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Posts Tagged ‘University of Central Florida’

There is a New Jordan in Town: Michael’s Son Marcus

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“Sometimes I dream, that he is me. I dream I move, I dream I grove… Like Dad. If I can be like Dad (I wanna be, I wanna be like Dad)…”
Sung to the tune of “Like Mike” from the Gatorade commercials.

More on Jordan the Younger after the jump >>

Details Concerning Ereck Plancher Emerge

Ereck Plancher

Yesterday, we posted about the untimely death of Ereck Plancher, a red-shirt freshman wide receiver for the University of Central Florida. Thanks to the Wizard of Odds, we have some more details:
Central Florida trainers administered CPR and then attached a defibrillator to Plancher’s body to try and shock his heart back into rhythm. Emergency medical personnel arrived and Plancher was loaded into a waiting ambulance.

But Plancher didn’t make it. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

“Distraught is not the word for coach [George] O’Leary right now,” athletic department spokesman Joe Hornstein told the Orlando Sentinel. “He’s devastated.”

At the UCF athletic site, O’Leary continued:

“Ereck was a tremendous young man with a bright future. The entire UCF football family is saddened by the loss of Ereck,” said head coach George O’Leary. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this truly difficult time.”

As do ours.

UCF Wide Receiver Dies During Conditioning Session

Ereck PlancherUniversity of Central Florida red-shirt freshman, Ereck Plancher, died after participating in conditioning drills with the team. The drills were being led by the coaching staff.

Ereck Plancher, of Naples, was pronounced dead shortly before noon Tuesday at a hospital, said Joe Hornstein, UCF’s associate athletic director for marketing and communications. He said Plancher took a knee, became unresponsive and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

“We’re still gathering some of that information at this point,” Hornstein said.

Plancher was from Naples, Florida. More details as they become available.