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Gone But Not Forgotten
December 26, 2005
An array of influential figures from the sports world passed away in 2005, from subtle contributors to trailblazers to true giants in their fields
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December 26, 2005

Gone But Not Forgotten

An array of influential figures from the sports world passed away in 2005, from subtle contributors to trailblazers to true giants in their fields

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The women's basketball coach, who retired in 2004 after 22 years, led LSU to eight Sweet 16 appearances. Her 708 wins are third-most in NCAA women's hoops history, and she was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September, a month after she died.

REGGIE ROBY

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Distinguished by his high follow-through and his skin color--he was the third African-American to punt in the NFL--he was named to three Pro Bowls in 16 years. A Dolphin for 10 seasons, Roby wore a watch during games so that he could measure hang time.

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