October 30, 2012
Gene Cusic, top right, is shown in this 1948 Emporia State yearbook photo, alongside a picture of his team in this unmarked game photo.
Gene Cusic only missed one game during his collegiate basketball career because of sickness. Sixty-five years later, he wishes it hadn’t been when his Emporia State Teachers College team defeated Phog Allen-coached Kansas University, 67-44. Story by Jesse Newell