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Media room at Big Cat Stadium to be renamed Brian Curtis Brummund Memorial Press Box

Brian Curtis Brummond

In honor of his work and commitment to local sports, the media room at Big Cat Stadium in Morris will be renamed the Brian Curtis Brummond Memorial Press Box prior to the University of Minnesota, Morris Homecoming game against Crown College, Saturday, October 10, 2009, at 1 p.m.

Brummond served as the sports information director at the University of Minnesota, Morris from 2000 until 2009 before succumbing to cancer. For many years before, he was the familiar radio voice of regional high school sports, particularly during his time at KMRS/KKOK radio.

Brummond's work and career were marked by a true enthusiasm for sports and the people involved.

"He truly loved being around athletics," says Mark Fohl, University of Minnesota, Morris athletic director. "He knew every player and he took equal pleasure in their success."

Behind the scenes, Brummond was reliable and exacting in his efforts to help the campus's coaching staff stay current.

"Whoever our opponent was the coming weekend, I'd have rosters and updated stats by the Monday before those games," remembers Paul Grove, men's head basketball coach. "And when we were on the road, he would call us at 11:30 at night with information and scores. It speaks to the fact that he loved his job."

"He was a great face for UMM," states Lyle Rambow, longtime Morris Area High School teacher and coach. "When he greeted people, he wanted you to feel welcomed. I don't care if you were a ref or a coach or a fan for the other team, he welcomed you the same."

Brummond, or "BC" as he was known to many, is survived by his wife Diana, and four children and their families.