University of Arizona to Honor Terry Francona During Basketball Game Against Oregon

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January 13, 2012

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona will be honored by the University of Arizona during halftime of the Wildcats’ basketball game against Oregon on Saturday.

The Tuscon Citizen reports that Francona’s alma mater will be honoring his recent induction into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Andy Lopez, the current Arizona baseball coach, will be joined by former head coaches Jerry Kindall and Jerry Stitt in honoring Francona.  Longtime assistant, Jim Wing, will be also be on hand for the ceremonies.

During his time at the University of Arizona, Francona was named College Player of the Year, and helped the Wildcats win a national title in 1980.

Francona, of course, led the Red Sox to two World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 and will now be an analyst for ESPN during the upcoming baseball season.

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