Robinson’s funeral draws thousands

Thursday, April 12, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:37 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Football greats, government figures and everyday people, all of them there to say goodbye to former Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson.

“Most coaches are rated by the players they recruit,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson said as he waited for Robinson’s funeral to start. “Coach was known for how many players he graduated and sent on to successful lives.”

About 5,000 people attended Wednesday’s funeral.

Robinson died last week at 88.

MU WOMEN’S GOLF: The Academic All-Big 12 golf team included four members of the Tigers women’s golf team. Senior Stephanie Wavro and sophomores Ellen Hoeper and Denaye Dollens were named to the first team. Junior Madde Augustsson earned second team honors.

MU SOFTBALL: Because of inclement weather, Missouri’s Wednesday night game against Kansas was postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 3 p.m April 18 at Arrocha Ballpark in Lawrence, Kan.

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