Hall of Fame Member Cliff Russell '89 Passes Away

Wayne State University Hall of Fame member Cliff Russell '89 passed away in Chicago, while traveling with the Detroit Titans men's basketball team.

"Cliff was the consummate Tartar … he said the Warrior nickname was an adjustment for him," stated WSU Director of Athletics Rob Fournier.  "When we did our first radio broadcast in 2002, it was Cliff at the mic in the UNI (Northern Iowa) Dome.  That was a pivotal moment for WSU Athletics.  Simply put, he had a big presence at everything he did.  His laugh, infectious grin and positive reverence for WSU.  He loved basketball.  It was his passion and he shared it with everyone he met."

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