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Abner Thomas remembered during Thursday memorial service

SEATTLE – Carol James had just arrived in Seattle when she first met the man so many University of Washington athletes came to know as “Uncle Ab.”

Carol, the wife of the late Washington coach Don James, had just landed at SeaTac Airport with their two daughters after Don had accepted the Huskies’ head coaching job prior to the 1975 season.

And there was Abner Thomas.

“He said, ‘follow me,’” Carol said during a public memorial service on Thursday for Thomas, who died on July 27 at age 86. “And I’ll tell you, when Abner tells you to follow, you follow.” Read more »


Morning links: Don James honored in public memorial

Washington’s bye week has begun, but we’re still here with our usual morning links, including coverage of yesterday’s public memorial for Don James.

— Here’s our story from the memorial, relating a handful of memories and thoughts shared by those who spoke during the service.

— The Seattle Times has this story from the memorial, and there’s this from Sportspress Northwest.

— A pair of offensive players — including star receiver Paul Richardson — for Colorado are day-to-day with injuries.

— USC faces a tough road test at Oregon State this week.

— UCLA’s loss

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