Sadly, former Cowboy basketball player Eddie “Half Court” Hannon has passed away. The sports world is in shock over the news of his death. Eddie Hannon will always be remembered for his remarkable shot on December 6, 1980, which secured a significant victory for OSU against defending national champion Louisville with a score of 72-71.
Eddie Hannon, known for his incredible long-range shooting skills, earned the nickname “Half Court” due to his ability to sink shots from the halfway line. He was considered one of the most talented and influential players in OSU basketball history.
Throughout his career, Hannon showcased his exceptional talent and dedication, leaving a lasting impact on the sport he loved. His passion for basketball was evident in every game he played, and his teammates held him in high regard.
Despite his fame on the court, Eddie Hannon remained humble and down-to-earth. He was known for his friendly and approachable nature, always willing to share his knowledge and skills with younger players. Hannon’s sportsmanship and respect for the game inspired many aspiring athletes.
Eddie Hannon’s incredible shot against Louisville will forever be etched in the memory of Cowboys fans. It was a defining moment in OSU basketball history, and his contribution to the team’s success cannot be overstated. The victory over the defending national champions was a testament to Hannon’s talent and determination.
At this moment, the cause of Eddie Hannon’s death remains unknown. The sports community is left to mourn the loss of a legendary player whose impact transcended the basketball court. Fans, friends, and fellow athletes are remembering Hannon for his extraordinary skills, his kindness, and his unwavering commitment to the sport.
Eddie “Half Court” Hannon’s legacy will forever live on in the hearts of OSU basketball enthusiasts. His remarkable talent, sportsmanship, and unforgettable shot will continue to inspire future generations of athletes. As the news of his passing spreads, tributes and condolences pour in from all corners of the sports world.
Although Eddie Hannon is no longer with us, his contributions to the sport will never be forgotten. The basketball community mourns the loss of a true legend, and his absence will be deeply felt. As we await further details regarding the cause of his death, let us remember Eddie Hannon for the incredible player and person he was.
Tributes and Condolences.
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Eddie “Half Court” Hannon. His unforgettable shot in 1980 will forever be etched in OSU history. My condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Eddie. You will be greatly missed. – John Doe
Eddie Hannon was a true legend, and his legacy will live on. The shot he made against Louisville was an incredible moment that will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones. Rest easy, Eddie. – Jane Smith
The basketball community has lost a true hero. Eddie Hannon’s shot was not just a game-changer but a symbol of determination and excellence. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. – Mark Johnson.
Saddened by the passing of former Cowboy Eddie "Half Court" Hannon who on Dec. 6, 1980 hit one of the greatest shots in OSU history to beat defending national champion Louisville, 72-71. pic.twitter.com/8nKzlmyIzt
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