Gold medalist Charlie Hoag dies

Updated: March 9, 2012, 7:40 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charlie Hoag, a four-sport standout at Kansas who helped the United States win the gold medal in basketball at the Helsinki Olympics, died late Thursday after a long illness. He was 81.

The university announced his death in a statement Friday, shortly before the Jayhawks played Baylor in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament.

Hoag had been receiving treatment at the University of Kansas Medical Center, a short drive from the arena where the tournament is taking ...

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