USF, and for that and many other reasons, the university will always be indebted to him. We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to his family. Tampa Bay lost a great man today, but his legacy will continue to live on."

[Last modified: Sunday, June 5, 2011 7:43pm]


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