To any Pacific Lutheran University basketball aficionado, the names of Chuck Curtis, Roger Iverson, Jim Van Beek, Tom Whalen and Curt Gammel read like a Who’s Who from yesteryear.
These five gentlemen comprise my PLU all-time team, at least on the men’s side. I’ll give the ladies their due at a later date. Forgive me, ladies.
When I heard of Whalen’s recent passing, I was both sorrowful and joyful. Sorrowful because I’ll miss our warm conversations at PLU basketball games as we reminisced about the time we spent at Olympic College in Bremerton and our subsequent transfer to our beloved …