Hall of Fame inductee Bob Lockwood’s famous friends

Bob Lockwood ’56 was a star athlete during his time at Augsburg College; he lettered 11 times and was inducted into the Augsburg Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994, but his history with athletic greatness did not end with the conclusion of his career as a player. A recent article by Arizona newspaper Your West Valley tells of the many friendships and interactions Lockwood has had with famous professional athletes.

In the article, Lockwood, a former coach in the Golden Valley and Hopkins school districts, tells of meeting legendary baseball player Rod Carew through one of his players. “My player used to cut Rod Carew’s grass when Rod lived in Golden Valley,” he said. “So I went over to the house and introduced myself. Pretty soon, Rod would come out to our practices and give the kids tips.”

The article also includes the stories of Lockwood’s run-ins with Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway and baseball great Sammy Sosa.

Rink to be named for Saugestad in 2010

saugestadNext fall, Augsburg College will rename the main competition rink at the Augsburg Ice Arena as “Ed Saugestad Rink” in honor of the coach who led the Auggies to national prominence in men’s ice hockey during his storied career.

At a special celebration to honor Ed Saugestad ’59 on Saturday (11/21), Augsburg officials unveiled a plan to raise $250,000 for renovations to the Augsburg Ice Arena, with the naming ceremony for Ed Saugestad Rink to take place on Sept. 25, 2010, during Augsburg’s Homecoming weekend. Continue reading “Rink to be named for Saugestad in 2010”