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COLLEGE FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : AROUND THE NATION : Missouri Legend Don Faurot Dead at 90

October 20, 1995| Associated Press

Don Faurot, the legendary Missouri football coach and athletic director who created the Split-T offense that became a cornerstone of many college offenses, died Thursday. He was 93.

Faurot, who maintained an office in the Missouri football building and attended practices and home games until his death, died of congestive heart failure in the University of Missouri hospital in Columbia, the school said.

"I really enjoyed my association with him, especially the last two years," Coach Larry Smith said. "He had more to do with the history of football and athletics in general at the University of Missouri than any other man, and he'll be sorely missed."

The Tigers' football stadium was named Faurot Field in 1972 in the greatest singular honor for the man known throughout college football for his integrity. He is a member of numerous collegiate halls of fame, including the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

Faurot coached the Tigers from 1935 until 1956 and served as athletic director until 1967. He was 101-79-10 in his 19 seasons, winning three conference titles and taking Missouri to four bowl games.

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A second woman has told police she was raped by two San Diego State football players at a party after the team's last home game. The woman reported the rape to police in her hometown of Corona on Sunday, the day after the party. The report was sent to police in La Mesa, a San Diego suburb, where the alleged crimes occurred, said La Mesa Police Lt. Carl Wirtz.

San Diego State Athletic Director Rick Bay said the school doesn't anticipate disciplinary action until the police investigation is finished.

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