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Charles Osborn, a distinguished basketball coach

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Charles Orsborn, left, is greeted by Ron Ferguson, right, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Both Orsborn and Ferguson worked as Athletic Directors for the University in Peoria. Orsborn also coached the basketball team for nine years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.

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Charles Orsborn, left, is greeted by Ron Ferguson, right, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Both Orsborn and Ferguson worked as Athletic Directors for the University in Peoria. Orsborn also coached the basketball team for nine years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. "I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful," he said.

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Charles Orsborn, center, speaks with attendees at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Orsborn coached the basketball team at Bradley University in Peoria for nine years and was also the Athletic Director for 13 years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.
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Charles Orsborn, left, is greeted by Ron Ferguson, right, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Both Orsborn and Ferguson worked as Athletic Directors for the University in Peoria. Orsborn also coached the basketball team for nine years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.
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Betty Flora is hugged by Ollie Grimm at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
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Charles Orsborn, right, speaks with Russ Bass, left, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Orsborn coached the basketball team at Bradley University in Peoria for nine years and was also the Athletic Director for 13 years. He lead the team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.
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Charles Orsborn is hugged by Patty Frank upon arrival at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Orsborn coached the basketball team at Bradley University in Peoria for nine years and was also the Athletic Director for 13 years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said. Frank's husband, Joe Frank, was on Osborn's baseball team, prior to his coaching the basketball team, at Bradley University.
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Charles Orsborn is greeted by Ron Ferguson, right, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Both Orsborn and Ferguson worked as Athletic Directors for the University in Peoria. Orsborn also coached the basketball team for nine years. He lead the team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.
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Charles Orsborn, center, is greeted by Ron Ferguson, right, at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Both Orsborn and Ferguson worked as Athletic Directors for the University in Peoria. Orsborn also coached the basketball team for nine years. He lead the basketball team to be one of the best in the nation. 'I was fortunate that we had players that were good enough to make the team successful,' he said.
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Betty Flora stands for a portrait at a Bradley University Alumni Function at the Country Club of Naples on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Representing the town where the University is, Flora wears a Peoria sweatshirt.

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