SLU Remembers Legendary Charlie Spoonhour

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Those surrounding the Billikens basketball team said it feels like there is a hole in their hearts tonight.

Legendary former coach Charlie Spoonhour died after complications from a lung transplant.

SLU remembered the man that brought this university's basketball program three NCAA tournament berths, as well as one NIT appearance.

But the loveable man that Charlie Spoonhour was is how he will be remembered most.

Wednesday on SLU's main campus, what used to be a game day ritual, turned into a memorial as the student body posted hundreds of plastic spoons in the ground in honor of Coach Charlie Spoonhour on the day of his passing.

Zach Miller was one of the students in charge of that effort, as well as passing out hundreds of spoons at the Billikens game to hold up during the moment of silence honoring Coach Spoonhour.

Miller said he was just old enough to remember Spoonball, and he hopes his fellow undergrads understand the legacy and the impact SLU hall of famer had with this basketball program.

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