What ever happened to Ed?

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  1. The_Architect

    The_Architect Well-Known Member

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    #1 The_Architect, Nov 15, 2013
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    Curious about the former halftime host at MBB games. He would always walk out onto the court in the same outfit, with that old-school corded microphone and say "HEY EVERBODY!" and the entire crowd would respond "HEY ED!"

    Remember that dude? IIRC he was still around when I was in school in the early 2000's and I know he had been around since I was a kid and Johnny was coaching. We should bring him back to Michigan game as well and let him on the mic (assuming he's still alive).
     
  2. CloneZone13

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    that was always a great halftime! If you shot 5 for 5, you could win a car from 'Benson Motors'! Crowd loved that halftime show!
     
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    HIIIII EDDDDDDDDD
     
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    Ed Gagnier was at one time the gymnastics coach at ISU. He used to be out next door neighbor when I was growing up. I'm sure he's retired.
     
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    My grandfather once went 0-for-5 in that contest. Not sure he drew iron...
     
  6. isuforlife

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    Ed was great made the half time show
     
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    Wow, I was really young and vaguely remember that. What did he actually do during halftime? I remember a mini remote controlled blimp flying around too. What was all that?
     
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    Blimp was cool.

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    Ed must have golfed Veenker quite a bit at one time. He has a number of hole in ones.

    Veenker Hall of Fame
     
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    Did anyone ever win a car?
     
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    He is still a member and plays nearly everyday when the weather is good.
     
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    According to this Daily article in '97, one person did.

    More than just a helpful halftime host - Iowa State Daily: Home

    Did some researching. Sounds like he and his wife still live in Ames, so I'm sure he still attends events, barring health issues. It would be nice if the University did some follow-up with him. After all, he was a part of the good ol' days.
     
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    R.C Vaughn in 1991! That's impressive.
     
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    I have only been to about 15 bball games in the past 30 years, but for sure was at that one.
     
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    Ed was an Olympic gymnast from Canada. His teams at ISU were very, very good....especially in the 70's when they won 3 NCAA championships. They were dominant then. This was men's gymnastics.....not women's.

    Back in the 70's, his gymnasts used to do a sort of comedy routine at halftime of at least one men's basketball game each year. It involved exercises on all of the gym equipment, but done from a comedy standpoint. Back then, it was probably the most popular half-time show each year.
     
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    If it's anything like the shoot for car promotion now, they choose the most nonathletic looking folks to shoot.
     
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    I remember his half time routine at basketball games, and his gymnastic program. He was a hoot. But I also recall him being quite involved in the promotion of the new football stadium, now known as Jack Trice Stadium.
     
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    I went 4 for 5 two years ago at Royce's first Big 12 game against Texas so I take offense to that:spinny: When Royce was clunking free throws at the end everyone in my section said I should go down and shoot for him. Good thing we had a double digit lead.
     

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