Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Return of the King

Scout asked me to put together something for Austin Carr's return to ND this Thursday, and I wanted to share with folks who don't frequent their site.

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Blogger isen said...

Great article. Thanks for writing that. I wonder where Carr would have ended up if Smith would have gotten in touch with him?

On a side note, I have been looking for an Austin Carr ND jersey for years. Has anyone ever seen one?

2/19/2008 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Austin was one of the best people in the class of 71'. He always had a smile on his face and was a little shy when you first met him. But he was the greatest shooter I have ever seen. I remember going to see him against Ohio when he scored 61 points....imagine if they had a three point line in those days. He had a linebacker's body but moved like a point guard. Congratulations from the "Muncie Milkman's roomie" (Jim Hinga)....Bob Broderick 71'

2/20/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice article. Austin has always represented Notre Dame well. Freshmen could not play then. The ND varsity was pretty good in 1967-68 - 21-9 - but Austin, Sid, Collis, Jackie, Tom and Jim would
regularly beat them up in scrimmages. All were tight, especially the DC guys. I wish ND would reestablish that DC pipeline that gave us Austin, Sid, Collis, and Adrian Dantley. Austin was the best pure shooter I have ever seen. He was magic. Congrats.

2/22/2008 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous paul bonitatibus '71 said...

It was a joy to watch Austin play. Those long,angled shots from the corners were his hallmark.He is often remembered for his 61 against OU, but how about the 46 against UCLA (then the Bruins won 88, until Shumate and Company got a hold of them in 1974)
A friend of mine, Les Zapor, was a walk-on and he once told me after practice that he held Austin under 70. A good day's work!
Austin was my freshman biology lab partner. He was even smooth dissecting a frog.

2/22/2008 08:52:00 PM  

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