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Former Legendary JU Athlete Dies

The Navigator

February 16, 2011

Filed under Archive, Baseball, Basketball, Sports

Legendary basketball and baseball star for Jacksonville University, Roger Strickland, died Feb. 2 at the age of 70. Strickland, aka “The Rifle”, was a Jacksonville native from Bishop Kenny High School. From there he began his legacy at JU that led him to set the bar for all athletes. He was selected into the NBA and MLB drafts after becoming the university’s first All-American...

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