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City Paper: Despite his injuries, Meyer continues to stand tall

Monday, April 27, 2009

Don Meyer has a pretty good idea about what’s going to happen when he speaks at Lipscomb University on Tuesday night.

“You always get a standing ovation if you’ve got one leg,” he said. “That’s standard right away.”

Chances are it would have happened anyway when college basketball’s all-time winningest coach returned to the campus where he recorded the vast majority of his victories.

Now though, his presence and his message at The Inaugural Don Meyer Evening of Excellence at Allen Arena should transcend basketball and athletics — and be that much more poignant given what Meyer has endured since Sept. 5 when he was critically injured in an automobile accident while in a caravan with his current team, Northern State (S.D.).

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