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Ex-DePaul coach Ray Meyer dies at 92

Updated: March 18, 2006, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

 Meyer CHICAGO -- Ray Meyer, who built DePaul into a national basketball power during a 42-year span, coaching a generation of players stretching from George Mikan to Mark Aguirre, died Friday at age 92.

Meyer twice took the Blue Demons to the NCAA Final Four, helped develop Mikan -- who would eventually become basketball's first dominating big man -- and coached DePaul to the 1945 NIT title.

His death was confirmed by athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto. The school ...

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